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  1. BULLION vs NUMISMATIC vs SEMI-NUMISMATIC There is sometimes confusion about what defines these different classifications of coins or rounds. For the purposes of this discussion I will use the term “coins”. Bullion coins are purchased solely for their precious metals content, which will become more or less valuable according to the prevailing market price of the associated precious metals. Examples of well known bullion coins are American Eagles, Canadian Maples, and South African Krugerrands. They are purchased as an investment, as an inflation hedge, and for survival purposes. According to Merriam Webster, “Numismatics” means “the study or act of collecting coins, paper money, and medals”. Numismatic coins are essentially rare or valuable coins that have an external value beyond the base value of the precious metal. There are many factors that can add value to a coin to place it in the category of numismatics, but they are generally valued for being rare and collectible. Semi-Numismatic usually refers to limited issue bullion coins carrying a significant premium above spot and produced by various government mints. An example of a semi-numismatic coin are the variations of silver maples produced by Royal Canadian Mint. The standard issue bullion maple is the well known coin having Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and a Canadian Maple on the reverse. As previously noted, mintage is in the several millions in any recent year. The semi-numismatic versions of these bullion coins have different reverse images such as a series of nature scenes, birds, or other animals, with mintage limited to “only” one million each. They are typically issued at a premium of about a dollar higher than the maple bullion version, and due to their so-called rarity typically command a value of several dollars higher than their standard bullion counterparts after only a few years.
  2. Is it correct that the mintage has to be less than 1000 to be micro mintage? If there are several thousand minted then it's mini mintage? if there are over 10,000 then it's still small mintage co pared to the hundreds of thousands gov minted stuff. on a different note, there are stories going round the Queen is close to death, will all the coins with the Queens head on have to have Charles head on after she dies?
  3. Yes I think you are right unfortunately. its not like you are able to reason with them, they have all the power, they could give you the run around and come up with all kinds of problems for you. dont rock the boat Can you update the outcome? Is it much trouble to go to? did you pay the 20% plus £8 handling charge?
  4. So you should be able to get 15% back?
  5. It's a shame Ebid couldn't be a real competitor to the mighty monopoly that is feebay. i would love to see a dedicated silver version of eBay that is international and had free listing fees like eBay but lower selling fees than the fee beast. i like http://www.limitedsilverstrikes.com/other-silver/silver-rounds but as said before $1 listing fees is too much, I would prefer free listing fees and then wouldn't mind $1 or so selling fees. But I don't want to pay if the item doesn't sell. im not affiliated with limited silver strikes at all even though similar names
  6. for sale

    New low price £35plus delivery
  7. for sale

    Can see a pic?
  8. Thanks for that, yes Ebid is a good alternative. another option is open bazaar, but that is only for Bitcoin
  9. Rare silver strikes sounds far far better than limited silver strikes
  10. Don Harrold used to have a silver auction site called pitbid.com i think stellaconcepts used to have one also, can't remember the name. there was another one in the uk called purabid.co.uk or something, from ours metals. none have ever been able to compete with the mighty eBay monopoly, I wonder if http://www.limitedsilverstrikes.com can actually take some of the market share for bullion and silver strikes?
  11. It's not free, it's seems a bit expensive to advertise, but then there is no fee when you sell. not sure how good it is, has anybody else here used it? http://www.limitedsilverstrikes.com ebay makes it free to list and charge when you sell. what other options are there?
  12. Yes I think the silvershield exchange is a failure because it's not international. http://www.limitedsilverstrikes.com takes off from where the ssx failed and is international.
  13. Ok thanks, I will look into doing an auction, how does it work please?
  14. I have tried here two listings very well priced and no interest yet. ebay the same exact strikes are selling for far more than I have listed them here. but I hate the high fees with eBay. also you can't do auctions here, at least an auction you know it will definitely sell at the end.
  15. What are the best options for buying nand selling silver apart from the bay? one good option is http://www.limitedsilverstrikes.com/