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Paul

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    Paul reacted to sg86 in Today I received.....   
    35 Edward sovs to get the run started, this part will be easy. 95% of coins are in extremely good grade which makes things a lot easier also!


     
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    Paul reacted to morezone in Today I received.....   
    Now that I've got a few mins.  Yesterday's slabs.
    2017 Pristrucci 3 coin set, Strike on the Day and BU 5 Sov all came back 70.
    2005 Australian Sov was originally treated as bullion so 69 or less was expected.  The centennial Bi-Met Sov got a low grade due to the milk spotting on the silver.
    Pleased with the 70 on the £1 and the £2 was as expected.  The coins from that set were not mint.
    All the 1/10 China Lunars came back 70 so happy with those.
     
     




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    Paul reacted to Cornishfarmer in Today I received.....   
    That's to @Paul these arrive today From HGM




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    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in Royal mint silly   
    You can get your docs verified at the post office for a just over a tenner.  A doctor or solicitor will charge you more
    https://www.postoffice.co.uk/document-certification-service
    What they are doing is probably because they cannot verify you living at that address remotely, you you on the local electoral role ?
    This check is done via the credit reference agencies Experian/Equifax. 
    I had a 'soft' search appear on my noddle/Clearscore and MSE credit club report when i open my Royal Mint Bullion account.   
    The account opened without any hitch or any documents needing to be sent
     
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    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  6. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  7. Like
    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Today I received.....   
    Another Johnson Matthey + Umicore Brasil bar arrived.
    Think thats me officially done with stacking now
     

  8. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Oldun in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    $10 gold Indian head at HGM    http://www.hattongardenmetals.com/buy/pid70/10-eagle-indian-head-type.aspx
  9. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  10. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  11. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  12. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
  13. Like
    Paul got a reaction from arcglide in Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring   
    https://www.thespruce.com/chinese-coin-counterfeiting-ring-4071202
    The photos in this gallery were taken inside a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation.
    This counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.
    These striking photos first emerged on certain Web-based coin discussion boards in Europe and the Far East.
    They came to my attention through a numismatic watchdog/satire blog called Biddle's Bank.
    These are the same coins which are being put into counterfeit PCGS and NGC coin holders, although they are most frequently sold raw (non-slabbed.)
    The sheer size, scope, and professionalism of this counterfeiting ring will astonish you.
    Although the working conditions often appear dirty and the minting equipment is old, this is obviously a well-funded enterprise that is run like a legal business in China.
    There is no law in China against making these "replicas" as long as they are sold as such.
    (Remember to keep expanding the (Read More+) tabs to read the full article in its entirety it is a good lengthy read)
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    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Today I received.....   
    2 x umicore delivered today.
    Last 2 bars due to be delivered tomorrow.
     


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    Paul got a reaction from Jay2 in Goldmoney merging BitGold   
    I have just had an email from the folks at GoldMoney
    You can now fund your GoldMoney accounts using crypto currency Bitcoin and the like 
     
    "As a client of Goldmoney, we are excited to advise you that we have added yet another way for you to fund your Holding and purchase precious metals. From today, Goldmoney clients with Full verified Holdings are able to fund their Holdings using digital assets, such as bitcoin and ethereum, to purchase precious metals.

    Whether you own bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, dash or any other accepted digital asset, you now have a simple and secure way to exchange your digital currency for precious metals and expand your investment portfolio with Goldmoney.
    Our feature allows clients to deposit using any digital currency wallet and fund your Holding.
    It has been a vision of the founders of Goldmoney to create a virtual savings account out of vaulted precious metals since inception by democractising access to metal on a regulated and secure platform. Enabling our clients to fund using their existing digital assets in order to purchase physical assets is the first of many steps that Goldmoney hopes to take."
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    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in What would you do in my situation?   
    @austack
    Here is some simple mathematics to use through your life - if you like what you see, it only takes a seed to grow to a massive oak.
    This is based on buying one full sovereign per month, at minimum
    Start work 18 - retire at 65 (although it will be much higher in years to come)
    This gives you x47 working years
    x47 times x1 sovereign each month (x12) = x564 sovereigns in your nest egg, without really trying too hard
    at current dealer buy back today of roughly £230 per sovereign today gives you nearly £130,000 of value in you stack, if you had started in 1970 (x47 years back)
    You will buy on highs but also catch the lows.
    Guaranteed x564 sovereigns will be worth "£ something" and will always have value.
    plant your first seed from your first months pay packet.
    I have used sovereigns as the example, but you could use £ cash savings, pensions, stocks purchases.  
    Where you can benefit from compounded interest, just a shame interest % are so low these days.  
    Sadly sovereigns dont pay dividends and is a barbarous relic to some 
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    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Today I received.....   
    Another 2 bars arrived today, 4 more to go.
    Sequential serials on the RMC bars.
    Looking more gold in this pic than silver like the last one
     
     
     

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    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Today I received.....   
    Just cut out the foam square inserts on the Peli case for a proper fit.
    Peli cases are a bit expensive but the quality is great.
     

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    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Today I received.....   
    A bit of gold porn, the bars are starting to arrive (from Canada).
    Due to shipping insurance limits they ship each bar individually and 2 packages at a time.
    I have another 2 bars due for delivery tomorrow then another 4 bars to come soon.
    Would be cool if I end up with 9 different mints
    Also got a peli case so when all the bars arrive I can pop out the foam squares to fit the bars correctly.
     

