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BigDave84

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  1. What would you buy next ?

    My worry with cryptos lies in the vulnerability of the technology. I personally know 3 people who've had money stolen. I don't know the ins and outs of cryptos, but I would be worried at pilling all my money in as some experts advocate. In a SHTF senario your could see prolonged power cuts and Internet infrastructure go down. What then for those who have all their money in crypto? You can't buy a weeks shopping without a form of physical barter. I know sone who've sold all their gold and silver for crypto. Crypto should be treated like a speculation at best, a quick money maker, but imo not a long term hold.
  2. I agree. A pointless and worthless report. There are so many factors the full report did not address, which makes it look amateurish at best. It's a finger in the wind prediction at best, nothing more. The fact that they cannot predict world events that act as big drivers to the price of metals, puts their report in the waste bin. Between now and 2030 who actually knows what will happen, unless you have the ability to control it (cue the conspiracy theorists)
  3. Interesting article about the World Bank's future predictions for 2018 and beyond. In their eyes, silver and gold likely to decline in real terms. Make of this what you will.... http://www.kitco.com/news/2017-10-27/World-Bank-Places-Bets-on-This-Precious-Metal-And-It-s-Not-Gold.html
  4. stepping up a gear

    Try weighing 138kg like me
  5. Smoking or Sovereigns

    Nice to hear @gavstick Getting your priorities right is a great first step towards building a wealth that lasts. You'll also be around longer to enjoy it. Can I ask do you have a theme to your collection, i.e. types, years etc?
  6. Good shout. I bought a half on ebay that was advertised as a full. Seller was fine about resolving it immediately, so I don't think it was deliberate. We agreed a partial refund to equal the correct cost. Some people simply do not know the difference.
  7. Time will tell. It was the only 2017 I didn't go for.
  8. I sold a double and a single from a triple set at the start of the year. The single fetched £1100 and i could only get £900 on the double. The doubles just don't have the demand of the singles. Given the size, they naturally exhibit loads of detail and a real beautiful coin to behold
  9. They've never had them except once. They keep the listing open as it adds keywords to their website, hence bringing it up in more web searches
  10. I've been watching a few. Plenty of buy me now listing for around £320-350. This is my third. I have one in a set, one slabbed and one raw. I personally think they'll appreciate nicely to around 50% of the price of the full versions.
  11. Yes, there's a larger premium on half sov's as they are a small fractional, more so when buying bullion. I'm more concerned with the key dates and high grade coins. The 1989 is 1/3 the cost of the full. Seeing similar for the 2002/2012/2017. The older key dates are good value too for what they are compare with buying key dates in full sovs
  12. Haha, I just noticed that. Had to go back and correct some spellings
  13. I'm lucky to have a 1937 set, but missing the full. Definitely a half worth owning
  14. I agree, the cost is the main reason I've turned to them. I'm certain in the coming years the demand will increase and bring the more collectible half's to 50% of the value of the full sovs. Right now I'm filling my boots. Some real bargains to be had compared to the full counterparts
  15. I've generally wondered why this is the case. I've built a very nice collection of full sovereigns and have now turned my hand to collecting halves. Given that half sovereigns come in at very accessible prices to collectors, I'm surprised to not see more collectors and more demand. Take the 1989 proof. I've just picked up a very nice half today for £296. However the full sells for as much 3,5 times the price of a half. Given the price accessibility, I'd have thought there would be more collectors