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  1. 11 points
    Pampfan

    Today I Received

    Some Very Nice Pamp Suisse Bars:
  2. 7 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    2016 full proof sov pf69 few scratches on the slab
  3. 4 points
    Lea79

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Yayyyy I got 2 pf70's for my ducat and sotd sov. I'm so pleased 😃. Thanks numi you do an awesome job.
  4. 4 points
    arcglide

    Today I Received

    Sapphire Jubilee sov...
  5. 3 points
    Fatmalky

    Today I Received

    Just received these two coins from Silverstan today. Love them both 😃
  6. 3 points
    Lea79

    Today I bought (Non PM).....

    This came the other day to keep my loose non collectables in. You gotta love a nice wooden box haha.
  7. 3 points
    Buying to flip............Not a great idea and especially not with just £100, at this level you'll be looking at silver only and mass produced silver at that. Most of us know where to locate the cheapest silver, even selling it online through eBay would maybe reap a whole 20p reward, is it really worth the hassle? Selling your silver on the forum and people will expect to buy at the same level as the cheapest they could find online, i'd be rethinking your flipping plan seriously, it would be better to buy for yourself and holding onto it for at least 12 months. Personally i find that there's a lot of greed in precious metals, so many people try and do the same thing that i just tend to look the other way......... Privy pimping is another area that i'd leave alone, numistacker recently sold a couple of pimped NGC graded 2015 Britannias and lost maybe $50 a coin as he thought they were the IN coin of the year but they obviously weren't, these types of coins are just another way for mints to try and make even more money from buyers, so you'd best leave these alone or you could find yourself in a hole before you start......... Collect for yourself in the immediate term and just hold for a little while and forget about quick turnarounds unless you're going to invest thousands and try and flip a greater amount.
  8. 3 points
    I personally think privy is just an easy way for the mints to make money (take a common koala or kook or whatever and slap a privy on it..Bam! Instant "rarity"). I won't pay a premium for it, and so I personally don't think others will down the road. ("privy pimpin" as shadow stack would say, he's right). The best way I know to flip is to get the right coin, right when it comes out. When the swans first came out, Apmex had them for a reasonable price. Same with the dragon and phoenix. Same with the gold libertads. Early bird gets the worm. But most releases are probably going to be duds. Also, check out @Numistacker and Shadow Stack's youtube videos on avoiding collecting disasters (more for longer term collectors but good to know) And Shadow Stacks video
  9. 3 points
    SovTracker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    First releases - now there's something to debate! I see many list "First Strike" or whatever and charge a big premium for it. In my view, just because you submit a coin in the first 30 days after minting it doesn't warrant this premium. A PF UC 70 is just that - about as perfect as you can get. So you buy a 20 year old Proof and send it off to NGC or PCGS and it comes back PF (PR) Ultra Cameo 70. So why should a coin submitted in the first 30 days command a Premium? In my view - it shouldn't! If you've kept your beloved coin, safe, secure and untouched for 50 years then decide to have it Slabbed - the number is the number - period! Well that's my opinion. What's yours?
  10. 2 points
    Hey Silver Forum members! When I first started stacking silver, I thought it might be fun to document my silver stack progress by creating a YouTube account. Here's the latest episode in the unboxing series, so feel free to pop over and leave me a comment or two (or not) with any advise you may have for me going forward. Any and all feedback is valuable, so even if you feel like I'm going about it all wrong, let me know! Have a great end to the weekend gang! SS.
  11. 2 points
    Some wise words from shortstack68 (hate to admit that) but he is right. Better to drip feed into a stack and consider it a 5-15 year investment Even then fashion is a bitch and todays cool items are yesterdays has beens. Dont be suckered into buying hot items too late at the highest price, buy items at auction or from other members here at low prices. Buy in tranches of £200-£500 a time every few months and in a few years you will have a massive useful store of wealth that gives you life options. By the time a coin is in the news its too late - its like shares - you need to be the first buyer not the last buyer and with £100 its almost inevitable you will lose and pick badly at the beginning. It might be better advice to buy old USA or UK gold thats over 100 years old at ebay or other auction and just pay more than someone else. When you come to sell that coin will be in demand and desirable unless you buy something very common. Think about buying pre-33 from a dealer in Germany or old gold like a half or full guinea. If you are wedded to silver buy low mintage silver from a good mint the moment it comes out african series are popular. Think about saving postage by using @BackyardBullion group buy and get coins at the lowest issue price and wait patiently.
  12. 2 points
    What to do with £100? Best option is to save more and start with £250 and buy a sovereign. If you get bored with it you can sell it easily and you may make £10 or lose £10 depending on how the wind blows. If you only had £100 and you were going to add to the stack each month then 2oz Beast bullion coins or lower mintage silver bullion kooks or special britannias but consider it as savings not a double your money opportunity. You could do something like 2.5g Pamp gold bars. You could also consider a 2017 1/20th Libertad gold BU @stackermike is selling some beautiful graded pandas and at the prices being asked they are a great buy for a longer term investment and might even give a profit on a quick resale.
  13. 2 points
    Shinus73

