Today I Bought...

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  1. Silver260

    Silver260 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Yea sorry, my mistake ,cast it is :)

    Oddly the white spots on this don't bother me. And yes I agree regarding coins. Once had some Maples, but I had sell them due to the milk spots. They irritated me every time I looked at them .

    First thing the better half said when she saw the bar was... Gee it's scratched....lol.
     
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  2. mrsilverservice

    mrsilverservice Well-Known Member

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    Important Update - I have just been doing some research on my WW1 medal and read these medals are awarded to a particular soldier,so I put my glasses on and found this written on the rim - 11298 Pte C.H. Keary High.L.I. :eek:

    Just imagine this medal was awarded to a soldier in the "great war" of the rank of Private over 100 years ago,wow :)

    Suffice to say the medal is NO longer for sale as advertised.

    I am contacting the war museum in Canberra today seeking some advice.

    It is my full intention to return this WW1 service medal to his family.

    As more information comes to light I will post it hear :D






     
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  3. Oddjob

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    Let us know if you can track the family down.
     
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    Silverman99 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    FA35AACF-D02C-4DF7-9C0D-E6DF97BD82D1.jpeg My first 1oz blobs
     
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    mrsilverservice Well-Known Member

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    I phoned the Australian War Museum in Canberra this afternoon and was sent a link with 6 - 8 other Australian links about the service history of Australians at war which delivered no hits :(

    I was a bit disappointed when I was told the War Museum does not reconnect lost medals with family members,a bit strange I thought :confused:

    I started to think that the acronym on the medal - High.L.I. - might be Scottish e.g. Highlanders so I contacted a British medal shop that looked pretty extensive via an email,I am hoping when I wake up tomorrow morning there will be something concrete for me.

    Until then :)
     
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    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Give the RSL a call...you never know what they know or who know.
     
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    L.I. = Light Infantry
     
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    Thanks Ian :D

    I just looked at the Wikipedia link and the Battalion badge is gorgeous.

    I am extremely busy today which happens maybe twice a year :) but I will be contacting them this weekend sometime if I am able.

    I also have yet to contact the head office of the RSL but will also over the weekend.

    More to follow.

    Thanks very much again :D
     
  10. Flyinfree

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    Hi
    Is it this one?
     

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    mrsilverservice Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Flyinfree :)

    The medal on the left won't open for me so I cannot check,and the right one is a different number than you have on the thumbnail although both thumbnails are the same as seen being - 11298

    The medal on the thumbnail on the right is a different number than the medal from what I can see.

    Keep trying :D
     
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    Ok, please see this one.

    I have another number "10279 Pte W. J. Humphries Wilts R" as well. Same medal.
     

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    That can't be the medal because I have it,I am a bit confused :confused:

    Thanks :)
     
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    Exciting Development :D

    I have just contacted the Royal Regiment of Scotland,the Highlanders Light Infantry have been put under their authority 60 yrs ago,I was also directed to the Royal Regiment of Scotlands Museum to the attention of the curator.

    I sent an email with photo's of the front and back and most importantly the rim with Private C.H. Leary's details on it.

    So now we wait,definitely more to follow.

    I am a little excited :)

    P.S. finally I might get to do that Tour of Duty I had always wanted :eek:
     
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    This beautiful 2 oz Libertad. The design is so much nicer on the larger 2 oz coin. The flash makes it look like there is some toning or something around the edges, but there is not. Such a beautiful coin.

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    Did u also get the 5 oz? The premium is a little more than what I usually pay for so I'm hesitating on getting it.
     
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    No, I didn't, but I am liking the 2 oz so much I might go back to Bullion Star tomorrow and get the 5 oz before I fly out of Changi. Just need to find a way to protect it, I found a tiny mark on my 2 oz already which is my fault for how I carried it out of the shop.
     
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    mrsilverservice Well-Known Member

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    Are they all made of gold or just some of them,I hope you don't mind me asking :)

    Very nice indeed :D
     
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    sgbuyer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Did you get a bubble pack from them? They don't sell fitting capsules. I got my airtite QB capsules from goldheartbullion.
     
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    I bought capsules for all the 1 oz coins I bought at the same time. Then I stupidly put the 2 oz Libertad in the same bubble pack as the 1 oz coins in capsules and walked around for an hour. Now there is a scratch on the Libertad the exact shape and size as one of the 1 oz capsules. Silly silly me.
     

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