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  1. What's your favourite queen,s beast

    I am leaning towards the Griffin myself, but I change my mind a lot. I do think the bull is very impressive when you think that it is quite hard to make a bull look good when compared with a Dragon, Lion, Unicorn and Griffin!
  2. Hello everyone! I mentioned earlier in the year about creating some 250g Silver Forum Bars to compliment the 1oz and 100g Bars. I have completed my prototype bar and here it is! These bars are really chunky and have a great feel to them. They have the Silver Forum logo on them as well as "250g", 2018 and of course the all important Hallmark from the Edinburgh Assay Office. They will also have their serial numbers stamped on the side of the bar. I am now taking pre-orders for these bars. If you would like to have one of these bars made then please let me know by commenting here or PM'ing me. These bars will be minted to order throughout the year and the mintage will be declared at the end of 2018. Because they are large pieces I am expecting a maximum of 25 of these to be made. But if you all want one please feel free to prove me and @ChrisSIlver wrong. In terms of reserving specific serial numbers it will be on a first come first served basis. If you would like a specific serial number then please let me know - if more than one person wants the same number we can try and work it out together or simply do a coin toss. Serial numbers 1 & 2 are reserved for @ChrisSIlver and myself. Pre-orders, production and delivery As I mentioned above I will be making these bars throughout the course of 2018. I hope to be able to make these in a number of batches to keep production and hallmarking costs to a minimum. As such I envisage the first batch to be created, stamped, hallmarked and ready for delivery by May 2018. If you would like to order these bars then I would ask for a minimum of 50% deposit to be paid to secure your bar(s). Feel free to pay the full balance - but I would require at least a 50% deposit. Prices are set as follows Standard member price - £200 Premium member price - £175 Postage: +£7.50 via Royal Mail Special Delivery (fully insured) or +£4 for 1st Class Signed (at your risk) Free Special delivery postage included for more than one item. A few notes on pricing These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support me (as a fledgling business), my brand and the Silver Forum. Proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of a large hallmark. Speaking of which here is a closeup of the hallmark: If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!
  3. 250g Silver Forum Bars (2018) - Pre-orders open!

    For anyone who wants to see the new portfolio of the 250g Silver Forum Bars you can! http://backyardbullion.com/250g-silver-forum-bars/ More to be added as they are completed Only 3 available bars left now, so get in touch if you want one.
  4. 250g Silver Forum Bars (2018) - Pre-orders open!

    Yes indeed - 100% self taught. YouTube is a wonderful tool!
  5. How to spot fake or counterfeit silver coins and bars

    I have done a bunch of videos on this topic
  6. 250g Silver Forum Bars (2018) - Pre-orders open!

    I had some time on my hands when I started up my other self employed "day job" and I was inspired to give it a go having watching a bunch of other videos on YouTube. So I gave it a go and the rest is history!
  7. 250g Silver Forum Bars (2018) - Pre-orders open!

    Yes I certainly would. I am actually in the process of researching this idea. Location is a big issue - but I am actually talking with a craft shop that is going to be stocking my wares about the possibility of using their shop. But we need to look into liability insurance - the last thing we want is someone to hurt themselves and not be covered and/or insured. So, maybe one day
  8. Fake Australian Lunar Series II 1oz coins

