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rob6

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    rob6 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Mix Silver Clearout! Reductions   
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    rob6 reacted to 999magnum in 2016 Korean Chiwoo Disapointment.   
    So scratches and dings are okay, but milk spotting is not? 😂 I take it that you're not familiar with this round. It's the most expensive of the series. It should have NO dings or sractches if not described as such.
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    rob6 reacted to Alphakaz in 2016 Korean Chiwoo Disapointment.   
    Cheers..  I have amended my original post to show  Aurinum (dot) de. 
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    rob6 got a reaction from KDave in 80 grams of BYB Silver bars   
    PM'd
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    rob6 reacted to KDave in 80 grams of BYB Silver bars   
    Price reduced to reflect removal of imagined silver. Open to offers.
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    rob6 reacted to Roy in 80 grams of BYB Silver bars   
    Yes. It is.
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    rob6 got a reaction from KDave in 80 grams of BYB Silver bars   
    Thanks Roy, that comment means we get 20% less silver for the same price ???? shouldn't have said anything.......    😂😂😂
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    rob6 reacted to Roy in 80 grams of BYB Silver bars   
    No problem. 
    I'll probably get banned again but at least we're clear.
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    rob6 got a reaction from Alphakaz in 2016 Korean Chiwoo Disapointment.   
    Sorry to hear your bad experience with this coin/round, and the response " this is normal for older silver coins and a sign of genuine silver" in my opinion is absolute rubbish. And I concur with the previous comment that it will be a good idea to "name and shame" the supplier, so other members are aware of the attitude shown when receiving a genuine complaint.
    Rob
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    rob6 reacted to Alphakaz in 2016 Korean Chiwoo Disapointment.   
    Just received a 1oz silver 2016 Chiwoo Cheonwang  BU medal in the post from a German website.. ( only EU coin I could find ) ,the listing gave the full description  and a picture of a coin in a capsule, turns out the picture was generic and the coin was in a waxed paper flip style envelope and not a capsule.
    The coin has obvious toning to one face and rim,  the coin also has milk spotting and two tiny dings on the rim , I have been advised I cannot return the coin after all of the above was reported back to Aurinum dot de and the reason for not being able to do so was  " this is normal for older silver coins and a sign of genuine silver"
    I know the coin is bullion and not proof, but I do not have one bullion coin or round in my collection with issues like this coin.
    I will keep it , but I could have purchased a MS70 coin in a slab for not much more money, Huge note to self to ask more precise questions in future if  there are not enough pictures of the actual coin to back up its description.
     
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    rob6 reacted to Lindeman in 2016 Korean Chiwoo Disapointment.   
    Thanks for sharing that @Alphakaz  and frustrating to read.  I have been buying a few of these Korean medals from different buyers and there is one thing (at least...) i have noticed also about some of the European dealers on eBay. Its that some of them show on the first picture the proof coin ....but in fact they are selling the BU coin (which they show in later pictures). Sneaky tactics.  But your issue is a different one, I know. Personally I think its fair that here on the Forum you can name the particular seller so that the rest of us are aware who they were. Was the seller one of those listed in our “recommended mints “ list here? 
    Lindeman
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    rob6 reacted to StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Scene 7-8, It’s the Hatton Garden Robbery all over again 🤫😉
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    rob6 reacted to Fastnick in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    No need to have to endure the hassle, stress and expense of moving home, notifying the GDPR regulatory authorities, sending back mailshots, or generally getting a little hot under the collar about receiving stuff in the post - I have discovered a cheap, simple, and very effective alternative called "The Bin" 
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    rob6 reacted to HelpingHands in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    The best thing to do is buy then move house.  That'll teach 'em.
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    rob6 reacted to Abyss in Advertised Gold Coin Prices   
    All UK dealers doing the same thing unfortunately. Looking for bullion soveigns the best deal 
    https://harringtonandbyrne.co.uk/2019-united-kingdom-gold-uncirculated-sovereign-3163.html
    2019 Gold Sovereign £229 includes free delivery. Make sure opt out of all marketing communications.
    Looking buy gold 1 oz gold coins then European dealers but due to postage costs not worthwhile unless buying multiples (becomes more economical buying gold and silver from European dealers at the same time).
    Just interested in buying 1 oz gold at the cheapest price then Chards doing the closest price to spot that I have seen from any dealer.
    https://www.chards.co.uk/1-ounce-gold-coin/1oz-gold-bullion-coin/one-ounce-best-value/486
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    rob6 reacted to jonrms in I broke the Mold!   
    One word 
     
    BOOM
    Stay tuned.😎😎😎😎😎

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    rob6 got a reaction from arcglide in 2016 siver Chronos   
    I have for sale 20 encapsulated 2016 silver "Chronos" from the pressburg Mint.
    Prepared to sell singularly for £21 each plus postage of choice.
    Set of 10 for £195 plus postage of choice.
    All 20 for £375  SD included
    I failed to get a decent image with my phone, so I'll post the bad ones and also images from the mint.
    Thanks
     

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    rob6 reacted to Jamesd in 2016 siver Chronos   
    Never seen these chronos coins before. They are stunning. 
     
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    rob6 got a reaction from Jamesd in 2016 siver Chronos   
    I have for sale 20 encapsulated 2016 silver "Chronos" from the pressburg Mint.
    Prepared to sell singularly for £21 each plus postage of choice.
    Set of 10 for £195 plus postage of choice.
    All 20 for £375  SD included
    I failed to get a decent image with my phone, so I'll post the bad ones and also images from the mint.
    Thanks
     

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    rob6 reacted to TonyS in Coin Photography   
    For ten years I was a professional photographer. The best way to photograph a shiny object is to use 2-1 lighting from either side angled at 45° and angled down by 60° to the centre line of the line of sight.
    It’s a pain in the a*** to do but it works. You’ll get the detail and depth.
    The quick and easy method is put a diffuser over the flash unit. If you can, angle it to the side.
    There are other methods but it’s 04:10 and I’m not writing an essay at this time in the morning. (The joys of insomnia).
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    rob6 reacted to CadmiumGreen in Coin Photography   
    I do straight stick iPhone camera, 1x and 2x, selecting the best photo from several angles. Use natural lighting through the window. No other overhead lighting, if at all possible. Those little easel stands come in handy, and a granite chopping block for a base gives a good setting. I usually take lots of photos of the same side and pick the one that looks the best after cropping in the “Photos”...can always delete them later if they don’t look right.
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    rob6 reacted to augur in Coin Photography   
    Macro lens kit for smartphone (£17) and then quick processing on the phone of evil (highlights down, shadows up; contrast down, exposure up)
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    rob6 reacted to HelpingHands in Coin Photography   
    Does your phone have a macro option for photos?   If so you can get up close.
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    rob6 reacted to sovereignsteve in Coin Photography   
    Chuffing difficult. I've tried all sorts of setups and lighting over the years and never been really happy with them.
    @sg86 was producing some good shots a while back but I think he had some very expensive gear.
    I suspect most of the good photos you see around the commercial sites use a lot of computer processing, which TBH I can't be bothered to do.