i omitted to say what "and more" was - i just did a sum on a recent buy and it worked out a little bit more than £2000/oz - like twice that.
Do i regret it?
Do i think i was rash or foolhardy?
No i don't.
i am sure you are pulling my leg as i am sure some sovereigns purchased worked out at breathtaking per ounce valuations
This is the world of numismatics
Probably every one of us here collects/stacks slightly differently so it's hard to give advice too much, I will say the following though:
Precious metals on their own I would look at as savings rather than an investment, because there are much better investments out there
Learn as much as you can before you buy anything
Don't just concentrate on how much you can buy things for, need a plan for selling them too, short term (just in case) and long term as the selling is going to be the triumph or disaster of the PM adventure
I think there has to be some level of enjoyment with it, you have to like what you're buying
After saying all that, personally I don't stack silver, gold is just much more convenient, easier to store, post etc
If I were you id just buy sovereigns and keep my ear to the ground here for the odd bargain and to learn about coins that may well be a good quick flip'n'profit opportunity