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    Collectible bullion & Semi Numismatics
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  • What I am collecting / Investing in
    Silver and gold 1/4 ounce or Sovereign certain years
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    US and Canadian coins

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  1. I'm liking the quality of my purchases of pre-owned sovereigns from Atkinsons lately.
  2. Sadly it's bullion as stated, bought 10 and 1 had a blemish, been fortunate, first one I've had in over a year of purchasing. I prefer RM or RMC coins, though I do have a stack of US coins (inheritance), won't buy Aussie or Swiss. Local shops would be great but doesn't seem to be a thing on this side of the pond, unless you are in London or able to checkout the coin fairs. At least I didn't have to pay VAT as we ares still part of the European Market here. Finally a benefit for us, loads of sellers on Ebay won't ship here from England or GB.
  3. Just received a batch of 1oz 2021 silver Britannias and one had a blemish. Oh and yes the edges of the rim were, as others stated uneven and felt unfinished.
  4. Was looking at a half ounce gold Maple Leaf and availability wise Europe had it, UK out of stock. I found the pricing very close between UK "free shipping" and EU £20ish shipping charges. Ended up buying a half ounce gold Britannia from Atkinsons, might chance it from EU next one
  5. Just recently, i attempted to purchase a half ounce gold maple leaf from Goldsilver.be, I was previously registered but when I went to checkout, my profile had an error in my address. Seems they had removed United Kingdom from the drop down list of countries. I emailed them today to find out that they have suspended B2C to the UK, due to long delays shipping. So much for Norther Ireland staying in the customs union. Wonder if other sellers are doing the same and refusing to take UK orders.
  6. Been watching this channel for a while but was pleased to see what he found.
  7. I tried to get sov's for my youngest boys birth years, just my luck one was the golden jubilee year and the other was the Queens' 70th birthday year, took me a few weeks to source those as they were quite sought after by collectors. 1956 & 1961 sovereign doesn't exist according to Chards old web site. Go for the new Proofs or BU. In memory moving on from such a wonderful 2020.
  8. Numismatics like toned coins, especially circulated ones, they say it adds more value to it. Great i've some well circulated silver Morgans and Peace dollars, that I'm going to put in my pockets. Franklin and Walking Liberty 50 cent coins are so small in comparison. Haven't figured out the best British equivalents yet either.
  9. How much can I get for a half pea sized silver amalgam filing that came out of my molar? It's got some weight. Just kidding!
  10. Just saying i think it's a bit of OTT or OSD to be wearing gloves with ciruclated coins especially if they have patina and toning. I don't wear gloves but i don't miss handle them to the point they are dinged and I do put them in capsules when I can. US quarters and lower no sense to capsulate them, I have some half dollars that are and some aren't. Think its more of personal preference. I prefer to buy untainted coins too, so fair enough.
  11. If you are reselling them on to dealers do they care, if you have handled them with or without gloves, does it matter for circulated coins? Bullion doesn't hold numismatic value why bother if you are going to handle them by the rims? I plan on passing my coins on to my kids to fight over when I'm gone, I don't want to pass them on dinged, but i do want them to enjoy them
  12. Seen a fair number of Youtube videos and I always find it strange, why a number of them where cotton gloves to handle bullion silver coins or more often circulated constitutional US coins. I've seen folk do the same with bullion gold too. Correct me if i'm mistaken, but I don't see the point, bullion is bullion not suppose to have numismatic value.Just an observation of mine that's had me in a quandary. Are these folk being posers or overly cautious or both? Thinks that make you say hmmm!
  13. Aesthetically, I like the 2018 border looks closer to the British Trade Dollar to me. 2019 looks closer to an attempt of a more Chinese border chain link like. "eye of the beholder" scenario.
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