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    After weeks of cleaning up the stack - I present the 5oz PAMP bar. Goal for 2017 Completed!
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    So I finally got around to presenting these 1/10th brits, using a box from the RM and a custom insert (9mm deep high grade felt with 3mm base), fits perfect! Yes yes it's incomplete, but won't be long before it's done :D. Photos were rushed but i wanted to share, they really do look so good all together in person
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    Pleased with my choice of buying from the mint.
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    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 ?
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    1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Tiger🐯From Chards.. Finally I have one😄
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    Royal Australian Mint Lunar Rooster in 1oz and 1/10th & New Zealand Mint Steamboat Willie. All come in Mint capsules but I've rehoused them for my storage system.
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    One of my NGC submissions finally came in.[emoji38][emoji1]
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    1987 two coin britannia set. I really like it
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    a few lucky dip sovereigns from HGM, it was a fairly good cheltenham.
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    Not yet received, but they've finalised the slab and details on their website
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    Hello, I'm Lizzie from Chard in Blackpool - I'm not here to sell you anything even though we have coins from all over the world and the strongrooms are like a treasure chest for numismatists. We're coin geeks and are happy to help if you have a question - if we don't know, we'll try our best to find out the answers.
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    Perth Series 1 Lunar Proof Rooster My 8th out of 12 in the set, with thanks to @shortstack68 for being the connecting "post office" in Germany.
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    Yesterday I HAD made..... (warning:pic heavy) edits to come Remember these? @GoldBenj had them for sale. 3 x 22ct bands, 10.2g at near spot.....hmm. I approached Ben with an idea, nothing dramatic or exciting but could he do it? No problem guvnor A 10.2g lump! Yippee....wait for it.... Look at this machinery! Proper craftsmanship. Love it...it's probably as old as @Oldun? Nipples Taking shape. Yes, this is for myself. When Ben asked me what style I would like the ring, I wasn't sure. The idea was to create a bullion ring, as near to spot as we could. He recommended a classic 'D' shape because there would be the least wastage (filing etc.) Talent Birmingham Hallmark 9.4g 5mm Finished. The ring was completed in two days, the assay took time....Cheltenham didn't help! lol You all know I'm a soppy old tart. I'm pleased! I have a hand made, pic documented 22ct ring, and it's personal. Made in England. It's fantastic Ben.
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    Just got my Rwanda 1oz gold grade..................MS70 get in!!!!!!!!
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    Got these quite locally tonight, probably going to flip them.
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    A whole bunch of OMP pandas (1/2 oz and 1oz) 2013 Libertad 3 coin silver proof set
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    A nice coin but a little disappointing. The frosting doesn't show as much detail as I hoped for. The coin feels a little cheap which it certainly isn't lol
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    Option 1 takes it. 1/4 oz gold lion turned up, along with a milky but free 2 oz silver lion.
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    This 1901 20 dollar gold piece was given to my father , by his grandfather, and then passed down to me. This coin inspired me to start collecting coins from all over the world.
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    My 1/4 oz Queens beast griffin arrived from the Roayl Mint today. Not a flaw on it, not even a slight scratch, unlike other coins they've sold. Not my favourite beast so far but my first gold beast.
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    2012 Uncirculated full sov not as nice as the proof but alot cheaper 😁
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    Police are on the look out for anyone enquiring about 21 inch airtite capsules
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    My Queen's Beast silver 2oz dragons came today.
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    a fairly nice Edward VII 1910 Sovereign, what are everyone's thoughts on possibly grading this?
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    Bought this box hoping I could squeeze H capsules in there. I can't. Perfect for T capsules though. Came with 25, 27 and 30mm capsules which I'll probably ditch. Took 6 weeks from China. 3 weeks to get here and then another 3 weeks in the UK through some super slow logistics company. For £10.50 can't complain.
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    Kook 2 coin set arrived yesterday, some dust on the proof
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    These just arrived. Surprisingly nice for simple Royal Mint rounds. 15 quid each landed.
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    Think I have lost my sons to collecting pm's. my oldest had a inter school run the other day, he said he wanted to come second because he likes silver more than gold. So I said stupidly that if I wins he can choose one of my coins. He won and chose a 2009 koala. His younger brother said 'we have to be treated the same' so he went off with a 2012 panda. i came in from work last night they were on eBay and the oldest has decided that he is going to spend birthday money on a 2009 kook. Youngest wants a coin rather than an Easter egg. Not bad for a 7 and 4 year old. Wish I had started collecting when I was that age
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    The capsules seem to fit very well The capsules seem to fit very well
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    Delivery today from Lucky Big panda is delightful in particular.
