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Everything posted by mr-dead

  1. The price of silver

    Because people in the UK want to play the game too. If they buy "cheap" silver from the US they get smashed with import duty + expensive shipping costs. We pay more per oz when silver is cheap and we will pay more per oz when silver is expensive. UK buyers were happy paying £30 oz previously and they will again.
  2. Today I Received

    1 Escudos cob just arrived from France. Gold 1 Escudos cob type (hammered coin) King Phillip II. Dated 1556 to 1598 Weight: 3.37 g diameter: 18 mm Now have the full set (1 Escudo, doubloon & Double Doubloon), just need to get another stand and dome for it.
  3. Matter, Space, Time<Action.

    I am starting to think the op is a bot, most posts are off topic. cryptic and random at best.
  4. Royal Mail is a disgrace

    PMs are not covered by recorded delivery service. Special delivery will cover PMs, you would have to purchase additional insurance if worth over £500. I work for Royal Mail and its never nice to see when things go wrong. The mothers day story is pretty shocking and the majority of staff would be more than happy for the person to get caught and sacked, same as the people that steal from mail. https://www.royalmailchat.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=84723&p=804753 In a large organisation you always get a few bad apples and they usually get caught sooner or later through CCTV, test mail + the internal investigation branch.
  5. Today I Received

    @JunkBond@Silvergun That 1989 sov in cambridgeshire coins looks like it has a scratch on it
  6. Using ultrasonic tester agaings fake coins

    For what a decent tester costs it would probably work out cheaper just to pay a little extra per coin and buy direct from the mints or large and trusted dealers.
  7. Today I Received

    @PansPurse they are called caliper stands https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-Quality-SMALL-Sized-Brass-CALIPER-Display-Stand-for-Meteorites-and-More/332451909781?hash=item4d67ad9095:g:C~gAAOSw5dlaDymn
  8. Today I Received

    2 X glass domes arrived to display my doubloons. Really happy with them and a nice way to display some coins.
  9. Hatton Garden price increases

    Has to be a bullish sign for gold as they obviously feel they can sell at an increased price.
  10. Notification problems ?

    same here too
  11. Today I bought.....

    Gold 1 Escudos cob type (hammered coin) King Phillip II. Dated 1556 to 1598 Mint: Sevilla Weight: 3.37 g diameter: 18 mm Already have the King Phillip II 2 Escdos & 4 Escdos (Doubloon & double Doubloon) thought I just needed the 8 Escudos to complete the set but it turns out that the 4 Escudos was the largest coin minted under King Phillip II's reign and the 8 escudos came later. I can be satisfied I have the complete set without having to drop £8k - £18k on a 8 Escudos cob coin
  12. Anyone else just feel the earthquake? Sounded like a car just crashed into the side of my house!
  13. Bullion or not Bullion

    Think about your exit strategy. When the time comes to sell bulk bullion sovs can just be dumped on a dealer. Proof coins will likely have to sold privately via forums/Ebay to get the best price that takes time and effort + has an element of increased risk. Everyone is different but for me the bulk is cheap oz generic gold bullion with a few nice shiny pieces to keep things interesting.
  14. completed Lunar Mouse series 1 1/10

    I really struggled to find a 1/10 BU mouse previously. It sells for a higher price than the proof version and ended up getting one from Germany ebay with a large premium
  15. 3.6g 1/10 krugerrand?

    Krugerrand are 916 gold A 1/10 should be 3.3931g so seems a little overweight, more likely the scales are off. For the current bid price I am sure you could find one less beat up for the same money.
  16. completed Metalor 1 kg silver bar

    You just beat me to the last lot. Always lurking in the shadows
  17. Didn't end well for Gaddafi either when he starting making plans for gold backed currency
  18. Today I bought.....

    Just purchased 2 X Caliper display stands + 2 glass domes to display my doubloons. End result will look like this but works out a lot cheaper buying them separately (£14 for a dome shipped + £14 a clamp + £10 shipping from the US)
  19. Today I Received

    Gold 4 Escudos cob type (hammered coin) Double Doubloon of pirate fame. King Phillip II. Dated 1556 to 1598 Mint: Sevilla Weight: 13,50 g diameter: 32 mm
  20. Warren Buffet move

    Except your mixing oz's and grams so there isnt $16.50 of silver in a phone . At $50 silver an oz: 50/31.1 = $1.6 / gram $1.6 X 0.34g = $0.55 $0.55 of silver in an IPhone X - not such a big deal on a $1000 phone is it lol
  21. Just had the Royal Mint bulletin through and some of the gold coin prices have been revised. 1oz & 5oz slightly cheaper direct (same price as they charged for the Lion & Unicorn before they upped it for the Dragon) Still want the 1oz gold proof though as you are still cheaper
  22. Ill take a 1oz gold proof. Drop me a pm with info for the required deposit.
  23. 400oz full stack pic

    A couple of pics of my full gold stack. 400.06 troy oz : 9 X 1kg bars $20 Eagle - Liberty Head 2017 Buffalo 2017 Kangaroo 2017 Maple 2107 Philharmonic 1g bar 2g bar 30th Anniversary Britannia 5 X 50g Valcambi combi bars 22 X Britannias 1 X 1/2 oz Britannia 50 X full sovs 45 X Krugerrands Mexican 50 Peso 2 X $50 Eagles Queens Beast Dragon Queens Beast Griffin Queens Beast Lion Queens Beast Proof lion Queens Beast Proof Unicorn Queens Beast Proff Dragon 2017 Piedfort sov 2017 Pistrucci 1/4 sov proof 2017 Pistrucci 1/2 sov proof 2017 Pistucci full sov proof 2016 100g proof Panda Dont think I missed anything
  24. Tunes to stack too

    Lionel Richie - "Say you say me" variation - "Au Ag" it just works as you sing it in your head
  25. Today I bought.....

    Gold 4 Escudos cob type (hammered coin) Double Doubloon of pirate fame. King Phillip II. Dated 1556 to 1598 Mint: Sevilla Weight: 13,50 g diameter: 32 mm Recently purchased the 2 Escudos so now have to get the 1 & 8 Escudos to complete the set. The premiums on these really hurt, this baby works out at nearly £7k/oz