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sovereignsteve

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    sovereignsteve reacted to Nick1368 in 2002 raw bullion Full sovereign   
    I bought one from a forum member just now, thanks anyways..
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    sovereignsteve reacted to motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    2 x 2oz slabbed Queens beasts.
     


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve reacted to Fivepoundfred in Buying Proof Coins For Grading.   
    The royal mint does have a proof standard -
    “The general finish is to be excellent, with very minor defects visible to the eye acceptable only if in unobtrusive areas. Lacquering is permissible.”
     
    “A small variation in frosting texture is allowable, piece with piece, but in a uniform manner and with the constraint of remaining clearly frosted. Coins forming a set sold together should have a comparable finish of frosting and also colour for the same alloy composition”.
    So this can make grading a bit of a lottery, if you do receive a coin with minor defects of any sort it will probably be downgraded and of course the mint quality control is not done with 5 x magnification which is how PCGS / NGC will examine your coin.
     
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    sovereignsteve reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received.....   
    1980 Proof Sovereign today


     
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from CookieMonster in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    No problem at all, if i wanted the product they were selling. Would give me chance to mess with their salesperson when they phoned me😉
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Received a stack of hammered coin reproductions that wee done custom for me in 999 silver. The guy does these the old school way with dies hammered onto the blanks. 
    List of what’s on there: 
    Penny sized coins:
    Baldwin Prince of Antioch
    Henry II of England
    Viking York
    Cnut 
    Viking Hedeby “Ship” Penny
    Athelstan
    Tomb of the Holy Sepulcher Denier
    Harold of Wessex
    William the Conquer 
    Charlemagne
    Elizabeth I 
    Alfred
    Robert the Bruce
    Eric Blood Axe
    Ragnald 
    Louis XI Denier
    Venice Grosso
    Almoravid Half Dirham 
    Coenwulf
    Philip II Half Reale
    Groat sized coins:
    Bezant
    French Gros
    Milan Gros
    German Groschen
    Knights of Rhodes
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Florin
    Ducat
    Louis XI Blanc
    James V Place
    Edward I-III Groat
    Omayyad Dirham
    Edward VI 6 pence
    Basil II Nomismata
    Byzantine Miliaresion
    Elizabeth I Crown
    May Queen of Scots Bawbee
    Philip the Good Double Mite
    Philip II of Spain 2 Escudo
    Jetton

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Fathallazf in Shipping Gold Coins from Finland   
    @UraaniBarbaari
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Zhorro in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Spanishsilver in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    No problem at all, if i wanted the product they were selling. Would give me chance to mess with their salesperson when they phoned me😉
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from kimchi in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    I have previously mentioned the coins my late father in law purchased from these cowboys. He and his friend were both roped in to their up-selling to the extent that his friend remarked to my wife after the funeral that "xxxxx (their H&B salesman) has been really good to us"!🙄
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    I have previously mentioned the coins my late father in law purchased from these cowboys. He and his friend were both roped in to their up-selling to the extent that his friend remarked to my wife after the funeral that "xxxxx (their H&B salesman) has been really good to us"!🙄
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from HelpingHands in Ancient silver   
    They are unlike any other ancient coins I''ve ever seen; much better condition. Almost too good to be true.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from silversurf in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Wolves in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from AndrewSL76 in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from CoinStruck in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from AgD in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from TheBeast in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Big23 in Today I Received.....   
    A bit of an indulgence. I wanted a few of the 2oz S1 proofs as they are stunning coins, but didn't want to start on the slippery road to collecting the boxed set, as some of them are impossibly difficult to get and expensive. Sourced these from Aus for roughly the price of the single 2 ouncers, and still being mid-table rarities.