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  1. In the 2019 Spink 'Coins of England and the UK' the gradings go from F/VF/EF/UNC to F/VF/EF/BU around the 1820's the change being the BU grade... Asking around I've had different explanations for why this is. Is the BU literally the Sheldon MS65/66 and therefor no price for UNC grades or a mistake in the publication. Any light shed on this would be great...
  2. Hello fellow SilverForum members. I have just uploaded video No 7 to my new YouTube Channel showing an unboxing of sovereigns & gold Pandas just back from conservation and grading. Please can you take a look, like comment and hopefully subscribe. Here is the link to my channel. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC32DEmDzkaZCBTBVTDiYr0A Thanks for looking. Coin Struck
  3. I bought all these from various members and companies, I love Milky bullion as its often the cheapest way to buy silver to melt. And since I am on a very tight budget for my ACE BULLION hobby, I need to keep ALL cost to the absolute minimum.
  4. Dear friends. I hope that this is not too much of a self-advertisement, but I would like to introduce you to my YouTube channel. I have published a lot of videos on coins, bullion, grading, fake coins etc. on YouTube in German, but now I want to start a weekly video with English speaking news. Are you interested in what a fellow stacker from Germany has to say? Here you find a short introduction on my channel and myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtSH37grcnA Here is an overview on the German coin programme for 2019: https://youtu.be/2L82dTx9xGE Here is a sneak peek on the Kookaburra, Lunar and Somalia Elephant coins for 2019: https://youtu.be/WBD3AvZq37M Here is a report on a recent scandal of an 18 year old who managed to sell fake gold for 300.000 euros to a local bank: https://youtu.be/gk3wG2lPTx8 It is still very hard for me to be relaxed while speaking in a foreign language, but I supposed that I will get in the flow while shooting more and more videos. I will upload one English video per week and start subtitling the other German videos with English translations (I do a lot of grading videos, for example). Please let me know what you think of my YouTube activities ... and if you like them, please become my follower 🙂 Best wishes and greetings from Germany Sebastian
  5. Hi all, total novice to the group and to be honest forums!! Any help and advise would be welcomed, especially help with getting coins graded as I have been let down on my normal way of submitting.
  6. I have a coin (Australian naturally) graded by this service. I had not heard of it and from what I can see it did not last long. Has anyone heard of it? Was it well regarded or not - presumably not if it died a death. I am assuming it used the US Sheldon system of grading but does anyone know? Thanks
  7. Another coin I sent off in the same batch as my other Britannia coins was this 1998. 1998 is the first year of issue for the Britannia silver coins in the business strike or "mint state" version, a year after the introduction of the proof version in 1997. This is not one of the rarer dates in terms of mintages, but it is desirable as a first year of issue in a series. I bought it on eBay for a decent price, but had no idea what the results would be for a cross grade. As with the other coins in the submission, this coin was sent in for the modern tier NCS/NGC conservation and grading combination. This costs $28 as of this submission, but with the shipping cost, insurance, submission fee, this coin cost a little over $30 to grade. This is not a true "crossover" as it is not a PCGS slab, but NGC will remove a coin from an ICG slab if the waiver is signed with the submission. This coin, as you can see from the photos, came back an MS 68 in an NGC holder. the 1998 does have a population of 3 in MS 70 on the NGC census and a fair few in MS 69. I believe the MS 68 is a result of a stain near the queen's effigy in the field near the back of her head. It looks like a drop of water hit the coin, evaporated, and left a ring like you would see on a coffee table. It is very small and not that noticeable, but it could of course knock a coin down a grade. One thing to note about this, the ICG slab designated this coin as DCAM for deep cameo. This is not one of the coins that is recognized as having cameo with NGC because the fields are matte and the design is reflective. I've noticed on modern reverse proofs they also don't get a cameo designation. As with the other coins the original label was sent back to be in the flip used during the grading process, but unlike the other ones this flip had two NGC stickers on it. It isn't easy to see, but beneath the second sticker there is a SMS on the original label that NGC used. SMS is an acronym for Special Mint Strike that is usually given to US coins that aren't proof coins, aren't business strike coins, but have a nice matte finish on them like this coin. Again, this doesn't add any value to the coin, but it was interesting to see the process that NGC first assigned the wrong designation - probably because of the ICG label showing the DCAM designation - and then at some point a grader or conservationist corrected it. Well SIlver Forum, what do you think about this coin, is it a grading success or failure?
