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CoinStruck

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    CoinStruck reacted to motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    2 x 2oz slabbed Queens beasts.
     


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    CoinStruck reacted to blackadder in Today I Received.....   
    Nice little 2005 half 👍
     


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    CoinStruck reacted to Goldmick in Today I Received.....   
    Just got this to.

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    CoinStruck reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    I’ve bought some very impressive looking Silver lately, including some beautiful Proof & Reverse Proof Libertads however, @kneehow2018 tempted me with this 5oz Sterling Silver Russian gem of a coin- it exudes quality in terms of design and workmanship & a free Beast too. Thank you. 



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    CoinStruck reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Charity shop buys £100 each, both checked and tested




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    CoinStruck reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    1893 proof half sovereign 
    love it 


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    CoinStruck reacted to Stu66 in Today I Received.....   
    Speaking of .5grams.... My first gold coin....only very small but its a start....


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    CoinStruck reacted to JaggyThistle in Today I Received.....   
    Today my first order from  Eldorado coins in Germany arrived Ordered on 17th and despite the easter weekend they arrived today very happy with the service  and I look forward to ordering from them again and again
    5 x Noahs Ark Armenian 2019 1/2 oz coins
    and from Ebay
    a pre 1919 shilling and  6pence 


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    CoinStruck reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @SilverStan completed the Cryptozoology series by intaglio mint bought some other interesting 2 oz rounds from the same mint.

    Monarch10 oz Fine Silver - Dragon vs Vikings Ultra High Relief
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    CoinStruck reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Nice Canada dollars at spot


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    CoinStruck reacted to Numistacker in Buying Proof Coins For Grading.   
    Modern proofs should be flawless but are often not so. Sovereigns tend to have better QA than some commemorative coins anecdotally.
    With NGC modern mint coins (last 5 years or so) will get 70 more often but there are lots of 69's given and perhaps 7.5% 68s. Many people force conserve before grading as even a tiny fleck or handling mark can get a 69 or below. Conserving improves the chance of a 70 but does not guarantee a 70 as many coins get sent that are at the outer part of the bell curve and should really have been returned to the mint or re-minted.
    What actions can maximise the chance of a 70...?
    a) buy a 70 from mostly a USA modern coin dealer - sometimes RM fo a run of 150 or so first releases coins
    b) Buy a proof from RM and keep returning till its perfect - risky with a sell out coin.
    c) Use a dealer like Coin Connection to double the QA of the mint and supply as far as possible a perfect coin
    d) Conserve with NCS before grading yourself
    e) Grade normally your regular mint coin and if it gets a 68 or 69 sell and buy another and grade that
    f) Buy a 68/69 cheaply from a poor sap and resubmit it for conservation and grading. Economical due to the discount on RM price for bad graded coins.
    Many 68's get cracked out and put back in the original packaging and sold on ebay. Some of those get bought by members here and re-submitted where they can get 68/69 again if unlucky.
    Grading is subjective and there is no magic way to achieve the top grade. They will never give lots of MS queens beasts or 1989 1 SOV's the magic 70. Early MS Pandas almost never get 70. Lots of Perth Mint coins get 70.  A 70 is ONLY good if nobody gets one remember that if everything gets a 70 the 70 is standard. 
    When you see a coin on the forum marked up by £500 over RM price and its a 70 - stop and think... Do they all get 70's? Would i be much better submitting my own?
     
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    CoinStruck got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Just picked this one up from Australian eBay. It's the 1918 Canadian sovereign (mintage 106,570) and the third in my Canadian sovereign collection. 



     
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    CoinStruck reacted to matrawr in Today I Received.....   
    From Canada another one of the blank back variation.
     


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    CoinStruck reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Another 2 for my date run. Thanks Kamikaze 👍 just love the pandas 

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    CoinStruck reacted to GrahamDiamond in Today I Received.....   
    Four of These Dutch Soldiers Arrived, with Lions Coinsters !!!


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    CoinStruck reacted to Wolves in Today I Received.....   
    In the post today I had the Britannia 2005 and 2010 four coin silver proof sets.
     

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    CoinStruck reacted to Goldmick in Today I Received.....   
    Got this lovely box today from @MikeSol love it. 


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    CoinStruck reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received.....   
    1980 Proof Sovereign today


     
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    CoinStruck got a reaction from Ansel in Today I Received.....   
    Just picked this one up from Australian eBay. It's the 1918 Canadian sovereign (mintage 106,570) and the third in my Canadian sovereign collection. 



     
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    CoinStruck got a reaction from Ansel in Today I Received.....   
    Picked this up on an Australian eBay auction. Really love the design. 

     


     
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    CoinStruck got a reaction from h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Picked this up on an Australian eBay auction. Really love the design. 

     


     
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    CoinStruck got a reaction from h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Just picked this one up from Australian eBay. It's the 1918 Canadian sovereign (mintage 106,570) and the third in my Canadian sovereign collection. 



     
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    CoinStruck reacted to h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Got Three of these 🦁🦁🦁 -> to go on my shirt.
    Leeuwendaalder Lion Dollar 2019 Silver proof 1 Oz from the Royal Dutch mint - i really like the design for this year!
     
     


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    CoinStruck 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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    CoinStruck reacted to GrahamDiamond in TEN OUNCE SILVER COIN COLLECTION