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Pete

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    Pete got a reaction from Tn21 in Royal Mint Carded Sovereigns 2000   
    Two lovely full sovereigns 2000 on mint sealed cards.
    Perfect condition.
    One card is inside the original royal mint envelope unopened; the other coin card is inside an identical envelope which has been opened.
    Pictures of the actual coins with the transparent sealed envelope covering one of the coins.
    Price each £260 + £6.60 for special delivery.
    Payment by bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Any questions please ask.
    Will sell separately.

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
  2. Like
    Pete got a reaction from goldmember44 in half sovs   
    I am thinking about listing some Victorian shields for around £145 + shipping.
    I will be collecting from a bank vault on Monday and hope to post pictures later the same day.
  3. Like
    Pete got a reaction from AlL in Shield Half Sovereigns   
    With the recent price rise in gold I am thinking about unloading some coins, maybe up to 20 in total.
    I have Victorian shield back half sovereigns dated 1887 and 1892 and would be interested in knowing what would be a fair price.
    HGM are pricing some SB halves around £185 and BullionbyPost £240
    Any guidance would assist deciding whether to sell a few or to hold for the longer term.
  4. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Tn21 in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  5. Thanks
    Pete got a reaction from jonrms in High power lazers   
    Marking metals is going to cost you serious money.
    Laser £5-10k minimum.
    2 axis writing head using galvos and software maybe £3k
    Focussing optics + other stuff required £2k
    Proper industrial laser marking systems can cost you 5 - 10 x this amount - hence the budget comment earlier.
    Suggest staying clear of Chinese lasers; think about after sales & service issues.
    There was a very good industrial laser manufacturer that specialised in marking etc based in Rugby, England called JK Lasers.
    They became Lumonics ( Canadian owned ) but a few years ago changed back to JK.
    They used to publish application notes on laser marking and engraving.
    There is / was(?) an association of industrial laser users called 'AILU' who was run by Mike Green from an address in Oxfordshire.
    Lots of different industrial lasers nowadays - diode-pumped solid-state, fibre lasers, fibre coupled laser diode, femtosecond etc etc.
  6. Like
    Pete got a reaction from AlL in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  7. Thanks
    Pete got a reaction from jonrms in High power lazers   
    Cutting and engraving are for industrial lasers which can be expensive ( or not depending on your budget ).
    If plastics and wood you can use a carbon dioxide laser with 10-25 Watt output but for metals you need to look at much more expensive solid-state like Nd:YAG and fibre lasers.
    These tend to be q-switched meaning they operate at extremely high peak powers in the Megawatt region, to ablate material rather than heat it, but very short pulses at high repetition rates with mean powers of several watts.
  8. Haha
    Pete got a reaction from Goldmick in High power lazers   
    What is the specification of each laser ?
    Type of laser e.g. Nd:YAG
    Output power e.g. 100mW ( CW or pulsed )
    Wavelength e.g. 532nm
    Duty cycle - continuous or a few second bursts 
    Type of batteries required
    Operating time before changing / recharging batteries
    Life expectancy - operating hours
    Warranty ?
    Do you have a video of both lasers working ?
    Daft question perhaps but why did you procure them in the first instance ?
    Why the multimeter and mains adaptor ?
     
  9. Haha
    Pete got a reaction from JosephM in High power lazers   
    What is the specification of each laser ?
    Type of laser e.g. Nd:YAG
    Output power e.g. 100mW ( CW or pulsed )
    Wavelength e.g. 532nm
    Duty cycle - continuous or a few second bursts 
    Type of batteries required
    Operating time before changing / recharging batteries
    Life expectancy - operating hours
    Warranty ?
    Do you have a video of both lasers working ?
    Daft question perhaps but why did you procure them in the first instance ?
    Why the multimeter and mains adaptor ?
     
  10. Like
    Pete got a reaction from jonrms in High power lazers   
    What is the specification of each laser ?
    Type of laser e.g. Nd:YAG
    Output power e.g. 100mW ( CW or pulsed )
    Wavelength e.g. 532nm
    Duty cycle - continuous or a few second bursts 
    Type of batteries required
    Operating time before changing / recharging batteries
    Life expectancy - operating hours
    Warranty ?
    Do you have a video of both lasers working ?
    Daft question perhaps but why did you procure them in the first instance ?
    Why the multimeter and mains adaptor ?
     
