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mezmer1411

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    mezmer1411 reacted to RoughDog in The Problem With Coin Series   
    I've seen the mouse in the trade section on here before and ebay.  Might cost a bit to meet Moses, Chelsea sent him out on loan.  Playin in Turkey. 🤣 
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    mezmer1411 reacted to Cornishfarmer in Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts   
    Goat with chicken pox.       Shocking design
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    mezmer1411 reacted to Gildeon in Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts   
    Seems to suffer from some kind of dermatic condition! 
    Other than that not very pretty but in alignment with the general style of the series. Much more than the falcon at least. 
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    mezmer1411 reacted to MikeSol in NGC Graded Silver   
    I have for sale 6 Silver coins graded by NGC,
    2011 Proof 1oz Britannia graded PF69UC (Small mark on obverse, See photo below) - £70 2010 BU 1oz Britannia graded MS69 - £60 2001 Proof 1oz Britannia graded PF69UC - £80 2018 British 6P graded MS69 DPL - £40 1830 US Half Dime graded VF30 - £70 2016 British 6P graded MS68 DPL - £50 Prices excluding postage.
    Payment by bank transfer or PayPal F&F

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    mezmer1411 reacted to KevinFlynn in Original & Modern Sovereign Alloys   
    To my mind comes this very helpful diagram of gold silver copper alloys

    from the corresponding Wikipedia page.
    As for the other topic, I think the Sovereign would lose part of it's appeal if 24k. It would take away a part of the authenticity of the coin, which has a very long tradition.
    But I admit I am a bullion only guy, and I like to handle my trade coins.
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    mezmer1411 got a reaction from ChrisSIlver in Numismata Coin Fair (Munich 03.2019.)   
    As the upcoming Numismata coin fair is fast approaching, (2nd and 3rd of March), I was wondering if there are frequent attendees here on the forum? This will be my first ever coin fair, and I have a potential shopping list and a couple of questions.
    What's the offer generally like? Among other things I'm looking for some more specific bullion silver pieces like 1oz Germania, Bhutan lunar series (BU Monkey!) etc.
    Can good deals be made, do the exibitors offer reduced fair prices? I'm definitely on the lookout for a couple of LMU gold (bullion) pieces if the margins are low enough.
    Are exibitors willing to purchase as well? At melt/spot/competitive prices? If so I might bring some of the gold/silver I'm looking to let go.
    Sorry if my questions seem basic, but since this will be my first coin fair I'm just trying to set my expectations right.
    Thanx!
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    mezmer1411 got a reaction from ChrisSIlver in Numismata Coin Fair (Munich 03.2019.)   
    As the upcoming Numismata coin fair is fast approaching, (2nd and 3rd of March), I was wondering if there are frequent attendees here on the forum? This will be my first ever coin fair, and I have a potential shopping list and a couple of questions.
    What's the offer generally like? Among other things I'm looking for some more specific bullion silver pieces like 1oz Germania, Bhutan lunar series (BU Monkey!) etc.
    Can good deals be made, do the exibitors offer reduced fair prices? I'm definitely on the lookout for a couple of LMU gold (bullion) pieces if the margins are low enough.
    Are exibitors willing to purchase as well? At melt/spot/competitive prices? If so I might bring some of the gold/silver I'm looking to let go.
    Sorry if my questions seem basic, but since this will be my first coin fair I'm just trying to set my expectations right.
    Thanx!
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    mezmer1411 reacted to Vern in 3 x 10 oz Scottsdale Silver Stacker Bars (selling as one lot)   
    3 x 10 oz Scottsdale Silver Stacker Bars (prefer selling as one lot)
    £510 + £7.50 Special Delivery
    Bank transfer or Payal friends and family
    Only available for 24 hours on this site otherwise I shall let actions run on you know where
    Serial numbers will be different than our stock photo. All bars in top notch condition
    Message me if you want these
    Cheers Vern



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    mezmer1411 reacted to Martlet in Fraud?   
    Very fake.  Type face is wrong and in the ebay pictures the hair is wrong with lines too deep (common on fakes).  Too shiny for a bullion Krug too, while definitely not proof finish.  Also nose hooks down, I think they do this one deliberately so able to say its a copy for local law, a lot of fakes have an obvious flaw.
     
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    mezmer1411 reacted to BeeCee in 1oz Gold Britannia - Plea/Sale   
    Ladies and gents, I have for sale for you today a 1oz 2016 Gold Britannia.

