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  1. 14 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    2018 proof sov back from NGC with perfect grade thanks @Numistacker 👍
  2. 13 points
    JunkBond

    Today I Received

    Latest two halves from HGM, lucky dip style. My first Victoria too! Old Head, a bit smooth on high spots, still pleased with the condition though.
  3. 13 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received

    Finally picked up the two lovely gold one - ouncers that I bought in the dip a few weeks ago. A 2017 eagle and a 2017 anniversary Britannia. Nice to contrast the colour and the designs, with the US eagle of course being 0.917. Sorry about the poorer photo of the Brit - but I am reluctant to take it out of its capsule. Regarding the designs; while the Eagle is very good (and with a big ounce you can see more of the finer details of the eagles nest and the White House ), it does make me appreciate that the Royal Mint here in the UK is willing to take some risks and plays with new tweaks to the designs on the front and back. Lets face it, we do grumble about the RM and pile into them when they get it spectacularly wrong (eg the 2018 lunar dog) but at least they take the risk. On the US side - i guess it would take another revolution to change the design. Maybe President Trump will order a new design - with the genius himself on both sides!? Anyway - back to the final gold coin - a cool pickup from a visit to the LCS when in the States, a 1923 Melbourne sovereign for the same premium as any other bullion. Not in pristine condition, but this was a pretty low mintage by 1920s standards so quite pleased with that. That one goes into the semi-numismatic pile of sovereigns😊. Also snagged a few of the annual silver 1 ounce designs - but my favourite by far is the Netherlands Lion restrike. I could only find the bullion version, but i see now what all the fuss is about....and i may need to track down a proof! Some nice 1990 Canadian maples in OMP - i do like the old maples, and these are in great shape. Maybe being in the wrapper prevents spotting ?
  4. 12 points
    Jay2

    Today I Received

    Late arrival of the 20% voucher, because I negotiated changing the 2018 sov to get their next bullion Veil Head sovereign that comes available. In the same shopping cart, to make full use of the voucher, were various silver things. One was this weirdly toned 5 Shillings. It's all iridescent teal and purple and burgundy in the hand. And my first old Head. After deductions, it cost me £227 total. It's a bit sharper in the hand. My old iPhone doesn't like to gmail me massive pictures. And a bit of bling sterling for under spot too, because why not. Nice voucher haul.
  5. 10 points
    mr-dead

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar

    Go on then, ill take it. Slow off the mark due to being stuck in a kids party 1kg -> 100oz -> 5kg -> 1000oz good delivery bar next?
  6. 7 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    Only a few piles to get through ...
  7. 7 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    It’s up@sovtracker and others.. Mega video #3 Sovereigns + MegaCoin the unboxing starts videos in 4K all week! | Grading with thesilverforum.com
  8. 6 points
    Bullionbilly

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar

    @mr-dead clearly has no wi-fi where he is today... or this would have gone
  9. 6 points
    Keenstacker

    Today I Received

    30 beautiful 1oz philharmonic silver coins! Curtesy of @arshimo2012. Thank you again, they arrived in perfect condition! Also thanks for the tube. 👌
  10. 5 points
    Beware of Large Gold Fake Coins on eBAY! | 1911 Five Sovereign Proof Fake arrived! Compare this to Sovereign’s beautiful 1911 Proof Sovereign below
  11. 5 points
    mr-dead

    stacking goals 2018

    Aiming to hit end goal targets this year then will stop stacking (I hope) 2000oz silver - 1282oz to go (clocked up 718oz in 2 weeks so off to a flying start ) 400oz gold - 27.44oz to go
  12. 4 points
    Good summary by Chards
  13. 4 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now
  14. 4 points
    mr-dead

    Today I Received

    6 X 1kg Metalor bars from Arshimo, sequential serials too The pile of bars is growing slowly but surely.
  15. 3 points
    I just heard about this on the radio, and there are some really good references that I found after a cursory Google search, links are below. From today a business can no longer lawfully charge consumers paying by Debit, Credit or Charge card more. There could be many unintended consequences from this directive - most of which will hit the consumer. High card usage retailers, fuel, groceries, paypal. amazon already have the card processing fees absorbed into their pricing structure so no benefit for the consumer here. The high growth business Just Eat, had a card payment surcharge of 50p per order, which will now be replace by a 50p per order service charge, for all payment options. HMRC will no longer accept Credit card payments - very transparent and up front in my opinion. DVLA will no longer charge the £2.50 Credit card surcharge, with the resultant income shortfall estimated at £8.5m. (I'd imagine their processing costs will now escalate too as many more people will pay by Credit card). Of relevance to Silver Forum Members, Chards has been very clear on its position and will now cease accepting Credit card payments. Inflation has already got a grip, I can't think of a time where there have been so many and so large bubbles building (quietly, unnoticed, deliberately concealed) at the same time the economic squeeze on incomes seems to be biting harder. Will consumers find price increases acceptable? - Can businesses absorb yet another cost pressure? - because the easy way out here is to raise prices across the board. Are consumers strong enough to stop being taken for granted by the big firms? Will card processers lower their charges now that there will be more transactions and an economy of scale? Or will we all end up paying more......... https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/13/credit-card-surcharge-debit-ban https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/cards/2017/07/credit-debit-card-fees-to-be-banned https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/were-saying-no-to-bullion-by-credit-card/107
  16. 3 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Here is the next grading results video from the recent NGC submission. More MegaCoin unboxing videos in 4K! | Grading with thesilverforum.com
  17. 3 points
    Xander

