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  1. Hello people, I am new to the Silver Forum so I hope this is the correct place to be posting this. I came across some coins that I'm looking to purchase, however, I am questioning whether they are real or not. This is one of the coins in question (https://www.powercoin.it/en/europe/3353-black-bull-queen-beasts-gilded-2-oz-silver-coin-5-united-kingdom-2018.html?search_query=gilded&results=99). The 2oz Silver Gilded Queen's Beasts. There are a few things that make me question the validity of these coins; 1.) I have contacted the Royal Mint themselves to ask if they produce this variant of the 2oz Silver Queen's Beast & they informed me that they do not. 2.) I have contacted Powercoin.it directly, via email, Instagram, & Facebook. But I haven't had a reply yet but, the Facebook messenger shows that the message has been seen. It has been less than 24hrs though. I do remember Backyard Bullion doing a video reviewing some of their products a while back, so I do think that they're a legitimate company, but this product is raising some red flags for me! 3.) All the 2oz Silver Gilded Queen's Beast that they offer are the same price £87.27 (at the time of writing this), which seems odd to me, as a coin like, The Griffin for example shouldn't be the same price as the most recent release, The Falcon. To my understanding a Gilded coin means that a thin layer of gold is applied to a section(s) of the coin & so this would make the value of the coin increase, however, I have found The Griffin online for between £60 - £90, & The Falcon between £40 - £45. So the increase in price for the gilded coins doesn't seem to be enough for The Griffin & too much for The Falcon in my opinion, am I wrong in thinking this? *Prices taken from EBay. 4.) Within the 'specifications' section it states that the only metal used is Silver, no Gold is mentioned. 5.) I can't find these coins on any other website, not even on a site that mentions that they're 'out of stock'. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I look forward to discussing this with you all!
  2. Forgot to say it did fail the Acid test, I suspect it's nickle . PS I hate trolls. Almost EVERY VIDEO I get 1 instant thumbs down. Anyone know how I can find out who it is.
  3. Found this Ebay seller has several items, all of which look dodgy. Some of them incredibly so...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1912-GEORGE-V-FULL-22-CARAT-GOLD-SOVEREIGN-ROYAL-MINT-INVESTMENT-Mounted-ANTIQUE/142748090427?hash=item213c73003b:g:YW4AAOSw9INax6uu Some of the horror items from the same seller.
  4. Hi, I found this 1800 u.s coin from my grandmother's safe. However there is one problem. As soon as I saw this coin it looked fake. I don't know much about it and I would like your opinions on it. Thanks. (I can only upload one picture of coin to see the other check my other post)
  5. Heads up for those of you collecting these, not sure where he got it from but if buying from eBay have your wits about you. He does the decent thing though, and fires it out a cannon...
  6. ok slightly provocative title, I don't mean China as a nation. More the fakes coming out of China. I've often heard experienced people making the point that fake coins coming from China are becoming more realistic and better quality. If any of you have seen this video from CyberCurtainTwitcher where he compares a fake 2013 silver Panda with a real one, save for the heavy embossing they look pretty damn close to the real one. Of course, with the right equipment you can judge a fake by measuring weight, thickness etc but the question is whether in the future the fakes are so close to the real ones (both aesthetically and in weight/thickeness) that without melting the coin down or showering it in nitric acid then few will be able to tell the difference. Other factors to consider for producing fake coins are that the metals used are too heavy or that they don't give that distinctive "ring" when dropped but I'm just putting it out there as a discussion that I think we should consider - and that is around the liquidity of what we collect.