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Guybrush

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    Guybrush reacted to sixgun in Wayne   
    Hi there Wayne, how's your World doing?
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    Guybrush got a reaction from kimchi in I was sold a FAKE GOLD COIN and this is what happened.....   
    Glad it ended OK for you, personally I think Atkinsons should have done more here, if you lost the price increase in spot they should have covered that too.  After all that's why you purchase it, the premium you pay is after spot.
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    Guybrush got a reaction from MancunianStacker in Investing in Irish Whiskey   
    Obviously you need to do your own research but if you have space to store you can invest in whiskey by the bottle.  I myself purchased the glenmorangie 25 year when I found out it was being discontinued some years ago and purchased a couple of glenmorangie midwinter dram to put away and several others.  I also purchased hibiki 12 and 17 but I ended up opening them and drinking
    You can invest in whiskey without such a large outlay.  With all that said I am a whiskey drinker so the worst that can happen is I drink the whiskey so for me its a risk free investment.
    Wine searcher is a good place to check whiskey prices by the bottle.
    https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+morangie+the+quarter+century+25+old+single+malt+scotch+whisky+highlands+scotland#t3
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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 200th Queen Victoria Celebration Sovereign Strike on the Day for sale   
    I intended to grade this but looking through a 30x loupe (I think its 30x) there are little shiny specs where there isn't enough matt.  They are tiny and the coin looks awesome but I want to only have pf/ms70 graded coins and I am unsure if it will get the high grade.
    I know what these have been selling for and I will let it go to someone on the forum for £725 inc RMSD
    Payment by bank transfer




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    Guybrush got a reaction from arshimo2012 in 200th Queen Victoria Celebration Sovereign Strike on the Day for sale   
    I intended to grade this but looking through a 30x loupe (I think its 30x) there are little shiny specs where there isn't enough matt.  They are tiny and the coin looks awesome but I want to only have pf/ms70 graded coins and I am unsure if it will get the high grade.
    I know what these have been selling for and I will let it go to someone on the forum for £725 inc RMSD
    Payment by bank transfer




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    Guybrush got a reaction from MickD in 200th Queen Victoria Celebration Sovereign Strike on the Day for sale   
    I intended to grade this but looking through a 30x loupe (I think its 30x) there are little shiny specs where there isn't enough matt.  They are tiny and the coin looks awesome but I want to only have pf/ms70 graded coins and I am unsure if it will get the high grade.
    I know what these have been selling for and I will let it go to someone on the forum for £725 inc RMSD
    Payment by bank transfer




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    Guybrush reacted to 1817SovereignCollector in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    My 2019 Matt BUSOD arrived yesterday. Nice coin, some shiny high areas under 10X magnification. Judge for yourselves on the images below, taken under 7x magnification.  That said it isn't a proof coin and there will always be small imperfections you spot under intense magnification.  I'm happy with the coin but I don't think the Matt finish shows the coin design in the best light, to me it looks flat.  
    Thats not going to impact on the price though, I think due to the low mintage numbers it will prove popular and elusive, unless they bring another 'interesting' Matt out this year, IMO it will remain a popular, but hard to source must have. 
    https://www.1817.co.uk


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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Sure its hard to do but this one shows the best.  Its way more obvious under the loupe.  You can see the specs on the horses legs in this image but they are dotted all over the horse and dragon mainly in the raised areas
     


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    Guybrush reacted to BackyardBullion in A little help with my Saudi Gold Guinea   
    I agree with you, which is kind of why this is only just now coming to the forefront of my mind!
    I remember getting the coin, thinking it was very pretty and looked good. I popped it on the scales, weight was right and thought no more of it.
    It's a good luck thing I popped it on YouTube!
    But, as you say you just expect everything to be all OK.
    I will keep everyone updated over the next week with how it goes with Atkinson's
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    Guybrush got a reaction from BackyardBullion in A little help with my Saudi Gold Guinea   
    This is really bad for atkinsons, as a trusted dealer I have always relied on them not providing fake/restrike coins.  I will certainly be checking everything in more details from now on!
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    Guybrush got a reaction from kimchi in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I've just rang them and of course they dont have replacements available.  Basically said I can ring head office on Monday and they will refund it.
    I am going to just send for grading and at least learn something from it, as its my first coin I've purchased for grading I will know for next time if I send it off.  If I dont send it I wont know for next time so I think I am going to just have to throw myself in the deep end and learn to swim
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    Guybrush reacted to goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    When I ordered two silver proof Queen's Beasts, both came scratched and tainted from the Mint... I complained and returned them, and received two new coins a few weeks later, that are absolutely immaculate... perfect coins.  I'm very happy now that I did complain!
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    Guybrush got a reaction from Fathallazf in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I've just rang them and of course they dont have replacements available.  Basically said I can ring head office on Monday and they will refund it.
    I am going to just send for grading and at least learn something from it, as its my first coin I've purchased for grading I will know for next time if I send it off.  If I dont send it I wont know for next time so I think I am going to just have to throw myself in the deep end and learn to swim
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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Yes, thanks for posting them I could not get a good shot of them no matter how hard I tried on my phone.  You can see the lettering does not completely have the "matt" finish and I can see a couple of specs on the horse, sword and the dragon.  I dont know if this is common across all the coins though.
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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I've just rang them and of course they dont have replacements available.  Basically said I can ring head office on Monday and they will refund it.
    I am going to just send for grading and at least learn something from it, as its my first coin I've purchased for grading I will know for next time if I send it off.  If I dont send it I wont know for next time so I think I am going to just have to throw myself in the deep end and learn to swim
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    Guybrush got a reaction from kimchi in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    That is certainly a possibility and your bang on about how I feel about it.  I am going to send to numi for grading anyway and I will keep this post updated when I get it back.  At least it will help others know if its paranoia or justified concerns.
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    Guybrush got a reaction from terakris in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    You need a loupe to see it but looking at the queen side there are some letters that hardly have any "matt" at all.
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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Mine arrived today but I dont know how I feel about it.  I was looking to get my first coin graded with @Numistacker but looking through a loupe there are lots of white specs where frosting should be (I think)  Especially the high points of the dragon that are way to shinny for a matt finish.  Is this normal I dont think this would get a 70 although I've never had a coin graded before so I may be picky.
    Do I return the coin, sell it on or try my grading look.  Is this normal, have any others out there looked at their coin under magnification and notices similar marks?
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    Guybrush reacted to Oldun in Forum bad influence?   
    Drink tea from a mug with milk. That is the correct way.
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    Guybrush got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I managed to pick myself one up this morning.  @Numistacker I think my first coin to send for grading is on its way to me 
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    Guybrush reacted to fehk2001 in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Don’t send to nubistacker 
    ..... he is called @Numistacker
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    Guybrush got a reaction from Numistacker in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I managed to pick myself one up this morning.  @Numistacker I think my first coin to send for grading is on its way to me 
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    Guybrush got a reaction from terakris in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I managed to pick myself one up this morning.  @Numistacker I think my first coin to send for grading is on its way to me 
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    Guybrush reacted to sovereignsteve in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    sorry, just doing my best to be PC and not make assumptions.
    I have to be careful as I'm a white caucasian male!😂