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  1. Hi guys, I have some Zerust anti tarnish 6" x 6" bags for sale. Arrived today from the states. Brand new. Good for 5 years. Zerust do a huge amount of protective products for all sorts of machinery and metals to prevent corrosion. These are specially for preventing silver from tarnishing. They happen to fit beautifully around my silver kilo coins and are nice and soft so can be stacked together without risk of scratching the capsules. They are easy to open and look at your kilo coin any time but will prevent tarnish for years. Even in the capsules the kilo's do tarnish if not protected and these are an excellent storage solution. I'm very happy with them for my coins and selling the extras I don't need. Cost me £7 each after import tax and shipping etc. £8 each + postage of your choice. 6 available.
  2. Yeah it's all a bit depressing to be honest. All sanity ended on August 15th 1971 shortly before I was born. (End of gold standard). My father recently admitted to me that he was rather confused about the fact that he'd made more money from the increase in the value of his property (>100x) than he had from actually working for 40 years!!! I've seen the papers and we did the math and it's true. What a screwed up world we live in hey!. I'm actually praying for a massive crash. No doubt it would also smash my pitiful holdings in PM's but who cares. We all need one and I don't care if I end up with nothing after it. I'm pretty close to that as it is. It would leave open a world where my son can actually make something of himself through hard work and savings the way real people have done for millennia before all this bs. Instead we have the spectre of the evil creditism continuing on until the world is finally completely owned by the central bankers and their ilk. What a dreadful prospect.
  3. 1 oz Silver 20th Anniversary Britannia

    picked up 20 of the fork privy. Come vacuum packed which is quite nice. They've got the new obverse design in the field which sets them apart from the regular 2017 brits with the woodchip. Not sure if these edge marked ones do but I guess they will be moving to the better obverse field from now on.
  4. Bars vs kilo coins vs ounces

    I would buy a 2016 Kilo Lunar Monkey. The premium if bought from Belgium is around 19% on spot right now but you may be able to find a cheaper one in Germany somewhere. Not too bad if you consider it simply as weight. Buying a bar you'll pay more because they can't offer the dealers margin scheme on vat for bars although you will occasionally see second hand vat exempt deals in the UK but they typically still charge more than 20% on spot. Buying the cheapest bullion 1oz coins (ie kangaroo's) the premium is around 15%. The only advantage of buying Britannia's would be for capital gains tax but you are not going to ever make more than your annual allowance with that size of investment so forget any thoughts about that. The kilo monkey has the third lowest mintage in the 1 kg coin size for the lunar series 2. Although they typically mint around 100 more a year of each of these coins in the series they are very unlikely to increase it's numbers significantly. That means the monkey will very likely remain the third lowest mintage in that series when it draws to a close in 2 years time. Therefore in a few more years time it may (repeat may) have an increase of way more in value based solely on it being a rarer one in the series. A small extra to pay now the difference between cheapest 1oz at 15% or 19% for something with possible numismatic value. Good luck in your decision. http://www.free-bullion-investment-guide.com/australian-lunar-silver-coin-1-kilo.html This is exactly the same data for mintages as in the Perth Mint pdf but easier to read. The rooster currently shows much lower mintage than the Monkey but it always looks like this every year because of when the list is updated. They are only showing how many have been minted in the very early part of the year which will obviously have changed when march 2018 rolls around. The monkey large coins 10oz and 1kg were halted last year because of excessive demand for the new 1oz kangaroos hence their low mintage numbers. The rooster will almost certainly have more than the Monkey by the time it is updated again around march 2018 hence why I would recommend getting one if you are going to go down the big coin road. It also looks amazing when you hold it in your hand(in it's protective capsule)
  5. Goldsilver.be tracking items problem

    As morezone said. Basically use the Belgian post tracking site first. Once it says it is being processed abroad you will see that there is a second number listed among the details which wasn't there originally. You can then go to Yodels tracking page and type in that second number and its all there including a delivery date estimate.
  6. Queens Beast's Capsules

    Finally got my QB caps from the states after an age waiting for customs. Ordered some of the direct fit types from Airtite. They do look pretty nice and slim so will find out how well they fit in the next few days.
  7. GENERAL ELECTION

    @Pipers I don't think there's any resentment here for the people that voted for Labour. I understand exactly why so many voters didn't like the conservative manifesto and switched over to Corbyn. The good news though is that Corbyn lost. And, the equally good news is that much of that dismal manifesto will be quietly scrapped. Dodged bullets from both sides. Hopefully no more elections for a while. I've had enough after three votes in a single year.
  8. GENERAL ELECTION

    I couldn't agree with you more sovereignsteve. Leaving the EU is by definition a hard Brexit. Pure and simple. A soft Brexit means some sort of half leaving or not at all. We certainly weren't asked if we wanted to half leave. And nor were we asked if we just wanted to stall further integration. Those would be soft options that our elected parliament could certainly have bickered over and decided on our behalf. No, they very deliberately decided to only give us the choice on the nuclear option of actually leaving! They voted 6 to 1 in favour of giving us that nuclear question precisely because it is such a biggie. So important a question it is that they couldn't decide it alone etc. To claim now that somehow they never meant it like that or that "the masses" are too stupid to know what the question actually was, is a complete mockery.
  9. GENERAL ELECTION

