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SILVERFINGER

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from KevinFlynn in Today I Received.....   
    You bad boy ,  I did a google image search and it came up with this 

     
     
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from KevinFlynn in Today I Received.....   
    Could of been worse mate, your statue pics could of been like this 

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from KotaNagant in anyone stacking for SHTF?   
    I stack guns, lots of them and lead, because when the SHTF, all your food and silver and gold is useless when someone comes after it armed to the teeth.
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from JinKesef in I’m about to start pouring my own bars   
    Fire extinguisher
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to RacerCool in Silver art: you guys ever window shop the really expensive things?   
    Sometimes I'll browse the Bay of E, just to see what I could add to my stack, if money weren't an issue. Because of course coins and bars are great, but how nice to be able to classy up the place, while also building the stack?
     
    For example, this huge sterling serving bowl. It weighs a paltry 15,225 grams. That turns out to be about 453 ounces of silver, if my calculations are correct. It demands about a 600% premium on that silver, but what a nice looking bowl.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/INCREDIBLY-MASSIVE-solid-sterling-silver-Bowl-wine-cistern-OVER-15-KG/254022971003?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4ad801c597644b80bf3a5c3a7e48e43c%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D254022971003%26itm%3D254022971003&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aced2285e-2bf2-11e9-bcc5-74dbd180e969|parentrq%3Acf46bd931680ac1f585ac7eeffc2488c|iid%3A1

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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Love the coin with the three sovereigns on the back what is it ?
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Love the coin with the three sovereigns on the back what is it ?
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Love the coin with the three sovereigns on the back what is it ?
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Found some info http://www.medallions.co.uk/medallion1993pistrucci.html
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to *tada* in Today I Received.....   
    Here's a very cool 1kg silver medal, one of my favorite, the 1980 golden monkey stamp is very well loved in China.


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    SILVERFINGER reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Interesting morning today. Picked these lot up. I always wanted sterling £1 coins but thought the prices were too high. I bagged a lot of proof and piedfort proofs without boxes or capsules sadly, but lovely nonetheless. Those chunky pounds are fun to hold. 
    Also a couple of sterling 5p coins and the interesting Pistrucci medal. 
    Lastly 1997 Britannia at spot, not in great condition but good enough for my bullion year run and for a low mintage coin not too bad.







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    SILVERFINGER reacted to KevinFlynn in Bars Photo Thread...   
    Half kilo bar, Degussa (new), Germany
    (actually produced by Valcambi, Switzerland)
     

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Genalex in Bars Photo Thread...   
    My 5kg bar


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    SILVERFINGER reacted to JinKesef in Bars Photo Thread...   
    Picked this one up yesterday

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to kimchi in **JANUARY 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Oh blimey, I read that in my head in BYB's voice @5huggy , I'm sure he's used that very phrase before 
    Time to retire Mr Dan Brown, The BYBle Code is in town!

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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Ablist in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    I suppose this is where some debate remains. I do feel that when you are dealing with older items, there is much more flexibility. But, at the same time, we never see a 1923 peace dollar as an MS70, simply because they don’t exist. I am not familiar with collecting older guns as collectibles. So I don’t want to speculate too much here. My feeling is this ultimately, a modern coin, with all the technology we have, the minting capabilities etc. In my eyes, a brand new coin that is deemed a 70 grade, should be absolutely flawless. Once again eluding to the “perfect coin”. If it’s not perfect, why call it perfect. Maybe NGC needs to have more meticulous graders that actually care about the quality of their work. “Almost Perfect” is NOT perfect. It’s ALMOST perfect. Which means it’s a 69.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Ablist in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    On some coins it is obvious, but I have seen, as was mentioned above, some 69s that I would grade 70. I don’t see any imperfections. Then you have the MS70 Falcon that I got, that had a glaring ding in it that is painfully obvious. It’s absolutely not a 70. It’s a problem to me when something that obvious gets encapsulated and graded a 70. As I mentioned before I won’t buy any more NGC coins without seeing them first. I don’t trust their grading anymore.  It isn’t that many of their coins arent 70s. I just wouldn’t buy one without seeing it now. 69s are a different deal for me since you can many times get them for the same price as raw bullion coin. So I don’t mind buying them. But again there isn’t the expectation of a perfect coin, and I am not paying a premium. I hope NGC is reading some of this feedback. It does matter and will impact their brand in the long term,  buyers confidence, etc. 
     
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to shortstack68 in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    And that's what drives prices artificially, lets be honest, could you tell the difference between 69 and 70, i doubt even our local superstar could
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to Ablist in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    Yes agreed. I suppose other grades can be slightly subjective. But a MS70, PF70, PR70 etc should be flawless. This isn’t ambiguous, it’s not left open for debate. Flawless means Flawless, and I feel there is an absolute expectation to get a 70 coin that IS flawless when you buy one. Otherwise what’s the point of grading, this defeats the purpose.
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to shortstack68 in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    A 70 should be flawless 
     
    Added 0 minutes later... Looks like someone else isn’t happy with NGC lol
     
    https://www.pcgs.com/news/finest-known-1885-trade-dollar-crossover?utm_source=CoinWeek&utm_medium=email_promotion&utm_content=pcgs-coinweek-jan2019
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    SILVERFINGER reacted to *tada* in NGC is FAILING - where is the quality control???   
    As a frequent submitter for both PCGS and NGC coins, I have to say unfortunately NGC is getting looser on modern world coins. Maybe they are just too busy with too many submissions. It’s certainly great for those who grade their coins and sell them to those who only care about the numbers on slabs, but it will hurt the collector base in the long run.
    PCGS has its own issues. Sometimes ridiculously strict for 70 grade, and you wait FOREVER on any kind of service. Inconsistent coin imaging templates. More mechanical errors as well. You need to know the person to get something fixed. And did I mention silver milk spots?
    In the end, buy the coin, not the holder. Grading is done by humans and humans make mistakes. I suggest everyone to check the 70 graded coins they bought. Is there spotting? Rim issue? Hairline scratches? Planchet error? The graders sometimes miss these or ignore some of these imperfections for technical grades and you should always be careful when you feel like you got a bargain for a perfect coin. 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Blimey you dont get many of those to the pound on that first coin, did they have silicon implants in Egyptian times 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Blimey you dont get many of those to the pound on that first coin, did they have silicon implants in Egyptian times 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Blimey you dont get many of those to the pound on that first coin, did they have silicon implants in Egyptian times 
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    SILVERFINGER got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Blimey you dont get many of those to the pound on that first coin, did they have silicon implants in Egyptian times