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  1. I wonder if collecting ‘Pedigree’ coins provides an alternative to simply collecting say years, shields, young head sovereigns etc? I’ve just acquired a 1915-S Australia sovereign NGC MS63 Pedigree ‘Samaszko’s Carson City Gold Hoard’ and an 1870-SY Australia Sovereign PCGS MS62+ Pedigree ‘The Duoro Cargo’ which forms a basis for a ‘Pedigree’ Collection. Others I am looking for include Louis E. Eliasberg, Pittman, Terner, Cheshire, Reserve Bank of Australia, Remick, Rive D’or, Quartermaster, Ezen, Bentley, Borg, Samaszko Carson Ciry etc. to name but a few. I understand that the advice
  2. I would add that there is a die break running through the 6 of 1863
  3. Given the slightest friction on the highest points I would think it’s AU-55 to AU-58 ... nice coin. B
  4. I have a 1913-C Ottawa Sovereign PCGS MS-64 Marsh 222 (R4) Exceptionally Rare with a Mintage of 3,717, only one coin graded higher, sold by Drake Sterling, Sydney. I understand that only ‘189’ 1913-C sovereigns have been graded by both PCGS and NGC combined. Excluding the major rarities of George V Colonial Mint Mark Sovereigns my suggestion is to go for Marsh S to R3 rarity but in the highest grade affordable. My thoughts are to look for graded NGC/PCGS sovereigns where the combined numbers graded are low, such as 1924-S (R3) ‘68’ Graded, 1921-S (R3) ‘64’ Graded, 1919-M (S) ‘98’ Graded etc. I
  5. I’ve just sent my ‘Una’ half way round the world to get slabbed in the US by PCGS via Eric Eigner of Drake Sterling, Sydney.
  6. Great topic and great replies ... Of the 6 Colonial Mints I think the Canadian Sovereigns are well worth collecting. Many of these sovereigns were produced from gold mined in the Klondike. The tales of the Klondike Gold Rush are quite enthralling .. In August 1896 Skookum Jim Mason, Dawson Charlie and George Washington Carmack found gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. A certain Fredrick Trump made his fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush which no doubt has benefited his direct descendent the current President of the USA! But I digress ... whilst I hav
  7. Many thanks AZ&M ... such an interesting update on the two coins. I hadn’t realised that the gold 1967 $20 100th Anniversary Coin was part of a set. Do you know the size and weight of the specimen gold 1967 $20 100th Anniversary of Confederation? I agree with you the price of the set on EBay appears high relative to the number produced but the gold content of the $20 could have a bearing on this, although it seems unlikely, as the $20 looks to be the size of a sovereign? I note that Drake Sterling currently have two exceptionally high grade 1914 $10 Canada Res
  8. Hi Dicker Hopefully the link to the $10 Canada Reserve Fund Gold Coin and the Canadian $20 Independence Centenary 1967 Gold Coin work? Thanks AppleZippoandMetronome for providing more information on these stunning gold coins. I think the $10 and $5 coins released by the Bank of Canada were all high grade and I wonder if any PCGS $10 and $5 coins are currently available. I have seen them on EBay but often the sellers are unwilling to ship to the UK. I did manage to get a $10 PCGS MS63 from a Heritage auction recently. It’s a substantial coin weighing 16.72 grams containing
  9. Hi All By way of introduction to the Silver Forum:- I started collecting gold coins some years ago after my nephew, who is a stockbroker, said to me one day “Hi Uncle, I no longer have any confidence in the markets, why not join me and collect gold coins .... what about Guineas?” I built up a reasonable collection of Guineas including a few ‘Terner’ Guineas ... some of them were the ‘best known’. I sold these a few years ago through Heritage Auctions Dallas to help my son after his divorce at that time. Earlier this year I decided to rekindle my interest in gold co
  10. Recently I acquired a 1913-c Sovereign ... very expensive but I needed it for my PCGS set registry (Guineapig) but this doesn’t visually compare with the following.:- $5 and $10 Bank of Canada Gold Coins from the Canada Exchange Fund - these are, in my opinion, absolutely exceptional coins and visually quite exceptional. I also came across EII 1961 $20 Gold Specimen coins, which are even more visually acceptable... I have yet to find a PCGS example. i wonder what members views are on these coins? Best wishes Guineapig
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