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    Today I received my Malaysia trigo panda medals..Seem to have sold out before presale..The 70mm copper are amazing both 88 Mintage..I think
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    Received this today really a beautiful piece not sure should I send it to PCGS to be regraded as micro tho
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    I put it into a little perspective tonight when i was sitting on the sofa with the Frau and said to her, my rooster 1oz Rwanda golld coin cost more than our leather corner sofa (only by €85) the look she gave me........... never tell the boss either, akward silence is never good
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    Wise words to seasoned stackers and people new to the game. I will gladly paypal you enough for a pot noodle or 2 should you get sick of bread
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    Rest of my grading results were just uploaded this morning (took their time)
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    I came across this article earlier today whilst doing some research and found it a little humorous, thought provoking and interesting so thought i would share it with you guys http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9700365/How-much-did-you-say-it-was.html The article is from 2012 so some of the numbers might be out in 2017 but you get the idea ............................................................................................................................................................................................. It was revealed that printer ink costs more than three times as much as Dom Pérignon champagne. A bottle of the luxury vintage bubbly retails for around £109, or 15p per millilitre. A set of replacement cartridges for a home printer costs £45, which works out at 51p per millilitre. It is possible to buy a perfectly adequate printer for £35, making it less valuable than the ink you fill it with. But are there other examples of everyday substances or services with astronomical price tags? And is there anything that can make printer ink, let alone vintage champagne, look cheap in comparison? ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Chanel No.5 is x79 times more expensive than Dom Pérignon champagne A 750ml bottle of Dom Pérignon is £109. A small 7.5ml bottle of Chanel No.5 costs £86 at Boots. A wine bottle’s-worth would therefore cost 100 times as much – £8,600 – for which you could buy 79 bottles of Dom Pérignon. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Agent Provocateur knickers are 10 times more expensive than silver A size-two pair of Agent Provocateur knickers weighs a little under 10g (approx one-third of an ounce) and costs £70. The knickers comprise 525 sq cm of fabric, giving a cost per square metre of fabric of £1,333. Or, to put it another way, they’re almost 17 times more expensive than the priciest fabric currently on sale at John Lewis, the Ptolemy Mann and Bluebellgray ranges, at £80 per square metre. Valued by weight, the knickers cost £210 per ounce (£70 x 3), exactly 10 times the current £21-per-ounce price of silver. While they’re worth 10 times their own weight in silver, they’re just a fifth of their weight in gold. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Viagra is almost seven times more expensive than gold They say that size doesn’t matter. But that doesn’t mean men won’t pay for it. Four 50mg tablets of Viagra cost £47 online at Lloyds Pharmacy, or £11.75 per tablet. There are 1,000mg in a gram, which is 20 x 50, so 1g of Viagra costs 20 x £11.75: £235. The current price of gold is £35 a gram. So Viagra is worth 6.7 times its own weight in gold. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Cinema popcorn is more expensive than the finest fillet steak A small, 60g bag of popcorn costs £3.95 at a Cineworld cinema. That works out at £65.83 per kilo. The most expensive beef available on the Ocado website this weekend is the hand-prepared, muslin-wrapped Dry Aged Wing Rib of prime Aberdeen Angus beef, which costs £56.58 per kilo. It was possible to track down pricier meat. The Freedown Food company imports US prime grade, grain-fed fillet steaks, which work out at £65.57 per kilo. That’s an awful lot for a chunk of steak. But it’s still cheaper than cinema popcorn. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. It’s cheaper to fly from Gatwick Airport than park there It costs £13 a day to use the Gatwick long-stay facility, or £91 a week. Two people flying from Gatwick to Milan on easyJet could leave at 7am on Thursday December 13 (when, for some reason, seasonal prices are at their absolute lowest), return on the evening of Wednesday December 19, and pay a total of £83.20 for their tickets – £7.80 less than their parking charge for seven days. Or try this: you need to make a business trip to Milan and back. At 5.30am, you leave your car on the premium level of the short-stay car park. You dash to the easyJet flight, which costs £22.99 one way. It arrives in Milan at 09.55, you catch the 18.10 return flight (£18.61), and get back at 19.05. Having spent more than 12 hours away, you have to pay the full-day rate of £44 for your parking space – £2.40 more than the total cost of your flights. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. A year in prison costs more than three months’ at the Savoy It costs the government £47,000 a year to keep a criminal in prison. This weekend it was possible to book week-long stays at a bed-and-breakfast rate at the Savoy for £480 a night. Which means you could do a 97-day stretch in a Grand Deluxe King Room for the price of a 12-month sentence. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Your hire suit for Royal Ascot will cost more than your tickets Moss Bros, the dress hire chain, charges £145 for a standard three days’ hire of a Royal Ascot suit – lightweight tailcoat worn with traditional striped trousers plus waistcoat, shirt, tie and handkerchief. Grandstand tickets for the first two days at next year’s Royal Ascot meeting are £52 each per day. So you could go on successive days, spend £40 on champagne and bets, and it would still cost less than the clothes you stand up in. The big take away fact i saw was £21oz ! for silver, those were the days
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    Bit of Spring cleaning and "upgrading" of my silver Morgan Dollars; the poorest of my set was a 1901 O, so I have traded up to a nicer exemplar, same O Mint. The poorer quality one will find a new home, but not mine! I guess it's probably worth systematically upgrading the quality when better coins appear on the market for a reasonable price (£40 in this case).
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    Won an email bid at Lockdales auction. My first Roman coin. Caligula. Always had a soft spot for that since seeing Helen Mirren when I was a teenager. Will have it graded by NGC Antique Coins and feature it on the channel.
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    30g Silver bank card from Wealth Savings Bank of China Just messing with you all. It's actually just a novelty piece of silver. It is 30g .999 silver though. Comes with capsule, box & testing certificate.
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    A 1937 Half Sovereign, graded PR66.
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    Today I made this, finally finished and antiqued
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    I wish I could have bought 2:) I don't usually buy proof sovs but I needed something special since I am going to be a dad!! So I am keeping mine!
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    Nice enough coin, approaching EF grade but not quite. Should be worth a little more than modern bullion sovereigns. All sovereigns were struck as you describe, in coin alignment, until 1887 when they changed to medal alignment or the "same way up" and have stayed that way ever since.
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    Today I bought a 1/4 oz gold Queens beast Griffin from the Royal Mint.