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  1. If trying to preserve condition then yes. Otherwise no.
  2. Also worth looking at older coins as they will have stabilised and are unlikely to change beyond the normal gradual toning. Newer silver coins , especially proofs are a risk when it comes to value beyond bullion later on.
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    Am I mad....?

    Also buying a graded coin means it is as described, of the quality described and especially in my case keeps my grubby mits off coins other than bullion.
  4. Chorlton

    Am I mad....?

    One thing to watch with grading is it sets a price range for the coin. PF70 doesn't suffer from this as it is the top grade and the price goes up with no ceiling. A PF69 or lower will normally not go above a certain price relative to the price of a PF70.
  5. I would also check with your employer, larger employers tend to let you choose how to balance your pension funds especially reducing risk as you approach your retirement age.
  6. Quick question on grading, when sending coins off to be graded is it possible to have coins only slabbed and graded if they meet specific grades such as PF69 or PF70 ? Otherwise they will be returned as is. I appreciate having to pay costs in either case and would only send coins that stand a good chance.
  7. I am not sure the MR T approach would get through airport security, especially when you called customs agents fools and that if they didn't let you through you would introduce them to your friend pain 😀
  8. Best to check first if this is common for the coin in question. Then you can either decide to live with it or send it back. Generally older silver coins slowly tone over time and don’t have this problem but I will vary from coin to coin. The modern RM silver proofs in my experience have issues with milk spots and very rapid toning, which is why I only look at much older silver coins now as they will have stabilised and any issues would be apparent by now. For bullion it is different but there is an element of good condition coins being easier to sell with a potentially better premium.
  9. If you are going to try best to find a very low value coin to experiment with that way you will lose very little if things don’t go well. For most people any form of cleaning that involves anything above soaking rarely gives a good result due to scratching. Especially on older or proof coins it mainly reduces value.
  10. Having completed probate myself when the last of my parents passed away after a bit of reading up it was for me straight forward enough. As everyone’s position is different a starting place would be the governments website on inheritance tax. I would not give anyone advice on this as I am not trained nor an expert. https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax
  11. Not personally too much risk for no gain. It is very different for large electrical retailers for example as they pay for this service so it is available to their customers at no risk but a slight additional cost to them.
  12. As above compare to the PCGS registry photos and that will help a lot if available. Also worth researching coins to see if they have common issues or faults. Even looking on EBay and the internet more generally at photos of the same coin should show this up especially for unusual rapid toning, milking and hazing etc. For example the queens beasts silver proofs can have a variety of issues, some of which only show up after a while. Older silver coins tend to have settled and age at a normal rate.
  13. The challenge may be they are not currency and the ability to shift £1000’s of them rapidly at a good price would be difficult. Also try buying a new car or paying a utility bill in first class stamps. If you had sovereigns for arguments sake they are very easy to convert to cash even in larger amounts. It’s a logical idea but the challenge is getting your money out of them quickly in bulk at a reasonable price.
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    There is too much negativity here, as the description says this an ultra rear proof 1841 gold sovereign. Due to being so rear you can see the lowe starting price and make offers. Is Thay the name of the person to source these fakes from ?
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    I won 😁 Now to get it graded and sell for £15,000, thanks for the tip people 🤑 Chinese non PM sovereigns go for big bucks now.
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