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Pampfan

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    Pampfan reacted to swAgger in Will gold hit $1,500 this year?   
    Yes, i think it will, too
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    Pampfan reacted to mongo28 in Will gold hit $1,500 this year?   
    I hope so, but hard to tell... It's spot price is so manipulated by traders... But I see a weak US dollar in 2018 and Crypo currencies volatility driving gold up for a positive year. I just hope it makes a steady rise so I can trade up my Silver reserves to gold.
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    Pampfan reacted to C12 in Is this milking?   
    How about this. Bought this 2008 Britannia 10 years ago and chucked it in a box. Didn't realise the front side had no plastic protection. 
    Just dug it out and looks about 200 years old. 

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    Pampfan got a reaction from mongo28 in Will gold hit $1,500 this year?   
    Wanted to know everyone’s opinion on if gold will hit $1,500 per ounce this year!
    i think so.
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    Pampfan reacted to Alex in eBay & Coin Market Values   
    Indeed,but that takes time and kindness 
    I`d buy from you without hesitation.
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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan reacted to oliversw5 in eBay & Coin Market Values   
    The BUY IT NOW benchmark is the price that dealers will price at, on new coins the price is very narrow as competition is hot. On old coins the BIN benchmark is very wide. the benchmark has validity though because people who are not professional sellers will always price near a professional price (or they should be).
    I will add to this actually. With new coins, if you price above the benchmark you probably won't sell. As an individual wanting to sell on eBay you need to come under just under the benchmark to sell a coin. Why would someone buy from a member of the public when they can buy from a well respected dealer at the same price? your reputation as a dealer is paramount and people will gravitate towards you. The price is a constant tandem of different market forces, such as spot price, competition and competitive advantage. A dealer can only come down so much in price before it harms not only himself but all the other dealers involved. For an individual to really pick up a bargain I would suggest an auction or buying peer to peer. If you are paying the BUY IT NOW price you are paying spot plus manufacturing plus dealers cut plus postage, that is for new coins. 
    With old coins, dealers have more sway over price and will charge a higher mark. This is done because backdated coins in good condition are hard to find. I often buy from dealers the world over and try and 'bully' them into getting the best price possible. I charge a higher mark up because firstly its higher risk for me, the reason the dealers will sell in large is because its left over stock they can't shift on most occasions and secondly as long as I stick to the BIN benchmark set by others my mark up is determined by the skill I have in getting the price I want.
    Going back to the original posters question. Value is a spectrum, there is no such thing as a price but a spectrum of prices that one can buy at. At one end is Ebay and the other end is peer to peer with everything in-between (such as online dealers, auctions, antiques etc etc), its not eBay is expensive as its relative. In your case you are looking in the wrong place as you are after value, eBay simply provides a mechanism for buyers and sellers and charges a fee on top. Not everyone is an investor and some people will see it as money spent and not expect a return on a coin whatsoever. 
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    Pampfan reacted to Xander in Today I Received   
    Received this today as a gift.


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    Pampfan reacted to Thelonerangershorse in How do you safely store your stack?   
    So will we be seeing the introduction of pretzel shaped ripple bars next?
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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    Latest two halves from HGM, lucky dip style. My first Victoria too!
    Old Head, a bit smooth on high spots, still pleased with the condition though.
     


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    Pampfan reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received   
    2018 proof sov 
    back from NGC with perfect grade 
    thanks @Numistacker 👍


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    Pampfan reacted to Jay2 in Today I Received   
     
    Late arrival of the 20% voucher, because I negotiated changing the 2018 sov to get their next bullion Veil Head sovereign that comes available.
    In the same shopping cart, to make full use of the voucher, were various silver things. One was this weirdly toned 5 Shillings.
     
     It's all iridescent teal and purple and burgundy in the hand.
     
    And my first old Head. After deductions, it cost me £227 total.

     
    It's a bit sharper in the hand. My old iPhone doesn't like to gmail me massive pictures.

     
     
     And a bit of bling sterling for under spot too, because why not.
     
    Nice voucher haul.
     

     
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    Pampfan reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received   
    Finally picked up the two lovely gold one - ouncers that I bought in the dip a few weeks ago. A 2017 eagle and a 2017 anniversary Britannia. Nice to contrast the colour and the designs, with the US eagle of course being 0.917. Sorry about the poorer photo of the Brit - but I am reluctant to take it out of its capsule. Regarding the designs; while the Eagle is very good (and with a big ounce you can see more of the finer details of the eagles nest and the White House ), it does make me appreciate that the Royal Mint here in the UK is willing to take some risks and plays with new tweaks to the designs on the front and back. Lets face it, we do grumble about the RM and pile into them when they get it spectacularly wrong (eg the 2018 lunar dog) but at least they take the risk. On the US side - i guess it would take another revolution to change the design. Maybe President Trump will order a new design - with the genius himself on both sides!?
    Anyway - back to the final gold coin - a cool pickup from a visit to the LCS when in the States, a 1923 Melbourne sovereign for the same premium as any other bullion.  Not in pristine condition, but this was a pretty low mintage by 1920s standards so quite pleased with that.  That one goes into the semi-numismatic pile of sovereigns😊.
     
    Also snagged a few of the annual silver 1 ounce designs - but my favourite by far is the Netherlands Lion restrike.  I could only find the bullion version, but i see now what all the fuss is about....and i may need to track down a proof! Some nice 1990 Canadian maples in OMP - i do like the old maples, and these are in great shape. Maybe being in the wrapper prevents spotting ? 








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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    Pampfan got a reaction from Micky9776 in Today I bought.....   
    Just got this very rare 1/10 oz pamp suisse silver fortuna bar. This bar was never listed on pamp’s website and it was the face of a watch. ( the watch was a piece of junk and it took me about 1 minute to remove the bar from the crappy quartz movement. - on the positive side the bar was in great shape on the face since it was protected by the glass cover)

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    Pampfan reacted to SilverRomantiX in Today I Received   
    2018 1gram gold Panda ❤❤❤🐼🐼🐼👍👍👍👌👌👌
    Awesome detail guys a must but!!!






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    Pampfan got a reaction from fehk2001 in Milk spot on my Britannia   
    The spotting issue is why I will never buy or collect graded silver coins ever again. I’ve had amazing coins - graded ms 70 and pf70 and there is nothing more heart breaking than to pull them out of storage to take a look at them - only to find a spot or two or three. Even still in the pcgs or ngc holder - doesn’t matter - the value of the coin has now become one of ms69 or pf69 or even lower.
    Too much risk in my opinion to pay so much for something that may spot!
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    Pampfan got a reaction from fehk2001 in Milk spot on my Britannia   
    The spotting issue is why I will never buy or collect graded silver coins ever again. I’ve had amazing coins - graded ms 70 and pf70 and there is nothing more heart breaking than to pull them out of storage to take a look at them - only to find a spot or two or three. Even still in the pcgs or ngc holder - doesn’t matter - the value of the coin has now become one of ms69 or pf69 or even lower.
    Too much risk in my opinion to pay so much for something that may spot!