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  1. 9 points
    oliversw5

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    I think I have found a new favourite! https://www.coininvest.com/en/gold-coins/1-oz-queen-s-beasts-lion-gold-2016/
  2. 9 points
    motorbikez

    Today I Received

    S2 1/4oz gold snake & horse, my 1/4oz proof lunars are now up to date.
  3. 8 points
    MickB

    Today I Received

    Just came back from @Abbotssilvercoins with a five ounce lunar horse, two ounce lunar monkey, two ounce Niue turtle & two one ounce cougars that David got yesterday. Asked if he had a spare monster box for storage and a couple of tubes as well, top bloke threw them in for free Now seeing the cougars close up, i'm most impressed with them. Funny how I thought they were colourised coins when I first saw them on a website, it's just a trick of the light. Cheers David!
  4. 7 points
    Euromir

    Today I Received

  5. 7 points
    Luker2

    Today I bought.....

    2016 the year of Monkey 200gm 0.999 silver bar with Box and COA (MINTAGE 6,000) (6.43 Troy oz) reviewed this site: (http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=9408.0 ) ( Right click Translate with Bing if necessary) ...seller seems legit. I went for it! ($249 US) http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2016-the-year-of-Monkey-200g-silver-bar-with-coa-and-box-/272130510505?hash=item3f5c3e0ea9:g:Iv8AAOSwo6lWPZV He also has the 50gm (1.6 troy oz) bar available for $75 US (mintage 78,000) http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-year-M...coa-and-box-/272137798012?hash=item3f5cad417c and the 100gm (3.2troy oz) for $168 US (mintage 40,000) http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-year-M...coa-and-box-/272137798012?hash=item3f5cad417c
  6. 4 points
    MCJ

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Just had a chat with the Royal Mint. The coins haven't been released in the UK yet. They had no idea when they would be, offered to send me an email when they were. Why are the Germans selling them and in the US there's a distributor, and we know sweet FA?
  7. 4 points
    MCJ

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Also being produced in 1/4 Oz gold and 2oz silver. Why haven't we all been told about this by our own Royal Mint? Or have I missed something?
  8. 4 points
    Spencer

    Today I Received

    NIIIIIICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
  9. 4 points
    Paul

    Today I Received

    I saw a different sort of cougar close up without colourized make-up and beer goggle enhancements the morning after and it wasnt as pretty as that coin
  10. 3 points
    SilverTrader

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Ow No not another coin i have to stock :-( lol
  11. 3 points
    ApisMellifera

    Today I Received

    1x Ark and 3x Philly's silver 1oz from @mondy41. All well packed and fast delivery. Thank you
  12. 3 points
    Vern

    Today I Received

    Happy to receive our 1st kilo silver coin.
  13. 2 points
    Jonson

    Today I Received

    us mint 👠👠🍻🍻🎸🏉🏉 2013 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin - 2 Coins
  14. 2 points
    I like them figures.......£1664 gold £50.42 silver. That'll give me £13k pure profit, just in time for me to pay for a planned trip down under to visit rellies in Oz. (Perth to be exact, and yes I expect I'll take a wander down to the mint at some stage during the trip. )
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    BaldyBob

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Could be worse, Charles....or Camilla :0
  17. 2 points
    Paul

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Queen's Beasts at Kew Gardens
  18. 2 points
    Shinus73

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    There's also a 2 oz silver version and a 1/4 oz gold: https://www.wholesaledirectmetals.com/silver-british-lion/
  19. 2 points
    I wouldn't say naive, but I wouldn't touch any council project where you are tying up your money for 20 years getting it back piecemeal a fraction at a time each year. With councils changing every 5 years who knows what political parties will do, also I wouldn't go anywhere near an industry where the rate of technological advances could render the current technology obsolete, (and therefore worthless), well before the term time ends. 20 years is a long time to tie up your money. But thats just my opinion...
  20. 2 points
    oliversw5

    Today I bought.....

