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GoodAsGold

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    GoodAsGold reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in 1839 Una & The Lion £5   
    300 examples struck for inclusion in the British Coronation sets of 1839 and 100 other  were sold up to 1841. It is speculated, but not confirmed, there may have been some single (not sets) coins sold too, however no concrete info is available if this actually happened. 

    To answer your specific question, they were a coronation issue marking the 1937 coronation.  

    From a now disappeared article (I had saved a copy): 


    Here is the interesting - little known history behind the coin - Pistrucci actually designed the first version of the coronation coin - but people hated it: 

     
    Source https://web.archive.org/web/20180705071941/http://numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=29313
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    GoodAsGold reacted to TheGoldAngel in Most popular gold proofs at the moment?   
    I would highly recommend acquiring the 1989 £5 if you are building up a collection of quintuple sovereigns they are truly a marvel and the premium isn't anywhere near the single sovereign   
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    GoodAsGold reacted to trozau in Most popular gold proofs at the moment?   
    The Quintuple Sovereign is my first foray into the Pistrucci St George slaying a dragon design and I have both proof and BU issues. I like and prefer its big and hefty size compared to the other sovereign sizes. All my quintuple Sovereigns are the Pistrucci St George slaying a dragon design. I do not have any of the gold Crown-type Proof Commemoratives with 5 Pound face value.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to Oldun in Flog It!   
    Bizarre, unless the Beeb programme team, with a decent budget, said they just wanted that particular item on the show and came to an arrangement to make the difference up if it sold for under spot ? Otherwise, one of those two parties is not being honest. Anyone feel like writing to Aunty Beeb ? 😁
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    GoodAsGold reacted to sixgun in Flog It!   
    What a BS story - as pointed out.
    The guy had to have this coin to complete his collection - it is in decent condition - so the coin completes a collection but he is selling it. Yeah right.
    He allegedly bought it for £1000 but was happy to let it go for £800 - there's 1.177oz of gold in one of those coins so scrap value it is £1165 worth in it at today's prices - probably not a million miles from the price then. So he is 'happy' to take a 30% hit in the spot value. This is an 'expert' collector selling the coin and the BBC expert is giving this expert opinion.
    The guy could have posted it to HGM and sold it for more, even if it were totally mangled up.
    The coin is fake, he's a liar, the BBC expert is a charlatan, it's all fake - but what more can we expect from the BBC.
     
     
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    GoodAsGold reacted to h103efa in Hello from Cambridge!   
    So i thought i'd come back to my PM strategy, now that about 6 months have gone by since i've joined the forum (if anything this is for me own record). I have "met" a lot of friendly people on here always willing to offer advice on this stacking/collecting game! Big thanks to @terakris @kimchi @GoodAsGold @Lr103 @Marc @SovTracker amongst others!
    So how have i performed compared to my plan above?
    1) I managed to get up to date with all the variety sovereign proofs and if they were not graded already, sent them to @Numistacker. The slight outlier is having a double 1989 rather then the full (a purely financial decision). But this came back graded a PF70 so doesnt really bother me at all. I have the various designs (and my kids birth years) and that was the goal.
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=234772
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=234772

    I also got myself some history buying numismatic gold with help form @SovTracker, a PCGS graded MS62 1855 sov.
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/page/528/?tab=comments#comment-235163
    2) Fully up to date with the 1/4 oz bullion Queen Beasts and in a nice box too!
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=244164
    3) I did buy some other gold such as a Mexican 20 peso (with the likeable Aztec Calendar) and my absolute favourite, the Dragon & Phoenix  Gold 1 ouncer!
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=234772
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=216781
     
     
    4) The silver - i may have diverted off the plan way more than i anticipated here. I managed to stack over 200 oz, the majority from forum members or @BackyardBullion group buys! I may think about selling some of this in the future, but for now its just another storage of funds!
    5) Still continuing with the £5 BUNC collection....
    With both the gold and silver buying, i have used the "Buy what you like", not what you think may go up in value. I think i will change this to "Buy what you like or what the wife says". I wasnt intending to buy the Stephen Hawking coins, but she said to, for a variety of reasons. At the moment it looks like her decision was correct!
    I'm still doing my usual selling of circulated coins on ebay and groups in the background, so if anyone is in need, just holla. Where i can help out a fellow forum member I will!
    I'll come back to this in another 6 months and see where I am... "This time next year Rodney"
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Lowlow in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    It's probably mine. In recent years we've had family breaks in Amsterdam, Den Bosch, Arnhem and Voorburg. I've been looking everywhere for that coin 😁
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    GoodAsGold reacted to TheBeast in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    Well i live in one of that cities, she found it in the summer of 2018 👍🏻 So thank you for those 5p 😁😁
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    GoodAsGold reacted to mr-dead in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    The dream

    The reality

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    GoodAsGold reacted to JunkBond in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    Yeah and the rest are single or liars. 😂
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    GoodAsGold reacted to TheBeast in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    I’ve would also picked it up, easy money 👍🏻 My girlfriend found this little coin on the street, i think it’s quite remarkable as we live in the Netherlands. 

