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  1. The sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne are the same weight as any sovereign from were ever. First a sovereign from H&B, second 1895 sovereign. It looks OK to me. Are we looking for a fault as the price is so low??? I HAVE JUST PUT A POLL UP ASKING Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne. 20/04.
  2. I have always thought that the grading of coins must be somewhat subjective, except in the case of a coin known to have had no circulation (eg has come straight from the mint). Then, the description ‘uncirculated’ seems fair. Lately I have been wondering, at least in the case of sovereigns (whose uncirculated weight is tightly specified at 7.988 grams), whether a more objective measure might not be the weight of the coin. But this prompts the question of how easy it is to accurately weigh a sovereign. Does any member with a digital balance that is specified to .001g have any experience of the variability of weights of uncirculated sovereigns? Do they mostly come out at 7.988g?
  3. Mrs Coin Struck and I visited the Royal Mint in Wales in September and had a great day on the Gold VIP Tour. During the day we visited the Royal Mint's coin archive and saw some amazing coins. Saw the operating coin factory, met the design team including having a presentation from leading designer Jody Clark. During the day you can also strike your own coins including a 50p (Sherlock Holmes this time) and also a gold sovereign. It was a great day and we highly recommend it. Thanks to all the RM team that made the day so wonderful. 2019-11-24_Royal_Mint.mp4
  4. Queen Elizabeth II gold proof sovereigns started to be made available for sale to the public from 1979. I love these beautiful coins and have been slowly collecting a date run starting at 1979 right up to 2020. I still am missing about seven of these coins but will eventually get those. So this video shows the collection so far with graded and raw coins, mintages, why I collect them and where I buy them from. I hope you like this video as much as I love collecting these fantastic beautiful gold coins. 2020-01-19_QEII.mp4
  5. Hi all. After having a great time last Saturday, I've taken a table at the Midland Coin Fair this coming Sunday, 9.30am to 2.30pm, 10th November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham B92 0EJ - Junction 6 on the M42. I shall be bringing along around 60 Gold Sovereigns (about 40 or so graded) for sale. I will use it as a Tester to see if bringing "The Silver Forum" to Birmingham has "legs" / demand - so come and say hello. Interestingly - Mike Veissid who organises the Birmingham (Monthly) and London Coin Fair at the Holiday Inn, Coram Street 4 times a year said he tried to take a look at TSF Lounge last Saturday and couldn't get in!! I bet he was after a free Doughnut!! I hope to see you on Sunday from 9.30am to 2.30pm - come and say hello. SovTracker (Peter Withers)
  6. There should be a law against this, or is it a steal at £3000? https://www.amazon.co.uk/NGC-Certified-Slabbed-Coin-Sovereign/dp/B00NJ43TMK or alternatively, I have a 1957 NGC MS64 that you could have... It won't be £3k though!
  7. I always keep my eye on Auction sales looking out for nice Sovereigns, especially the local ones. Wouldn't it be great to be able to judge the quality of a coin by the images they provide. The problem is generally (about 99% of the time) they are awful. As auctions are creaming around 35% of a sale amount, you'd think they could invest £50 and sort out the poor image quality, wouldn't you? I saw a few nice sets at an auction house (about 40 mins away) made the journey and all dogs of coins... Of course you couldn't tell this from the bad images.. Anyone else feeling frustrated by this...
  8. I’m trying to obtain the 1989 Gold Proof three-coin-set Sovereign. I’ve been offered the price of almost £3000 for this set from a very reputable firm. Am I getting ripped off? It comes with original certificate and the original case. What are the grades normally like when buying historic coins for reputable firms like Royal Mint, etc.? Where else should I look for to buy this coin? Thanks!
  9. Hi. I’m trying to buy the 2017 gold proof Piedfort sovereign. I can get one for £1595 on Chards.co.uk. Is it too expansive? They say it’s brand new from the Royal Mint two years ago. Is Chards a reputable firm? I’ve never heard of them and I don’t know if I should buy the coin from them. Where else can I buy this coin? Also, how likely is this coin going to be sought after in the future? As some of you might know, I am trying to decide whether to buy the 1989 gold proof 3 coin set sovereign for about £3000 from a very reputable firm (original case & COA) or the 2017 Piedfort from Chards. Which one should I go for? Thanks!
  10. G'day all, So, as soon as i saw the double sovereign below sell at that price,i regretted instantly. lesson learnt, always bid on the ones you want. always. Secondly, what do you think of the bids on this £5 version below? 😱
  11. Hi everyone, Up until now I have been buying all my numismatics and bullion directly from APMEX. Yesterday I was surfing ebay and found a lovely 2 Sovereign 1983 coin apparently graded by NGC at PF69. I want to hit the button but I've heard of a lot of fakes on ebay. Is it safe or will I get a penny slug instead of a Sovereign?
  12. I am very new to PMs and started by going for sheer weight, bought a few Oz's, then went for 1/4oz QBs and slowly started edging towards more collectible coins. I'm now getting "urges" to start grabbing proof sovereigns but feel like I'm drifting from my original plan, which is ultimately stack weight but in an easy to liquidate manner. Think I prefer 1/4oz coins or sovereigns purely because they seem to be more affordable for people and therefore can be easier to liquidate. Think I might diversify and have my main bulk as bullion coins e.g Britannia's/Sovs and maybe along the way grab some more numismatic proofs if I have the expendable funds for it. I'm sure this topic has been covered in other threads but I'm skiving at work, so decided to start a new discussion. Interestedto hear other people's opinions and their own personal strategies.
  13. There has been a few comments on my first post sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne. 17/04. Thats why Iv put this poll up. Happy voting Thanks ☺️
  14. The results from the two polls I posted which finished on the 27/4 1. Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne. Yes 42 No 12 2. What form do you buy your precious metals. Coins, gold or silver, bullion, proof or slabbed. 14 Bars, gold or silver. 1 Bars and coins. 12 Thank you all for voting.
  15. Hello ! New member here, starting to collect Pre-Victorian Sovereigns. Would be grateful if someone can tell me the tentative grade of the coin below. Thanks in advance. Leprechaun
  16. What I don't understand is that the prices for modern sovereigns seem to have no relation to published mintages. In my Coin Yearbook for 2018, the mintages for 2013 (BU Bullion) and 2016 (BU bullion) are 2,695 and 1,500 respectively. (Both figures being substantially lower than the proof mintages for the same years). So by any measure these BU bullion sovereigns are really quite rare. However, these low mintages are not reflected in the price asked by dealers and on EBAY. Do collectors not realise that these are scarce coins, or are the published mintages suspect? Another puzzle over pricing is the very high price asked by a well known postal supplier of sovereigns for a 1968 sovereign (mintage in excess of 4 million). Is this year really difficult to find?
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