    Today I Received

  14. 2 points
    Very poor advice You obviously haven't seen how the 2nd Peter Rabbit crashed and burned, to the original poster, leave the Rabbit well alone, you'll not be making anything there either
  15. 2 points
    I've just done a quick count. £265 bagged. I'll be getting a sovereign with that at some point. On a side note have you noticed how few 2 and 1 pennies you get in change nowadays?
  16. 2 points
    Playing with £100? I do this sometimes by betting the lot on over 0.5 goals in play on football matches once the odds get to 1.10 (1/10) 7 winning bets in a row just about doubles your money, cash out, then start again. Most consecutive winning bets I've had is 27.
  17. 2 points
    BigDave84

    Sharps Pixley

    Nice feedback. When I'm working in London next, I'll pay them a visit.
  18. 2 points
    *cough cough* , I guess you learn these form Chinese sellers , lately they mark the package as "sample " instead of " gift " maybe I have too many birthday already
  19. 2 points
    I'd pretty much avoid everything you listed. Here's why: Scottsdale 100 credis leopard - This is an attractive coin but pardon the pun, the cat's been out of the bag for some time on this one. It's just as @tbone said, pick up the right coin right when it comes out. Could there still be upside left to it? Sure that's a possibility but the certainty is you're late to the party on this one. Perth Mint Swan - See comments about Scottsdale leopard. Brexit Britannia - It's a bullion Britannia with a sticker on it and an inflated price tag. "No, it's colorized"...no, it's a sticker and so you're buying 1 of 1,000 stickers. It's misleading at best for them to say only 1,000 minted. While some collectors like colorized coins, from what I've seen and observed here on the Forum it's more of a novelty than a serious collector's piece. Kook w/ Privy Mark - tbone already nailed this one. Again, there are certainly collectors who go after every privy mark for one or more series of coins but in my opinion, it's another way for the Mints to create an artificially "rare" coin. Perth Roo Proof Set - If you're going to buy Roos in hopes of having a coin other collectors are seeking to purchase, I'd suggest looking at the Royal Australian Mint's (RAM) long-running Roo series. Also, where will you be selling your coin(s)? If eBay is your platform you can go ahead and knock 13% off the price the coin sells for (between eBay and PayPal fees). You could sell it here on the Forums but this is a much more informed group of buyers/collectors and if the coin is indeed hot, there's a good chance a number of members already own multiples (and you won't be able to charge eBay prices). So what should you buy to flip? I have no idea. I tried it once with slabbed/graded Perth Australia Stock Horse coins and got burned bad (I still have two if you want to pick them up ). If you're already a Gold and Silver stacker/collector, my advice would be just to buy more in that space. It's highly unlikely you're going to see significant gains only playing with £100 ("It takes money to make money"). It's more likely you'll end up pissing it away chasing the FotM and either get in after all the appreciation's been wrung out of a particular coin or the hype evaporates and you're left holding a bargain bin coin. Just my two conservative cents... Good luck to you in whatever you choose to do. Be sure to keep us in the loop as you take the plunge!
  20. 2 points
    mongo28

