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  1. 21 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Was a little premature on the post as just had another 35 delivered. Also some jubilees, not as exciting but depends what's in there
  2. 16 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    What a lovely day to sort through a new batch of shields. These are in particularly nice grade so excited!
  3. 10 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    Seriously guys you just left me totally speechless. Massive thanks to@backyardbullion for pulling this together and plotting this truly amazing surprise. I was so taken back and surprised tears flowed. I don’t deserve this. All of you guys are great and make this forum and the YouTube community the friendly and exceptional place it is. I guess you couldn’t get crown collector to make a contribution)))) if you haven’t read his comments on YouTube they are always a hoot to say the least )) So massive massive thanks it was amazing to see the end result and to get a preview of BYB’s brilliant video showing how these beautiful bars were made.
  4. 8 points
    BackyardBullion

    Today I Received

    Technically not precious metal - but I took delivery today of a very large pile of pennies! Fun video (and much more!) coming this weekend to celebrate the 3000 subscriber milestone!
  5. 5 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    This came in today for grading today and I bought it. It’s a special coin and pretty rare.... 1881-M Shield Sovereign
  6. 5 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    Ignoring BackyardBullion's advice these have been received and will soon be forwarded to me:
  7. 4 points
    billyf1

    Today I bought.....

    I got this 1995 1 Punt (Pound) Coin. There were an estimated 750 of these minted, in their own presentation boxes. Another 2000 were made as part of a set of coins (with many other coutries). This is the rarest pound coin in existence (Irish), and is the size of a crown. Truly fascinating piece. I believe that most people didn't know of it's existence until about the year 2000. Got it for 150 euro, and most guides say it's worth about 350. Probably more value when graded.
  8. 4 points
    Tpbullion

    Today I Received

    Recieved these beauts today! Well pleased!
  9. 3 points
    mongo28

    Today I Received

    2018 Silver Swan PF70 & PF69 with Early Release designation and Flag label. (Also for sale)
  10. 3 points
    Is there any chance of you making a box for the 1/4oz Gold QB’s?
  11. 3 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    @BackyardBullion and all members and contributors, thank you so much everyone. BYB you can make your video public and I will link to it.
  12. 3 points
    matrawr

    Today I Received

    These are really helping to bring my average down
  13. 3 points
    BackyardBullion

    Today I Received

    Sounds good to me - in the meantime I think we can share it with the forum members here - the YouTube community will have to wait a little bit!
  14. 2 points
    BackyardBullion

    Today I Received

    Yep - but getting 1000kg of copper coins into the back of the car would be a mission! Be my guest - would make an interesting youtube video for sure!
  15. 2 points
    kimchi

    Today I Received

    Somewhere abroad where it's not illegal to melt them down! That or 'have a very unfortunate trip' somewhere near a furnace (should you perhaps know of someone who has such a thing)
  16. 2 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Yes i've not picked up any shields for 250 (recently*), even at low grade it's worth buying imo (depending how bad of course)
  17. 2 points
    JP Morgan have accumulated more physical silver ( Registered) than the Hunt brothers ever managed. This does not mean the price will be managed upwards unfortunately... They can continue to smash the commercial longs in the full knowledge that if they ever stand for delivery, they have the physical to back it up. The rigged market will determine the price, and when a rise suits the elites, a rise we will have..until that day comes I will keep stacking and remain hopeful.
  18. 2 points
    It's in hand mate, so will be coming along soon [emoji106] Thanks Alun
  19. 2 points
    mustynewb

    Half sovs

    Ordered a mixed year one from Atkinson in the end.
  20. 2 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received

