seXes reacted to Bullionbilly in 🎅 Christmas Prize Draw 🎅
PRIZE LIST SO FAR - IN DRAW ORDER. FOR FULL DESCRIPTION PLEASE READ THROUGH THE THREAD. THANKS !
3 OZ FORUM ROUND , @augur
1 OZ GILT MAPLE, @augur
1 OZ GHANA 100 CEDIS, @augur
SMALL COLLECTORS PACK, @FFkook
2016 GOLD BU SOVEREIGN, @CadmiumGreen
LANDMARKS OF BRITON 3 COINS , @terakris
MIXED LOT, SEE PAGE 10 , @AgD
T.B.C , @kimchi
1g GOLD BAR , @mr-dead
£50 NOTE & LOTTO TICKET , @Tn21
100g Bar , @zeusss4
100g Metalor bar with cert , @jonrms
2 x 1 oz gilded & coloured , @TheBeast
Very nice slab box, @fehk2001
2 x canadian predators @ZatStackz
£50 cash or paypal , @dicker
Old Trafford Package , @StackingItAll
10oz Beast Box, @Marko
3oz pick of BYB'S Goodies , @BackyardBullion
2 oz mix , @ilovesilverireallydo
2oz coin , @rob6
2 x 1oz coins , @Bullionaire
Perth proof coin , @silversurf
2 x 2016 brits , @AuricGoldfinger
2 x 1oz coins , @zittergie
£50 Britannia , @sgcoins
MS70 Perth swan , @MickD
A " very mixed " lot , @GrahamDiamond
Mixed lot , @h103efa
2 x 1oz rounds , @Skelator88
1 x 1/10th gold eagle , @Lr103
1 x 1oz polish round , @kiskelo
1 x 100g BYB bar , @Xander
1/4 gold Queens Beast Walnut box , @Alun
2oz Falcon OR bull , @Mike
2011 Brit in mint packaging , @Keenstacker
3 x Nanjing notes, @Scuzzle
£50 Nike voucher , @Nick1368
2 x silver proof £1 coins , @Jimmock
1g gold maple , @GeorgeWoodall
Full collectors 10p set @daz
4 x £5 coins + nice coin box @Goldmick
2 x 1oz coins , @Cornishfarmer
1oz spider man coin , @Trumar
1.5oz maple , @JSILVER
2 x 1oz coins + £8's worth of scratch cards, @Ryan
3 x 1oz coins , @Piggybank
1oz High relief coin , @ChrisSIlver
1oz reverse proof Noble , @airmac
5oz bar , @mr1030
100g BYB Bar, @gsimpson
2 x 1oz maples , @evende
5 coin mixed lot , @Pampfan
1oz kook , @creative
1oz Brit , @Stats
1oz coin + secret bonus ! , @seXes
£25 paypal , @Abyss
3 x 1oz pick of coins or bars , @SilverStan
2.5 oz mix , @Stuart7
2oz QB & £10 Cash , @Quicksilver
3 x Vintage coins , @PansPurse
2017 Rooster , @caloundracats
Armenian Ark 2015 , @AlphaBeast
2017 Rooster , @blackadder
Pre 1965 lot , @JBstacker3181
3 coin mixed lot , @dutchman
£40 Amazon voucher , @mustynewb
Perth croc 1oz , @Spanishsilver
2 x 10th libertads , @GARYTHEMAN
1 x 1oz koala with privvy , @Deputydog
Mixed lot , @MintageSeller
TBC , @jultorsk
£20 longest reigning monarch coin , @MickD
2oz Queens beast, @smiddy28
Mixed lot , @Madstacks
1oz coin TBC , @Csaba
seXes got a reaction from Lowlow in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT
I ended up with 7804SEK. I have 1486SEK in coins I have trouble deposit into the banks. Within this or next month I will have a new bank, so think it will be easier.
So far I have spent 2655SEK on a gold bar, and the rest plus some on numismatic silver coins, mostly Mexican and German ones.
seXes got a reaction from kimchi in Kookaburra F15 Privy
What I can find is this.
F15 = Fabulous 15 is a "Silver Coin program".
Small notice on Perth mint blogg:
2014 it appers to be the Kangaroo. 2014 Australia 1 oz Proof Silver Kangaroo (F15 Privy)
Here you find there is a F12 also.
seXes reacted to mr-dead in Royal Mint - VIP tour review
Attended the behind the scenes Royal Mint tour yesterday, was due to take the wife but she was stuck with other commitments so took my 10yr old daughter instead (day off school for educational purposes).
Started the day at 09:00 meeting with my account manager and had some free tea & coffee + pastries.
