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  1. 6 points
    KDave

    Today I Received

    Received April draw prize with thanks to @BackyardBullion A lovely piece of silver, just stunning.
  2. 4 points
    Paul

    Where to Begin?

    Keep things simple - just buy and stack full and half sovereigns once you have enough funds. Lowest % price spread, highly liquid, ready resale market, ease of storage, CGT free.
  3. 4 points
    BackyardBullion

    Where to Begin?

    Hi @Method - welcome to the forum! Check out my recent "beginners guide" video - I have just been covering some of these topics, and next week I will be looking at Bars vs Coins!
  4. 4 points
    kimchi

    Today I bought.....

    Oh blimey, from the likes on this post I can tell I am mixing in company that will encourage me into further 'bad' ways (and I need little encouragement!)!
  5. 3 points
    MickB

    Today I bought.....

    Just bought a 2015 half sovereign from the Royal Mint bullion.
  6. 2 points
    Pipers

    GENERAL ELECTION

    I was leaning towards voting Conservative in the General election until today. I will go as far to say it is the GREAT TORY BETRAYAL. I am talking about the new proposed Tax on home owners . The TORY DEATH (DIEING) TAX. This is everything that the Conservatives use to be against, a person or a couple work hard all there lives paying all the Taxes and NI that the Government ask for, then they have the rug pulled from under their feet. So the one asset the majority of people in this country have (not the members of this forum) is taxed at a enormous percentage taking in mind the average price of a home in the UK. So why are the Conservatives Taxing the working class and lower middle class ( richer than this you can afford instruments to get around the Tax). They say it is for Social care cost and it is true the money will go towards the costs of social care, though i believe the real reason is more spiteful than that. IMO the real reason for for Death Tax on home owners is to stop the next generation of surfs/PLEBS from buying properties forcing them into high cost renting releasing properties onto the market for their friends to purchase houses/apartments a favorable prices then rent them out back to the next generation who would of been the buyers of the properties returning the Landlords an excellent return on their investment and this will in turn suggest the economy is improving, though in real terms the lives and well being of millions of people will be effected negatively financially and emotionally. I believe anyone who believes the Conservatives have a mind to build more homes than a bear minimum and certainly anyone who thinks the Conservatives have a mind to lower Rents moving forward will be very disappointed. IMO The Conseratives have plans to LOWER HOME OWNERSHIP BY PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION in the middle to long term and raise rents leaving lower income households with less money to spend on food utilities clothes etc. I am a swing voter not a Labour voter. It did not come easy righting this post but I feel i had no choice the Conservatives ring fencing the Death Home Tax to social car have been very spiteful and have back stabbed millions of home owners in this country.
  7. 2 points
    BackyardBullion

    Where to Begin?

    @Method We tend to buy silver from europe for a lot cheaper. Websites like www.silver-to-go.com www.goldsilver.be or www.europeanmint.com are good places to start. Only viable if you are buying enough to warrant the shipping but it usually works out cheaper. I have started organising group buys from Europe and will be doing it more in the future. A great way to pick up a few coins without big delivery charges and avoiding nasty VAT! DM if you want more info!
  8. 2 points
    calandlew1

    Today I made.....

    2 bad boys I made today
  9. 2 points
    sovereignsteve

    GENERAL ELECTION

    You are a paranoid soul aren't you? What's wrong with people having to contribute to their old age care with wealth accumulated over their lives? The full cost of care for everyone is unaffordable in this day and age by any modern society. We are all living too long and it will get worse (or better if you look at it from the opposite perspective). As to the Tories being the friends of buy-to-let homes owners, who's done the most to make this business unattractive in the last few years?
  10. 2 points
    Bullionbilly

    In Focus Friday Series!

    Lovely coin, great video too.
  11. 2 points
    sovereignsteve

    Today I bought.....

    Is that sovereigns plural or the 2017 sydney?
  12. 2 points
    Roy

    Loupe recommendations?

    lol when we first got married, I was a 'victim' of all the tricks of the East. Powdered this and ground that... She forgot that I was raised on roast beef and Guinness and she soon became 'in da club'. Strong swimmers you see Now she's happy with her Korean/Japanese dramas and leaves me to my forum!
  13. 2 points
    Jester

    Today I Received

    I'm following @Numistacker's lead...per @HyHy, confirmed that the raw coins were sold out at MCM so I picked this beauty up from NY Coin & Bullion for $149 w/ free shipping...Not overly concerned that it won't come with the OGP as the CoAs don't give a specific number for your coin (kinda like the 2017 BU Silver Krugs).
  14. 2 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    2017 Lion Dollar Love this coin
  15. 2 points
    kimchi

    Today I bought.....

    I just ordered my first ever sovereigns, the 2017s.
  16. 1 point
    vand

    Goal - Financial Independence In Ten Years

    If you already have a mortgage then making overpayments on it is imo the BEST thing that you can safely do with your money. It's represents zero risk and a very good guaranteed long-term return. With anything else the risk is not zero and the returns are not guaranteed. BUT.. that doesn't mean that if you don't have a mortgage you should rush out and get one! The boat has sailed on that one and now is not the time to be piling into housing.
  17. 1 point
    prophet800

    Today I bought.....

    S on a sovereign is from the Sidney mint
  18. 1 point
    Well they did a good job with my replacements so if you're not happy... On the ebay thing, knowing the issues with the SA mint packaging, I would want one that isn't sealed as it's pot luck what state it'll be in. I think the ebay opinion will change as more of these filter through it.
  19. 1 point
    BackyardBullion

    Where to Begin?

    You are too kind my friend
  20. 1 point
    sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    Yes a double strike with some movement. There's some explanation how these happen during release of the coin from the dies but I can't remember what it is.
  21. 1 point
    Modem21

    In Focus Friday Series!

    A well modelled really nice coin on my wish list. Thanks for showing.
  22. 1 point
    Oldun

    Royal Mint Bullion Platinum bars

    Coming.
  23. 1 point
    Silverstackeruk

    Today I Received

    QqOrdered these ages ago but had to wait for the Tiffany Art to be released before they were despatched.. I've been collecting the Mongolian wildlife and Tiffany arts from the start..
  24. 1 point
    Roy

    GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    Best Asian takeaway in Warsaw! Look at those prices, cheapest ever? Unfortunately, they will only deliver within 5KM of Wilanow
  25. 1 point
    I overpay my mortgage by £150pm & it reduces my term from 22yrs to 15yrs saving around £12,000 in interest alone, but I want to move to a bigger house so the term is most likely going to end up being 22yrs but with a bigger house. I then buy gold with whatever spare I have. The more you pay off your mortgage the better personally as in 5yrs if the rate goes up significantly your LTV will get you a better rate.