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Lea79 last won the day on May 1 2015

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  1. Hi Lizzie 😃 It's great to have a chard representative on the forum. I myself have never made an order from u although I'm planning a big 1 around Christmas time for a few alternate design 1/4 proof brits, ( cheaper on postage if u order a few items at once ). I have noticed though that I might need to fill in an order form? I've never done this with other sites. Can I do it over the phone when I make my order? I have turned to your website on many occasions as it's a fantastic reference source. It's also great to have another woman on the forum as the geographic tends to be mostly men.
  2. I'm not a fan of the series in general but I'll have to get this design being Welsh 😃
  3. If your stacking purely for your children I would definitely buy gold as it trades a few percent above spot price and has less volitality than silver. It's also easier to shift if you need cash and easier to store. The downside is it looks a lot less for your money. If your not sure split the cash between the two. Buy 2 half sovs for prob about 260 ish and then buy lunars, pandas or kooks so you can watch your stack grow. I'm not a fan of philharmonic's I avoid them at all costs and I'm not alone in this. For a few quid more, buy coins that are easy to sell on the secondary market. Ones that have some semi numismatic value that will rise in price as the years go by. You'll b glad you did when you come to sell.
  4. I was disappointed when I bought a 1989 proof half. There is so much hype around them I thought i was gonna love it. It wasn't love at first sight but it's definitely grown on me.
  5. Yeah that's a good idea. I normally swap/sell mine on Facebook and don't bother with change checker. I'd rather swap them with forum members though more mutual trust.
  6. Well that's a good piece of advice 😃 Learn something new everyday. Cheers.
  7. Just like normal kiddie chalk?
  8. Twice I've been caught on eBay. The first time was for a 500gm silver bar that was never sent. The seller tried telling me some sob story about how he'd sent loads of different orders out and none of them had been delivered and all the members had left bad feedback ruining his business!! The second time was for a tiny gold coin that when arrived i instantly knew was fake. The seller tried his luck saying he'd bought it from the mint so it couldn't be. I sent photos of how the plating had chipped off and left a silver coloured inner. He soon gave me a refund when I opened a pay pal dispute. Both times PayPal have been brilliant. I had to wait a mth for a refund but if the seller is in the wrong they back you all the way.
  9. The only thing that smells musty is my 1989 proof but it came like that. Not a mark on it tho. Everything else is fine. Thanks for your help 😃.
  10. It's in a safe in and internal wall. Would that be to blame? Do u think those gel packets would help?
  11. It's not a red spot more like a rose gold colour over a quarter of the shield.
  12. Mine is 36.5:1 silver to gold. I started pretty much the same. I only wanted to accumulate silver, but when I tallied up wot I'd spent verses current spot price every mth, the 20% vat left a huge negative margin. Now I only buy gold. I get some silver usually given to me as presents but that's free so doesn't count haha. I'm in a possitive balance on how much I've spent on gold compared to spot price. The gold price was pretty low when I started which was great but as for how long with prices this high who knows.
  13. + 1 for coin invest. I've had a few from there the last few yrs. bleyer bullion had some 20 francs reduced a few wks ago I had a cracker from them, came in capsules 2.
  14. I quite fancy the Albert 1 Belgium 20 francs for my next gold purchase. There are just so many to choose from it's gonna take me 10 years to get them all 😂.