    Holly bad. Where do you get such large quantities from? And if I may be rude to enquire - do you pay retail prices?
  21. 2 points
    Scottsdale have been issuing some great limited run bullion coins over the last few years, such as the Cayman Islands Marlin and Hokusai, The Great Wave and with this new announcement there’s confirmation that Scottsdale will continue to do so for some time. Starting with this new release, a programme of precious metal coin issues linked to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) countries will begin. Eight island nations are included in the programme – Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. Some of these nations have never had a gold or silver bullion coin issued for them, but Scottsdale will change that with a unique design for each state being released throughout the year. It’s a great concept and as someone who worked on Anguilla for over a year, one of great personal interest. In addition to the bullion coins, there will also be proof variants with tighter mintages and a higher quality finish, although priced much higher, of course. The first issue is for Antigua & Barbuda, a beautiful place (although it redefines torture to try to sleep when the tree frogs are having a noisy night…) and one with a strong colonial history. Piracy and rum-running was common and Scottsdale has chosen the latter as the subject of this issue. Depicting a sailing vessel offshore with some barrels of rum on the beach, it’s a decent debut and quite atmospheric. The obverse will likely be a common one for the series as each coin is legal tender in all eight places. The bullion coin is available as a 1oz 0.999 silver (25,000 mintage) or 1oz 0.9999 gold (2,500) variant, and in addition to those there are a pair of proof commemorative versions with similar weights, but far smaller mintages. The proof coins have some selective colouring on the reverse face, something we’d prefer wasn’t there, to be honest. The proof coins will come boxed with a certificate of authenticity. This is a very cool idea for a bullion series – something not done anywhere else at the moment and we hope it’s a success for them. We’re especially looking forward to the Anguilla release which is shown in the video further down, but there seems to be plenty of variety in the designs, so most will find at least one they like. Available to order now.
  22. 2 points
    gentlemen's wager, sure your scenario is possible.. however I am focussing more on what I think is the best place to park your money for the next 20 years. I think we are seeing generational cheapness in commodities and they will re-evaluate many times over compared to stocks, bonds and real estate over the rest of my life..
  23. 2 points
    Numistacker

    NGC coming to the UK

    It’s not really grapevine as they sent out a press release two months ago. They are renting a floor at the Spink Office and will take in coins and comics etc. no grading will be done on site and prices are likely to match Munich. My plan is to keep working with Heritage as they have been good to work with and to also do direct submissions via the forum and YouTube as it’s a fun thing that promotes the forum and grading with NGC.
  24. 2 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received

    First Empress in my new collection: Colonial Silver Rupees. Have a few other rupees but this is my first Victoria. Shame it’s not great quality but still, lovely coins
  25. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    All that grades is not gold but much of it actually is... The next deadline for grading is 30th of April. If you would like to have any coins graded please send me a PM and I will provide the details.
  26. 1 point
    Agpanda

    SouthernStacker is new to the forum

    Hi and welcome to the silverforum
  27. 1 point
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received

    Nice. I picked up a 1884-M shield. It’s in flea bay at the moment.
  28. 1 point
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received

    I used a VERY large magnet to separate my lot. It makes picking the rest out much easier to isolate the copper ones.
  29. 1 point
    sg86

    Today I Received

    They have this at a local pub
  30. 1 point
    Lowlow

    Why nobody bought in the 1990's ...

