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  1. Thanks for that I've looked online and found Imperial Coins of Hamilton Qld who act for PCGS and are not too far from where I live. Thanks again.
  2. I have never tried to have a coin graded NGS or PGS and have wondered how difficult it is. from Australia. Any information would be useful from anyone who has tried.in the past The coin is a 1916 half crown again one I have had for a while but when re- photographing it thought it may get a MS grading and worth submitting
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    Another one that got away

    The only problem is most of the gaps are the expensive ones.
  4. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    It was listed by Atlas Numismatics on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/186286960398
  5. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    Another TPG 1925 half crown. Perhaps flogging a dead horse but I think I prefere my one
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    Another one that got away

    Even this one has a nasty ding to the RHS in the 2nd lion in the shield. I think you have to size up the whole of the coin when grading and not enough attention is paid to the milling and edge of the coin. In the example I posted, if you look carefully at the top rim you will see a slightly raised edge from the minting process. This IMO is a good guide for grading especially when weak strikes are concerned as it would be the first place to start to wear . As far as the king's mo there is little wear and the hairline goes to the end of his mo.
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    Another one that got away

    Yes it is always caveate emptor for collectors. Here in Australia we have self managed superannuation funds where you make your own decisions on your investments of which collectables such as coins can form a part of. Assuming you go this way you want to be sure you are making a good investment and rely on TPGs. In this case you would be badly misinformed on the value of your investment. In addition there are limits to the amount of investment for tax purposes and auditing that rely on an accurate estimate of the value of your assets.
  8. Again I have a problem with this one graded by NGS as MS 62. I think that consistency in grading is very essential for both the collector and the third party grader. My example is included for comparison although not graded I think in the MS range.
  9. ozjohn

    CGS cert verification required

    Are CGS still accepting coins for grading?
  10. ozjohn

    Crypto

    In Australia and assuming you cash in your crypto at a profit you will be subject to capital gains tax at your marginal tax rate. If the asset is held for more than a year the capital gains tax is 50% of your marginal tax rate. If you make a capital loss on crypto then you can offset that against other income. This is true for most investments, shares, real estate, etc. I don't know what the tax implications are in the UK or US but there are probably some.
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    Crypto

    Sorry we will have to agree to disagree Crypto is nothing but a giant Ponzi scheme. At least with tulip bulbs you can plant them in the garden. I think I will stick with physical gold.
  12. ozjohn

    Crypto

    IMO crypto is a scam and a vehicle for money laundering. National currencies are not perfect by any means but as mentioned earlier do relate back to the real economy, Whereas crypto has no intrinsic value whatsoever. Where the money goes to after the purchase of crypto is anyone's guess but one thing you can be sure of is it is not held in reserve in case of a run on the particular crypto. Crypto has all the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme and would collapse tomorrow is there were a serious run on it.
  13. ozjohn

    One That Got Away?

    And the price is on the heavy side. Here's my example CGS 85.
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    One That Got Away?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/335330493737?itmmeta=01HTH8GWVNHDYKA38M0TT5R183&hash=item4e13414529:g:tEQAAOSwRJxmDIyg&itmprp=enc%3AAQAJAAAAwCx%2B69igv%2FKa--PTDS153MDcRJbn6gtwf8j4yS8ujmd34wdWxU A bit optimistic for PF 65. Maybe the photo but seems to have some wear.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    1902 Proof Silver Half Crown Coin Edward VII | eBay One of the worst fakes I have seen
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