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  1. Richard Lobel issued coinage around early 1980's. FM43B AE, gilt. The above image you are showing is fairly common in copper and nickel and slightly more challenging to collect the AE gilt that you may have as shown. If it is gold you can do a test or weigh the coin.
  2. Hi Just Bob Not had chance to get around the re-submission of the 'fake' 60% silver medal. Why would any fraudster attempt to make a medal with 60% silver? Why not just laminate it with silver....anyway will need to work on closure for this medal at some point in time. Did receive the gold crown - much to my relief!
  3. XRF scan indicates around 90% silver...was a bit tricky getting the reading when the coin is encapsulated!
  4. Have asked for an xrf scan of the coin in the capsule. Most of the medals struck around 1936/7 of Edward VIII kept with the nostalgic theme of the era. Each Minter however, gave variety to the design in their own way. Some medals struck then are not listed in any of the known catalogs (BHM / Portraits of a Prince) which makes collecting Edward VIII medals/ tokens/ coinage all that more exciting.
  5. MIKE BYRNE I recall that Edward VIII did not want to follow tradition and chose the opposite face effigy. Almost all St George and Dragon depictions face towards to right. Pobjoy keep record of all items they made. Geoffrey Hearn would be one of the first reproduced medals of Edward VIII. Some of the rare medals when Edward was Prince of Wales I am still attempting to obtain
  6. Hi Guest. I can say that there was a mintage of a thousand of the silver made by Pinches and Co actually in 1937. The medal is 35mm in size. Information obtained from the Portraits of a Prince, J. Giordano. Some previous sales was with Stack's lot 2026 and Baldwins lot 747, Sept 2008. Furthermore Pinches also made gold (100 pieces) at 22ct, bronze (3000 pieces). I have not xrf'd the silver piece but I could comment and say it appears less than 9.25...probably about 80% silver. I will get back with an actual silver content soon.
  7. Hi Just Bob I was fortunate to obtain a original set (comes in a red holder with several other mint state coins) from a fellow Numismatist which I am very grateful of also paying a fair market price for the coin set.
  8. Second that was submitted for Restoration came back graded MS63. Nice and I expected MS62 so also a bit of a win there.
  9. Finally the results are out for the above two submitted medals. First medal graded higher than what I expected which is always nice
  10. Thank you 'Just Bob' for the cool comment. There was a limited amount of these sets handed out to Officials during the QEII visit to South Africa. Estimated around 30 sets only so that would make the three coins rare. :)
  11. Update on the two Edward VIII medals sent for grading (as above): 2827920001 seems to be almost completed (grading/ Quality Control). For the 2nd medal, I am assuming that the residue has been removed and will now undergo grading by NGC...