    Today I Received

    Received this today as a gift.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Like most monopolies, the credit card companies charged excessive fees to retailers and used these fees to subsidise cashback cards, cheap balance transfers (aka loans) etc. This encouraged people to develop bad habits and get into debt. Over the years credit cards have been a source of misery for millions of people. I realise for the savvy person, these cards have been a source of convenience, discounts and essentially free cash. I have played the game myself. However, IMO, fees in general need to come down and if this directive helps that, I'm fully in favour. It's not often I have been able to say that about something emanating from Brussels.
  20. 3 points
    arshimo2012

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar £2250 posted special delivery can post from Tuesday
  21. 3 points
    I had one myself last year tested as 22ct
  22. 3 points
    PansPurse

    Today I Received

    Courtesy of the Royal Mint: the worst superhero tag team ever!
  23. 3 points
    offie

    Kookaburra photo thread...

    1994. 1oz. proof And the new 2018 Kookaburra.
  24. 3 points
    JunkBond

    stacking goals 2018

    Fill the tray with half sovs and start another, minimal silver just a few eagles (coz I like the design).
  25. 2 points
    phoenix

    stacking goals 2018

    I’m three weeks into the stacking journey and have a few ounces of silver on order and a quarter ounce gold coin. Already hopelessly hooked. By 2019 I’d like 50 ounces of silver and an ounce of gold. I plan to stack generic bullion, but we’ll see how long that lasts!
  26. 2 points
    Roy

    £250 a month...

    I clicked 1: Savings account before I read that it was for an emergency fund. So I suggest 4: Cash at home (I'm assuming your current bank account is healthy ). And here's where one has to define 'emergency fund'. Cash will solve most problems instantly, whether it'll be a plumber, sparky, vehicle repair or recovery bill. A hard up mate, an emergency taxi call or maybe a take away delivery. Let's not forgot Joe the Pole turning up with some moody gear that you just can't turn down....cash only my friend Don't worry too much about where to keep it. Cash is easy to conceal in a thousand different places. I usually recommend the fridge but after a great deal of research and consulting the industry professionals it came to me. Where is the best place to store cash in case of a fire?
  27. 2 points
    austack

    Today I Received

    Nice grade, seen the eBay advert also.
  28. 2 points
    Sovsaver

    Is this milking?

    It sounds familiar, my intention was to buy silver as near to spot as possible, scrap sterling silver, the odd bar, that kind of thing and collect Sovereigns. I too bought a couple of Queens Beasts recently though (due to their great design), with a view to start a collection of the set. One of mine has milk spotting on the sides and some mechanical damage in the fields. I sorted it out with the excellent dealer, who gave me a bit of a wake up call. These great looking QBs are Bullion and, does the Royal Mint actually care about quality control? I don't know the answer to that but I decided not to collect the set. I don't think I could look at the coins without feeling disappointed due to the milking etc. So, it's back to the original strategy with a 1 kg bar from arshimo2012.
  29. 2 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Panda Photo thread...

    Updated Collection still growing!!! 🐼🐼🐼❤❤❤ 1/20oz 2002 & 1/20oz 2004 ☺☺☺
  30. 2 points
    No holds barred; never afraid to be controversial....... BUT always common sense and gets straight to the point of the issue.
  31. 2 points
    D4N

    Is this milking?

    Ive got a lighthouse coin case and have currently have the paper between the coins on the tray. Cheers @C12 you are right... I guess I am a bit OCD about it, but my collection is not solely a financial investment for me.
  32. 2 points
    WhiteCrow

    Im such a sucker for vintage

    Went in to my LCS today, 3 of the 5 pieces I picked are vintage and neat. Just figure I show them off. Top: 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Top Left: 2012 Canadian Maple Top Right: A Buffalo Round Bottom Left: The 1Oz Silver Bullet Bottom Right: Marilyn Monroe; American Folk Hero's Series
  33. 2 points
    Oldun

    £250 a month...

