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Abyss

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    Abyss reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    Received mine yesterday also but had the dreaded sickness bug so didn't manage to get any pictures yesterday 
     

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    Abyss got a reaction from Roy in How Many People Own Gold?   
    Include jewellery than everyone I know owns Gold. But have take this into context all my Indian friends and Indian family have Gold both UK and abroad. When comes to work colleagues and other social circles than I don’t know anyone owns Gold. Sound money taken out of the equation for majority of the western countries. 
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    Abyss got a reaction from Serendipity in How Many People Own Gold?   
    Include jewellery than everyone I know owns Gold. But have take this into context all my Indian friends and Indian family have Gold both UK and abroad. When comes to work colleagues and other social circles than I don’t know anyone owns Gold. Sound money taken out of the equation for majority of the western countries. 
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    Abyss reacted to Serendipity in How Many People Own Gold?   
    I suspect many people own no gold at all on account of its rarity. Some of my favourite YouTube videos are the ones involving someone attempting to sell a 1oz gold bullion coin to unsuspecting members of the public for next to nothing. Most of the people are totally clueless about gold coins in general and their value.
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    Abyss reacted to mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    The owner of the LCS I frequent opened a second shop about 30 miles from my house.  It was opening day today, and since it was my day off, I drove over to check out the new store.  I took over a six pack of beer as a store warming gift, and planned on making a modest purchase to celebrate the new shop.  Of course he put a more significantly priced item in front of me that he had recently purchased that he knew I would have a hard time refusing. 
    1989 Double Sovereign.  No box or COA, but he gave me a great price on it.  And also bought a nice 1891 Jubilee Shilling.


    And I ended up being the first paying customer at the new store. 
     
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    Abyss reacted to Pampfan in Today I bought.....   
    A nice pickup from a friend at my local coin show - Russia is now checked off on my world gold 1/4 oz in 70 condition collection.I really love the ngc label - lol.
    St. George vs the dragon
     


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    Abyss reacted to richatthecroft in Red spotted/finger printed proof sovereigns   
    And a 1937 Set that was bought at a local to me auction.  Between viewing and me receiving it, person/ people handled the coins, by the looks of them, shortly after  eating their Fish & Chips. I asked @Elements if he could remove the crud.
    BEFORE:


    DIRECTLY AFTER:


    AND HERE'S THE CRUD THAT WAS REMOVED:


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    Abyss reacted to danmc82 in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @richatthecroft for the link to get this amazing Angry Birds Cupro Nickel coin.
    There was a good offer on at the time, you buy the Angry Birds coin, and you get the "50 Years Of The 50p Anniversary Coin" free.
    Not sure which coin I prefer 😁
    TBH I wasnt going to get the 50p but I gave in to the links peer preasure. Although it does look rather good up close 😎

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Abyss reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Great coins turned up today. A 2oz from a dealer and 5 X 1oz from @morezonethanks👍

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    Abyss reacted to TheGeneral in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @BackyardBullion Come home to these bad boy’s. 
    Love the Welsh dragon on these. 

