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motorbikez

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    motorbikez reacted to Catano in Lunar photo thread...   
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    motorbikez reacted to terakris in Today I Received   
    Couple of proof items arrived from Germany today. Will probably be a love/hate thing for most but I like them both, the Year of the Dog is stunning IRL. 


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    motorbikez reacted to Oldun in Today I Received   
    This had £135 knocked off the original price wanted and couldn’t resist.....free shipping...


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    motorbikez reacted to KevinJam in Today I Received   
    Hello, sovereign day today. Picked up the 1985 proof sovereign and the three coin 1983 set with the 1/2 sovereign, sovereign and £2 coins. So have filled in a few gaps in my QE II sovereign date series. 




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    motorbikez reacted to prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Sorry for all the pictures people as I just got this 1902 Matt Proof short set and I love it haha. I think I will get it graded as soon as I can afford it as I think there is a couple of crackers in there.



















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    motorbikez reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received   
    Just getting back from being out of country for a few weeks and there are a few pieces I had received while I was away ...Firstly, however, are a couple I received just before departing. 
    Added a 1/4 oz Queen’s Beast Unicorn of Scotland (MS69) courtesy of @mongo28! And companion bullion 1/4 oz Queen’s Beast Griffin of Edward, 1/4 oz Queen’s Beast Red Dragon of Wales, and 1/4 oz Queen’s Beast Lion of England. They all accompany the 1/4 oz Proof Queen’s Beast Black Bull of Clarence!


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    motorbikez reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received   
    ...and I received a very nice 1857 Shield Gold Sovereign from @MikeSol! Thanks Mike for a great addition to my Shields!


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    motorbikez reacted to MikeSol in Today I Received   
    Some silver for a change.

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    motorbikez reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received   
    Picked this up for £120 can’t complain.



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    motorbikez reacted to PolarPanda in Today I Received   
    What a great day it is today! Received these 2 wonderful pieces! 



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    motorbikez reacted to onlyroadtoheaven in Today I Received   
    My first forum purchase for a while. 5 wonderful Black Bull of Clarence coins.
    Rearing up on his hind legs, with his strong cheek bones, limp wrists and nonchalant smile ........ @649tom is truly a great person to do business with. 

     
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    motorbikez reacted to Lowlow in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    I always wonder where these people who grew up "back in the day" were living when they said everyone had a job, manufacturing, pensions, and all this stuff.  Where I lived, during the 70's recession, high gasoline, etc, people were literally standing on the corner at the courthouse trying to get day work.  Back then, the buildings were once empty, had bums sleeping in them, etc, trash was just thrown all over the ground, bottle caps, the little tear off can tabs we used to use as "rings" (jewelry), cigarette butts and packs everywhere, etc ... all gone, replaced by wine and cheese shops and the like.  I hear how hard kids have it now .. freaking really ?  REALLY ?  WTF.  I tell you what, when I first started working I wasn't mouthing off about what I would and wouldn't do, I just did it, because I was happy as hell to have a job.
    People in the states go downtown in New York for New Years, wall to wall capitalism, businesses everywhere, safe in the streets .. back in the 70's your ass could get shot in NYC, and if you went downtown it was probably to visit one of the plentiful XXX movie theaters or something.  In the 1980's NYC, Baltimore, LA, these places were crack cocaine central, nobody went downtown at night, NOBODY.  New York City literally went bankrupt back then.  Trash worker strikes, air traffic controller strikes ... damn IRA bombing places in London.  Hell we were all waiting around for WW3 to start.
    I have like ZERO tolerance for people b*tching about how hard it is now.  30+ year bull market in equities, low interest rates, cheap gasoline, low unemployment, loans for anyone who wants to borrow, credit cards for anyone who wants one .. if you can't make it now what the hell are you hoping is going to change so that you can make it.
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    motorbikez reacted to sixgun in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    Agenda 21 or Agenda 2030 (which ever name you give it) aims to achieve a population without property. A nifty policy would be to drop interest rates and increase multiples you can borrow. Then prices will rise in the face of increasing demand. Then jack interest rates up and many will no longer be able to pay, so these properties will be taken by the banks. At the same time you could tax pensioners so they sell their property or take out a home equity loan. Then when they get carted off to the care home and their house is sold there is nothing to pass on. In short order the banks hold most of the property and people are living in bedsits working menial jobs. It is all clockwork - well it is too me, i'd do it this way.
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    motorbikez reacted to JimmyStack in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    Sorry to see this guys... our media here in the US is horrible for promoting the "divide and conquer" narrative... I've stopped watching news just to keep my blood pressure under control... you would have a better chance of winning a game of "pick-up sticks" using your arse-cheeks than finding useful news on television these days...
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    motorbikez got a reaction from MickB in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    LOL the £10K in the majority off cases will be gone in less than a year on rubbish, latest mobile phone, foreign holiday & old car with one years insurance LOL.
     