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    GoodAsGold reacted to Lowlow in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    Yesterday I was sitting behind two young people and noticed a U.S. quarter (0.19£uk, 0.22€eu) laying on the floor and I asked the nearest of the two "Did you drop a quarter ?", and she responded no, and then just left it there.  I turned to the other and said "You ?" and he said no, and then they both laughed and said that it wasn't even worth picking up.  I said "Well I'm not to proud to pick it up" and picked it up and put it in my pocket lol.  Brats lol.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    I don't know...  with that headline you'll have a bunch of confused people scouring the Royal Mail's website looking for this clear bargain of the century! 😂
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    GoodAsGold reacted to h103efa in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    I'm definitely having that top of my CV!
    Based on the proclamation i've seen previously, but by no means understand, it seems any coin that is to be released has to be proclaimed in the Gazette officially! Usually there isn't a mention of annual or coin series, but which type of coins (Gold, Silver, Piedfort, BUNC, circulated) could be made if required. I'll be interested in what does get released and if it can be referred back to a Gazette document. But that is just being geek chique!
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    GoodAsGold reacted to AndrewSL76 in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Just noticed that Peter Rabbit’s initials are PR and that this is yet another PR stunt from the mint. 
    Anyone else also seen the ridiculous articles online? The journalism on these issues is garbage.
    ”Today, the most sought after ones are the Peter Rabbit editions - with the 2016 edition selling for upwards of £600 and the 2017 version, selling for £650.”
    Utter nonsense.
     
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from JosephM in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Yup, I received the email, as did @AndrewSL76 who brought the matter up in the Stephen Hawking 50p discussion in the Gold section. Isn't it just wonderful that the Mint are flogging this series to death with a 4th annual issue. And I thought you could only skin a rabbit once. Let's hope that one of the characters is Mr Tod the fox and the coin design shows darling Peter disappearing down Mr Tod's throat. End of story. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from AndrewSL76 in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Yup, I received the email, as did @AndrewSL76 who brought the matter up in the Stephen Hawking 50p discussion in the Gold section. Isn't it just wonderful that the Mint are flogging this series to death with a 4th annual issue. And I thought you could only skin a rabbit once. Let's hope that one of the characters is Mr Tod the fox and the coin design shows darling Peter disappearing down Mr Tod's throat. End of story. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Scuzzle in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Yup, I received the email, as did @AndrewSL76 who brought the matter up in the Stephen Hawking 50p discussion in the Gold section. Isn't it just wonderful that the Mint are flogging this series to death with a 4th annual issue. And I thought you could only skin a rabbit once. Let's hope that one of the characters is Mr Tod the fox and the coin design shows darling Peter disappearing down Mr Tod's throat. End of story. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from westminstrel in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Yup, I received the email, as did @AndrewSL76 who brought the matter up in the Stephen Hawking 50p discussion in the Gold section. Isn't it just wonderful that the Mint are flogging this series to death with a 4th annual issue. And I thought you could only skin a rabbit once. Let's hope that one of the characters is Mr Tod the fox and the coin design shows darling Peter disappearing down Mr Tod's throat. End of story. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p   
    Yup, I received the email, as did @AndrewSL76 who brought the matter up in the Stephen Hawking 50p discussion in the Gold section. Isn't it just wonderful that the Mint are flogging this series to death with a 4th annual issue. And I thought you could only skin a rabbit once. Let's hope that one of the characters is Mr Tod the fox and the coin design shows darling Peter disappearing down Mr Tod's throat. End of story. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from kimchi in Ste Hawking 50p   
    Oh you are a wag @kimchi - I've just discovered who that absolute loon is. Hats off to you Sir.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to richatthecroft in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    And counting...
    I understand this is completely off topic but I'm still getting my head around the vote last night alerting the EU to the fact that we are at their complete mercy in terms of any further negotiations, them knowing explicitly that we won't leave without a mutual agreement.   
    I learnt around 50 years ago, when I was a very small child, that negotiations don't always result in a deal.  
    Am I missing something?  
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    GoodAsGold reacted to danmc82 in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    Looks about 1000x 😂
     

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    GoodAsGold reacted to terakris in Ste Hawking 50p   
    Yeah hahaha.
    It was quite a nice coin in hand, i still think they could have done a much better design on it but we are all critics. But the quality was just too low, and im not the only one it seems that had a low quality item sent out.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to kimchi in Ste Hawking 50p   
    There is indeed!
    Though it's gone a bit off-topic, some absolute loon is now whinging about the money we give Nigeria for its 'space program' :