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Big23

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    Big23 reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    1985 Half- eBay pickup 



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    Big23 reacted to Tn21 in Today I Received.....   
    10oz Scottsdale - from Mrscottsdale (first of a kind for me, such a cool item)
    2017 Sov - from onlyroadtoheaven (fantastic price, could have priced it a lot higher so really good of him)
    Thank you to you both,

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    Big23 reacted to Alun in Today I Received.....   
    Massive Thanks to Peter @MrScottsdale for the latest 2 scottsdale 10ozers for my stack.. 
     
    Always a lengthy process getting stuff from the states, but excellent communication throughout and fantastic packaging. 


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    Big23 reacted to silenceissilver in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received
    20 Austrian Corona with chaplet 1896
    20 Austrian Corona without chaplet 1915 (restrike)
    10 Austrian Corona with chaplet 1905
    8 Austrian Florin 1892
    20 Swiss Franc (Vreneli) 1947












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    Big23 reacted to Frenchie in Today I Received.....   
    I am really fond of South-East Asia culture and architecture. This year the Tiffany Art Serie has highligted Angkor Wat and the Khmer style. I didn't  know this serie before and I decided to order this release. This is a real shock as I have never seen such a beautiful coin, way way way above everything I have seen. Thanks to the the "Smartminting" technologie, we are able to get this incredible level of details and reliefs.
    I have tried my best to highlight the coin and the details, but it was really chalenging as it was not with a macro lens ;  I had to shoot in low light to get what I wanted. With this low light, I need a large aperture (that softened the details, and narrowed  the depth of field), and higher iso to get a decent speed but creates noise...
    I have managed to get some macros with my phone and a special macro lens, the pictures are not good, but you can see the incredible level of details, all in a 5 cm diameter. 
    I am hooked by this piece of art and I am pleased to share it with you. I will definitely not flip it ! Grab it at the "low price" while you can if you are interested ...it really worths it
    Ok, this is not a forum about photography technics so enjoy ☺️  
     















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    Big23 reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received.....   
    Two arrivals today both will of course be graded...
    1831 HalfPenny
    1821 Sixpence




     
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    Big23 reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received.....   
    1991 half sovereign, third portrait date run now complete. 👍
     


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    Big23 reacted to sg86 in Today I Received.....   
    1883-M, not many of these around either and very few in this grade. 

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    Big23 reacted to sg86 in Today I Received.....   
    1886-M, 1887-M - The two rarest of all Shieldback sovereigns. 
    Finally have the pair 😍👌

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    Big23 reacted to mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    Stopped by the LCS to buy a $3 Indian Princess I had him set aside for me, when he showed me a coin that he had just bought an hour before and that doesn't come thru his shop very often.  I was first person to see it and It was love at first sight.  Big, chunky and lots of history.  Oldest coin I own and my new favorite.
    1799 8 Escudo


    Also picked up an 1880 Young Head sov to get over the purchase amount needed here in California for exemption from sales tax.


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    Big23 reacted to Scorey23 in Today I Received.....   
    Afternoon all 
     
    this is this weeks gathering 

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    Big23 reacted to motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
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    Big23 reacted to Tomcbol in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received my latest Group Order coins courtesy of @BackyardBullion.
    Great Service as always!
    2019 10oz Valiant, 10oz Queens Beast Bull of Clarence, 2019 1oz Bird of Paradise, 2019 1oz Australian Nugget, 2019 1oz Double Dragon, 2019 1oz Royal Arms, 2019 2oz Queens Beast Yale of Beaufort and 2019 1oz Canadian Incuse Maple. 



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    Big23 reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Today I Received.....   
    Slightly poignant one here today consdiering the D-Day 75th Anniversary that has just passed. This came up for sale from a dealer who I think confused it for a normal silver 1oz Maple as the price was on par with those. It is a 2004 reverse proof SIlver 1oz Maple featuring a double privy mark which would have been for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. Mintage according to Numista is 11698 so nice to add one of the lower mintage Maple privy's to the collection.


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    Big23 reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    My first Victoria sovs.  An 1889-M Jubilee and an 1893-M Veiled.  I need to find a young head now.  Picked up for just a tad over spot.  These vintage sovereigns are so much more satisfying then modern bullion sovs, although I do like anything shiny if the price is right.


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    Big23 reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received.....   
    Two arrivals for me which makes a change
    A lovely 1853 Shield Sovereign and the 200th Anniversary SOTD








     
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    Big23 reacted to Bullionbill01 in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    Wife went out so decided to have some finger play on the bed with the stack 😉

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    Big23 reacted to Goldmick in Today I Received.....   
    Also from the London coin fair dont mind telling i paid £270 young head shield not bad cond to 


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    Big23 reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    My only pickup from the LCF


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    Big23 reacted to sixgun in Today I Received.....   
    Arrived today. A nice sovereign from @MikeSol - thanks Mike very nice - Also a got a Double Eagle from Hatton Gardens - wish i had noticed the graded one on the forum that is for sale before i bought this. Nice coin though.
     




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    Big23 reacted to Wolves in Today I Received.....   
    My purchase from the London coin fair today. 1887 half-sovereign.
     

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    Big23 reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Added a whole bunch of 1/25s to my fractional collection. A nice varied selection 

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    Big23 reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Stragglers arrived this morning thanks again to @Lea79 for the die crack-tastic Victoria Half and another eBay pocket money £1 Proof. 



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    Big23 reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Delivered yesterday, 2019 Premium Sovereign Proof Set.


    Also bought a couple of coins from the LCS.  An 1853 $1 Liberty Type 1, and an 1861 $1 Type 3 Indian.  I'm only missing the $1 Type 2 and the $3 Indian Princess to complete my U.S. gold type set.


    And if anyone hasn't examined a $1 gold coins in hand, here is a pic of them next to the tip of a pen for scale to show how small they are.  How people back then could have transacted with these without losing them is beyond me.

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    Big23 reacted to Bullionbill01 in Today I Received.....   
    Couple of 200 year old crowns