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Pete

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    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Queens Beast Bullion Coins.   
    Received my brand new 10 oz Unicorn in its pristine capsule today.
    Not a pretty sight with 4 edge dings.

     

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    Pete got a reaction from Abyss in Queen's Beasts (Gold & Silver) Photo Thread   
    How about including the Platinum one ounce Beasts ?
    Can a moderator edit the title please.
     

     

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    Pete got a reaction from MickD in HGM sov   
    One word of caution however - the new sovereigns are a totally different colour to the older coins and also have a high gloss.
    You need to familiarise yourself with both before you panic believing one could be fake.
    Another tip for a newbie - get a full sovereign and a half sovereign and keep them handy as reference.
    Always check any new purchase as you will not believe how many people cannot tell the difference.
    Seems a no brainer but don't be fooled.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from NumisNewbie in Britannia's overrated compared to cheaper offerings?   
    The Britannias that were 958 silver ( pre 2013 I think ( too lazy to check )) rather than the softer 999 silver were definitely collectible and in great demand.
    They were lovely coins and you might want to check prices before condemning them to Maple or Philly status.
    The big mistake in my mind was when the RM decided to make the Brits fine silver and truly cocked up.
    The way they were minted and handled resulted in very poor quality - big scuffs, reeded dings and the rest.
    To get round the QC they moved to the patterned fields which don't show the scratches so readily.
    I agree the newer fine silver Brits are no more desireable than the Perth Mint Kangaroo and other cheaper bullion but the earlier Brits will always attract premiums.
    The oriental border Brit however, supplied in a cap, from the Mint is a good looking quality coin so they can make 'em if they choose to do so.
    @QStack - the silver Krugs are a real quality bullion coin.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from Abyss in Queen's Beasts (Gold & Silver) Photo Thread   
    How about including the Platinum one ounce Beasts ?
    Can a moderator edit the title please.
     

     

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    Pete got a reaction from Abyss in Queen's Beasts (Gold & Silver) Photo Thread   
    How about including the Platinum one ounce Beasts ?
    Can a moderator edit the title please.
     

     

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    Pete got a reaction from dicker in Brexit status ...   
    I am sure in the event of a no deal Brexit the so called obstacles would be sorted in a couple of weeks max.
    Many Companies in the UK today, and for decades, have been importing and selling outside of the EU with zero disruption.
    I worked in an industry that imported high tech from the USA and Japan and we never had any delays due to customs etc. - perfectly smooth.
    I also worked in industry with just-in-time deliveries for items imported from the USA and the secret was to hold a buffer stock of a few days in case inclemental weather, air-traffic control strikes, port strikes etc caused a problem. The solution is easy if you are prepared and we have loads of time still. This is not a problem that cannot easily be sorted if the powers to be want to sort it rather than whinge all the time.
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    Pete got a reaction from Argentknight in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    When you see this make up your own minds

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    Pete got a reaction from Argentknight in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    When you see this make up your own minds

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    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Queens Beast Bullion Coins.   
    Received my brand new 10 oz Unicorn in its pristine capsule today.
    Not a pretty sight with 4 edge dings.

     

  11. Sad
    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Queens Beast Bullion Coins.   
    Received my brand new 10 oz Unicorn in its pristine capsule today.
    Not a pretty sight with 4 edge dings.

     

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    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
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    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Queens Beast Bullion Coins.   
    Received my brand new 10 oz Unicorn in its pristine capsule today.
    Not a pretty sight with 4 edge dings.

     

  14. Sad
    Pete got a reaction from MickD in Queens Beast Bullion Coins.   
    Received my brand new 10 oz Unicorn in its pristine capsule today.
    Not a pretty sight with 4 edge dings.

     

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    Pete got a reaction from Argentknight in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    When you see this make up your own minds

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    Pete got a reaction from Gildeon in Stacking   
    Fine silver is a fairly soft metal so when it comes into contact with tiny particles of grit, sand or other metals it will scratch or scuff.
    Silver on silver when rubbed will mark.
    Every coin in a tube is subject to scuffs as the highest points rub together.
    Even a coin inside a capsule can be damaged if it can move around allowing the cameo to rub.
    Fortunately the correct sized cap prevents this and if coins have a slightly thicker rim this provides some protection, even in tubes.
    Loading a coin tube badly can often see an edge accidentally hit the coin below so care needs to be exercised.
    My worry about mixing coins in a tube would be various diameters where a reduced diameter rim could mark a larger coin above or below and smaller diameter coins will slide inside the tube and rubbing will mark the highest features.
    With bullion silver it probably doesn't make any significant difference and I have tubes of various coins.
    I wouldn't however remove a decent coin like a Lunar from is original cap and stack bare in a tube to save space.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from Argentknight in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    When you see this make up your own minds

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    Pete got a reaction from Gildeon in Stacking   
    Fine silver is a fairly soft metal so when it comes into contact with tiny particles of grit, sand or other metals it will scratch or scuff.
    Silver on silver when rubbed will mark.
    Every coin in a tube is subject to scuffs as the highest points rub together.
    Even a coin inside a capsule can be damaged if it can move around allowing the cameo to rub.
    Fortunately the correct sized cap prevents this and if coins have a slightly thicker rim this provides some protection, even in tubes.
    Loading a coin tube badly can often see an edge accidentally hit the coin below so care needs to be exercised.
    My worry about mixing coins in a tube would be various diameters where a reduced diameter rim could mark a larger coin above or below and smaller diameter coins will slide inside the tube and rubbing will mark the highest features.
    With bullion silver it probably doesn't make any significant difference and I have tubes of various coins.
    I wouldn't however remove a decent coin like a Lunar from is original cap and stack bare in a tube to save space.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from Gildeon in Stacking   
    Fine silver is a fairly soft metal so when it comes into contact with tiny particles of grit, sand or other metals it will scratch or scuff.
    Silver on silver when rubbed will mark.
    Every coin in a tube is subject to scuffs as the highest points rub together.
    Even a coin inside a capsule can be damaged if it can move around allowing the cameo to rub.
    Fortunately the correct sized cap prevents this and if coins have a slightly thicker rim this provides some protection, even in tubes.
    Loading a coin tube badly can often see an edge accidentally hit the coin below so care needs to be exercised.
    My worry about mixing coins in a tube would be various diameters where a reduced diameter rim could mark a larger coin above or below and smaller diameter coins will slide inside the tube and rubbing will mark the highest features.
    With bullion silver it probably doesn't make any significant difference and I have tubes of various coins.
    I wouldn't however remove a decent coin like a Lunar from is original cap and stack bare in a tube to save space.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
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    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
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    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
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    Pete got a reaction from Roy in Boycotting GS.be   
    My latest purchase from GS.be is arriving tomorrow sent Fedex with multiple emails showing tracking.
    Second delivery this month and will be ordering from GS.be once the 2019 Britannia and Eagles are released, then bulk up my order to make sense of the shipping cost, maybe with a platinum ounce Beast.
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    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
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    Pete got a reaction from Roy in Boycotting GS.be   
    My latest purchase from GS.be is arriving tomorrow sent Fedex with multiple emails showing tracking.
    Second delivery this month and will be ordering from GS.be once the 2019 Britannia and Eagles are released, then bulk up my order to make sense of the shipping cost, maybe with a platinum ounce Beast.