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59 minutes ago, SilverPanFan said:

 Here is my 1959 Great Britain 1 Sov in MS64 "graded" by NGC. Would you sovereign experts please tell me if this is really from the pictures

IMO Definitely. The coin looks good and there are marks on the obverse that match with the picture on the NGC certification.

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3 hours ago, sovereignsteve said:

IMO Definitely. The coin looks good and there are marks on the obverse that match with the picture on the NGC certification.

Thanks @sovereignsteve. I know also some people take the numbers of real NGC slabs and post them online and sell fake coins on eBay. I was lucky to get it at a what I think is a good deal, not great. That will be my last coin purchase for now as I need to save up for other things. Was the sovereign an actual denomination or has it always been "bullion"?

 


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@sovereignsteve Is it a young head?

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2 hours ago, SilverPanFan said:

Thanks @sovereignsteve. I know also some people take the numbers of real NGC slabs and post them online and sell fake coins on eBay. I was lucky to get it at a what I think is a good deal, not great. That will be my last coin purchase for now as I need to save up for other things. Was the sovereign an actual denomination or has it always been "bullion"?

 


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@sovereignsteve Is it a young head?

The sov had and still has a denomination of £1 and back in the day was used in day to day life not sure when people stopped using @sovereignsteve might know that one his knowledge is second to none with sov's 

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7 hours ago, SilverPanFan said:

Was the sovereign an actual denomination or has it always been "bullion"?

yes in the 19th century, and early 20th, a sovereign was a £1 coin in circulation. Although £1 coins won't have been used much in everyday transactions as it was a lot of money.

Not sure when it ceased to circulate, certainly by WW1 gold was increasingly difficult to get and banknotes were being used. The price of gold would have been an issue then as well, and the UK had to send a lot of it to the USA to pay war loans etc

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7 hours ago, SilverPanFan said:

 Is it a young head?

No, it's the first QE2 effigy engraved by Mary Gillick. I suppose you could refer to it as a QE2 young head, maybe it will be so in years to come.

The young head refers to the first effigy of Victoria starting in 1838 and used until 1887

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1 hour ago, sovereignsteve said:

No, it's the first QE2 effigy engraved by Mary Gillick. I suppose you could refer to it as a QE2 young head, maybe it will be so in years to come.

The young head refers to the first effigy of Victoria starting in 1838 and used until 1887

@sovereignsteveI like that design a lot. I don't understand the fascination with Elizabeth II. We don't put one president on all of our money in the US so it odd to me. 

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British currency rules dictate that all legal tender show the current monarch on the coins.  Our sovereigns are sovereigns for life. They are not voted in for a term of office.

When the Queen has had her day, Charles will be the new monarch and will continue to do so until his day is up. Then it will be William, then George.

It's called a monarchy. 

History is a subject worth understanding.

 

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2 hours ago, Sovereign said:

2005 proof sov and half raw for grading 

2005 proof sov PF69 

2015 proof sovereign PF70 thank you @Clens92 👍

5oz silver thank you @MrScottsdale 👍

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Thank you for the 👍 glad you like your Terracotta Warrior. Your welcome 🙂

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26 minutes ago, Rugbyplayer said:

Today I received this stunning Scottsdale 5oz cast bar courtesy of @MrScottsdale, great addition to my stack!

Arrived within 48 hours of payment (paid on a Sunday) and was perfectly packaged. Thanks for that. 

Looking forward to adding more...... 

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Glad you like it and thank you ☺

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