    Then when its gone, back to moaning about how hard life is for the under 25s.
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    motorbikez got a reaction from MickB in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    LOL the £10K in the majority off cases will be gone in less than a year on rubbish, latest mobile phone, foreign holiday & old car with one years insurance LOL.
     
    Then when its gone, back to moaning about how hard life is for the under 25s.
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    motorbikez got a reaction from MickB in Give £10,000 for 25 year olds and tax pensions?   
    LOL the £10K in the majority off cases will be gone in less than a year on rubbish, latest mobile phone, foreign holiday & old car with one years insurance LOL.
     
    Then when its gone, back to moaning about how hard life is for the under 25s.
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    motorbikez reacted to mr-dead in 5oz Britannia 2014   
     
    If you can get 5oz 2014 Britannias for £150 ill take all you can get
    They were around £400 on release
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    motorbikez reacted to CatStudent in Are colourized and nudes exactly the same coin?   
    Thanks very much for your replies.
    @motorbikez, thanks for this information, very interesting. Tracking up your text to the Perth mint I have found a cool video. Clearly, the Perth mint doesn't use decals to make their own colourized coins:
     
    @MickB, I purchased these two coins for this exact same reason but I have been sillier than you. I decided to remove the paint of one of the coins to find the answer and I loosed the gambling. After removing the colour layer you can see clearly that the Perth mint uses two different dies for the colourized and plain coins. See attached image.
    Conclusions:
    - Some third-party companies buy plain silver coins and colourize them applying paint or decals, in these cases, you can get the original plain coin by removing the colour with a solvent neutral to silver.
    - Some official mints, like the Perth mint,  produce their own colourized coins from a different die. These colourized coins match the weight and size but the colourized part is flatter in order to get a better adhesion. In these cases, trying to remove the colour destroys any value of the coin, DO NOT DO IT. :-( 

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    motorbikez got a reaction from CatStudent in Are colourized and nudes exactly the same coin?   
    The coloured versions are not made by a 3rd party they are made by Perth mint, it is not a sticker or decal that is added on to the coin, it is a printing process done by Perth mint.
    See below, I'm not sure if they use different dies for the coloured coins its possible but I doubt it personally, the depth of the ink could make the coins surface appear flat.
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    The popularity of coloured coins is reflected in the commemorative silver line-up offered by The Perth Mint. So how is the colourisation of precious metal coins achieved?
    The Mint uses a specially adapted pad-printing technique. It begins with the preparation of four printing plates, known as clichés, each one etched with different elements of the coin design as a series of tiny depressions.
    Cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink, the base colours from which all others are produced, are mixed and applied to the etched surfaces of the clichés.
    Silicone pads are lowered onto the clichés to absorb the ink. Then, in a carefully sequenced process, the pads deposit the ink on the face of a coin in successive layers until the image is complete.
    Colouring coins at The Perth Mint
    Special inks are required for optimal quality. As only very small quantities of ink are transferred during the pad-printing process, the pigmentation must be highly concentrated. The Perth Mint mixes its ink with hardener, which cures to leave an exceptionally durable finish, resistant to fading, as well as solvent and chemical attack.
    Colour adds vibrancy, realism and appeal – the results are often quite spectacular.
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    motorbikez reacted to cliveb13 in Australia RAM Polar Series 2009 complete set.   
    They look great
    I would like to buy them if still available. I will send a PM
    CB
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    motorbikez reacted to sixgun in Are luxury watches the best investment ever?   
    i bought a Rolex Double Red writing Sea dweller in about 2005 for something like £6k. i didn't realise it was a collector watch when i got it, i just liked it.
    i haven't worn it in years. They seem to sell for about £18k now.
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    motorbikez reacted to Gildeon in Panda Photo thread...   
    And the 2001-2008 ones