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Shep last won the day on July 13

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    Collectible bullion & Semi Numismatics
    High Premium Numismatics & Collectibles (Premium Proof and premium collectible coins)
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    Double sovereigns. British colonial gold pieces.
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    Special reverse PF70 UC double sovereigns.
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    Mainly sovereigns.

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  1. Shep


    I don’t think they like to make a habit of deleting threads but you could try tagging one of the moderators in a comment, or use the report function (3 dots at the top right of your comments). Shep
  2. Shep


    Well the sellers a better man/woman than me. Welcome to the forum and good luck to you. Shep
  3. Shep


    You accidentally wrote it and then both agreed on it, and then even after that you’ve made the payment at the final agreed price of £450? Doesn’t really read like it was an accident, it reads like you’ve changed your mind after the fact. Dont go back on a deal that has been made and finalised. Reputation is everything on here, honour the deal you’ve made.
  4. Been hunting for a while and finally took the plunge and bought this 1918 15 Rupees which arrived today.
  5. Shep

    Gold Wedding Rings

    This might be slightly left field but just a suggestion! For some reason there's a massive stigma with some people about second hand rings and to be honest I don't really understand it, the gold that goes into new rings has probably been reclaimed from other melted down bits of jewelry. A quick anecdote: When I was getting married in 2019 I told my now wife that I wasn't going to buy a new ring and was going to get mine second hand (the inner stacker was talking) - she hated the idea. She came out with some nonsense about how its bad luck or whatever else and said that she wanted a new one. No problem I said! You only get married once I thought so I agreed to buy hers new and I bought it online from one of the mainstream dealers (her choice). Some of these dealers you will note use terms like "super heavy" & "extra heavy" to describe the weight of the rings rather than actual grams. The look on her face when it arrived was priceless. This was the smallest most pathetic excuse of a ring you had ever seen, I remember I weighed it and it was 1.6g which worked out at an extortionate premium for the price paid - "extra heavy" indeed! Needless to say the ring got returned, we shopped around and also found her a nice weighty 18ct gold ring at a very reasonable premium over the actual gold value. They arrived nicely polished by the independent jeweler and you couldn't even tell they were secondhand. Also (touch wood) having second hand rings hasn't brought us any bad luck yet either. Admittedly I appreciate this wont be for everyone but search the web and most independent jewelers have a section for preowned wedding rings. Worth a browse if nothing else.
  6. Thanks both, and yes I suppose I was missing the point there really. Who cares if it’s cleaned if it’s fake!
  7. A coin I desperately want to add to my collection and am umming and arring about purchasing the one in the below video. I’m not too sure on it polished/cleaned/brushed perhaps? The obverse seems worse than the reverse to me. Any and all opinions welcome and would be gratefully received. IMG_4049.MP4
  8. Meanwhile at The Royal Mint product development desk….
  9. I can’t really get on board with that. If the seller doesn’t like the terms of the auction (I.e. no reserves) they shouldn’t enter their coins in it. I don’t see it as anything other than fundamentally dishonest and as you say it artificially inflates prices for all. The danger of potentially winning their own auction isn’t a particularly good excuse for it either, I’m sure these individuals are extremely proficient at finding the right balance to ensure they don’t win. I do remember the member that @Nick1368 was referring to in his original post and I was honestly surprised that some people genuinely believe this is an acceptable practice and par for the course. It begs the question of how many people/members shill on a regular basis without a second thought. It seems systemic.
  10. I sometimes find myself drifting into collecting modern proofs. What swiftly makes me drift back out is flippers, ever increasing premiums and the need I seem to feel to have PF70s. All these things just sap the life out of collecting modern proofs for me Sad but if it’s less than a 70 I just don’t want it, anything less than perfect with the prices they charge just won’t do for me 🤷‍♂️, and if buying from the Royal Mint it just isn’t good odds. Also I have nothing against flippers at all, I just don’t like getting involved with chasing premiums.
  11. Shep


    Whilst we’re on the subject of conmen, the London Mint Office are flogging high mintage 1911 - 1914 George V Half Sovs like they are a numismatic rarity. How much you ask? For the paltry sum of £249 you could own one of these fine examples of British history at only a 62% premium over their actual worth. But wait there’s more! It comes with a “no quibble guarantee” and free postage. Oh and don’t forget the certificate of authenticity that will be fit only for the purpose of wiping your behind on. An “ultra rear” opportunity to own a high mintage coin at a “lowe lowe” price I’m sure you’ll all agree. https://www.londonmintoffice.org/kg-v-halfsov?Ac=92014311&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI47-e0tX28QIVAzDTCh1j5wrfEAEYASAAEgINgvD_BwE Honestly it boils my blood when I happen to catch one of their ridiculous adverts filled with hyperbole and nonsense on day time television (clearly targeting the old or those who may not know better). In my mind these kind of outfits and their snake oil salesmen are little better than eBay scammers themselves.
  12. Not sure if you’ve posted the wrong link there but thats a 1/2oz Britannia for £755 at around a 15% premium.
  13. Became aware of these recently on a resurrected sales thread. Loved the story behind these coins and just had to have one. Chards blog post about the coins for those who are interested: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/the-bank-of-canada-hoard/1002
  14. Shep


    “Ultra rear” apparently 👌🏼 Looking at his other sales he seems to specialise in selling viagra as well as ultra rears. 1x eBay lizard reported this evening for me.
  15. I agree with you. I can see the merit in some of these “paper” gold accounts but like you, it’s not for me. If I’m buying PMs it has to be physical. I don’t want any agencies/organisations/governments to know how much I’ve got or who I choose to give it to. One of the last, and most likely will be the last bastion of some form of financial privacy after they inevitably do away with cash.
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