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    Paul got a reaction from AlphaBeast in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   

    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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    Paul reacted to mondy41 in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   
    I finished it also also with my wife and there lies the problem - I'm afraid these particular funds won't be going on coins - new patio door I believe and some other bits that came up in conversation  - I figured early on this may happen so didn't go all in with the saving even so saved a decent amount. 
    My tin came in at €1346 and my wife had €1168 - decent enough and going to do this again from today 
    @Paul - Cheers for the idea - I am a little richer today and my wife is very happy - what more could you want for a Sunday morning
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    Paul got a reaction from JCRJM in Gold buyers   
    I missed the boat today
    It is normally, I , who love to troll a scammer 
    I am still waiting my Doray from George Agdgdgwngo, from the arse end of some banana republic
    His free assay samples, he promised  many moons ago never arrived
    Must have been lost in post {sigh !} boo hoo 
    NEXT !
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    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in BBC Mega-Salaried Presenters   
    Every Capita TV license gestapo goon has had the same impartial & equally fair treatment.  A simple door in the face and zero verbal engagement.   With the advent of camera phones have a dummy phone next to the front and film.pretend to film them from the inital door opening, they now scuttle away like ants back under their rocks without the need for the door in the face anymore.   The BBC effectively operates an extortion racket targeted at every household in the UK. Their method of operation is very simple but has worked successfully in the UK for over 60 years. They rely solely on the inducement of fear. They use a company called Capita to send out threatening letters to UK addresses that do not have a TV Licence. These letters state that their records show that the address doesn't have a TV License and that failure to buy a TV License will result in a fine. If after several attempts this fails to worry the occupier into purchasing a TV License, they then send a "TV License Inspector" from their "Enforcement Team" to your address to scare you into compliance and/or to obtain information from you - such as your name and your admission that you are receiving live TV broadcasts on the premises. Once they have this, they can then threaten you with imminent court action.   If they fail to get any compliance from you at all, then they'll continue to send out threatening letters and a "TV License Inspector" will be sent out periodically to remind you of what could happen if you don't buy a TV License. Regardless of whether you have a TV, this will continue until you agree to pay up for a TV License. Once the occupier has paid up, the TV License Inspector receives their commission and the doorstep harassment and threatening letters stop for 12 months. After the 12 months has elapsed, the threatening letters and the doorstep harassment starts again.  Rinse and repeat   Capita's purpose is to simply extort money from as many households as they can on an annual basis by sending goons out to non-licenced addresses to harass the occupants. If you don't have a TV, they hope that by harassing you enough with threatening letters and home visits, you'll be coerced into buying a Licence just to stop the harassment. But of course, what's the point of having a TV licence if you don't have a TV? So of course you'll then buy a TV just to get your money's worth. And as long as you're watching TV, they can manage your perception of reality via the propaganda that pours out of it, especially from the BBC. So it's a win-win situation for them.   But you can turn the tables on them, legally and lawfully.   And finally, never be scared of these racketeers, as they prey on your fear. They have no rights whatsoever to enter your property and they will be trespassing if they continue to come to your door after you have removed their implied right of access. Even if they know that you have a TV, they cannot obtain a warrant to enter your home unless you have admitted that you are receiving live TV broadcasts and that you require a TV Licence. As long as you don't provide them with any information, there is nothing they can do.   Never reply to any letters that they send to you. Never provide them with your name or any other personal info, never admit to anything, and never allow them into your home.   Make sure you have a video camera ready to film them when they come to your door. This will enable you to capture evidence of any intimidation or threats that they might try to use.   Make sure you hand them a copy of a "Removal of Implied Right of Access" notice. This will mean that they will be committing a criminal offence of "aggravated trespass" if they come to your door again in the future. Also, print out a copy of a "Fee Schedule" and have it ready to hand to them when they come to your door. This schedule will outline how much you will be charging them each time you are harassed or inconvenienced by them. This schedule has legal standing so you will be able to invoice them each time they send you a letter or visit your home.  Dump your TV it is a real WMD of this world - a Weapon Of Mass Distraction
  24. Like
    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in What would you do in my situation?   
    @austack
    Here is some simple mathematics to use through your life - if you like what you see, it only takes a seed to grow to a massive oak.
    This is based on buying one full sovereign per month, at minimum
    Start work 18 - retire at 65 (although it will be much higher in years to come)
    This gives you x47 working years
    x47 times x1 sovereign each month (x12) = x564 sovereigns in your nest egg, without really trying too hard
    at current dealer buy back today of roughly £230 per sovereign today gives you nearly £130,000 of value in you stack, if you had started in 1970 (x47 years back)
    You will buy on highs but also catch the lows.
    Guaranteed x564 sovereigns will be worth "£ something" and will always have value.
    plant your first seed from your first months pay packet.
    I have used sovereigns as the example, but you could use £ cash savings, pensions, stocks purchases.  
    Where you can benefit from compounded interest, just a shame interest % are so low these days.  
    Sadly sovereigns dont pay dividends and is a barbarous relic to some 
  25. Like
    Paul got a reaction from kimchi in What would you do in my situation?   
    @austack
    Here is some simple mathematics to use through your life - if you like what you see, it only takes a seed to grow to a massive oak.
    This is based on buying one full sovereign per month, at minimum
    Start work 18 - retire at 65 (although it will be much higher in years to come)
    This gives you x47 working years
    x47 times x1 sovereign each month (x12) = x564 sovereigns in your nest egg, without really trying too hard
    at current dealer buy back today of roughly £230 per sovereign today gives you nearly £130,000 of value in you stack, if you had started in 1970 (x47 years back)
    You will buy on highs but also catch the lows.
    Guaranteed x564 sovereigns will be worth "£ something" and will always have value.
    plant your first seed from your first months pay packet.
    I have used sovereigns as the example, but you could use £ cash savings, pensions, stocks purchases.  
    Where you can benefit from compounded interest, just a shame interest % are so low these days.  
    Sadly sovereigns dont pay dividends and is a barbarous relic to some