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vicamy last won the day on October 11 2019

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  1. Exact 120 days to Christmas 😉
  2. No it is not real. It is a fake. And it is just a PCCB slab, not slabbed by NGC.🤣🤣🤣
  3. More to it is that now it has 2 bidders already and one of them has 1596 feedback.
  4. So, theoretically we should be able to work out thickness ourselves if we know the weight and diameter and the density of the metal,because a coin is in a cylinder shape, and calculation is to work out the the volume 😂 . If the weight is known, then divide it by the density, we would know the volume. And then divide the volume by the area of coin’s face which is π x radius x radius, then we can get the height which is the thickness. 😂😂😂 However, it will not be 100% accurate though because a coin is not flat on surface, and also affected by number of decimal points chosen. So the result is more for indication purpose. Most time if I need to find a coin’s thickness, I just google. Some dealers websites may have information for some coins, eg Sovereign’s dimensions can be easily obtained. However, need to bear in mind that thickness or diameter is not an exact fixed figure. It is a range. Therefore, the best way to check if a coin is fake or not is to have it tested, and it is better to use non invasive methods, for example XRF (can work on directly on the metal to show its composition but not good at if the metal is in packaging), Sigma verifier (can work on the metal if it has thin packaging but can’t show composition and only limited to certain alloys or coins), Specific Gravity Test (cheapest method but need a bit time, and result may be affected by various factors in the process). Sometimes one method can’t give you a solid answer, so you still have to do cross check using a different method.
  5. @LawrenceChard Chards is the best! 😄I promised to Ian at last London Coins Fair to say it when I get a chance. 😆
  6. Well, just trying to be helpful, which I have helped other members here before. But I totally can understand where you come from. Good luck. As I said, you could try Hatton Garden where it has lots of jewellery shops.
  7. Just for peace of mind, it is always better to have it properly checked.
  8. I’m a private collector. You could go pawn shops, jewellery shops, or dealers’ stores to have your precious metals tested. They usually have xrf machine in stores and should be okay to test for you. Otherwise, you could always say you are thinking about selling, and they have to check authentication first before giving you a quote, at which point you will know if it is legit for what you have. But I believe most people would be just happy to help out.
  9. It looks okay to me. One, where did you buy it from? If it is a reputable dealer, it should be fine. Two, you can measure the coin by weight, diameter and thickness, and then compare with the official figure. Fake coins cannot fool all three together. Three, you could try specific gravity test. It is not too much difficult and no damage to the coin, there are plenty videos on YouTube. Four, you could try a pawn shop or jewellery shop to test for you, or if you are in London, I am more than happy to help you test it as I have a Sigma verifier.
  10. vicamy

    eBay yet again

    Don’t worry, it will go through. I noticed that ebay’s new system is a bit slow reflecting payment status. Also, you paid by credit card so you are protected. Have a good night sleep 😴😄
  11. A good article about fakes, forgeries and counterfeits of sovereigns from Chards @LawrenceChard https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/fakes-forgeries-and-counterfeit-gold-coins-and-sovereigns/167
  12. When spot goes up, bullion goes up, lion goes up, everyone is happy. When spot goes down, bullion goes down, lion stays, everyone is happy. 🤣
  13. You could get cheaper than £2000 for sure. At the moment there are ones listed on ebay for less than £2000. And on the forum, if you ask, someone will sell you less than that as well.
  14. It is probably not fake. These are round minted by the Golden State Mint. It is not the official coin minted by the US Mint. More details on their website: https://www.goldenstatemint.com/1-10-oz-incuse-indian-gold-round.html
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