    Ok, Ive been very naughty today. I just purchased 150 2016 Pandas #pandamonium
  21. 2 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    Added these Sovs to my collection yesterday ..
  22. 2 points
    sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    Received these from the US today. The Pearl Harbour is a pretty uninspiring design compared to the Liberty but it's actaully much better in hand than it looked. I've been meaning to get some Cleopatras for a while now, very nice round.
  23. 1 point
    Agpanda

    New webpage about Pandas

    Hi all, I have made a webpage about silver pandas Take a look and if you find something wrong, just let me know www.agpanda.com This is ment to be a little help for those thinkin about collecting pandas.
  24. 1 point
    vand

    VAT free silver dealers

    Just reading Celticgold's blog and noticed this rather important little notice: Amendment of VAT ruling for Silver Coins coming https://www.celticgold.eu/b_en/gold-university/amendment-of-vat-ruling-for-silver-coins-coming.html Seems very possible that the VAT-free loophole will be closed as early as August 2016.
  25. 1 point
    morezone

    Coin Invest Charts

    The graph is off but the table is right
  26. 1 point
    KDave

    Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    Well technically it is still looking good for gold but silver is not doing so well. What does that mean I wonder? I would love and hate to see £1644 gold. Assuming the £ remains roughly the same value relative to everything else then I would be happy enough.
  27. 1 point
    MickB

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Going to see if I can get a 1/4 oz, if possible.
  28. 1 point
    oliversw5

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    I think that will be next on my wishlist!
  29. 1 point
    MickB

    1oz Queen's Beast Lion

    Wow, that is nice!
  30. 1 point
    Silveraaron

    Hi

    Welcome and enjoy!
  31. 1 point
    Agpanda

    Hi

    Hello, welcome to the forum
  32. 1 point
    I prefer Gateaux to Chateaux.
  33. 1 point
    Yes I saw that. The guy was wanting too much, he should have sold it 5 years ago. I've never understood the wine investment game. People pay way over the top for the top Chateau which is very good but not worth the high prices. The wine then increases in value due to scarcity and demand with people paying ridiculous money in the end before the value then plummets as the wine is ready for drinking! Madness! It's a bit like a Ponzi scheme or a game of dare as everyone looks for "the greater fool" to take the wine off them at even greater prices.
  34. 1 point
    lightjaw

    Today I Received

    my world money fair 2016 Kook arrived. As far as silver goes, i am going to stick with proofs or bars from now on. Just not feeling bullion coins right now.
  35. 1 point
    KDave

    Hi

    Welcome
  36. 1 point
    Spencer

    Hi

    Howdy partner
  37. 1 point
    Shinus73

    Today I Received

    Sovereigns from Arshi, Krugers from HGM.
  38. 1 point
    Yes the early 1980s this was when I was young and it was the early 1980s when I asked my Grandad and his brother (worked on the stockmarket) where to put my money, with a smile my Grandad took a Sovereign out of a draw and said 'have a look at this, its got a different design on it a shield'. At this point my uncle butted in don't be daft put it in gilts Gold is expensive, then an extremely long exchange happened between them quite heated, i remember well. After a while and an intervention by my Nan and my Aunt it was decided I would put the money into Gilts as I had missed Gold and I would have to wait for that. I waited till the late 1980s when my Grandad showed me Gold again. Gilts paid well in the early to mid 1980s. My Grandad and my Uncle were very competitive and always argued about everything. Funny what triggers a memory
  39. 1 point
    I don't bother trying to macromanage my PMs. I just mainly buy collectables, gold and silver, plus semi-numismatics for as close to bullion as possible. A fair number of my sovereigns would be regarded as bullion of a sort ie probably worth more than bullion to collectors but not so much that I can't flog them as bullion if/when gold flies. The same would apply to my semi-numismatic silver. I have very little what could be classed as simply bullion. Nobody knows how the prices of PMs will pan out or what the GSR is likely to be in the future, so don't beat yourself up about it trying to outsmart the markets.
  40. 1 point
    I agree with much of the above, but I come to a different conclusion. Living in the UK, you lose ~20% of the value of silver as soon as you buy it. Another chunk in postage, or another ~20% if you buy it onshore and pay VAT. Gold, meanwhile, can be had in your hand for less than 5% of its price. I agree there is probably more upside to silver relative to gold, but you need to go a long way before you make your money back. Anywhere else in the world, I'd be buying pretty much only silver, maybe flirting with gold. Here in the UK, I buy gold and buy the occasional silver coin or bar for fun.
  41. 1 point
    Oldun

    Today I Received

    Second lot from arshimo2012 - a couple of half sovs 1902 and 1912 and a 1g Turk.... getting more bang for my bu...err...yen this month.
  42. 1 point
    Paul

    Anyone buy from sharpspixley.com?