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    Abyss reacted to Miganto in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    I really like this, seems almost unheard of nowadays that someone's past deeds / help are remembered and reciprocated.
    Congratulations to both of you.
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    Abyss reacted to Tn21 in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    I did indeed, still have the coin. Imperfections are not really an huge issue for me.
    If it was still available I would have pulled the  trigger for #1 without hesitation. 😅
    Glad to see you got them back Rich,
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    Abyss got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    When Gold coins sold at premium (I consider anything 3% above spot as premium) always going to be a debate what classified as acceptable bullion condition. IMHO very small hairline scratches on the Queens neck or check is acceptable bullion condition. 2018 Gold Standard Coin 1# due to small indentation I felt could not be classified any longer as attracting a premium beyond 3% above spot (dealer rates). The 2# 2018 Gold Standard Coin I would still classify acceptable bullion condition. To be perfectly honest if another member had offered 4% above spot for both these coins I would have settle for 6.5% but as @richatthecroft helped me in the past complete my 1 oz Gold QB collection (sold 1 oz Gold Lion last year) I felt only fair to accept a more favourable trade.
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    Abyss reacted to richatthecroft in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    Maybe like me, @Abyss was in the Boy Scouts 😏 
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    Abyss got a reaction from Tn21 in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    When Gold coins sold at premium (I consider anything 3% above spot as premium) always going to be a debate what classified as acceptable bullion condition. IMHO very small hairline scratches on the Queens neck or check is acceptable bullion condition. 2018 Gold Standard Coin 1# due to small indentation I felt could not be classified any longer as attracting a premium beyond 3% above spot (dealer rates). The 2# 2018 Gold Standard Coin I would still classify acceptable bullion condition. To be perfectly honest if another member had offered 4% above spot for both these coins I would have settle for 6.5% but as @richatthecroft helped me in the past complete my 1 oz Gold QB collection (sold 1 oz Gold Lion last year) I felt only fair to accept a more favourable trade.
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    Abyss got a reaction from richatthecroft in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    When Gold coins sold at premium (I consider anything 3% above spot as premium) always going to be a debate what classified as acceptable bullion condition. IMHO very small hairline scratches on the Queens neck or check is acceptable bullion condition. 2018 Gold Standard Coin 1# due to small indentation I felt could not be classified any longer as attracting a premium beyond 3% above spot (dealer rates). The 2# 2018 Gold Standard Coin I would still classify acceptable bullion condition. To be perfectly honest if another member had offered 4% above spot for both these coins I would have settle for 6.5% but as @richatthecroft helped me in the past complete my 1 oz Gold QB collection (sold 1 oz Gold Lion last year) I felt only fair to accept a more favourable trade.
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    Abyss got a reaction from Miganto in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    When Gold coins sold at premium (I consider anything 3% above spot as premium) always going to be a debate what classified as acceptable bullion condition. IMHO very small hairline scratches on the Queens neck or check is acceptable bullion condition. 2018 Gold Standard Coin 1# due to small indentation I felt could not be classified any longer as attracting a premium beyond 3% above spot (dealer rates). The 2# 2018 Gold Standard Coin I would still classify acceptable bullion condition. To be perfectly honest if another member had offered 4% above spot for both these coins I would have settle for 6.5% but as @richatthecroft helped me in the past complete my 1 oz Gold QB collection (sold 1 oz Gold Lion last year) I felt only fair to accept a more favourable trade.
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    Abyss reacted to richatthecroft in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    I'm very pleased with this purchase at +4% above current Spot for the pair.  
    It's interesting that these Gold Standard coins were listed at a much higher price initially- they are nice, premium bullion coins after all (I wish I knew the mintage- anybody know this?) but being 24ct Gold and churned out by the bucketful when minted, these (and I would argue) all bullion coins will sustain some imperfections to a greater or lesser extent.  
    These look to me to fit well within the acceptable range to still attract some premium over Spot.  
    I only write this, as I sold an example of this coin several months ago on behalf of my son, and the sale wasn't without some controversy due to my sons coin having similar imperfections (I believe my sons and these coins were from the same source) and he asked a premium for it, despite the imperfections.   @Tn21 in the end, happily bought my sons coin.  I was very happy to purchase these.  
    Thanks @Abyss 
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    Abyss got a reaction from Tn21 in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    Remaining 1/4 2018 Gold Standard Coins sold to @richatthecroft thank you for the purchase.
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    Abyss reacted to Scotty1511 in Today I Received.....   
    Recived a few silver coins.


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    Abyss reacted to AuricGoldfinger in Today I Received.....   
    Some silver brits!
     

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    Abyss got a reaction from Downs523 in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    Remaining 1/4 2018 Gold Standard Coins sold to @richatthecroft thank you for the purchase.
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    Abyss got a reaction from richatthecroft in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    Remaining 1/4 2018 Gold Standard Coins sold to @richatthecroft thank you for the purchase.
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    Abyss got a reaction from Miganto in 2019 Sovereigns Spot Premium Gold Standard 2018 Coins   
    Remaining 1/4 2018 Gold Standard Coins sold to @richatthecroft thank you for the purchase.
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    Abyss reacted to blindguy in For my British friends   
    Found these today, forgot I had them. Jim