    I'm also not sure what the story is with that. I'm pretty sure that even if she wants to resign she will do the decent thing and battle on until after the government is formed. For all her faults, she at least appears to be motivated by a strong sense of duty to the country and it's success. I imagine that she has the good sense not to allow a chance for Corbyn's mob to really mess things up.
  10. GENERAL ELECTION

    Well, now the dust is settling, I think May should go. I never really felt comfortable with her taking on the leadership role and indeed I actually thought she should have been let go back in her Home Secretary days. During the week of riots that broke out across the UK she looked hopelessly out of her depth. Granted, Cameron should have shown a good deal more leadership at the time but really, dealing with that kind of crud is the Home Secretary's job. I was therefore unhappy about her as the new leader. I've never seen such a poor campaign run by a political party. They made it all about her as if she was some new Margret Thatcher to be worshipped and then attacked their own voter base. It was simply arrogance to introduce a wish list of un vote able issues into their manifesto rather than concentrate on Brexit, security and the economy. The series of blunders on healthcare and then allowing the Labour party to feign the image of the party of law and order was woeful. To be clear, the Labour party have consistently objected to changes in law and order over detention, deportation, human rights of terrorists and even refused to vote to name some very nasty terrorist organisations. Both Corbyn and Abbot have voted against every bill to tighten up our security and at their core are very anti British. The shadow attorney general had a near permanent seat on the TV shows in which she argued daily against motions that would protect us from Islamic terrorism. Failing to point out these things and allowing Corbyn to promise more money for police is unforgiveable. In fact it was the anti British Abbot that was tasked with making the hollow promises on policing and was twice unable to say how much it would cost. You couldn't make that up. Then, the ludicrous attack on the internet, privacy and messaging apps that their younger voters use alienated their younger vote. The attacks on pensioners lost them their older voters and the talk of fox hunting just reeked of upper class elites. Who was left that could vote for them? Only people that simply saw Corbyn and the hard left as more dangerous. Complete madness when most of the country wanted to continue on as we are with little or no change from the current course. That was clearly indicated in the record council election results for the conservatives only a few short weeks ago. What a bunch of idiots! Still, the silver lining to it all is that with a slim DUP assisted majority they will have precious little power to meddle in anything. That means less government. Neither they or the hard left collectivists will get much chance to enact any change. As Thoreau famously said, "That government is best which governs least". We can hope anyway.
  11. GENERAL ELECTION

    Came across this little clip on tomorrows choice. The faces made me chuckle
  12. I think that proves nothing. It is I'm afraid to say fake news nonsense. It's perfectly expectable to see special forces getting changed in the street during an operation. Also, it's one hell of a psy op to achieve so much destruction all over the world. Just go to any of the many websites documenting the number of attacks. Jihad watch website as an example shows the scale of events and you will see just how many attacks have been carried out this year alone worldwide. It's really quite staggering. In fact, they are not being reported here in the west!! The real psy op that's going on is a "nothing to see here move along" narrative. I think our government doesn't trust us not to become a lynch mob and start a civil war which is why they want to shut down any and all talk about these things. If you watch the whole of the channel 4 documentary called "The jihadis next door" you get a real sense of the motivations of some of these guys. There is a neighbour of one of the killers that identified him from the channel 4 documentary. People have lived in the community with this guy and are aware of his madness. He was also witnessed with the van they had hired and the same shirt he was wearing on the ground. If you look at that silly psy op vid it is not the same guy as they are claiming. The beard might look vaguely similar but not his football shirt. Complete rubbish I'm afraid. There aren't hundreds of hired actors making up some grand story. Its just not feasible. The attack is very real and dreadful.
  13. Here's a ten minute radio clip from the eminently sensible Douglas Murray. He makes some good points and it's a shame that we don't seem to have many people like him as politicians.
  14. Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    I think the pound will fair better in the long run through Brexit. It may even eventually become a safe haven. The Euro has many significant problems with negative rates, bank bailouts and Greek debt problems bubbling away just now. We will also find out on Thursday the direction of the ECB with their policy meeting. If the Labour party or a combination of them and the SNP get their hands on power then real concern will erupt in the pound is my opinion. A possible two further referendums and tax rises on business will be taken very poorly imo. A vote to reverse Brexit would not return the pound to any strength either. The situation in Europe is not good and now that we are supposedly leaving the market has got used to that idea. Threatening to rejoin would likely just damage it further along with all the damage from left wing tax and spend implications and the like. I can see a lot of foreign money abandoning the UK if a combination of the left wingers get in. Hence why gold is looking like not a bad trade to keep cash safe through all this indecision.
  15. Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    I see that gold just closed its 3pm afternoon fix in USD terms above the recent highs in April. I imagine that if there is anything short of an outright conservative win on Thursday the pound will fall pretty hard. I personally think they will manage the win but if you have any doubt that the Tories can pull off a win then now is probably the last chance to pick up some gold at a decent price in pounds. I'm actually surprised at how robust the pound has been this last two weeks leading up to this but it is now starting to look like just a bearish correction on the daily chart vs the USD. It looks to me like it's teetering on the edge of indecision and any further polls that suggest a hung parliament or similar might just kick off a rout.