We were then introduced to the artist that created the "landmarks of britain" and the poppy coins (modelled on a poppy from his mothers garden on the aniversary of her death) amoungst other coins, he talked us through and showed us the process on how he creates the coins based on photos he took all over the country. They are then modelled in clay on a disc approx 15cm, after which a plaster cast is taken where more detail can be added and mistakes corrected. A plaster cast of the plaster cast is then taken with additional details added + mistakes corrected. This process is then repeated until he his happy with the result. The final piece is then scanned using a laser taking up to 24 hrs to digitise the piece.
We were then taken to the closed to the public Royal Mint museum. We were allowed some hands on time with some old coin hammering tools before being taken through the history of the original mint + shown an old cupboard that used to reside in Sir Issac Newton's office. Then on to the fun bit. Rows and rows of 5 shelf units with small wooden cabinets on each shelf filled with slide out trays. Each tray was loaded with museum quality coins of every shape and description you can imagine. Tray after tray of gold coins from slaters, to super rare guineas and sovereigns inc. Edward VIII that were not officially issued due to his abdication (worth over £500k a sov and they had a full set 😜) + some 1933 pennys (worth about £72k) @Numistacker would have been in his element. We were shown gold coins from each monarch from old hammered coins, to screw pressed gold coins and how the detail and process evolved over the ages. All the coins were just sitting loose in the wooden trays, no capsules or glass covers so you could a really close up look but no touching allowed
We were also shown the original hand sketched drawing the artist created in about 5 minutes of Edward VIII in readiness for his new currency and how he was particuarly vain and faced the wrong direction as dictated by protocol as he wanted to show the parting in his hair to make the image more interesting (this was followed by several monarchs afterwards to cover up his vanity).
After this we then had a buffet dinner provided inc. a selection of sandwiches, mini pies, chicked satay sticks, deserts etc.
We then met with the mint production manager and he tooks us through the mint layout, what each section does from the foundry creating the metals through to the presses.
We then had a tour of the current operation. We were shown around the 240 tonne press used to create 1kg gold coins and the recent olymic medals. For some reason there were several Queen's Beast monster boxes strewn around the floor in this room with "Do Not Move" signs stuck to them.
My daughter struck her own silver proof £2 britannia coin (gold plated silver external ring with a silver inner) this will be framed with her picture and a signed letter from the Chief Exec which we should receive some time next week. This wasn't a freebie, its was £165 for the silver or you could strike your own Piedfort sovereign for £825.
We skipped the last part of the tour "the royal mint experience" as this bit is open to the public and I had to get back to pick the wife up from work but we will go back and cover this off soon.
Another bonus was building some contacts in the mint. Where some coins are listed as sold out but they end up with some extra in stock they are no longer permitted to list them for sale but offer them on a personal basis at retail price. After having a chat with my account manager and giving her a list of the sort of coins I am interested in I got an email yesterday afternoon offering me a 2017 £5 sovereign at list price which ill grab as its a no brainer
In summary, highly recommended if you get the chance if you like history or just looking at trays of gold coins worth silly money. Those involved in the tour from the museum guide to the shop floor press operators really knowing their stuff and have a passion for what they do.
Some stock pictures as you are not allowed to take pictures within the building:
seXes reacted to CutOfJib in 2018 Niue S$5 Antiqued Goddesses Nike And Victoria Coin NGC MS70AN FR W/ OMP/COA - 500 Mintage
For sale here is the pictured 2018 Niue Nike and Victoria 2oz Antiqued silver coin, first issue of Niue's new Strong and Beautiful Goddesses series. This coin is rendered in stunning high relief with gilded accents
The coin has a mintage of only 500 pieces and has been graded a Perfect MS 70 Antiqued by NGC and has been given the distinction of First Releases, along with the special blue label that goes along with that. At this time NGC shows a total population of 18 coins at MS 70 from this release.
Original mint box and COA will ship with the coin. Asking $700 shipped, OBO. Feel free to DM me with offers.
seXes reacted to augur in A VERY special gift from a Silver Forum Member!
You are giving so much to The Silverforum when running those group orders or pouring those bars and the amount of energy you put into your YouTube channel is beyond belief. I figured you deserved a little something.
So don't thank me, we have you to thank!
seXes got a reaction from richatthecroft in A mix of Silver coins
With Swedish post.
Traceable up to 250g 120 SEK £9,65
Traceable up to 1kg 180 SEK £14,5
Track and Insured up to 250g 135 SEK value up to 2000 SEK
They do not allow shipping of Currency or unprocessed PM. So they will only insure bars and rounds. Not like Lunar II. If I read the terms correct.
A normal 100g letter is 30 SEK £2,45
seXes reacted to ChrisSIlver in Please reply via the forum
Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.