    Here are a few ways you can test them 😉
  9. I have been getting a lot of people asking about the 10 oz Queen's beast dragon coin. It is currently available on GoldSilver.be for 164 EUROs but not available until 15th April, so too far away for the current group order. But, I will be organising a group order for these coins one way or the other. I am currently negotiating with www.europeanmint.com as to whether they can beat the price of GS.be in which case we will probably use them. If they cannot supply them at a competitive price then my plan is to open up a group order in Mid April for these coins. Now, what will really help us (as a forum) is if we can give some feedback to European mint on some of the most in demand coins that people would want to buy. If we can get a list of coins that will be popular and that people will want to buy in decent volume we can get some buying power to help EU mint match or even beat prices from GS.be So, if you are interested it would be great to hear what coins you would be keen to buy over the next 2 months. The idea here is to find out what type of coins would be best suited for bulk buying from EU mint. Comment here so we can get a short list of coins that people might want and we can go from there.
  10. Hello everyone - Welcome to the FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 Group Order from https://goldsilver.be/en/ PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING THIS ORDER. Also, if you are interested in joining this order please "follow" this thread so as and when I have updates I can more easily share them. Disclaimer Joining this group order is at your own risk. Please make sure you read the following carefully. I (Backyard Bullion) cannot take financial responsibility for lost/damaged items that are part of this order. By joining this group order you agree to this. What is the group order all about? This group order is a way to combine shipping costs for buying silver from Europe. We pay drastically less for our silver because we essentially do not pay VAT. I organise these orders so that people can get cheap silver but also so that I can unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel. It helps grow my social media, my BYB brand and my reputation within the community. Last month we used The European Mint. The order was a resounding success and we will no doubt be using them again in the future. However, https://goldsilver.be/en/ have got an unrivalled selection of bullion coins and have also been playing some price wars with their competition and are now have pretty much the cheapest silver in Europe. It is important to note the above disclaimer and re-iterate it again. I cannot be held responsible if items are lost/damaged when arriving from GS.be to me. I will try my best to resolve any issues but I cannot be held financially responsible. Joining this group order is at your own risk. How will the order work? The way this works is simple. You will decide what you want by looking at their website https://goldsilver.be/en/ and send me a shopping list of what you want (preferably with hyperlinks to each item!). I will send you a screen dump of the basket and total on their website and then I will send you another screen dump from www.transferwise.com showing the conversion and total in £. You then send this via PayPal F&F or Banks transfer and as soon as I get the funds I will pull the trigger with https://goldsilver.be/en/ . Your order is then locked in and confirmed, you cannot cancel after this stage. When to order and pay Backyard Bullion? I will only be placing orders on the weekends. I will not be able to place orders mid week unless there are extenuating circumstances. This is simply because I am a busy person and organising and keeping track of these orders is difficult. Feel free to send me your shopping lists during the week but understand that I will not be able to lock it in until the weekend - this is just the way it has to be so be aware that prices may fluctuate in the run up to the weekend. I would rather do it like this than potentially forget or miss recording orders and making mistakes. Deadlines & Timelines for this order The order will close on Sunday 18th March 2018 @ 8pm UK Time You will need to have got funds to me by then if you would like to order anything. Please note that this order is going to be dependant on certain items being available for shipping from GS.be to me, namely the new 2 oz QB Bulls. Should there be any delays in this it will mean the group order will be delayed. It is therefore likely that you will not receive your coins before the end of March at the earliest. Shipping costs & Share of international postage. For orders from https://goldsilver.be/en/ up to the value of €5000 shipping costs €18 and over €5000 free. If the order is less than €5000 then we will share the international shipping costs as a % of value. If it is over €5000, then there is nothing to split. How do I get my coins from Backyard Bullion? You will have to pay for onwards postage and packaging from me to you. We will sort out the onwards postage and packaging once the order has been completed. Onwards shipping is at your choice and risk via Royal Mail. It is at this stage that we will sort out the share of international postage (if any applies). Please note that the maximum that you can send via Royal Mail Special delivery for a decent price is 2kg (about 55 oz). If you would like to order more than this please get in touch to discuss shipping options. Is it worth it to join? Yes - https://goldsilver.be/en/ is cheaper by quite some margin than the other bullion dealers. Some of their coins may be more expensive (the more collectable type coins) but certainly not by much. Another reason to join the more you buy the cheaper it gets for everybody! Does Backyard Bullion charge for this service? I do not charge for you to join this group order. But I do ask for an optional "service charge" in the form of a tip, the suggested amount is £1 per person. I will not be offended or angry if you choose not to pay the "tip" - but bear in mind that proceeds from the tip help feed Mrs BYB a slap up curry as a thank you for helping to package up all of your orders! The main benefit for me is to be able to unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/backyardbullion which helps grow my channel, brand and reputation. What happens in the event of an issue with delivery? As I said in the disclaimer at the top of this thread, I cannot be held financially responsible for the loss/damage of any items in this group order. GS.be insure their parcels but I have never had to put a claim in and I do not know how likely it might be that something is refunded should it go missing in transit. There is an intrinsic risk in ordering from GS.be who use less than ideal shipping providers. Please bear this in mind before joining the order. Have you got any questions? If you have any questions or would like any more information then please don't hesitate to ask here or via PM. In the meantime - get me your shopping lists! Backyard Bullion
  11. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    I think two separate parcels shipped at the same time is their plan. Originally they were going to ship a parcel last week but they were waiting on some coins.
  12. 1/4 oz or 1 full oz?

