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    whuamai reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    1880 Venezuela 20 Bolivares 


    2nd year of issue since Venezuela joined the LMU in 1879. There were 3 variants: 18 apart, 18 clos and 88 tight. This one is probably 18 close and 88 tight? 

    And it is also a 1 over 1 and 8 over 8 but that seems to be standard for this year. 
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    whuamai got a reaction from Gildeon in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Dinara Serbia Milan I, 1 year Type 300k Mintage
    10 Bolivares Venezuela 1930, 1 year type, from 500k minted only 50k have been released. The rest is part of Venezuelas gold reserve. 
     


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    whuamai reacted to Bdean316 in European Coins Thread   
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    whuamai reacted to Nick1368 in World Gold Fractionals   
    Thanks for the lovely Pahlavi coin, it arrived safe and secure from Germany to London this morning, I am very pleased with the coin and the price I paid for it.
    Good luck with the sales.
    Nick 
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    whuamai reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Third time lucky...!!!
    The first 1879 20 francs coin I bought from France,was returned as it was junk grade!
    The second 1879.....................I bought from France, is still lost in West Africa!!!
    Congratulations 😃 here go to ATS Bullion, who have sourced me one, and an 1871, and they have arrived! (Anchor, not barred anchor)

     

    I think it’s worth giving ATS Bullion a bit of a special mention here....
    I have used them in the past, and their customer service has been better than ANY other dealer I have used.
    The above two coins only cost about 6% over spot plus postage...for UK buyers that knocks seven bells out of the big dealers over here!
    The best bit..I emailed them a ‘coins wanted list’ last year, and they kept it...! I got an email out of the blue asking if I still wanted the coins on the list, as they now have some in stock..what fantastic customer service.
    I have now sent a revised list to them and a big thank you 😊.
    Its not often I give a free plug to a dealer but on this occasion they deserve it..
    https://www.atsbullion.com/
     
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    whuamai got a reaction from Silvergun in Half Guinea 1801 George III   
    Half Guinea 1801 George II
    Minted only from 1801 to 1803
    Weighs 4,15 grams of .916 gold
    condition as on pictures
    Price:  320 Euros   300 Euros
    added: free insured shipping worldwide included

     
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    whuamai got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Half Guinea 1801 George III   
    Half Guinea 1801 George II
    Minted only from 1801 to 1803
    Weighs 4,15 grams of .916 gold
    condition as on pictures
    Price:  320 Euros   300 Euros
    added: free insured shipping worldwide included

     
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    whuamai reacted to StackSellRepeat in Rare Johnson Matthey 1 Kilo Silver Bar   
    Vintage Cast/Poured bars are unique just like diamonds you’ll never find two that are the same, The circles are possibly the spot where the molten hot silver first touched while being poured in the mould or air trying to escape which left a circle shape similar to air bubbles. Each bar will look different even if 1000+ bars where poured in the same mould as they'll have differences in pour lines,shape of the bar etc...
     
    Hence one of the reasons why Cast/Poured bars have increased in popularity with collectors/stackers.
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    whuamai reacted to sixgun in Gold Spread Calculation   
    The spread is the difference between the buying and selling price.
    The formula you have is the spread as a percentage of the buying price.
    It is simple arithmetic.
    There are no other methods or standards used.
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    whuamai got a reaction from Nick1368 in World Gold Fractionals   
    coin which was shown is sold
     
     
     
     
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    whuamai got a reaction from 4thelongrun in What to buy. ?   
    Since you want to pass them to the familiy some day, and the risk is high that they don't apreciate them and gonna sell them I would suggest to buy PM without VAT , with low premium and high acceptance. So either standard bullions or bullion sovereigns...because collectors value would probably don't get realised when selling....
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    whuamai got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in At what point do you stop buying?   
    yea we got quite a competition which brings us good prices  But I also order alot from other EU countries. 
    For example all the replies in the LMU thread  about 20 Francs angels various years....people wanting them... I can get loads of them for 3-4 Euros over spot....
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    whuamai got a reaction from Ansel in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Zlotych Poland 1925
    1 year type, 27.240 Mintage 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in At what point do you stop buying?   
    very interesting question. I always set myself limits...for example I don't want to buy when gold is over 36 EUR/Gramm , 1120 EUR/ounce, which equals to about 955 Pounds...
    But I always see nice coins and continue buying...
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    whuamai got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Dinara Serbia Milan I, 1 year Type 300k Mintage
    10 Bolivares Venezuela 1930, 1 year type, from 500k minted only 50k have been released. The rest is part of Venezuelas gold reserve. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Dinara Serbia Milan I, 1 year Type 300k Mintage
    10 Bolivares Venezuela 1930, 1 year type, from 500k minted only 50k have been released. The rest is part of Venezuelas gold reserve. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    20 Dinara Serbia Milan I, 1 year Type 300k Mintage
    10 Bolivares Venezuela 1930, 1 year type, from 500k minted only 50k have been released. The rest is part of Venezuelas gold reserve. 
     


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    whuamai reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    The little red book Monnais Francaises has arrived (unlike my 20 Francs!) and is a very good reference guide. The engraver listing is not as detailed as the one I posted earlier though, so I suspect that page might be from a later edition.

    The format of the book after that, is a detailed list of all French coinage in denomination order from 1 centime upwards. The mintages of each coin by year is also provided..see example page below..
     

    For £8.49 including postage from France 🇫🇷 it’s well worth it, if only to have lying around on a coffee table!! 😂 
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    whuamai got a reaction from Fastnick in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just got these two from my lcs. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just got these two from my lcs. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just got these two from my lcs. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just got these two from my lcs. 
     


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    whuamai got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just got these two from my lcs. 
     


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    whuamai reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Little addition: 1946 Liechtenstein 20 Franc
     


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    whuamai reacted to Kookaburracollector in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    I am hoping the book contains details of the French engravers and their marks...I came across a very poor photo on my internet travels the other day, and have a hunch it came from this book.
     

     
    Depending on how extensive the list of engravers is, it might be my next collecting project...a coin from each engraver after the revolution of 1789!
    Still waiting to receive the1879 20 Francs Genie I bought on 1st of March...unfortunately, Colissimo (French post) in there wisdom, appear to have sent it to Abidjan 😞 ..to save you looking it up it’s in THE IVORY COAST!!!!!
    The only saving grace is the dealer if currently being very good about it, and did insure the coin 😃