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MickB

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    MickB reacted to Paul in How do you safely store your stack?   
    Smallest safe deposit box, will cost you around £150 per year
    Gives peace of mine but like anything else dont have all your eggs in one basket (ie hatton garden safe deposit raid)
    Can store a great deal of gold and also your USB's, paper work scans, harddrives, cold storage wallets, some spare cash, emergency rainy day credit card
     
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    MickB reacted to Paul in How do you safely store your stack?   
    one of the most ingenious ways of hiding gold I heard was from during WWII
    As the Nazi's plundered their way across Europe, one chap who feared for his family safety, had his gold holdings & coins smelted down and re-cast into massive door hinges
    He mounted them to various doors in his house and painted them black so they matched
    After capture, house looting and time in camp, after the war he returned home safely and found all his gold still in tact all the while whilst hidden in plain site
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    MickB reacted to mr-dead in Today I bought.....   
    Just placed another order with Hatton Garden,
    5 X 1oz gold Krugerrands + 5 X 1oz gold Britannias.
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    MickB reacted to AgD in UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin   
    Here are the £2 in the RM folder I am only after 2 in this one but the other one is full





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    MickB reacted to fehk2001 in UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin   
     









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    MickB reacted to smithy117 in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    have emailed twice so now im just waiting for the office to open up tomorrow so i can ring.If i find out anything ill be sure to post it here for you.
    its alright bit of a shame its a really nice coin and im so eager to get my hands on it 
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    MickB reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received   
    2018 proof sov 
    back from NGC with perfect grade 
    thanks @Numistacker 👍


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    MickB 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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    MickB 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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    MickB reacted to Pampfan in Today I bought.....   
    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now


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    MickB got a reaction from mr-dead in Today I Received   
    https://www.londongoldbullion.co.uk/silver-bars-c37/1000oz-scottsdale-mint-good-delivery-silver-bar-p329
    Will you be going for one of these next, @mr-dead ?
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    MickB reacted to 999magnum in 2017 Isle of Man Noble Reverse Proof   
    The more I look at this coin, the better I feel. What do you guys think?

    And the proof version which will be out in February as a set with the reverse proof. No mention of it being sold by itself at apmex.

     
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    MickB reacted to mr-dead in Today I Received   
    6 X 1kg Metalor bars from Arshimo, sequential serials too
    The pile of bars is growing slowly but surely.


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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.

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    MickB got a reaction from Roy in Thoughts on Bitcoin, PMs, Bubbles and fundamentals   
    There are 180 different currencies on our planet and now 1381 different crypto currencies.
    Not every person on the planet could be expected to go digital and do away with cash. Also, try explaining crypto currencies to someone who hasn't even got access to electricity, why would they believe in something that you can't hold?
    In a thousand years you won't have an archaeologist finding bit-coins in the ground!
    Gold and silver have and will stand the test of time. I won't be swapping any of my precious metals for something that could fit onto a memory stick as I can't get my head around a system that's only been around a short while.
    I've spoken to a few people who invest in stock and shares who are refusing to be drawn into cryptos. I know of only one person who has ten different cryptos on the go that he's investing in and has made money but he said he'll pull out for cash later this year.
    One person quoted the 'Emperor's clothes' as a way of explaining their thoughts on the new funny money. Probably still early days and with the excitement of people being super rich out of nothing gets everyone excited, it will peak then drop like a stone. Good luck to those who understand it better than me and are making money out of it, but it's not something I'll be dabbling in.
     
     
     
     
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    MickB reacted to JCRJM in Today I Received   
    Got my QB's back from grading. Thanks again to Numi.

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    MickB reacted to sg86 in Today I Received   
    Young head and jubilee sovereigns, the game is to guess how many, winner gets nothing, sorry! 


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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.

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    MickB reacted to Agpanda in Gold Nanoparticles as Antivirals   
    http://www.free-bullion-investment-guide.com/cure-for-cancer.html
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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.

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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.

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    MickB reacted to mr-dead in 15 greatest gold heists of all time   
    Spotted this on zerohedge alongside a story of an $11 million gold heist that took place in December.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-10/brinks-reports-theft-mysterious-11-million-international-gold-shipment
    You will need to click the pic below a few times to get it to scale to readable size as its a long .jpg file
     

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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.

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    MickB got a reaction from prophet800 in Today I Received   
    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.