    @LittleJohnSilver My strategy is to have a balance. If you have a budget of 1/4 oz every month then I would get some fractionals and then every now and again save up for an oz. It kinda depends on your end game though - for me it is about pension planning so to have some large 1oz gold denominations is fine, as I will be looking to cash out decent sums to pay for a forever retirement house, university tuition, house for kids etc. But it is nice to have some smaller denominations so I have options down the road for unexpected emergency situations
  13. Today I Received

    Hopefully this weekend - if the delivery doesn't come in time it will be the following weekend 😉
  14. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    Well - the total damage is 21,500 EUROs 1015 oz of silver, 2.5 oz of platinum and 1 oz of gold! GS.be have confirmed that everything should be shipped this week - EVERYTHING! Hopefully this means we should have a 1000 oz + unboxing video. God knows how I am going to film it. What do you guys like to watch more, me talking as I fumble to unbox, or sped up so that you can see it all coming out quickly?
  15. I have got some new pieces available in my "Leaf Ripple Series" All of these pieces have been hand poured, stamped and finished by me. A pouring compilation video will be released on Sunday showing all of these pours coming to life! They are all Hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay office. Prices are lower here than on my website and are based on my usual forum price (£22.50 per oz) +£5 for antiqued pieces. Each piece is serialised in my "Leaf Ripple Series" for 2018. Pour #022 - 4 oz "Ripple Star" - £90 Pour #023 - 2.92 oz "Antiqued Celtic Ripple Round" - £70 Pour #024 - 3.09 oz "Antiqued Celtic Ripple Round" - £74 Pour #025 - 1.49 oz "Ripple Leaf" - £33.50 Pour #026 - 1.81 oz "Ripple Leaf" - £40.50 Pour #027 - 1.43 oz "Ripple Leaf" - £32 Pour #028 - 2.78 oz "Antiqued Celtic Ripple Round" - £67.50 Pour #029 - 3.55 oz "Ripple Bar" - £80 Pour #030 - 2.4 oz "Ripple Sea Shell" - £54 Pour #031 - 2.37 oz "Antiqued Ripple Sea Shell" - £58 ***SOLD Pour #032 - 1.84 oz "Antiqued Chinese Ripple Dragon" - £46 SOLD**** ***SOLD Pour #033 - 1.2 oz "Ripple Kit Kat Finger" - £27 SOLD**** Pour #034 - 1.83 oz "Antiqued Chinese Ripple Dragon" - £46 Pour #035 - 2.63 oz "Antiqued Ripple Ammonite" - £64 Pour #036 - 3.15 oz "Antiqued Ripple Ammonite" - £75 Pour #037 - 2.5 oz "Ripple Ammonite" - £56 Pour #038 - 1.25 oz "Baby Ripple Square" - £28 Pour #039 - 1.38 oz "Baby Ripple Square" - £31 Pour #040 - 1.18 oz "Baby Ripple Square" - £26.50 Pour #041 - 1.09 oz "Baby Ripple Hexagon" - £24.50 ***SOLD Pour #042 - 1.12 oz "Baby Ripple Hexagon" - £25 SOLD**** Pour #043 - 1.18 oz "Baby Ripple Hexagon" - £26.50 Postage of your choice for one item but free 1st Signed delivery offered for multiple pieces or orders over £60 (special delivery +£5) and free special delivery for orders over £120 I am also quite happy to combine postage with any group orders or other orders you have made (silver forum bars etc). International postage will be a little extra - please ask for a quote. Payment via Banks Transfer or via Paypal G&S +5% or F&F PM or reply here if you are interested!
  16. for sale Hallmarked Hand Poured Silver For Sale

    Pour 32 & Pour 42 sold
  17. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    We can have some fun with maths here! I just googled average bath volume - which is 80 litre This is 80,000cm³ Silver has a density of 10.5 gr/cm³ Meaning you would need 840,000 grams of silver, or 840 kilograms or roughly 27,000 oz of silver Now, that is assuming that it is one huge melted together solid block. Let's say that in silver shot form the volume required is 1/3 less (because of the shapes of the silver shot). This means that we would need about 18,000 oz of silver. We have 1000 of silver...we are 1/18th of the way to filling a bath tub! Scrooge McDuck was very rich if you do the maths!
  18. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    Time for a scrooge mcduck moment me thinks!
  19. A Wee delivery from BYB

    only 3 left
  20. A Wee delivery from BYB

    Put them on the radiator for 5 minutes and use them as a hand warmer
  21. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    Well - it is optional. If people want to double it up - then they can.
  22. **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be

    Well - we are certainly going to have at least two unboxing and sorting sessions so there is going to be a lot of work for sure. This of course means double the work...but it does mean double the curry takeaway as a reward! If peoples orders are complete when I get the partial delivery I will post them out straight away.