    I was very involved in precious metals investing in the 1990's and thought it might be instructive to make a post about it for people who are younger, especially since I see some similarities between now and then that are worth mentioning. So ... why didn't people buy in the 1990's when silver was trading around 6-7$us/oz, a price not seen since the 1950's, the same price you could have purchased silver for in the 1920's before the stock market crash ? Didn't people know that was a cheap price ? Why didn't people back the truck up and start loading comex bars on when the price was that low ? How could they all be so stupid ? Surely YOU would have been smarter, right ? I was there, and I remember many of the myriad reasons why. First, silver had been trending down for a LONG time. Not unlike today, coming off of the highs of 2011 (7 year since), in the 1990's you were coming off of the highs of the stagflation of the 1980's which had seen an even higher price for silver than in 2011, except that to feel the full force of what it felt like then, imagine it is now 2028 and the price has dropped from approx 16.50$us down to 8$us, that is more of a parallel to the 1990's. It had been 10 years from the highs in 1990, and by the time the decade was out it had been 20 years since the 1980 highs, a long time. Second, as so often happens in markets, silver had to touch an unmistakable low before it recovered and started into a bull market. Throughout the 1990's silver would head fake rallies and look like it was about to break higher only to turn right around and bounce along its lows, but near the end of what might be called a bear market silver started trending into even lower territory, 8$us/oz, 7.50$us/oz, 7$us/oz, etc ... down down down, and it shook everyone out of the market as it fell. Third, people just gave up. Even the biggest bulls in precious metals just finally capitulated and gave up as silver and gold broke new lows. It had been 20 years of watching falling prices, and by the time the lows were put in stackers had had enough. They had been tormented by tech investors who taunted them mercilessly, investors who were speculating in internet boom stocks and seeing 10, 20, 50% returns year over year in the Nasdaq, and as prices continued to bounce around going nowhere and then turned to new lows, precious metals investors were teetering on the edge of sanity. They were yelling at each other whenever any newbie dared to say that silver or gold was going to rise in price, pointing out how they were sick of hearing about it, etc, times were tough. Fourth, and this is REALLY IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND, people understood the percentages. You think, how could someone NOT buy silver at 8$us ? Think about that, really think about it. At 8$us, if silver drops 5% you're at 7.60$us/oz. If you lose another 5% you're at 7.22$us/oz. If you lose another 5% you're at 6.85$us/oz. If you lose another 5% you're at 6.50$us/oz. If you lose another 5% you're at 6.17$us/oz. Etc. PEOPLE WERE SICK OF LOSING MONEY. No matter what the price was, there was always the possibility of losing another 5%, and that had happened over and over and over to people. Even at what you perceive to be the lows, nobody had any assurance it wasn't going to go even lower, and there was a feeling in the air that you could lose 5% every 6 months FOREVER and never actually reach zero. Fifth, the opportunity costs. THIS was also REALLY important because it was an argument a lot of people used. Yes, they said, silver can't stay cheap forever, but it can stay cheap for a LONG time. It had already been 10+ years from the 1980 high as the 1990's began, and by the end of the 1990's it had been 20 years. Imagine what market psychology would be like if we trade out to 2028 and silver is back down around 8$us/oz and has been trading down and sideways for another decade. There are so many other things that you could have invested in during that time, so many other opportunities that you could have taken advantage of with your money, and the argument that was in the air was that investing in silver and gold was just dead money, that it was just sitting there, doing nothing, and that while it was sitting there you weren't even beating inflation, much less making money in the bull market in equities like "everyone else". Sixth, related to the last one, was you weren't making any interest on your silver and gold. It truly was a place to park money, dead money, it was just sitting there, not just sitting there but sitting there LOSING MONEY vs inflation (as the 1990's came to a close and the price trended even lower). Even bonds were paying a few percent, but gold and silver ? Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Even the most basic investing books talk about the magic of compound interest, and gold and silver were not even giving you that. Seventh, silver had established a range. There were highs that it simply would not break through. Every time it got close it would bounce off of those highs and plummet again towards its lows. It did this so many times that many investors were convinced that it would do this forever, that the best they could ever hope for was to hold until the highs, sell, and buy again at a lower part of the range. This bit of market psychology took hold and was in people's minds, it became a rule of thumb for traders, and that made it self-reinforcing. Eighth, it wasn't just gold and silver. Commodities in general were bouncing around near their lows, oil especially. There was no reason to think that gold and silver would take off when oil was languishing, and when the FED in the U.S. was lowering rates. Don't fight the fed, that's what everyone said, and the word was that the FED intended to keep prices down to spur on economic growth for eternity, and that this would always keep commodity prices low. By the late 1990's, oil was trading at under 20$us/barrel, and there was no fundamental reason to think the price would go up. Ninth, then, as today, were people talking about how silver and gold were industrial metals and not investment metals, that the age of silver and gold as money had passed. Many people, even in the 1990's, believed this. This combined with the usual cast of characters ... anarchists, hard money advocates, preppers (called survivalists then), etc, constantly talking about nuclear war, living through solar flares on nothing but the pallet full of corn flakes they had stored away, etc, gold and silver was seen even then as a historical anachronism, a relic of the past that was no longer needed except for making solar panels, etc. Then, as now, people said that the age of hard money was over, that we had matured as a species beyond the need for such protection, and that fiat currency had won. The belief, even then, was that deficits and the national debt was too high and that it would all come crashing down ... but that it hadn't, and as long as it didn't, it wouldn't, it is a self-reinforcing mindset. Tenth, related to all of the above, the technicals for gold and silver were horrible. People were constantly throwing charts up showing gold and silver trending down, banging its head on trend lines, trading to new lows, etc. None of the charts looked good, it all looked like it was consolidating into a trading pattern and that it would trade lower to eternity. Even on the rare occasion it broke out, it would be a head fake and fall again. It was hard to make a case using charts that precious metals would ever recover. Eleventh, miners were going out of business left and right. You might think this would cause people to believe that the price was going to then go up because of scarcity, and some people made that argument, but many did not. Many investors saw this as proof positive that the price was never going to recover, that the banks weren't supporting the miners, that miners would only mine silver as a consequence of mining other materials, etc. This one isn't as clear cut because there were people on both sides of this issue, but many people felt this was a negative indicator for the future price and a lot of arguing and back and forth was centered around this issue. Twelfth, bank selling. Throughout the 1990's banks were selling gold. There were constant rumors that banks were suppressing the price of silver and gold and that they were selling their gold inventories to keep the price down. Hardly a month went by that some bank wasn't making an announcement about selling a tonne here or there, and it was a constant string of this kind of bad news that weighed on the minds of gold and silver investors who were convinced that the banks had it out for them. Thirteenth, related to miners going out of business was the supply demand argument, and MANY investors were concerned that one of the primary uses of silver was up until then had been its use in polaroid film was falling off because of the invention of digital cameras. Many don't know this, but silver was a primary ingredient in some camera films and a lot of silver was used for this purpose. This argument went further and said that the demand for silver was not growing as fast as the supply, and it was related to this bank selling, people were of a mindset that even when demand was high that the banks had enough silver in the vaults to sell to cover any shortfalls. Whether this was true or not, many investors talked about it and believed it. So how did investors miss such a great buying opportunity when gold and silver were at historic lows in the 1990's ? You almost had to be there and suffer through it to understand, but hopefully some of the above lets you have a little taste of what it was like. I'm sure I could write another 10 reasons in addition to the above for why it sucked so bad, but I think you get the idea, it sucked pretty bad. Stackers and bugs have never had an easy time of it - when its at its lows, everyone says you're a conspiracy crazy, and when its at its highs you're a hoarder, you really just can't win. But there were a lot of seemingly legitimate reasons to be concerned in the 1990's. Most investors DID feel that at some point the price would go north and people would be rewarded, but they had no idea when that would be, and it was horrible waiting for it. Even when gold and silver eventually started to move, a lot of investors weren't convinced, even people who were actually holding gold and silver, many thought it was just another head fake. All of that said ... the one thing you never see in a 2000 year history of gold and silver ? You never see gold and silver worth nothing, and investors knew that then as they do now.
  31. 1 point
    kimchi

