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I'd vote for the St Gaudens!

I picked up a graded ms64 one for £1200. I don't know how much you paid for that but it looks in excellent condition (from afar). Is it under consideration for grading or are you just considering it bullion? If you got it close to £1000 then even an ms63 or ms64 could add £200 in value to it.

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10 minutes ago, metallica73 said:

I'd vote for the St Gaudens!

I picked up a graded ms64 one for £1200. I don't know how much you paid for that but it looks in excellent condition (from afar). Is it under consideration for grading or are you just considering it bullion? If you got it close to £1000 then even an ms63 or ms64 could add £200 in value to it.

Do you know, I have no idea whether I will grade it or not. I got it for £980 all in so it is very cheap bullion in my mind. Pre-33 gold has gone out of favour a bit recently, but maybe one day it will have a resurgence.

I am pretty sure this coin will be featured next week so we will be able to see it up close and personal and then maybe we can decide if it is worth grading!

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Super coin for such a low % over spot - I still reckon you could flip it for £100 more than you picked it up for to the right buyer easily.

I'd bow to those with more knowledge about not grading it and indeed just from the picture you can see wear on the leg as one of your commenters mentioned.

I think you need an MS64 to add £200 in value and i'm not sure it would get that.

To me as a history buff coins like this and the Mexican Gold are so much nicer to have than modern 1oz bullion.

 

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The 2018 Kook is a stunning coin, nice to see it featured (what it means for the series is another matter imvho - being incongruous in design is only the start, for me).

Nevertheless, absolutely lovely! Fair play for handling it, but I wouldn't myself - goals may change, so why not keep it absolutely pristine, it gives you another possible option in future if you ever need/wish to cash it in (?).

Also I've never, ever heard of milk spotting with Kooks until now. AFAIK the Roos are the only Perth Mint coins that are just 'chucked out' and regularly have problems (my recent 2017 tube arrived 'toned' already somehow). I wouldn't accept it from the dealer myself, but I guess with goldsilber you get what you're given, to a point, and if the bullion price was still cheap 'enough' why not? Very nice to have such a large coin you can handle and play with without worrying :)

Right, onto the Sov vid!

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35 minutes ago, kimchi said:

The 2018 Kook is a stunning coin, nice to see it featured (what it means for the series is another matter imvho - being incongruous in design is only the start, for me).

Nevertheless, absolutely lovely! Fair play for handling it, but I wouldn't myself - goals may change, so why not keep it absolutely pristine, it gives you another possible option in future if you ever need/wish to cash it in (?).

Also I've never, ever heard of milk spotting with Kooks until now. AFAIK the Roos are the only Perth Mint coins that are just 'chucked out' and regularly have problems (my recent 2017 tube arrived 'toned' already somehow). I wouldn't accept it from the dealer myself, but I guess with goldsilber you get what you're given, to a point, and if the bullion price was still cheap 'enough' why not? Very nice to have such a large coin you can handle and play with without worrying :)

Right, onto the Sov vid!

It really is just bullion to me and as it is likely to be held for 25 years or so it will probably tone up and not be perfect anyway. If you wanted it to be perfect then it needs to be slabbed, but even then it won't guarantee perfection.

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4 minutes ago, BackyardBullion said:

It really is just bullion to me and as it is likely to be held for 25 years or so it will probably tone up and not be perfect anyway. If you wanted it to be perfect then it needs to be slabbed, but even then it won't guarantee perfection.

Not perfection but Perth Mint premium coins like Kooks simply don't milk unless mistreated afaik, they shouldn't arrive like that from a dealer! Just mvho, which is probably just as valid as my 'poop hole' (as the saying goes!) so I'm sure we can agree to disagree there :)

So striking on the Sov is the difference in colour due to the alloy, the only thing you didn't mention! Otherwise brilliant suff - I learned two or three important new things about these thanks to this vid! :) 

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1 minute ago, kimchi said:

Not perfection but Perth Mint premium coins like Kooks simply don't milk unless mistreated afaik, they shouldn't arrive like that from a dealer! Just mvho, which is probably just as valid as my 'poop hole' (as the saying goes!) so I'm sure we can agree to disagree there :)

So striking on the Sov is the difference in colour due to the alloy, the only thing you didn't mention! Otherwise brilliant suff - I learned two or three important new things about these thanks to this vid! :) 

My limited researching (i.e. Wikipedia) was not enough to say what the difference in alloy was. I might do a follow up on old Vs new gold coins at some point in the future.

In my defense I was quite rushed to get that video filmed, edited and uploaded as I am working on a set of very special Christmas Eve weekend videos 😉

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Hi, 

the plan at the moment is to keep the series as a micro mintage. I'm more focused on the creative process than mass production so I don't think I'll make more than 100 of each design.

thanks for the interest & really glad you like them 

FM.

http://fossilmetals.co.uk

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18 minutes ago, Fossilmetals said:

Hi, 

the plan at the moment is to keep the series as a micro mintage. I'm more focused on the creative process than mass production so I don't think I'll make more than 100 of each design.

thanks for the interest & really glad you like them 

FM.

http://fossilmetals.co.uk

Sent you a message on your website

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