    I purchased this coin recently, but I have since been offered a very good deal on another item that I really don't want to miss out on. However, unfortunately my manager didn't accept the excuse 'I need a pay rise to buy more silver and gold' as a valid reason to increase my salary... Thus, I am forced to sell my first gold bullion 😖

    What deal have you managed to acquire that has brought you to these lengths of selling your gold!? I hear you ask. Well... that ladies and gentlemen, I will happily follow up on, if I happen to sell this lovely coin.

    So, on that note... I am looking to sell this coin for £1030. Inlcuded in this price you get; 1x 1oz Gold Britannia (As pictured), 1x Quickslab Coin Capsule (Also as pictured), 1x Special Delivery (UK only) and finally, a follow up post of me showing my new goodies that this sale helped fund.

    Now, unfortunately I have a bit of a deadline and need to sell this coin by Wednesday. It would be nice to sell it to someone on here, but if needs must, I've accepted a local dealer is maybe my only option.

    I do think this is a good deal at present. This price means only a 1.5% premium!

    Payment wise, I can do PayPal or BACS. F&F on PayPal, but if your happy with the fees then G&S is equally fine by me. I understand I am relatively new to the forum, so I'm more than happy to go through BYB's intermediary sales service. As an added extra, I grant full permission to @BackyardBullion to give the entire contents of my February order (more than 65oz of silver!!) to the buyer in the event I do a runner. Granted, not quite as much as the 1oz of gold, but still a pretty hefty security deposit.

    So, on that rather long note (and possibly the longest sale post for one item yet!?), please feel free to get in touch with your interest. Be sure to know, you'll really be helping a Bullion Brother out by making this purchase... AND it's a good deal! 👍😊




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    mezmer1411 reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    @Cornishfarmer @Lea79 @augur @ilovesilverireallydo @KevinFlynn @eddi @mezmer1411 
    @SilverTanner @steve1905
    Hi, whilst you were all enjoying a nice long snooza, I managed to get the thread name changed with the assistance of @HelpingHands
    Decided to ditch the French ! I think we discussed this a while ago but never got round to doing it.
    Regards to all..
    Kook
     
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    mezmer1411 reacted to STONE in Silver mules   
    I had to look that one up, never heard of it.
    "For those unaware of the meaning of the term mule, it is described as a coin mistakenly created with the obverse die of one coin and the reverse die of another coin. The terms origin refers to the offspring of a male donkey and female horse. Mule coins are generally rare and worth more than standard versions.
    The two silver coins affected by the error are the 2014 £2 Britannia silver bullion coin and the 2014 £2 Lunar Year of the Horse silver bullion coin. The Royal Mint estimates that approximately 17,000 Britannia silver coins were struck with the obverse intended for the Lunar coin and approximately 38,000 Year of the Horse silver coins were struck with the obverse intended for the Britannia coin."
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    mezmer1411 reacted to StevenDS in Belgian silver Latin Monetary Union coins & pre-LMU   
    Glad you like it! Enjoy.
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    mezmer1411 got a reaction from StevenDS in Belgian silver Latin Monetary Union coins & pre-LMU   
    My coin arrived yesterday, what a beautiful piece! Thanks @StevenDS!
     


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    mezmer1411 reacted to StevenDS in Belgian silver Latin Monetary Union coins & pre-LMU   
    There is a difference for 1 or 2, because the 2nd one together with protection from damage during transport exceeds the weight bracket to a higher cost one.
    You will receive them in an air tite capsule, which also increases the weight, not much but enough to not remain in the lower bracket.
     
    SHIPPING COST FOR 1 COIN:
    For registered mail (incl online tracking), no additional insurance: € 10.
    For regular mail (no tracking), no signature of receipt, no additional insurance: € 5.
     
    SHIPPING COST FOR 2-6 COIN:
    For registered mail (incl online tracking), no additional insurance: € 15.
    For regular mail (no tracking), no signature of receipt, no additional insurance: € 9.
     