    If it is an emergency fund, then keep it in cash, surely ? You should always have 6 months’ worth of salary in cash for emergencies or “life events.” If you have that, then I would go with £50 cash, a half sov and the rest the cheapest uk silver coins you can get if you live in the uk.
  34. 2 points
    kugelblitz

    Today I Received

    And Now for Something Completely Different ( o )( o ) Libertad 2017 Kilo High Relief KG Proof (Reverse) and Prooflike (Obverese)
  35. 2 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Today I Received

    2018 1gram gold Panda ❤❤❤🐼🐼🐼👍👍👍👌👌👌 Awesome detail guys a must but!!!
  36. 1 point
    Ok so for the past 4-5 months I've saved about $40 in pocket change. I really like the look of Monarch hand poured bars and after looking for a while I came to a decision - Should I get a 2 oz bar or two 1oz bars? I know its a kind of dumb question but it honestly is hard to design lol. Still feels nice to save a quarter or two per day and come out with some hand poured.
  37. 1 point
    I think plan is to order Britannias all at once next Saturday and hope to get bulk buy discount?
  38. 1 point
    JunkBond

    £250 a month...

    @Roy , yeah my missus did that, I didn't know and melted 5 new plastic fivers, they shriveled to postage stamp size. I was not flavour of the month. Sent them off to the BoE for replacements though so ended well.
  39. 1 point
    PansPurse

    £250 a month...

    I cannot think of any way this could possibly go wrong...
  40. 1 point
    Bring on Brexit - another unwanted EU directive affecting our daily lives and choices. Retailers accepting credit card payments should be permitted to pass on their fees applied by the banks for accepting this facility. Accepting credit cards incurs a fee which is negotiated between the retailer and the card payment provider. The consumer has a choice and if choosing to pay with a credit card then what is wrong in charging a fair fee ? When Chards say fees range from 2 - 5% then let's ignore the 5% fee as misleading. No good retailer will be charged 5% by the banks and if they are then either they are likely deemed a higher risk business or they haven't done their homework with regard to commercial fees. If certain cards like Amex apply higher fees than Visa and MasterCard then simply don't accept that type of card ( no doubt someone in Brussels will object ). Many cards provide the owner a cash-back ranging between 0.5% and 2% so when paying a bill using your credit card ( fee charged to the retailer ) and no surcharge on the bill then effectively the buyer is getting a discount which has been charged effectively to the retailer. Paying for a holiday with a credit card provides a lot of benefits should the holiday provider go bust etc. so kind of insurance and is the recommended way to pay for many transactions for this assurance. Any business that previously charged a fee and has a lot of credit card transactions will simply increase their prices to everyone but let's not panic about the rise - in most cases 1 or 2% will not be noticed in the grand scale of things.
  41. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I looked on amazon for my machine and could not find it any more. There is a good selection on the food sealer or sous vide has the same bags can be used for sous vide cooker. Some sellers have a variety of bags to choose from and I tried to get one big enough for two or three slabbed coins I am making my way through all of the coins that came back and will send the final ones out on Monday if I can. That maybe some coins that are awaiting further coins in the next delivery, if anybody is affected by that then they can choose for me to send coins now and then pay additional postage when the coins that are still being graded come through.
  42. 1 point
    DaveWheat89

    Sovereigns with (No B.P.) - Exist?

    its the designers initials, BP ( Benedetto Pistrucci)
  43. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I buy them expensively from eBay. No expense spared for SilverForum members.
  44. 1 point
    augur

    Today I Received

    1898 South Africa 1 Pond (almost last coinage before entry in WW I in 1914 but the coins from 1899 will be out of reach of most on this forum) https://coinweek.com/world-coins/the-1898-single-9-pond-south-africas-rarest-gold-coin/ If it wasn't for the dies from Berlin, it would be the same as any South African Sovereign
  45. 1 point
    JCRJM

    Today I Received

    Got my QB's back from grading. Thanks again to Numi.
  46. 1 point
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Young head and jubilee sovereigns, the game is to guess how many, winner gets nothing, sorry!
  47. 1 point
    sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    A few things from the US with thanks to a great guy on the forum. The latest 5oz ATB, a difficult to get 2012 ATB Hawaii Volcanoes (just leaves Acadia). MS70 Antiqued Cleopatra and Anubis 2oz rounds
  48. 1 point
    augur

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    A welcome change to me and my fellow OCD sufferers. In the end it's about the coin and not the slab/label.
  49. 1 point
    Bullionbilly

    Royal Mint return policy?

    9/10 thats really really bad. For the money they should be (almost) perfect.
  50. 1 point
    Agpanda

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    you should always look at sold pandas on ebay to get a grip on what they are going for Also check up census on NGC https://www.ngccoin.com/census/world/china-panda-series/sc-367/s10y/