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  1. Mariner1961 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in 100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars   
    I think they should be hallmarked, keeping with the 1oz bars. The hallmark on the 1oz bars was a lot smaller than expected, a little bit larger hallmark might be nice as it's easier to see.

    In regards to serial numbers, and
    In the interest of fairness to keep things simple maybe it's best to not take reservations for numbers on the 100g bars but to just send them out as per order. So when you are ready, you could make a sales topic and then allocate the numbers in the order of who orders. So members placing an order earlier get an earlier serial number.


    That's what I am thinking. 1oz, 100g, 250g, 500g and a kilo. But the larger sizes there probably wouldn't be much interest at the prices BYB can produce them for, as they are premium bars. But perhaps we could get a few 250g's made. It's an awesome size.
  2. Mariner1961 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in 100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars   
    I think they should be hallmarked, keeping with the 1oz bars. The hallmark on the 1oz bars was a lot smaller than expected, a little bit larger hallmark might be nice as it's easier to see.

    In regards to serial numbers, and
    In the interest of fairness to keep things simple maybe it's best to not take reservations for numbers on the 100g bars but to just send them out as per order. So when you are ready, you could make a sales topic and then allocate the numbers in the order of who orders. So members placing an order earlier get an earlier serial number.


    That's what I am thinking. 1oz, 100g, 250g, 500g and a kilo. But the larger sizes there probably wouldn't be much interest at the prices BYB can produce them for, as they are premium bars. But perhaps we could get a few 250g's made. It's an awesome size.
  3. Mariner1961 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in 100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars   
    I think they should be hallmarked, keeping with the 1oz bars. The hallmark on the 1oz bars was a lot smaller than expected, a little bit larger hallmark might be nice as it's easier to see.

    In regards to serial numbers, and
    In the interest of fairness to keep things simple maybe it's best to not take reservations for numbers on the 100g bars but to just send them out as per order. So when you are ready, you could make a sales topic and then allocate the numbers in the order of who orders. So members placing an order earlier get an earlier serial number.


    That's what I am thinking. 1oz, 100g, 250g, 500g and a kilo. But the larger sizes there probably wouldn't be much interest at the prices BYB can produce them for, as they are premium bars. But perhaps we could get a few 250g's made. It's an awesome size.
  4. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Pampfan in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Bars arrived today - Great Work.

  5. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by jayboat in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Number 85 has arrived safely with me today. Very well packaged. The finer details from the tissue paper to hand signed letter ooze quality. This is my  first hand poured bar and first 1 oz bar also. Seemed to have got a good weight. 
    Thank you to Backyard and Chris for comming up this idea. I look forward to future releases  

  6. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Lr103 in Hello from the US   
    I recently discovered this forum researching a collection. Today I stumbled across BackyardBullion's "Silver Forum Branded Bar" thread...what a great community, I had to join!
  7. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Numistacker in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Thanks BYB
     

  8. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Marzellaat in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Well mine arrived today, and I have to say I'm delighted with them.
    Cheers BYB



  9. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Bullionbilly in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    @BackyardBullion
    Mine arrived aswel today, lovely bar with lovely ripples ! 
    Worth every penny, excellent packaging and very nice booklet too.
     
    Keep up the good work BYB ! 

  10. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Today I received.....   
    TSF 2017 bars, this one will be added to this months Gold Premium Member prize pot on this months competiton which will be released this week.

  11. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Today I received.....   
    TSF 2017 bars, this one will be added to this months Gold Premium Member prize pot on this months competiton which will be released this week.

  12. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by KevinG in Best UK / European dealers for fractions?   
    Yes look at this price chart

  13. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by KevinG in Best UK / European dealers for fractions?   
    Have you checked aurinum. Their prices seem ok. especially on the 1/4 oz gold Noah's ark best price I've seen so far.
  14. prophet800 liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Today I received.....   
    TSF 2017 bars, this one will be added to this months Gold Premium Member prize pot on this months competiton which will be released this week.