    SHIPPING COST FOR ALL COINS INCL FREE AIR TITE TUBE:
    For registered mail (incl online tracking), no additional insurance: € 25.
    For regular mail (incl online tracking), no signature of receipt, no additional insurance: € 17.
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    mezmer1411 reacted to MickD in Stagecoach 1 oz silver bars   
    Seven Stagecoach 1 oz silver bars, sealed (with the exception of one which has just been opened for weighing, slide test and measurements and another one which I tested when I bought them (but forgot I'd done so)).  Give away on fakes of these is a missing horse's leg.  Please feel free to carry out your own testing, any issues, fire them back at my cost.
    Bars can break into four quarters. Not sure how readily available these are in the UK, don't see an awful lot of them about.
    Asking £140 UK Special Delivery.
    Thanks for looking.
    Mick
     

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    mezmer1411 reacted to mr-dead in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    The dream

    The reality

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    mezmer1411 reacted to FoolzGold in Perth Mint Back to the Future 30th anniversary proof set   
    I am offering a mint boxed unopened example of the legendary Perth Mint Back to the Future 30th anniversary 1oz silver proof coin set.
    This was released in 2015 in a limited edition of 7,500 and sold out on the day of release.
    The coin itself is 1oz proof silver (Tuvalu). It is presented with a superb scale model of the Back to the Future DeLorean, complete with lighting effects.
    Price: 149 Euros (or £130).
    Shipping at cost to Europe (inc UK) 17 Euros (£15).
    For reference, an example of this set was sold on eBay.co.uk by The London Coin Company last week for £239.95.

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    mezmer1411 reacted to StackSellRepeat in LUCKY DIP COIN LOT 1 OZ   
    Mixture of 1 oz coins - SOLD each
     
    MEXICAN LIBS
    AMERICAN EAGLES
    MAPLES
    CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERIES
    PHILLS
    PANDAS
    BRITS
    ELEPHANTS SOMALI SHILLING
    FIJI TAKU
    SOME AUSTRALIAN ODDITIES  
     
     
    PLEASE NOTE * YOU WILL RECEIVE A RANDOM COIN FROM THE PICTURED LOT, PLEASE DON’T ASK FOR A SPECIFIC COIN BUT IF YOU PURCHASE MULTIPLE I WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU A MIXTURE OF MY CHOICE.... LET’S BE FAIR & GIVE EVERYONE A OPPORTUNITY OF RECEIVING SOMETHING DIFFERENT AYE  EVERY COIN HAS BEEN INDIVIDUALLY TESTED ON MY SIGMA BULLION TESTER ALL SOLID SILVER .999 or .9999 A FEW BRITANNIA SILVER GRADE COINS IN THEIR TOO.
     
    CONDITION - HAVEN’T CHECKED THEM INDIVIDUALLY SO ALL CLASSED AS BULLION BESIDES THE OBVIOUS PATINA WHICH CAN BE SEEN ON SOME IN THE PICTURE WHICH IS ACTUAL STOCK.
     
    YOU MAY ASK WHY IM SELLING THESE AT A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE & NOT FLOGGING THEM ON FEEBAY, I MAINLY TRADE WITH VINTAGE SILVER BARS ETC.... AS SOME OF YOU MAY ALREADY BE AWARE OF....  BUT OCCASIONALLY I COME ACROSS LARGE BULKS WHICH I OFFER TO THE COMMUNITY FOR A SMALL MARGIN OVER COST   
     
     
    Plus postage of your choice happy to combine, payments through bank transfer no exceptions thank you  

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    mezmer1411 reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    coin photography pushes the limits of technology as the dynamic range (dark to bright) usually maxes out the capabilities of the sensor, especially proof coins (hence the matte proofs in the past).
    in order to compensate for the shadow when photographing without a semitransparent mirror (to avoid the reflection/shadow of the lens/camera) you can play with the exposure to make use of the dynamic range the sensor has captured (the display can show even less than the sensor captures).
    to adequately capture a coin you would have to photograph through a semitransparent mirror and create a HDR (high dynamic range) picture to capture the brightest reflection to the darkest shadow but this requires an extensive setup and extensive post processing. I haven't yet risen to this challenge, so this is my shortcut 😊
     
    Phone of evil – the one with the bite on the forbidden fruit.
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    mezmer1411 got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    @Kookaburracollector thank you for some great advice.
    As I live in Croatia, most of the local dealers are familiar with the LMU coins, especially with the Austro-Hungarian ones as Croatia was a part of it back then.
    My plan atm is to attend Numismata coin fair in Munich (2nd and 3rd of March) - my first coin fair :). Looking forward to checking out some LMU coins in person there and probably picking up some. Although the buy/sell thread is really tempting me right now.
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    mezmer1411 reacted to KevinFlynn in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    I can only tell about late LMU Swiss Vreneli 20 Franken, and I am just into bullion, not a collector per se.
    These are among the most liquid coins I can trade in Germany. No problem to sell at a multitude of places.
    If you want to stack, as opposed to collect LMU coins, just have a look at what is offered around the country you live in. Pawn shops and local dealers offer a good indication about acceptance among the general populace. I am sure a suitable coin will present itself.
     
