Auction - Limited Mintage SGB & XAG Silver

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand (Public)' started by adze67, May 11, 2022.

  1. SilverBags

    SilverBags Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    586
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Off The Coast Of Australia - MY ISLAND HOME
    Hi adze67, found this by iceblue

    Gday all Jan 2014 SGB will release 2 new rounds.
    The first one will be the 3rd round in The series of dissent ' too big to fail ' which we put pics up of in the new year.
    Secondly I would like to introduce you to ' Ra ' the Egyptian sun god, another project we have had on the go.
    The ancient Egyptians had another name for the phoenix: Bennu, aka "He who came into being by himself". The myth goes that the bird created itself from a burning holy tree. The Bennu is supposed to be the soul of the Egyptian Sun God called Ra. The Egyptian phoenix looked like a heron.
    We however have taken a more traditional looking phoenix reaching out too embrace the sun god Ra.
    Total Mintage 8888.
    8800 Bullion rounds.
    Extremely limited proof of 88 units.

    Link below to source
    https://www.silverstackers.com/foru...-jan-2014-from-south-gippsland-bullion.48889/

    SB
     
    adze67 and MikeW like this.
  2. jcsmrjack

    jcsmrjack Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    228
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Lot 2 (SGB Reaper) – $51
    Lot 3 (SGB Leaders) – $51
    Lot 4 (SGB TBTF) – $51
    Lot 5 (SGB Recycle) – $66
    Lot 6 (SGB “Ra”) – $66
     
    adze67 likes this.
  3. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Ahoy. Welcome Back and thanks for the bids @jcsmrjack (returning fire on the SGB's and reclaiming the high ground for Lots 2 through 6 :))
    @Darwin still with the field leading high-bid for Lot 1 (XAG Ram) :D

    Leader-Board

    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – $100 Darwin
    Lot 2 (SGB Reaper) – $51 jcsmrjack
    Lot 3 (SGB Leaders) – $51 jcsmrjack
    Lot 4 (SGB TBTF) – $51 jcsmrjack
    Lot 5 (SGB Recycle) – $66 jcsmrjack
    Lot 6 (SGB “Ra”) – $66 jcsmrjack

    :cool:
     
  4. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Hey @SilverBags, thanks for that (was wondering where I'd seen the totals ;))
    When I initially did the description for the "Ra" listed here I did describe it as the "bullion" version, but it turns out it's the same Proof coin as were used in the 88 boxed/numbered versions o_O
    I know when SGB were doing these, back in the day, that they had a lot of trouble getting the "clean" version that iceblue was looking for (lots, apparently, ended up back in the pot to "try again" :oops:...I recall "milk-spotting" was an issue :rolleyes:).
    Had 3 of these, back from the initial run, and as clean as they were, there was some VERY minor spots on a couple of them...
    So, having a "spare" one of these "bullion" versions, I decided to remove it from the OMP to have a look at just what the "bullion" version is (a little hard to tell through the capsule/plastic layers) and it turns out they are the same Proof style as the limited edition ones are :eek:

    Screenshot_20220511-210419_Motion photo viewer (2).jpg

    As you can see, there are some milk-spots (fairly minor, imho), but there appears to be a slight milky haze as well :confused:
    Now, beauty is in the eye of the beholder :p but I really think it gives quite a stunning overall appearance to the round (and every one would be different (I think, not going to open any others up) :D)
    But, it still raises the question as to just how many Bullion/OMP versions of the Ra were minted (given we know there were 88 of the boxed/numbered variety)...
    And as ALL the "Series of Dissent" rounds were the same 8888 "Maximum Mintage" (but significantly lower at final count), these "Bullion/OMP" versions would definitely be far less than 8800 (I reckon), and could even possibly be a lower population than the boxed/numbered version...or even the SGB Penguins (which topped out at 52) ;)
    Food for thought...
    :cool:
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2022
    Eureka Moments and SilverBags like this.
  5. Darwin

    Darwin Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2021
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Darwin, NT
    Lots 2, 3, 4: $60
    Lots 5 & 6: $70
     
    adze67 likes this.
  6. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Ahoy, Welcome Back and thanks for the bids @Darwin (coming through strongly to reclaim the lead for Lots 2 through 6 (all bar the Lot 1 he already held ;)) to be, once again, auction leader across All Lots :))

    Leader-Board

    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – $100 Darwin
    Lot 2 (SGB Reaper) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 3 (SGB Leaders) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 4 (SGB TBTF) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 5 (SGB Recycle) – $70 Darwin
    Lot 6 (SGB “Ra”) – $70 Darwin

    :cool:
     
  7. mattsta

    mattsta New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Australia
    Lot 6 - $90
     
    adze67 likes this.
  8. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Ahoy, Welcome Back and thanks for the bid @mattsta (returning with a strong counter-bid for Lot 6 (The "Ra") :))

    Auction finish starting in around 22 hours' time ;)

    Leader-Board

    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – $100 Darwin
    Lot 2 (SGB Reaper) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 3 (SGB Leaders) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 4 (SGB TBTF) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 5 (SGB Recycle) – $70 Darwin
    Lot 6 (SGB “Ra”) – $90 mattsta

    :cool:
     
  9. Eureka Moments

    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    7,276
    Likes Received:
    783
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    bosis
    Hi guys. Just confirming the above about the Ra rounds.

    Problems around getting the mirror finish on them right. I returned a boxed one that was 'milky'. Didn't see or buy any unboxed but certain total sold would be lower than the lowest dissent series coin.

    Aussie made and not common.
     
    Moonyea and adze67 like this.
  10. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    G'day @Eureka Moments, thanks for piping in (been a while since I've seen you pop up ;) happy you're still kicking :p)
    And cheers for confirming (and thinking the same myself :D) that these "unboxed" versions are rarer than initially thought :eek:...might actually be some of the "Panda Patina" versions that iceblue was originally trying to avoid doing :rolleyes: (some of the "old-timers" might get the reference there :cool:)

    Oh, auction finishing in around 15 hours' time too o_O
     
    Moonyea and Eureka Moments like this.
  11. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Lazy Friday arvo "Auction finish starting in ~3 hours' time" Bumpski :cool:
     
  12. Darwin

    Darwin Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2021
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Darwin, NT
    Lot 6: $110
     
  13. adze67

    adze67 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    A Galaxy far, far away...
    Ahoy, Welcome Back and thanks for the bid @Darwin (taking Lot 6 (The "Ra") back with strong return of serve and pushing it out to the front of the field :)), once again leading across All Lots :D

    Auction finish starting in just under 50 minutes' time ;)

    Leader-Board

    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – $100 Darwin
    Lot 2 (SGB Reaper) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 3 (SGB Leaders) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 4 (SGB TBTF) – $60 Darwin
    Lot 5 (SGB Recycle) – $70 Darwin
    Lot 6 (SGB “Ra”) – $110 Darwin

    :cool:
     
  14. Moonyea

    Moonyea Active Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – 101
     
    adze67 and STKR like this.
  15. STKR

    STKR Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Lot 1 - 105
     
    adze67 likes this.
  16. Moonyea

    Moonyea Active Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – 110
     
    adze67 and STKR like this.
  17. STKR

    STKR Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Lot 1 - $111
     
    adze67 likes this.
  18. Moonyea

    Moonyea Active Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – 112
     
    adze67 and STKR like this.
  19. STKR

    STKR Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Lot 1 -$114
     
    adze67 and Moonyea like this.
  20. Moonyea

    Moonyea Active Member Silver Stacker

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Lot 1 (XAG Ram) – 115
     
    adze67 and STKR like this.

Share This Page