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What a coin.... 🤗😍 1853 Proof, nothing much more to say but wow!  I suspect many don't even know this rarity even exists, very very few in existence now.  Pictures (especially from phon

Got myself the new 2021 Gold 1 oz Britannia!  

That’s all folks!  I’m done for a long, long while in terms of significant purchases.  But what a way to finish.   Thank you so much to @terakris for taking the risk initially on the Queen’s D

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7 hours ago, ilovesilverireallydo said:

Two big lumps with original certificate from Johnson Matthey Birmingham 

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Ah yes, the good old days when VAT was only 8%. Wasn’t interest on savings accounts similar?

I used to have to reach for the calculator then, but 15% VAT is easier mental arithmetic.

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6 hours ago, silversurf said:

Nearly there in my quest for the complete set of 2005 Perth Mint Lunar Series 1. Latest 5 oz obtained from USA as there seemed to be nothing in Europe. All I need to do now is get a 1/2 kilo empty capsule, crack open the slab, source and buy the 1 kilo and commission a custom case. Not much to do lol.... work in progress and will be a few months yet before completion I think. 😀

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Glad you got the 5oz,👍

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39 minutes ago, GoodAsGold said:

Here today. Off to the vault tomorrow. 

I wondered why the accompanying wooden box had a slab size hole instead of a capsule hole. The unnumbered COA states that the 400 mintage coins were sent to PCGS initially, hence the slab not a capsule. 389 achieved PR70.

 

Now it’s in hand, was the almighty fight on Sunday and subsequent shaking and stress worth it? It’s a beauty!!
I got my half sovs today and they are already on their way for crossover...fingers crossed!

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19 minutes ago, Silverman2U said:

That coin is what £22k!? At that price probably you can get anything made especially for it. ;) 

Not quite. The £22K coin was better value for money at the weight of 71.3 grams, whereas mine is the same weight as a 39.94 grams quintuple sovereign. The £22K coin only has a mintage of 63 as well, compared to the 400 of the above coin. However, it is ungraded and has at least a hairline on each side of the coin. 

The coin in the photo is true to the original 1839 reverse design in that it has that year’s roman numerals on it.  The larger Alderney Una replaces the roman numerals with the words TWENTY POUNDS in a thick ugly font, so not for me. The image of Her Majesty on the Alderney coin doesn’t compare to the ones we’ve been used to on Royal Mint issues though. The Alderney coins were minted by the Commonwealth Mint.

 

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4 minutes ago, AndrewSL76 said:

Now it’s in hand, was the almighty fight on Sunday and subsequent shaking and stress worth it? It’s a beauty!!
I got my half sovs today and they are already on their way for crossover...fingers crossed!

Definitely worth it Andrew. I believe it can sometimes be harder to crossover from NGC to PCGS and achieve the same grades, but you know the game and good luck to you.

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6 minutes ago, GoodAsGold said:

Not quite. The £22K coin was better value for money at the weight of 71.3 grams, whereas mine is the same weight as a 39.94 grams quintuple sovereign. The £22K coin only has a mintage of 63 as well, compared to the 400 of the above coin. However, it is ungraded and has at least a hairline on each side of the coin. 

The coin in the photo is true to the original 1839 reverse design in that it has that year’s roman numerals on it.  The larger Alderney Una replaces the roman numerals with the words TWENTY POUNDS in a thick ugly font, so not for me. The image of Her Majesty on the Alderney coin doesn’t compare to the ones we’ve been used to on Royal Mint issues though. The Alderney coins were minted by the Commonwealth Mint.

 

Wow. Some of you guys and girls just blind me with science (well knowledge), feel like like I’m in junior school here, so much to learn in the serious coin world. I’ve not plucked up courage or conviction to enter the graded world yet.

Awesome coin though.

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2 minutes ago, GoodAsGold said:

Definitely worth it Andrew. I believe it can sometimes be harder to crossover from NGC to PCGS and achieve the same grades, but you know the game and good luck to you.

My lcscracks open ngc to send into pics, you can get half grade upgrades....I've heard of moving up, cacs and then $3000 coins selling at auction for $13,000 with a half grade higher and can for the sake of maybe $200 - $300 costs.

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4 years ago I too started in that same junior school @ZigZag. I was buying Brilliant Uncirculated coins, then silver proofs by 2017,  silver or gold proofs by 2018. I like the larger sizes though, so my collection is small with a dash of wow factor.

If you sell ungraded (raw) coins there may be a difference of opinion on their condition between buyer and seller. A graded coin has been professionally assessed and hopefully buyer and seller abide by that grading and accept it as is.

 The info on the Alderney Una coins was available to read on the Coin Cabinet auction 27 listings in the descriptions of each coin, so I’m no expert.

 But I have learnt a lot over the years at the School of @Numistacker - his YouTube videos are an education in themselves. I hope to see you in class  👍

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8 hours ago, ZigZag said:

So I completed the first part of my kids sovereign date run in today’s post and one different sovereign added by @ilovesilverireallydo

Why a date run, my logic if I give them as birthday presents in date runs, it will hold sentimental value, that should  🙏evoke some thought before ever considering disposal - now there’s long term inheritance planning for you 😂

 

Your kid is very lucky to have you as a parent. I hope he or she catches the coin collecting bug and these coins survive beyond the day your kid discovers beer 🤪

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