    I think I heard that in southern europe the Sovereign is really strong, I am not sure about south eastern europe though. And I would not want to derail the thread...
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    mezmer1411 reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Hi Mezmer,welcome to the forum and to this thread.
    To put your mind at rest...I don’t think you will have any problems selling any of the LMU coins, either on this forum (after you become known) or to a dealer...gold is gold at the end of the day, and these have become more collectible recently.
    22ct gold is also not a problem..most gold coins made are not 24ct, as this makes them too soft to go into circulation..they would not last very long at all.
    Regards to sovereigns - they will always be the most liquid of coins in any collection, as the collector base for these is huge. As much as I love, and personally prefer the 20 francs coins, I do not think they will ever compete with the popularity of the sovereigns.
    The big plus for me with these coins is they are relatively inexpensive to buy...you can pick them up for a little over spot if lucky.
    The only issue I can foresee is your location...not all sellers of coins on this forum are happy to sell into countries outside the UK, despite the fact you live in a beautiful country.
    Best of luck and enjoy the forum, suggest you spend some time looking through old posts to improve your knowledge.
    Regards @mezmer1411
    Kook
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    mezmer1411 reacted to KevinFlynn in Investing in Silver   
    Let me see, if I can formulate some basics...
    On coins and bars and value over melt
    . the buy and sell value of any precious metal item will be influenced by recognition and trust (any value over melt, that is)
    . to create that recognition value, precious metals are either put into specific form, like elaborate coins, whose design is in return guaranteed by the creator, or into bar form (basically just 'lumps of metal'), guaranteed by the brand of the producing company (can come certified, e.g. LBMA)
    . governmental minted coins may carry a higher trust factor than those of private mints, highly recognizable private mints will in return carry a higher trust factor than lesser known mints
    . recognition will also be influenced by your geographical region - some items will be easily recognized worldwide, while others may only be trusted regionally.
    . a precious metal coin, if not of historical and/or numismatic value, is basically just a round elaborately designed 'bar' - however precious metal coins are usually carrying a higher cost over spot than straight up bars to take into account the minting effort - however again this premium will usually be also reflected in the sales price
    . other than that in general the larger the amount of precious metal in a given item the smaller the premium over spot (not considering collector's items)
    . then there are items that carry a certain collector's value on top of the intrinsic metal value or general recognition or trust value - these may be straight collector's series items, like Queen's Beasts, or (australian) Lunar coins - anything with changing design and low mintage
    . or there may be historical pieces like former currency coins, going back to ancient greece (or even farther) - we're entering the field of numismatics here - or even specific bars (e.g. Rothschild bars)
    On coins specifically
    Bullion investor coins are basically not collector items per se, though they can turn out to be. And there are coins specifically targeting the collector's market.
    On selling precious metals
    The worst case scenario is always melt price, which may be down to 80% of spot. You will however always be able to realize that value at least. To realize a higher value you need to fulfill the criteria your potential buyers would set in regards to recognition and trust and collector's value. This is where your exit strategy comes in. If you are willing to settle for melt from the start (can be a plan), you just have to buy for weight, i.e. the most precious metal content for your money, which may include any non-seller at discount, silverware or just mishappen blobs of metal. You can however nearly guarantee more value by selecting and handling your precious metal items carefully. For example it is very unlikely that you will have to sell an unblemished government minted coin for melt. Likewise is is very unlikely that you will have to sell a Queen's Beasts Lion for spot (more likely a multiple of spot).
    The rest is down to your imagination of what could happen. Exchanging your fiat money for wealth preserving precious metals now to exchange back to a new currency after a crash is a good intent. If you think that society will turn out to be somewhat the same after a crash, you can also heavily go into collector's or numismatic items. If you are imagining a 'Mad Max' style apocalyptic world after a crash, you should better avoid anything that would draw additional value from being a luxury item (like collectibles).

    Please keep in mind that this is a very broad overview and there will be exceptions to the rule in any case.
     
     
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    mezmer1411 got a reaction from Abyss in Investing in Silver   
    In regards to places to buy silver from, I ordered a couple of times from European Mint and gs.be without any issues. I'm also new to all of this and gs.be has some quite interesting and worrying threads on here (to me Eva seems kinda like a celebrity by how often she gets mentioned).
    If you don't care too much about variety, I can recommend EU mint. Professional, fast delivery and solid support. They are my go-to, but gs.be has much more variety in their offering.