  15. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Trumar in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    The silver bullion bars are now in my hands, what a beautiful hand made bar. Many thanks BYB. Craftsmanship at it's finest. 😎

  16. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by Numistacker in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Looking forward to receiving my bar and making a video


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in 1 oz "The Silver Forum Bars"   
    Putting a trade post up as not everyone will jump into the main thread and see the updates. 
    We have got a total of 21 Silver Forum Bars available out of the initial mintage of 171. We plan to make more bars in time and have a total mintage of 200 (or 250, we have not decided yet). The final numbered bar in the series will be held for a "raffle" to decide who has the honour of paying for it! 
    They are 1 oz minimum 999 FS and they have been Hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office!
    Our pricing structure is as follows:-
    Standard member price: £25 per bar + postage
    Premium member price: £22.50 per bar + postage
    Gold Premium member price: £20 per bar + postage
    If you order two or more bars you get free postage (within the UK). International postage will be extra I am afraid!
    Payment is via PayPal F&F or +5% G&S OR via Banks Transfer. 
    The following Serial Numbers are still available:-
    129, 132, 146, 151-166, 168-170
    For more information check out the original thread: 
    Any questions please don't hesitate to ask here, or PM me!



  18. evende liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in May 2017 Premium member Prize Draw   
    Congratulations @evende who is this months winner. Please PM me your address and I will get your prize dispatched this week.

    http://www.randomresult.com/ticket.php?t=299208XX4TS
  19. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by RichRock in Does premium membership renew automatically?   
    Nice one, thanks, that was a quick resolution to my confusion,
    All the best
    Rich
  20. RichRock liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Does premium membership renew automatically?   
    @RichRock from what I can see it looks like everything should be automatic for you now.
  21. RichRock liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Does premium membership renew automatically?   
    I have pinned this topic because I often receive private messages relating to premium membership.
    My message above contains all the links needed to resolve all related premium membership queries.
  22. RichRock liked a post in a topic by ChrisSilver in Does premium membership renew automatically?   
    To check your previous premium membership orders https://thesilverforum.com/clients/ 
    To manage your premium membership and to renew if you didn't save your card previously please see here https://thesilverforum.com/clients/purchases/
    To check your cards securely stored on file for automatic payment https://thesilverforum.com/clients/cards/ 
    It's best to securely save a card so that all renewals are automatic.
  23. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    Here is some interesting facts about these bars, by the numbers....
    The Silver Forum Bars in numbers
    Initial mintage: 171
    Estimated mintage: 200 (or 250 depending on demand)
    Project duration: 2 weeks planning, 7 weeks production
    Weight: 1 ozt (min)
    Purity: 99.9% Fine Silver
    Average weight: 32.5 grams
    Lightest bar: 31.12 grams
    Heaviest bar: 34.5 grams
    x220 bars poured
    x5 graphite melting crucibles totalling 85 grams of burnt off graphite
    x40 rejected (because of weight or quality)
    x180 bars sent for hallmarking
    x1 undergone destructive testing
    x8 “mint error” bars (miss stamped by me) – bound for the melting pot!
    15 individual stamps per bar
    Total individual stamps: 2,565
    Number of people purchased bars: 76 (so far!)
    x7 Gold Premium Members
    x40 Premium Members
    x29 Standard Members
    x7 Countries over 3 continents!
    x5 US States & x30 UK Counties
    ~60,000 cm square of brown wrapping paper
    ~40 meters of Brown Packaging tape
    60,000 cm Square of Bubble wrap
    Average distance each bar has travelled by post (including hallmarking): 750 miles
    Longest distance to be travelled by any bar: 10,000 miles (to Australia!)
  24. ChrisSilver liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!   
    OK!!!
    It has been a pretty epic couple of days and I would just like to acknowledge "Mrs Backyard Bullion" without who you all would have to wait another week for your bars to be ready!
    They are all hallmarked with an initial mintage of "171" 
    This is my "hallmark" the BYB in the pill shape is unique to me at the Edinburgh assay office. No-one can ever register the same mark. The 999 is the purity of the silver, the castle is the Edinburgh assay office mark and the "S" is the 2017 year mark!

    They are also all serialised, polished and ready to go!

    They are also all packed up and ready to be put in the post on Monday morning so you should all have your bars by the middle of next week!
    Please put them on the "Today I received" thread!!!

    Big update video to follow on Sunday @12pm (GMT) so make sure to go over and subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the "alarm bell" and you will get a notification when it goes live!
    https://www.youtube.com/backyardbullion