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2 minutes ago, Gordon said:

 

I just got this today. A 1820 gold half sovereign coin with a mintage of just 35,000. Any guesses on what it might grade ?

 

I wouldn’t worry too much about the grade.  What’s not to like? 

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On 14/06/2018 at 01:02, richatthecroft said:

I have been patiently waiting to strike and bag one of these SS Gairsoppa 10oz Bars at a reasonable price. 

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I scored one without the box and COA for £150 a little while ago from a scrap dealer. Basters had out a nick in it to cut to check the purity :( But still pretty cool. 

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42 minutes ago, PansPurse said:

Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

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Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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If I knew you was collecting these @PansPurse I would have give you a shout a I cashed in about £100 worth at the bank last week but doing a big bank run on Wednesday so if there are any that your after just send me a pm 👍

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5 hours ago, AgD said:

If I knew you was collecting these @PansPurse I would have give you a shout a I cashed in about £100 worth at the bank last week but doing a big bank run on Wednesday so if there are any that your after just send me a pm 👍

Any chance I could jump in on that offer as well? :)

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10 hours ago, JunkBond said:

First of two coins purchased from respected forum member @Paul

1924 $20 Dollar St Gaudens. It is safe to say this coin has blown me away!

Paul is a top fella to deal with.

 

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I just received a BU 1908 St Gaudens a couple weeks ago, and they are magnificent coins in hand.  Congrats!

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57 minutes ago, ilovesilverireallydo said:

Photos of my bargain Gairsoppa bar. See the nick they took out of it.

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:o WTF, why couldnt they have taken it from the back of the bar where it wouldnt be so noticable, or drill a small hole in it that could be filled with silver, I wouldnt let those butchers touch anything of mine.

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1 minute ago, SILVERFINGER said:

:o WTF, why couldnt they have taken it from the back of the bar where it wouldnt be so noticable, or drill a small hole in it that could be filled with silver, I wouldnt let those butchers touch anything of mine.

Yeah sadly they do this a LOT. Completely ruined two gorgeous Portugal Escudo coins. Would have been worth £100 each if they hadn’t acid tested.. however I get to pick up cheap Silver often enough won’t complain 😂

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5 minutes ago, ilovesilverireallydo said:

Yeah sadly they do this a LOT. Completely ruined two gorgeous Portugal Escudo coins. Would have been worth £100 each if they hadn’t acid tested.. however I get to pick up cheap Silver often enough won’t complain 😂

 

Ahh so you buy them like this, they dont do it to stuff you already own then, that aint too bad if thats the case as you know what you are getting then.

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No it is definitely a proof, I have the cupronickel version already so can compare, the picture is poor and the coin has been handled quite a bit but the coin shows frosting etc, I've already done the magnet test and the weighed the coin.

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925 Silver proof vs Cupronickel

 

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925 Silver Proof

 

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Cupronickel

 

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Just now, Provvidenza said:

No it is definitely a proof, I have the cupronickel version already so can compare, the picture is poor and the coin has been handled quite a bit but the coin shows frosting etc, I've already done the magnet test and the weighed the coin.

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925 Silver proof vs Cupronickel

 

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925 Silver Proof

 

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Cupronickel

 

Good stuff - I can see the proofiness in the new pics.

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I have an original kicking around somewhere in mint condition (the cupro one) and it does not look anything like that silver one, in colour or quality, very nice coin didnt realise they ever made a silver version, now my wife has a sterling silver necklace frame with one of the cupro coins in kicking around somewhere.

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