    @MickB Just found the email : here is the copy and paste - looks like the store is now open. They are also offering safe deposit facility A new narrative for gold? I’ve spoken many times here about gold’s need for a new narrative. Last week I was lucky enough to attend the opening party of the new Sharps Pixley gold store on St James’s Street in London. Chief executive Ross Norman spoke about all the innovation that the gold market experienced in the bull market of the noughties – from the invention of the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the online bullion dealers such as Goldcore, Goldmoney and BullionVault. But in the bear market, the innovators, he said, seemed to run out of ideas. With the new Sharps Pixley store to add to their already excellent gold news feed, that may be starting to change a little. If gold is to be considered a legitimate asset on a par with stocks, bonds or real estate, then ordinary people have to be made aware of it. Of course, a rising price will go some way to doing that, but it’s a two-way dance. You need the innovations to attract buyers to drive the price higher in the first place. The World Gold Council is paid fortunes to do this. And, let’s face basic facts, it’s not that hard to make gold glamorous and alluring. But it has managed to keep it stuffy and middle-aged. So it’s great to see the Sharps Pixley store in such a prominent position on St James’s Street, just behind Piccadilly. With all that shiny stuff in the window, the shop is probably now the most conspicuous on the street. They’ve got golden taxis driving around too. And once you enter the shop, you could spend quite a bit of time (and money) there. There are all sorts of beautiful gold and silver products you can buy – jewellery, watches, coins, bars, little statues. And there’s all sorts of fascinating material about the history of gold and its role through the ages. This development just the kind of innovation that gold needs. And you should all go. If you’re lucky, you might even get to handle that 400 oz (12.5k) bar you can see me holding in the picture above. That’s the best part of a third of a million quid I’ve got in my hands there. Pretty cool, huh? Until tomorrow, Dominic Frisby MoneyWeek
  43. 1 point
    .................i wish (sigh! )
  44. 1 point
    Scuzzle

    you show me yours...................

    Just a couple of months time until my one year anniversary of starting to stack metals
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Bought it 👠👠👠👠👠🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀😄
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    HighlandTiger

    Gold Silver ratio

    now you know why I'm moving away from buying physical silver. The premiums are just too high for me.
  49. 1 point
    Fluttershy

    Hand Poured / Crafted Silver

    a blowtorch (how I started out) works perfectly well albeit a little slow using Propane/air or Butane/air, there`s also no real issue with contamination, in fact if you can adjust the gas/air ratio to make it a reducing flame whilst the ingot cools, it`s infinitely preferable to electric heating and air cooling! Silver absorbs loads of oxygen upon cooling that can lead to all sorts of unwanted effects (surface and otherwise). I don`t like the idea of using a microwave to melt metals, it just doesn`t sit right with me for all sorts of reasons (I`ll not go into detail here). I will however test this idea myself (when I get time) as I have the kit to do this experiment already and will be happy to post the results. I use HHO to melt my silver into ingots/billets with a hexane bubbler to make a reducing flame, casting is ideally done in Graphite (I have this stuff) but compressed charcoal removes way less heat and so is preferable for me to use. but Totally go graphite for an end product with no post production cleaning if you can! I considered today using the 1v 500A transformer to heat the graphite casting block directly, but I`ll wait until summer months when I can set that up outside, just in case If any of you fellas Really want to have a go at this, I`ll be happy to help out in anyway I can also.
  50. 1 point
    DeanMills83

    All of us in the UK....

    All of us in the UK have it so hard on this silver & gold stacking price wise compared to Australia & over in the U.S The only thing we really have in the UK is finding a good special offer that's as close to spot as possible and paying 20% on top with postage aswell. Prices are well too high over here! i know you can find the odd good deal on Atkinsons etc but Silver seems so much cheaper over in the U.S and much more to choose from. i watch video's on youtube all the time & the U.S people are getting bar after bar and coin after coin because prices are so much better. One company i see was offering a special price of 10oz bars for just $0.35 over spot price. Ebay - i know you can find the odd good bargain but find most people seem to be just flipping on it asking for outrageous prices from spot, also loads of fakes...so dont really tend too use it. I know you can buy with STG for good prices but very limited with hardly anything to choose from apart from the same coins over & over again. No bars etc One website i have come across im thinking of using is http://www.muenzshop-berger.de/ , has anyone used them? Not too much to choose from but much better prices than whats in the UK, also have bars & gold. the postage is $18