    Trends in Royal Mint Milk spotting?

    The same in my circles alas - hence I don't go near silver Beasts. The 'special' Brits (Orientals, Anniversary etc) seem to be produced separately and to a higher standard imo and I haven't had problems with spotting there either. I don't doubt it will happen to some, but not as high a %. I've found a similar pattern with even Perth Mint myself - not so much spotting, but their non-encapsulated coins (Roos, Barcoin) have all had poor production e.g. a tube of the Barcoins all dinged and little black marks in the same place on each. Their premium, encapsulated, coins (Kooks etc) really set the standard though for me and many others. Before I found this place (and found out about cheaper VAT on silver from Europe) I bought some regular Brits from a UK company that sent them in caps. I read some speculation on here I think that some of the worst batches are sent to some of the cheaper resellers, but with the Mint's famous QC I doubt they're that organised. Plus I've also had terrible milkers from Bullionbypost (again UK). It would be interesting to check on those expensive capsuled Brits I first bought - unfortunately though they are at the bottom of my most remote storage. The anniversary Somalian Elephants will be interesting as it's a high premium capsuled coin compared to the beautiful but cheap regular bullion (also notorious spotters alas). I do hope so because it's going to be an expensive hit otherwise, like another recent premium capsule coin that I won't mention because not many seem to have noticed for some reason.
  32. 1 point
    Agpanda

    Hi From Northamptonshire

    Hi Jay, welcome to the silverforum
  33. 1 point
    Presumably interest rates will be increased. Real interest rates fall in the face of inflation - negative bond yields look even less appealing. So we get selling in the bond market and then the edifice comes down........ Time to board the gold and silver train but most of us are already on board. $12 silver very doubtful and only on a chart, not in the real world - there is too much demand building up and the physical market is starting to determine price.
  34. 1 point
    BackyardBullion

