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GoodAsGold

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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from SVcollector in 2017 Prince Philip 5£ gold PR70   
    @SVcollector  Chris, others may say there's no difference but I believe your coin is a £5 CROWN not the £5 Sovereign. Nice quality coins on your website by the way. Good luck with this.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from StackinJack in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    Same woman / same Post Office / same stories. Don't you realise you guys all live in the same town?  Next time discretely check the queue around you. If there's a shifty looking geezer with sweating brow who's clutching a package with 2 white knuckled hands then say hi to your fellow Silver Forum member. Then mug him 😊
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from FoolzGold in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    Same woman / same Post Office / same stories. Don't you realise you guys all live in the same town?  Next time discretely check the queue around you. If there's a shifty looking geezer with sweating brow who's clutching a package with 2 white knuckled hands then say hi to your fellow Silver Forum member. Then mug him 😊
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from kimchi in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    Same woman / same Post Office / same stories. Don't you realise you guys all live in the same town?  Next time discretely check the queue around you. If there's a shifty looking geezer with sweating brow who's clutching a package with 2 white knuckled hands then say hi to your fellow Silver Forum member. Then mug him 😊
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from MancunianStacker in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    Same woman / same Post Office / same stories. Don't you realise you guys all live in the same town?  Next time discretely check the queue around you. If there's a shifty looking geezer with sweating brow who's clutching a package with 2 white knuckled hands then say hi to your fellow Silver Forum member. Then mug him 😊
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    GoodAsGold reacted to terakris in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    I've been asked a few times, depends on the person but was asked recently and I said "a coin"... "a coin, what sort of coin like a normal coin?" To which I replied " it's a ngc graded pf70 ultra cameo 1/4 oz gold proof tiger, one of only 4 graded at 70". She said "ok, so not batterys then?" and since has not asked me again.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to caloundracats in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    Australia as with no doubt other Commonwealth countries has tossed the idea of becoming a republic around and ditching the monarch as Head of State.  So far, Australia has voted to retain the status quo, much to the disappointment of republicans.
    It is unlikely that Australia will leave the Commonwealth on the passing of our current sovereign.
    Of course, it begs the question that if ever Australia does decide to become a republic as to who would be Head of State. That conundrum has yet to be solved as no one really wants an elected Head of State as they can't decide if it should be a politician, a well known persona, a sportsperson, a military person or who exactly. 
    As for the Coat of Arms, I guess that too would have to change as it currently is the Royal Coat of Arms. Without a monarch, they can hardly lay claim to a 'Royal' on their coins.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from AgCoyote in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    The Queen probably has a fair bit of mileage left in her @Bimetallic and may well live past 100 years of age like her own mother did. Charles is over 70 himself so there's no guarantee that he'll outlive the Queen, but if he does, his own reign may be short. This isn't the first time this discussion has surfaced and I think your train of thought is correct in that the new Monarch should appear on the following year's coins, whether circulated, proofs or bullion. 
    What should change is that the new Monarch will face the left side of the coins, whereas the Queen faces right. It alternates from Monarch to Monarch.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to dicker in Gold high spot price   
    I still think that is not expensive
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    GoodAsGold reacted to RichRock in Gold high spot price   
    Yep, me selling some here at £1090 should be good for a rise to £1150, just doing my bit for the forum members 😆
     
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    GoodAsGold reacted to Martlet in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    I believe the protocol is current monarch remains even on new minted until the new monarch is crowned.  That can be a few months at least.  Then there are sittings and designs (i read Charles has refused to do sittings ahead of the event) that'll prolong the process. 
    We can be sure there will be shed loads of commemorative issues. 
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from caloundracats in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    The Queen probably has a fair bit of mileage left in her @Bimetallic and may well live past 100 years of age like her own mother did. Charles is over 70 himself so there's no guarantee that he'll outlive the Queen, but if he does, his own reign may be short. This isn't the first time this discussion has surfaced and I think your train of thought is correct in that the new Monarch should appear on the following year's coins, whether circulated, proofs or bullion. 
    What should change is that the new Monarch will face the left side of the coins, whereas the Queen faces right. It alternates from Monarch to Monarch.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from sovereignsteve in 1887 £5 proof sovereign real or fake ?   
    I posted a topic on 13 March called "Flog it" when a raw 1887 quintuple appeared on the BBC programme Flog it.  My bullsh*t detector in my pocket failed to go off as I viewed the segment with brain apparently in neutral as the script unfolded. Luckily @sovereignsteve came along with fresh batteries in his detector and saw through the thin plot. 
    Not everything is as it seems.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from goldmember44 in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    The Queen probably has a fair bit of mileage left in her @Bimetallic and may well live past 100 years of age like her own mother did. Charles is over 70 himself so there's no guarantee that he'll outlive the Queen, but if he does, his own reign may be short. This isn't the first time this discussion has surfaced and I think your train of thought is correct in that the new Monarch should appear on the following year's coins, whether circulated, proofs or bullion. 
    What should change is that the new Monarch will face the left side of the coins, whereas the Queen faces right. It alternates from Monarch to Monarch.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Au79 in What happens with Commonwealth bullion when the monarch dies?   
    The Queen probably has a fair bit of mileage left in her @Bimetallic and may well live past 100 years of age like her own mother did. Charles is over 70 himself so there's no guarantee that he'll outlive the Queen, but if he does, his own reign may be short. This isn't the first time this discussion has surfaced and I think your train of thought is correct in that the new Monarch should appear on the following year's coins, whether circulated, proofs or bullion. 
    What should change is that the new Monarch will face the left side of the coins, whereas the Queen faces right. It alternates from Monarch to Monarch.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from kimchi in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    @Goldmick - Well that’s one place to hide your gold coins. Good luck with the box sets!!!
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Bullionbilly in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    @Goldmick - Well that’s one place to hide your gold coins. Good luck with the box sets!!!
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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 😁😁