  11. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Derv in High power lazers   
    What is the specification of each laser ?
    Type of laser e.g. Nd:YAG
    Output power e.g. 100mW ( CW or pulsed )
    Wavelength e.g. 532nm
    Duty cycle - continuous or a few second bursts 
    Type of batteries required
    Operating time before changing / recharging batteries
    Life expectancy - operating hours
    Warranty ?
    Do you have a video of both lasers working ?
    Daft question perhaps but why did you procure them in the first instance ?
    Why the multimeter and mains adaptor ?
     
  12. Like
    Pete got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in High power lazers   
    What is the specification of each laser ?
    Type of laser e.g. Nd:YAG
    Output power e.g. 100mW ( CW or pulsed )
    Wavelength e.g. 532nm
    Duty cycle - continuous or a few second bursts 
    Type of batteries required
    Operating time before changing / recharging batteries
    Life expectancy - operating hours
    Warranty ?
    Do you have a video of both lasers working ?
    Daft question perhaps but why did you procure them in the first instance ?
    Why the multimeter and mains adaptor ?
     
  13. Like
    Pete got a reaction from jultorsk in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  14. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Norskgeld in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  15. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Rat in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  16. Like
    Pete got a reaction from goldmember44 in Royal Mint Carded Sovereigns 2000   
    Two lovely full sovereigns 2000 on mint sealed cards.
    Perfect condition.
    One card is inside the original royal mint envelope unopened; the other coin card is inside an identical envelope which has been opened.
    Pictures of the actual coins with the transparent sealed envelope covering one of the coins.
    Price each £260 + £6.60 for special delivery.
    Payment by bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Any questions please ask.
    Will sell separately.

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
  17. Like
    Pete got a reaction from danmc82 in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  18. Like
    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Victoria Shield Half Sovereigns 1892   
    Shield sovereigns and half sovereigns are in great demand and their prices appear to be rising year on year as they seem to be getting scarcer.
    I have a collection of these and happy to sell a few to fund my collection of gold beasts.
    I am showing six half sovereigns all dated 1892.
    Each coin is photographed on both sides and labelled A to F so can be individually selected.
    The price per coin is £145 and special delivery will be at cost i.e. £6.60 irrespective of the quantity in the shipment.
    Payment for single coins can be bank transfer or PayPal gift.
    Payment for all 6 coins by bank transfer.
      
     
    Coin A
       

     
    Coin B

     

     
    Coin C

     

     
    Coin D


     
    Coin E


     
    Coin F


     
  19. Like
    Pete got a reaction from jultorsk in Colorized or Non-Colorized Coins?   
    I have a few Perth Mint colourised coins and I love the Dragon set, some of which are now seeing pretty high premiums and hard to collect.

     
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    Pete got a reaction from Gildeon in Colorized or Non-Colorized Coins?   
    I have a few Perth Mint colourised coins and I love the Dragon set, some of which are now seeing pretty high premiums and hard to collect.

     
  21. Like
    Pete got a reaction from danmc82 in half sovs   
    I am thinking about listing some Victorian shields for around £145 + shipping.
    I will be collecting from a bank vault on Monday and hope to post pictures later the same day.
  22. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Jamesd in half sovs   
    I am thinking about listing some Victorian shields for around £145 + shipping.
    I will be collecting from a bank vault on Monday and hope to post pictures later the same day.
  23. Like
    Pete got a reaction from ally5727 in half sovs   
    I am thinking about listing some Victorian shields for around £145 + shipping.
    I will be collecting from a bank vault on Monday and hope to post pictures later the same day.
  24. Like
    Pete got a reaction from goldmember44 in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Just checked Companies House and looked at the balance sheet from H&B for 31 March 2018.
    Net assets of £2.96 million !
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    Pete got a reaction from Au79 in Gold:Silver Ratio - Is silver too cheap or gold too expensive?   
    Who would have thought that one of the star investment fund managers - Neil Woodford - endorsed by Hargreaves Lansdown until a few days ago, would find his champion fund ( was around £10 billion at one point ) frozen so investors could gain some breathing space as vast sums are taken out of a poorly performing investment. Having a chunk of my pension pot invested with this guy I am not at all happy right now. Only goes to show there are no guarantees with anything these days and that stretches to PMs. Gold is trading higher than of late and silver remains priced very low; both PMs could flip overnight and equally so the widening Au/Ag ratio can continue. The only advice that is solid advice is DIVERSIFY and don't always bet on the favourite or follow the herd.