Thankfully Baird made it happen eventually as they said. Without further ID. Might be because the value of my order had dropped over £300 from when i placed it due to the correction in spot price. Maybe im cynical.
If my other half is anything to go by, then no, as she has no interest in it at all. She doesn't like the look of the sovereigns and doesn't really like gold at all... the only time she has paid any interest was when i dragged her along to a coin show and she saw @AndreasAfeldt and said "oh, he is quite good looking" 🤦♂️
It does feel like Christmas morning, considering I paid for it by selling a ring I bought for $200 which had a 0.76ct princess cut d color, s1, beautiful sparkle(, the man wanted only the solitaire so its sister piece wedding ring with 7 diamonds i still have)and then sold for $1000...I bought this and then with my left over cash got a nice 10g 14k bracelet and a 6g figaro bracelet...here's the picture , it's next to a quarter for comparison.
Happened to me once. Bought 1/10 Isle of Man gold coin for spot. Turned out it was a piedfort which means although the coin is marked 1/10, it’s actually double the weight! So 1/5 for price of 1/10. Was quite happy with that lol. Bought from a pawn broker...
Just received a nice necklace, 14k gold, I bought it for scrap price but its in perfect condition, will post a picture tomorrow, I bought it for the 21.4 grams it was advertised as($600)....thing is there is a mistake, I just weighed it as I do with everything I buy, weight, magnet test and will even gold test with a Kee gold tester I should be receiving in the next couple of days, I usually let my lCS test for me...well the condition is great, it appears to be 14k gold and the right length but one things wrong....the weight...its not 21.4 grams as I paid for, As it advertised as ...... its 21.4 DWT...pennyweight.
Any of you understand weights will know that pennyweight is a lot heavier then grams(21.41 pennyweight = 33.3 grams)...so I bought $940 worth of gold that is not going into the pot but being sold as jewelry for $540 when allowing for Ebay bucks which I got 10% back....Boy sometimes I feel like I just sat on a rainbow....lol.
@whuamai you have a lot to answer for! 😂!
Back in June, I was admiring your beautiful Skanderbegu thinking..I need to get one of those.
After 3 months of looking..I have managed to grab one (as seen on Today I received)
As this thread tends to lean on the side of educational, I asked my good friend (and spender of all my money) @augur what he knows about this coin..and this is what he said...
“Zog I, King of the Albanians (1895–1961), born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli, taking the surname Zogu in 1922, was the leader of Albania from 1922 to 1939. He first served as Prime Minister of Albania (1922–1924), then as President (1925–1928), and finally as the first and only King (1928–1939).
This type was struck for Albania 1926-27 at the Rome mint to the standard of the French 20 francs d'or, even tho France had ceased striking such coins in 1914.
The Franga is an obsolete unit of currency, equal to 5 lek, used in the Albanian Republic and Albanian Kingdom under Zogu. Coins denominated in Franga were in use from 1926 until 1939.
Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli
George Castriot (1405–1468), known as Skanderbeg (from Turkish Iskender Bey, meaning “Lord Alexander”, or “Leader Alexander”), was an Albanian nobleman and military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania and North Macedonia.
A member of the noble Castriot family, he was sent to the Ottoman court as part of the Devshirme, where he was educated and entered the service of the Ottoman sultan for the next twenty years. He rose through the ranks, culminating in the appointment as sanjakbey (governor) of the Sanjak of Dibra in 1440. In 1443, he deserted the Ottomans during the Battle of Niš and became the ruler of Krujë, Svetigrad, and Modrič. In 1444, he was appointed the chief commander of the short-lived League of Lezhë that consolidated nobility throughout what is today Northern Albania. Thus, for the first time Albania was united under a single leader. Skanderbeg's rebellion was not a general uprising of Albanians, because he did not gain support in the Venetian-controlled north or in the Ottoman-controlled south. His followers included, apart from Albanians, also Slavs, Vlachs, and Greeks. Despite this military valor he was not able to do more than to hold his own possessions within the very small area in nowadays northern Albania where almost all of his victories against the Ottomans took place. Skanderbeg's military skills presented a major obstacle to Ottoman expansion, and he was considered by many in western Europe to be a model of Christian resistance against Muslims. For 25 years, from 1443 to 1468, Skanderbeg's 10,000 man army marched through Ottoman territory winning against consistently larger and better supplied Ottoman forces, for which he was admired.
Skanderbeg always signed himself in Latin: Dominus Albaniae ("Lord of Albania"). In 1460–61, he participated in Italy's civil wars in support of Ferdinand I of Naples. In 1463, he became the chief commander of the crusading forces of Pope Pius II, but the Pope died while the armies were still gathering. Together with Venetians he fought against the Ottomans during the Ottoman–Venetian War (1463–1479) until his death in January 1468. He ranks high in that military history, as the most persistent opponent of the Ottoman Empire in its heyday who was also ever-victorious.
Depicts the Lion of Saint Mark dividing value, country name above, mintmark and date below.
The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark, pictured in the form of a winged lion holding a Bible, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Venetian Republic.
The Venetian lion appears in two distinct forms. One is as a winged animal resting on water, to symbolise dominance over the seas, holding St. Mark’s Gospel under a front paw. The other form is known as the lion “in moleca”, in the form of a crab. Here the lion is depicted full-faced with its wings circled around the head resembling the claws of a crustacean. It is emerging from water, so that the lion “in moleca” is associated with the lagoon and the city, whereas the standing winged lion is thought to be more associated with Venetian territory around the Mediterran.
By the way..When I said I had to get one...I lied...I had to get two...a fine example of the1927 has already been sourced! Pictures to follow in a few weeks!
Received 2 deliveries today 3 half sov shield backs from @silversurf thanks for these as I have been after some for a while👍
Then 2 half sovs from @Pete again thanks so much really happy with these too 👍