    Today I Received

    I had the same problem with USPS, they left my 2 2017 1/4 oz at the front door when it says "signature required" in large letters on the label...
  21. 2 points
    Ansel

    Sharps Pixley

    I have used them a number of times, including my first PM purchase. Very friendly and helpful whatever amount you are purchasing. They have been quite happy on each occasion to look through their sovereigns for me for a particular date or nicer grade. For a first time buyer, going to an established shop where you could see the coins before buying made me a lot more confident about my first bullion purchase. I felt like a king walking out of the shop with my first ever sovereign in my pocket. They usually have chocolate coins that you can help yourself to which makes your purchase and visit even better.
  22. 2 points
    Shinus73

    Today I Received

    Sotd Sovereign from BNT.
  23. 2 points
    Silvergun

    Today I Received

    Lucky to receive my 1/4 oz gold libertad from Coininvest as UPS left it on my front doorstep in full view of anyone walking on the pavement .
  24. 2 points
    Jester

    Today I Received

    One of the coins I've been coveting since I began collecting. Thanks to @metalslug I can cross it off my want list. Thanks so much my friend. Great price, stellar packaging.
  25. 1 point
    Day 1 - save 1p Day 2 - save 2p Day 3 save 3p Day 100 save £1.00 Day 365 save £3.65 Print the above picture off and mark each day off as you drop your cash in You'll have £667.95 after a year, enough for a few sovereigns, a half oz of gold and a few 1/10s. Get it without really trying, the cheapest will be the first week £0.28 the dearest week, this last week will cost you £25.34. It wont cost you more than a Starbucks coffee a day Each day when you get up, when you make your breakfast or are about to leave the house put the amount into a jar and watch your money increase daily. Because its loose change you won't really miss it and it will soon become a habit. Think of it as you are paying yourself if you like. You could even transfer it from your bank account daily to a savings account if you don't tend to have loose change on you or start by using a jar of loose change that you already have to keep you going for a couple of weeks or months. I'll be using a money tin which you need to open with a tin opener which will stop me from dipping into it. You can find these in most 99p shops and then you have a penny for the first day to get you started. The above is at the bear minimum, everyone sticks to this who wishes to participate. But feel free & POST any FREE unexpected money that comes your way over the year, to it over the year to keep the thread alive. Your odd coppers in your jeans after a night out at the end of the working day, it goes in your gold pot You get a £2 coin in your change at the supermarket, it goes in your gold pot Your Lucky 15 bet comes in and nets you £20, it goes in the pot. You find a £1 on the way to work, it goes in your gold pot You get a x3 numbers on the Lottery it goes in your gold pot You win a domino card at the local darts/pool league game, it goes in your gold pot You are gifted a tenner in a birthday card, it goes in your gold pot Who fancy's joining the challenge ?? This day next year we share our gold pot totals here, and share our pics of our gold purchases this time next year from our daily savings ? As chancellor Mr George Osbourne said, "We are all in this together " Fancy joining the challenge ?
  26. 1 point
    Pete

    Coin Grading Question

    I have always assumed a slabbed graded coin would cost a bit more than an unknown bullion coin. Especially if graded MS-70 meaning Mint State Perfect - cannot get better than this. Even an MS-69 is deemed near perfect. Also the cost of having a coin graded would seem to be in the region of around £20 ( maybe less for volume users ). Therefore how can EMK continually list the following Stock Horses - pricing seems upside down ? Why would anyone pay more for the non-graded coins ?
  27. 1 point
    Warning to anyone new to this stacking game - do some basic research as it will only take a few minutes. Imagine the reaction of some unlucky newbie buying this coin after finding that it can be purchased for about £30-£40 Perhaps he / she still thinks in Italian Lira ?
  28. 1 point
    fehk2001

    Today I bought (Non PM).....