    Greetings from new member

    @kabod Welcome to the forum!
  35. 1 point
    dutchman

    Greetings from new member

    welcome to the forum
  36. 1 point
    It is time for the 1 oz Silver Forum bars! So, for those of you who are new to the forum since last year @ChrisSIlver and I teamed up to create 1 oz Silver Bars branded with the forum's logo. And I am very proud to announce that we are creating another 200 of these for 2018! These bars are all hand poured, stamped and finished by myself meaning each and every bar is unique in some way. The weights will vary bar to bar (although none less than 31.1 grams) and the cooling patterns of the silver will also be unique and different for each one. The allure of hand poured silver is growing stronger month by month and these bars are a brilliant way to start collecting hand poured silver and at the same time supporting the forum and my own business too! So, to that end I am very proud and happy to announce the 2018 1oz forum bars are available now to pre-order and reserve. There are a lot of different aspects to tell you about so I have split this post up into various sections, hopefully this will cover most of your questions but if there is something I have not covered then please feel free to get in touch or comment on this thread. There will also be a video going live tomorrow summing up a lot of what I have written here. What are the 1 oz Bars all about? The 1 oz Silver Forum Bars have been created as a way to draw the silver forum community together but also as a fund raising and brand awareness raising exercise. Proceeds from the sales of these bars help keep the forum running in the way we have become accustomed to. Premium and Gold Premium memberships go a long way to helping the running of the forum. To help keep the membership prices as low as practical, the 1 oz silver forum bars proceeds help a lot. Also, it is about raising the brand awareness of the forum and to encourage new people to join the forum and to make standard members think about supporting the forum by upgrading their membership or simply supporting the forum on a one off basis. Schedule, production and delivery I am working towards a deadline of the end of April/early May for these bars to be made, stamped, hallmarked and ready for shipping. They are all individually made and can be quite tricky to pour and make look good at the correct weight. I estimate that I will have made all 200 of the bars by mid April and then have them ready for a release date in early May. If there are any delays or extensions to this I will let you all know. Design Changes & Hallmarking There are a few design changes from the 2017 bars. Part of this is down to the fact that I have learnt a lot and grown a lot as a silver pourer and craftsman over the last year. The biggest change is that the Hallmark is going to be on the front of the bars. The hallmark is the most important thing about these poured silver bars. For those of you who do not know a hallmark means that the bars have been tested and their purity is guaranteed to be what I say it is - 999 silver. Having the hallmark is a really great badge of authenticity and gives the bars a lot more desirability, which is very important when buying hand poured silver. The other significant design change is that this year we are using an all in one "1 ozt" stamp. I think this makes the bars look a lot more professional and much tidier (as well as cutting down the amount of stamping I need to do!) Mintage & Serial Number reservations The mintage for 2018 will be 200 bars. This is set and will not change. We decided not to increase the mintage this year to keep the exclusivity of the bars as appealing as possible. Serial number reservation is probably the biggest question that a lot of you will ask. Now, we are never going to be able to please everyone and to that end we gave very careful consideration to how we would go about serial number reservation. So the following is how we will run things. If you currently own a certain serial number then you will have first refusal at reserving that number for 2018. So, if you bought bar #75 last year then you need to let me know if you want to keep that number. If you do, great it is yours (once you have paid!). If you don't get in touch to let me know before Sunday 15th April then these serial numbers will be opened up to other people. Now, this means in theory that all 200 bars could be reserved and sold to people who bought last year. But, I think it is quite unlikely that this will happen. There will be spare numbers from people either not wanting to get bars, not able to get new bars or not taking up as many bars as they did last year. So, if you are a new member, or an existing member that would like to reserve new bars and serial numbers in 2018 I will be creating a first come, first served waiting list. After the reservation deadline of Sunday 15th April The waiting list will get the opportunity to reserve available numbers. To join the waiting list all you need to do is comment on this thread. To be fair to all users a maximum of 5 bars per person on the waiting list please and we will then see how it goes for the available numbers and demand. I hope that all makes sense. In summary, you have until 15th April to reserve your existing serial numbers if you already own them. If you are new, or an existing member who wants additional bars then you need to reply here and I will put you on the first come, first served waiting list. Prices are set as follows Standard or Non member price - £25.00 per bar Premium member price - £22.50 per bar Gold Premium member price - £20.00 per bar UK Postage: +£2.50 via Royal Mail Signed for delivery for just one bar FREE POSTAGE: if you buy more than one bar International Postage: Please ask for an accurate quote - however I will offer free international standard postage (small top up required for tracked) if you order 5 or more bars. A few notes on pricing These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support me (as a fledgling business), my brand and most importantly, The Silver Forum. As I said earlier, proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of the hallmark. Payment Information To secure the reservation of your bars and serial numbers you will need to pay me before 15th April 2018 IF YOU MAKE A PAYMENT PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SILVER FORUM NAME AS A REFERENCE!!!!! You can pay by a number of different methods as follows: PayPal F&F: info@backyardbullion.com PayPal G&S (Please add 5% to the total): info@backyardbullion.com Banks Transfer: Account No: 76626253 Sort Code: 51-70-06 Crypto currencies: Litecoin, Bitcoin or Ethereum. Please not there will be significant additional charges depending on how much it costs me to process and withdraw the funds. If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!
  37. 1 point
    Wow, heavier than I thought! There you go everyone, looks like a bargain to me! Harry I think you’ll get a sale on here but you may have to send first. Check their previous feedback (especially the newer buyers!). All the very best with it, it’s a lovely coin!!! MS
  38. 1 point
    Interesting read http://www.kitco.com/news/2018-04-18/Undervalued-Silver-Could-Rally-More-Than-30-Goldmoney.html?sitetype=fullsite
  39. 1 point
    It was a decent rise today but on the short term, bullish ronnie tells us bears not to worry - unless we see silver close above 17.70 There is a pattern of falling peaks in silver since April 2017, each peak lower than the last, looks like against a resistance line. If the price remains around this level or below over the next few days then that would fit very nicely into the pattern downwards. Not sure what it really means, I still don't know how to properly read the squiggly lines.
  40. 1 point
    Totally unintentional i know, but thanks, gave me a smile as i had a quick picture of some banksters gathered in a vault deep beneath the bank, warlock robes over their suits, chanting and slugging back potions. Sorry... i'll get my cloak
  41. 1 point
    I did think of it being a bear trap to be honest,squeeze is a better term
  42. 1 point
    Maybe it was something I said... My "don't buy silver" video has fueled a global spike in price!
  43. 1 point
    stevesilver

    GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !

    It’s great I could not be happier.
  44. 1 point
    swAgger

    GOLDSILVER.BE TERRIBLE !

    Yeah, agree, all jokes aside, they will sort out problems and requests. It's frivolous ones which give them the major hump. That is, frivolous in their view, not yours. "grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference". That's what i say whenever i make an order I remember you mentioning the 10oz mouse before and being impressed they sourced another for you instead of just refunding. No mean feat arranging another 10oz mouse in quick order. Meant to ask - how is it by the way? Mint condition, no issues?
  45. 1 point
    Numistacker

    Today I bought.....

    Forgive me SilverForum for I have sinned. I could not resist buying a second proof half Sovereign at Baldwin’s Auction today Yes I know it’s gratuitous and greedy but maybe that’s what I have become with this hobby. I need cleansing
  46. 1 point
    You haven't lived
  47. 1 point
    Lol when you pull out the krug they lean back and say “you have overcome many obstacles in your life”
  48. 1 point
    Because the hundreds of times you will have to return it to get a decent example (which will end up spotting anyway) could keep your local Post Office in business?
  49. 1 point
    vand

    Milk Spots

    That's very interesting. Like many others I had stopped buying RCM stuff simply because of the milkspotting, but if they have proactively taken steps to eliminate it then I would be one of the first to start buying their stuff again. I think the classic Maple Leaf is one of the best designs, and their wildlife series are all well designed too.
  50. 1 point
    @vand You, me and a few others have been telling people on here for ages that commodities were a good investment. Its been the same people who have been investing in them. The commodities chart does look like its now into a bull phase, but it may be against the $, I have been doing some of my own tables against the £ and its still very good.