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Kookaburracollector

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  1. Haha
    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from SovTracker in Today I Received.....   
    Best of three ma’am ?? 

     

    Thanks to @SilverStan
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    1880 Venezuela 20 Bolivares 


    2nd year of issue since Venezuela joined the LMU in 1879. There were 3 variants: 18 apart, 18 clos and 88 tight. This one is probably 18 close and 88 tight? 

    And it is also a 1 over 1 and 8 over 8 but that seems to be standard for this year. 
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Third time lucky...!!!
    The first 1879 20 francs coin I bought from France,was returned as it was junk grade!
    The second 1879.....................I bought from France, is still lost in West Africa!!!
    Congratulations 😃 here go to ATS Bullion, who have sourced me one, and an 1871, and they have arrived! (Anchor, not barred anchor)

     

    I think it’s worth giving ATS Bullion a bit of a special mention here....
    I have used them in the past, and their customer service has been better than ANY other dealer I have used.
    The above two coins only cost about 6% over spot plus postage...for UK buyers that knocks seven bells out of the big dealers over here!
    The best bit..I emailed them a ‘coins wanted list’ last year, and they kept it...! I got an email out of the blue asking if I still wanted the coins on the list, as they now have some in stock..what fantastic customer service.
    I have now sent a revised list to them and a big thank you 😊.
    Its not often I give a free plug to a dealer but on this occasion they deserve it..
    https://www.atsbullion.com/
     
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from whuamai in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Third time lucky...!!!
    The first 1879 20 francs coin I bought from France,was returned as it was junk grade!
    The second 1879.....................I bought from France, is still lost in West Africa!!!
    Congratulations 😃 here go to ATS Bullion, who have sourced me one, and an 1871, and they have arrived! (Anchor, not barred anchor)

     

    I think it’s worth giving ATS Bullion a bit of a special mention here....
    I have used them in the past, and their customer service has been better than ANY other dealer I have used.
    The above two coins only cost about 6% over spot plus postage...for UK buyers that knocks seven bells out of the big dealers over here!
    The best bit..I emailed them a ‘coins wanted list’ last year, and they kept it...! I got an email out of the blue asking if I still wanted the coins on the list, as they now have some in stock..what fantastic customer service.
    I have now sent a revised list to them and a big thank you 😊.
    Its not often I give a free plug to a dealer but on this occasion they deserve it..
    https://www.atsbullion.com/
     
  5. Like
    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Third time lucky...!!!
    The first 1879 20 francs coin I bought from France,was returned as it was junk grade!
    The second 1879.....................I bought from France, is still lost in West Africa!!!
    Congratulations 😃 here go to ATS Bullion, who have sourced me one, and an 1871, and they have arrived! (Anchor, not barred anchor)

     

    I think it’s worth giving ATS Bullion a bit of a special mention here....
    I have used them in the past, and their customer service has been better than ANY other dealer I have used.
    The above two coins only cost about 6% over spot plus postage...for UK buyers that knocks seven bells out of the big dealers over here!
    The best bit..I emailed them a ‘coins wanted list’ last year, and they kept it...! I got an email out of the blue asking if I still wanted the coins on the list, as they now have some in stock..what fantastic customer service.
    I have now sent a revised list to them and a big thank you 😊.
    Its not often I give a free plug to a dealer but on this occasion they deserve it..
    https://www.atsbullion.com/
     
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    1888 Prussia Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II


    (there is also a Friedrich III in 1888 who is waiting eagerly for the family reunion with grandfather and child)
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    Sorry for the slow reveal but this is months of acquisitions received in a day and I don't have much time to photograph things 
    1930 Venezuela 10 Bolivares MS65


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    Kookaburracollector reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Bought a batch of Metalor bars on a whim. And they join a small box to the safety deposit box... 





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    Kookaburracollector reacted to BackyardBullion in Today I Received.....   
    Always nice to unbox 1500+ oz's!
    Silver forum group order (possibly last ever!?) giving solace regarding Brexit shenanigans!

  10. Haha
    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from 4thelongrun in Today I Received.....   
    Best of three ma’am ?? 

     

    Thanks to @SilverStan
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to blackadder in Today I Received.....   
    10 yales from @augur
     
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @arshimo2012 for the 1 oz Silver bars and @SilverStan Silver Shield/Intaglio Mint rounds and quartet metal Britannia


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    Kookaburracollector reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    2x Yale
    thanks to @augur for sorting this 👍

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    Kookaburracollector reacted to Pampfan in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received an amazing 250 gram pamp Rosa bar.



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    Kookaburracollector reacted to HelpingHands in Coin Auctions ‘Up North’   
    I saw this for auction a couple of weeks ago but didn't have time to go for a look.

     
    Somebody must have asked for some extra photos which weren't there earlier.
    I wonder if it looked like this before the viewing days.


     
    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bolton-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srbolt10264/lot-43c0964c-46b4-4e4d-9edf-a9ff0113ae3f
    The half sov sold for £260 before fees.
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to whuamai in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Dinara Serbia Milan I, 1 year Type 300k Mintage
    10 Bolivares Venezuela 1930, 1 year type, from 500k minted only 50k have been released. The rest is part of Venezuelas gold reserve. 
     


  17. Haha
    Kookaburracollector reacted to DarkChameleon in Wedgwood coins from royal mint   
    Im thinking antibiotics...lol.
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    Kookaburracollector reacted to mr-dead in Gairsoppa silver box restoration   
    Recently purchased another Gairsoppa 10oz 4700 mintage bar.  Comes in some really nice packaging and high gloss wooden box but unfortunately like a few others I have seen the inner skin of the box was damaged.
    Stripped it down and had a look and its only made from very thin plastic with a flock coating to give it a velvet feel :
    A quick 3D modelling session in tinkercad and a replacement is done then 3D printed.
    Just ordered a flock kit so will look and feel as original but much stronger
     


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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from whuamai in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    The little red book Monnais Francaises has arrived (unlike my 20 Francs!) and is a very good reference guide. The engraver listing is not as detailed as the one I posted earlier though, so I suspect that page might be from a later edition.

    The format of the book after that, is a detailed list of all French coinage in denomination order from 1 centime upwards. The mintages of each coin by year is also provided..see example page below..
     

    For £8.49 including postage from France 🇫🇷 it’s well worth it, if only to have lying around on a coffee table!! 😂 
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from CoinStruck in Today I Received.....   
    A little bit of research and light reading for the evenings, with a fine bottle of Bordeaux maybe..

    With my Del Boy command of French that shouldn’t be a problem!

     
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    Best of three ma’am ?? 

     

    Thanks to @SilverStan
  22. Haha
    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from Fastnick in Wedgwood coins from royal mint   
    Nope, that would be a modern tenner...I wouldn’t want to think what you could get for £500 in Chesterfield on a night out!

     
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from MickD in Today I Received.....   
    A little bit of research and light reading for the evenings, with a fine bottle of Bordeaux maybe..

    With my Del Boy command of French that shouldn’t be a problem!

     
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from Ryan in Today I Received.....   
    A little bit of research and light reading for the evenings, with a fine bottle of Bordeaux maybe..

    With my Del Boy command of French that shouldn’t be a problem!

     
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    Kookaburracollector got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    A little bit of research and light reading for the evenings, with a fine bottle of Bordeaux maybe..

    With my Del Boy command of French that shouldn’t be a problem!