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Kowloon88

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  1. Thanks for the replies all. Apologies for any confusion as well - I have not actually purchased the medallion, although I have been seriously thinking about it! It was offered to me from a private collector. I'm leaning to agree with this more, as the scratches terminate exactly at the relief - as if the scratches continue right through "under" the relief, if that makes sense. It weighs about 27.2 grams with a 33.5mm diameter, so a bit smaller than a Crown. I could not find much information on the purity online. I suspect it is at least 22ct, which would equate to aroun
  2. Hi metal people, I recently had the opportunity to purchase an 1831 William IV coronation medallion in gold. I usually stick to bullion or semi-numismatics, but the medallion really caught my eye in terms of the high relief and frosting (based on my relatively untrained eye). Trouble is, there are a lot of micro scratches in the fields, but not to the same degree on the frosted relief. I can only conclude that someone may have selectively cleaned the fields. Can anyone please give me some advice on whether the scratches look like cleaning - and whether it may result in a 'detail
  3. It was from a brick and mortar coin/antiques dealer.....😬 PM me if you want the details I think I will go back to the dealer and let him know about the dots and NGC sticker placement
  4. Thanks all for the input I overlooked the NGC sticker placement and paid too much attention to the details. You guys seem right that it clearly does not match the NGC photos from that alone. I think I need to invest in a Sigma and carry it around with me 😅 Haha, thanks for going to that length of verification!
  5. Hi metal people Went browsing today and noticed this for sale. I picked up the holder and something seemed off. - The insert moulding is not sharp, and surface is “streaky”, maybe from poor moulds. - Ink on the label is rather dull and fuzzy - Barcode is not crisp - Strike of the Queens face is not quite right https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/3235194-003/69/ Unusually, the photos on NGC are rather blurry. Not sure if this is expected. Any thoughts from fellow Forum members?
  6. This is my understanding: A dealer will have two different prices for buying and selling gold. For example, assuming gold is £1,000 per ounce: Dealer buys at 96% of spot: (0.96*1000) = £960 per ounce Dealer sells at 3% over spot: (1.03*1000) = ££1,030 per ounce. This is also called the premium. The dealer makes money and covers his costs in the above difference between the buy/sell price. This is also known as the spread. You can calculate this in absolute terms, which is the £ difference, or express it as a percentage. In the above example, the spread is (1030-960) =
  7. Thank you all for the kind messages. @BackyardBullion I watch your videos! @fehk2001 🐲🀄🇭🇰🐉
  8. Hello everyone, I’ve been an occasional lurker here but only recently started to get back into gold and silver. You can probably tell by my chosen username that I am into Chinese/HK/East Asian themed coins! But I am really into anything that interests me. Happy stacking
  9. Hi all, Long time lurker here. I recently started to buy much older Sovereigns instead of newly minted ones. I picked up a 1913 Sovereign from a reputable dealer (HGM). The Sovereign in question appears to have unusually high rims, which makes it thicker. The diameter also is larger compared to my 1911/1912/pre-decimal QE Sovereigns. Unfortunately, I do not have calipers on hand. The coin would not fit through the slot of a brass Victorian Sovereign scale. Forgot to note whether it was too big for the platter, as I tested it on someone else’s scale. Weight is bang on 8g on
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