  8. Continuing with my submission to NGC, I submitted two 2010 Britannia Silver 1 ounce coins that were holdered in ANACS MS 70 slabs. These coins were submitted as modern conservation, a tier that combines the conservation and grading costs to $28 total, and NGC will remove the coin from the holder, but will not honor them as a cross-grade like PCGS holders. I've received them back in the NGC holders, and have photos posted below. I was pleasantly surprised that one came back an MS 70 in the NGC holder as popular opinion is that these come back a grade lower. Even the MS 69 is a victory to me considering the price I paid for that coin. Total, the MS 69 cost me a little over $67 which includes the grading fees. I highly doubt I could get an NGC graded MS 69 2010 on an auction website or from another collector for that price. I'm hesitant to think there is an advantage in buying ANACS coins and then submitting them for NGC grades, since I have other examples I will post that didn't turn out as well. However, a good deal on a coin is a good deal regardless of the holder it seems. Side note! I really like how NGC sends back the original ANACS label in a flip as well. It is not worth anything necessarily, and I doubt it matters to most people, but I really enjoy seeing the "history" of that specific coin from probably a raw coin to an ANACS holder and on to an NGC one now in my possession. Silver Forum members let me know what you think!
  9. Well the coins finally came back today! I was very excited to sign for and open this box from NGC and I will post the remaining successes and disappointments from this submission in the coming weeks as there are "themes" to my submission. I posted last week about two coins I really enjoy having in my collection and showed images of them - as purchased - in their ANACS yellow holders. See the link embedded in this topic. The first was a 2013 50P SS Gairsoppa Britannia coin which was graded MS 67 and the second was a 2014 50P SS Gairsoppa Britannia graded MS 69. Some mentioned the ANACS grades tend to come in one step lower (I would expect an MS 66 and MS 68 respectively) when submitted to NGC. I'm very pleased that this was not the case with these coins! The 2013 came back an MS 68 DPL - a full grade above the ANACS holder and with the Deep Proof Like designation. The 2014 came back an MS 69 same as it went in and also with the desirable DPL designation. Aside from the grading results making me very pleased with my original purchase, I wanted to post that I submitted these as NCS/NGC combined modern tier coins. They are conserved and graded in this selection for the price of $28 each. Another added benefit...the NGC holders allow me to better see the edge of the coin showing off their thickness (reminds me of a chunky silver pound coin) and the edge lettering with the shipwreck's name. Enjoy the photos!
  10. A few weeks ago I put together a package to submit coins to NGC. I haven't received the coins back, but I have checked the status and see the coins have been finalized and graded. Below are two of the coins I sent in. One 2013 1/4 ounce silver Britannia and one 2014 1/4 ounce silver Britannia. What's unique about these coins other than their small size and limited mintage is that they are made with silver from a famous shipwreck, the SS Gairsoppa. There's edge lettering on the coins indicating this. I was hesitant to purchase these coins at first since they're in ANACS holders and I trust NGC and PCGS grades a bit more. However, I love the Britannia coins and these were so different and unique that I was drawn to them. I would be curious what forum members think will happen grade wise to these coins. Thoughts on ANACS? These coins and how they'll grade? Or, what about these coins in general, something forum members like? Thanks!
  11. Benmm669

    Grading

    Hi there just been watching some videos on YouTube and wondering wht are the benifits of grading thank you
  12. I have 2 gold Euro coins from 2003, both are to celebrate 1 year of the Euro. One is a French 20 euro coin and the other is a Spanish 200 euro. What I would like to know is, does anyone collect Euro commemoratives? Both coins are gold proof, if there is a market out there, would I just be wasting money getting them graded or would I cover my costs on resale? Curious to know peoples opinions, thank you.
  13. As I am still quite new to all this silver stuff another question if I may. How do you, well I, know when a coin, and what type of coin, is worth grading. It seems to me that Silver Eagle and Maples are not really worth it as there are so many out there and they don't go up in value if they are in a slab that much more. Britannia's on the other hand maybe be a better bet? If so start of with those that are still in the mint packing? Any help would be nice.
  14. Hi all, I have a 1999 1oz Silver Britannia that seems to be in its original mint seal. The coin looks in perfect condition. I was wondering whether or not I should sent it away to be graded, I've heard that these are quite rare in good condition. Also, how much would it be to get a coin graded? Cheers.