    Pot noodles x 365 , to make things better I let u have 365 pot noodles for breakfast every morning
  29. 1 point
    Jester

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    @augur, some will mistakenly (although understandably) say that the term "haymarking" refers to a time when the coins were minted on a screw press, the planchet had to be hot enough to fully take the "strike". Following minting, the coins were tossed onto a pile of hay to cool. Sometimes, the hay would get too hot and some of it would ignite. The burning hay would leave permanent marks in the coin, thus "haymarking". But @SilverTanner knows his stuff and he's spot on. Here's an example of a William III haymarked 6P. If you look back at the enlarged image of Tanner's 1820 GIII 6P, you can see they have a similar look. If Tanner's is just toning then that's a magnificent example of that coin (not surprised considering the man is a connoisseur of 6Ps!).
  30. 1 point
    fehk2001

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I think I deserve a cup noodle at very least from u
  31. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    This information may help you guys work out which coin belongs to whom. The owner is at the front of each description
  32. 1 point
    SilverTanner

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Not haymarking on the 1820 sixpence, just the toning. I think haymarking is more common on early milled coins rather than post 1816, it is quite common on Anne and William III sixpences.
  33. 1 point
    Already got my bets on for today !! Huge footy fan and love my Saturday fix of throwing away some cash to the bookies, had some good wins last season tho !! Wow 27 in a row, that's some going !! Never tried that system but I will have a play with it , thanks Myblueheaven
  34. 1 point
    Wait for the Royal Mint to release the next 'Peter Rabbit' coin. By which I mean a coin with a lot of interest that sells out instantly that you can then flip for 5x what you paid. Being on forums like this can help a lot. I'm also a member on CoinTalk and in early 2008 someone posted a topic about a suspected mule error with the new 20 pence coins. I then went on eBay and bought one for £6, before they hit the news and were then going for 100s!
  35. 1 point
    If I was looking for have a play with £100 to see how much I could make it grow I would choose day trading crypto altcoins.
  36. 1 point
    shortstack68

    Gold Libertad 2017 mintages?

    A possible example of milking the quoted low mintage figures
  37. 1 point
    They look to me like two souvenir medals.
  38. 1 point
    MickB

    Sharps Pixley

    I was in there last Friday, my second visit. Friendly staff who are very helpful. I will be using them again as it's just a short train journey for me on the tube from work. Coins and bars are put into a cloth bag with their logo on, a nice professional touch.
  39. 1 point
    Rhyseyson

    Today I Received

    Looks much better in person
  40. 1 point
    Kman

    GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    Doesn't feel high to me anymore, got used to it being £900-1000 now for the past year or so Personally I like buying straight numismatics or semi-numismatics over pure bullion; it gives you a buffer so you aren't so at the mercy of spot price Like the Indian sovereign I think is a decent bet, not too much above spot but very likely to hold a premium even if spot did drop to £800 or so again
  41. 1 point
    been there since yesterday. they have around 50, but nothing exciting re: years 10% is pushing it imo
  42. 1 point
    Finally my wallet is on its way..this is a must have for anyone buying multiple cryptos.
  43. 1 point
    augur

    Today I Received

    20 Goldmark 1912 Wilhelm II. Sort of the German equivalent to the sovereign with 0.05g less gold due to the 0.900 alloy.
  44. 1 point
    Ansel

    Today I Received

    Bullion price so no complaints about the marks. The case was a very nice surprise as it hadn't been listed as being included. The proof coins really are lovely to look at as you catch the light playing on them.
  45. 1 point
    Silvergun

    Today I Received

    3 x Victoria Half Sovereign shields and 2 x 2017 India Mint Sovereigns the later being from UK Bullion , thanks for the heads up Numi.
  46. 1 point
    arcglide

    Today I Received

    a top pop 1/4 Lion (as a bedfellow for the 1) from a lovely fellow on TheSilverForum..
  47. 1 point
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    2005 Full Proof Sov It will be going to @Numistacker next
  48. 1 point
    Silverstackeruk

    Today I Received

    Today I received 3 pietfort sovereigns.. You don't get much for your money these days.. Came in a nice paper envelope as usual from the royalmint.
  49. 1 point
    motorbikez

    Today I Received

  50. 1 point
    Still going strong. Have cleared it from all the now old money that is not legal tender anymore. Forgot how much it was, around 5300SEK. That is £453 more or less.