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terakris

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    terakris got a reaction from MickD in Is There No Room Left For Non Graded Coins   
    I buy a lot of ungraded coins which I then slab in the hope of getting the perfect 70 scores (of course depending on what I'm grading) but for me say the modern special sovereigns is something I collect. I buy them individually or in the sets, send them off for grading via Numi and see what comes back. The 70's stay in my collection, and any duplicate 70 grades or lower get resold to offset the cost of the sets im buying. It may not always be the most cost effective as a poor result can leave you  out of pocket potentially but its the risk I take to get a cheaper coin and see if it comes back as perfect or not. Many people are more than happy with a non-70 grade coin, and often the 69/70 are almost identical so there is a market for those coins, especially when the 70's can sometimes demand a high premium.
    The way I see it is, if i decide to sell some coins I have the original packaging carefully stored away. Should i sell, i can show what grades the coins got and sell with the original packaging. If the buyer wants to put them back in then they know what the grade of the coin is and can break open the slab and put back in the original capsule. Best of both worlds, can appeal to the slab collectors and those that want the original box sets but worry about potential condition of the coin. 
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    terakris reacted to Nwcollector in Been collecting for 8 weeks now   
    About 8 weeks ago before Christmas the wife asked me to clean up my stuff
    there was a new in box Dewalt 735 planer sitting in the corner of the living room for the last 6 months along with all the other things I have laying around 
    At 56 I have collected lots of stuff 
    wife asked what I was going to do with all this stuff?
    I said sell it and convert it to silver
    well that was about 8 weeks ago
    I now have13 lbs f fine 999 silver
    Having fun 
    scott

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    terakris reacted to SVcollector in Today I Received.....   
    1841 Victoria gold sovereign
     
    legendary coin
     
    i always wanted this coin as a sovereign collector and i think i found a nice one.
     
    only 125.000 were minted.

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    terakris reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    No H&B 2019 Sovereigns...however, did receive a Perth Mint 2019 Australia Gold Sovereign Proof, with a special privy mark recognising the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. Mintage of 1,000.

    Also, arrived, courtesy of @Numistacker, a very nice 2018 I Gold Sovereign BU with an exceptional grade of MS 70 Deep Proof Like!

    And to round it out, five 2019 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Una & The Lion Frosted BU. Just can’t get enough of this design!

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    terakris reacted to Cking83 in Show your stack.   
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Will this coin be a future money maker, probably not. 
    Is it a nice alternative of a typical sovereign, yes i think it is. 
    I've had a good look at mine under a loupe and the strike is not particularly strong, perhaps part of the "matt" finish required but the coin itself looked spotless, so the quality is up there for sure which is nice.
    It comes with a premium somewhere between bullion and proof, and for many that will put them off perhaps as its not a shiny proof coin. For me, I like the variety's and this to me seemed like a nice variety to have for my own collection, not something to worry about flipping for money any time soon.
    They do the same kinda thing with the britannias in silver... Bullion, BU and Proof, so perhaps this is now what they will do with sovereigns every year (even the packaging is similar to that of a BU britannia). Not sure if this happens every year if its going to be a good thing or not, but the coin itself is a nice finish I think and for me the premium is ok for me for a single purchase now and again.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Will this coin be a future money maker, probably not. 
    Is it a nice alternative of a typical sovereign, yes i think it is. 
    I've had a good look at mine under a loupe and the strike is not particularly strong, perhaps part of the "matt" finish required but the coin itself looked spotless, so the quality is up there for sure which is nice.
    It comes with a premium somewhere between bullion and proof, and for many that will put them off perhaps as its not a shiny proof coin. For me, I like the variety's and this to me seemed like a nice variety to have for my own collection, not something to worry about flipping for money any time soon.
    They do the same kinda thing with the britannias in silver... Bullion, BU and Proof, so perhaps this is now what they will do with sovereigns every year (even the packaging is similar to that of a BU britannia). Not sure if this happens every year if its going to be a good thing or not, but the coin itself is a nice finish I think and for me the premium is ok for me for a single purchase now and again.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Will this coin be a future money maker, probably not. 
    Is it a nice alternative of a typical sovereign, yes i think it is. 
    I've had a good look at mine under a loupe and the strike is not particularly strong, perhaps part of the "matt" finish required but the coin itself looked spotless, so the quality is up there for sure which is nice.
    It comes with a premium somewhere between bullion and proof, and for many that will put them off perhaps as its not a shiny proof coin. For me, I like the variety's and this to me seemed like a nice variety to have for my own collection, not something to worry about flipping for money any time soon.
    They do the same kinda thing with the britannias in silver... Bullion, BU and Proof, so perhaps this is now what they will do with sovereigns every year (even the packaging is similar to that of a BU britannia). Not sure if this happens every year if its going to be a good thing or not, but the coin itself is a nice finish I think and for me the premium is ok for me for a single purchase now and again.
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    terakris got a reaction from medgasguy in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Screw type which was nice to see.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Just got mine too, it's a strange finish but quite nice and different.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Just got mine too, it's a strange finish but quite nice and different.
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    terakris reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @Maundy for the Sovereign and @kneehow2018 for the Gold Standard- pleased I didn’t miss out! Libs from German dealer Silbertresor- I can recommend them- fab service from start to finish. 






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    terakris reacted to Augustus1 in Today I Received.....   
    well my 2019 landed today with the unusual advertising  blurb, fortunately they  did not get my phone number ( I did opt out anyway but they try to call according to the letter!) , always the same, opportunity comes  when  no funds otherwise I have bought more too,
    dean.m

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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Think mine is coming tomorrow too.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from Goldmick in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Think mine is coming tomorrow too.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.
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    terakris got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Few sovereign sets ive picked up this last week or so (bad photos as usual)
    1989 3 coin set

    2002 3 coin set

    2016 3 coin set

    All on their way to Numi for some NCS treatment.