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Everything posted by Clens92

  1. New Member

    Welcome to the forum - have you got a favourite series of coin that you like to collect?
  2. wanted 9ct Ingot Type Pendant

    PM sent.
  3. Homeless people

    Loved this song for a long time. Liam Clancy does a wonderful cover, really has the voice for it. The situation is often far more complex than simply being homeless, but the way they are generally demonised is a sad reflection on our society. I try not to judge as it's easier than people think to end up in a bad situation, but sometimes I find it difficult to understand their situation.
  4. I Joined the Sovereign Club

    I saw someone pay £130 for a gold-plated 1887 sixpence only two weeks ago. It happens all the time... it's not difficult to see the difference so my sympathy is somewhat limited. And yes, a very nice example that you've got yourself there. Might hit Mint State.
  5. 1919 - 1920 50% or Sterling & Gothic Unboxing

    There is no 1920 coin that is .925 silver; that website is mistaken. Anything up to and including 1919 = .925 silver. Anything from 1920 and until 1946 (inclusive) is .500 silver.
  6. 2017 Swan PROOF Coin ON SALE NOW!

    Bullion proofs? Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? You won't get spots with Perth Mint, in all likelihood.
  7. My first sovereign

    Looks like you've got a high-rimmed re-strike. Very rare to find genuine 1925s, you've probably got a 1949 / 1950 / 1951 restrike. Price seems about right.
  8. Old British Banknotes?

    Have at it: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/denom_guide/default.aspx The note in your original post is not a British banknote, per se, but a privately issued banknote that circulated within Britain at the time. All UK-wide banknotes were issued by the Bank of England, at the time.
  9. December DNW auction

    If that makes its estimate, I have some crowns to grade. But DNW know their stuff - perhaps they really do have buyers at those prices. Edit: I now think it's a typo; another (ungraded) 1887 Crown is estimated at a more reasonable £120-£150. https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=467&lot_id=847&search=1
  10. December DNW auction

    Can anyone help me understand why this 1887 Crown is estimated at £1200-£1500 please? Book value on UNC is only around £300, and NGC values it at a roughly comparable price point... why the massive estimate? https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=467&lot_id=116&search=1
  11. You've already confirmed to me via PM that you are more than biased in this debate, so this will be my last response to you as your misrepresentation of news and statistics are not conducive to proper debate. But, to humour you: Britain's manufacturing industry is booming. We have the fifth most complex economy in the world. The so-called weak pound has led to a manufacturing boom; exports up, profits up. I'm personally exporting >100% more in 2017 than I was in 2015, and my net cost of sale has increased only 10%. BAE is axing jobs for an entirely different reason, but you're not interested in that. 1000 jobs is actually the equivalent of a pebble in the sand to the UK; we won't mention that their competitor Babcock is creating many more jobs than those lost... again, for a reason which you do not need to know.
  12. It might help if you put some proof of ownership in one of the photos - and indicated if you were willing to send the coin before payment.
  13. War?

    The reason Afghanistan didn't have a massive impact is because it was a failed state with no major exports, or imports. It was, in essence, a country that did not matter. Iraq was similar due to the impact of sanctions by the point of invasion, although Iraq did have a major impact on oil prices. A lot of the industries you mentioned are nationalised, or semi-private government run. However, you'd have been very rich if you'd invested in Halliburton before the IRaq war, you would have seen in excess of a 100% return on your money. Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld destroyed Iraq, and then the same men used America tax-dollars to pay Halliburton to rebuild it... they just happened to be shareholders. Uncertainty is anything that could conceivably impact everyday market trading. War causes uncertainty, which causes the price to move - some people will bet that one thing will happen, others will lay that bet.
  14. It's served the UK quite well for the last 400 years... and Europe? Well, just read a history book or watch the news. I'm always slightly dubious about claims of "high-level contacts", but taking it as gospel... why would anybody have stocks in any Euro-based banks at the moment? Spain is broke, France is broke, Italy is broke... Germany is doing well but their exposure to bad debt is terrifyingly high. Might as well take that money to the casino, it'll be safer!
  15. War?

    Because war causes uncertainty, and markets don't like uncertainty. Uncertainty means the big boys don't make money, so they pile into the traditional 'safe haven' assets: Gold, and Swiss Francs. On the scenarios you presented: The UK isn't going to go to war with Spain; the majority of their Navy is still at the bottom of the English Channel and Spain have enough problems of their own without us giving them a dig. North Korea: Interesting concept. South Korea and Japan are both fairly pivotal to the good-running of global markets; war in the peninsula would definitely cause markets to go haywire. Gold would soar. Iran: Why Iran is back on the sh*tlist is beyond me. Saudi is the problem. A war with Iran would be ill-advised, but limited in its global fallout. Gold would spike initially, but likely fall back after a couple of months.
  16. This all reminds me of my favourite scene from Yes, Minister. What is bad for the EU is generally good for Britain; it's not a popular opinion but as Spain weakens, Britain gets stronger and I'm all for it. I have to say, after their actions in Gibraltar, I'd quite like Spain to have a difficult diplomatic crisis. Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last 500 years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it’s worked so well? Hacker: That’s all ancient history, surely? Sir Humphrey: Yes, and current policy. We had to break the whole thing [the EEC] up, so we had to get inside. We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn’t work. Now that we’re inside we can make a complete pig’s breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch… The Foreign Office is terribly pleased; it’s just like old times. Hacker: But surely we’re all committed to the European ideal? Sir Humphrey: [chuckles] Really, minister. Hacker: If not, why are we pushing for an increase in the membership? Sir Humphrey: Well, for the same reason. It’s just like the United Nations, in fact; the more members it has, the more arguments it can stir up, the more futile and impotent it becomes. Hacker: What appalling cynicism. Sir Humphrey: Yes… We call it diplomacy, minister.
  17. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Have you checked this site for US coins? It's a wonderful resource; the pro-tip is to always be more critical than you think. https://www.pcgs.com/photograde/#/10Ind/Grades I think yours looks around an AU55, but the photos would need to be clearer to make a confident call on that one.
  18. Custom Dragon Rounds from Geiger

    I believe they're planning to go ahead, albeit with a lesser mintage and a different mint. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645686675695164/ That facebook group has all the details on the pinned post - no idea of how things have progressed as I haven't kept abrest of it.
  19. Out of interest, are you Spanish? The Financial Times has a wonderful 7-article series covering the Catalonia question; it seems unbiased and rather well-informed, definitely worth a read?
  20. 1887 Sixpence -- Proof?

    Did you buy it as a proof? 1887 coins are very strong strikes, and often do have proof-like qualities - albeit I suspect that this is a circulation strike.
  21. That's not evidence though.... that's a guess. In all honesty, Northern Ireland is an economic drain on the UK - it has low productivity, high unemployment and poor educational outcomes. If blood hadn't been spilt in defending Ulster, then rUK would be very open to the idea of a united Ireland (or an independent Northern Ireland). It would be far easier for rUK to split from NI than it would from Scotland. Scotland is far, far more strategic due to its claim to North Sea oil reserves and fishing grounds.
  22. Sorry, where is the evidence for this? Unionists are still, just, in the majority. Similarly, Catholics make up only 45% of the population... However, if it got to a stage where anti-UK parties wanted to break away from the Union, then a referendum would be needed (and granted). It would take longer to organise purely due to past political issues, but nothing would actually prevent a border poll.
  23. The American Mint Zodiac signs

    Unfortunately 15 grains is equal to less than 1 gram of silver, so yes, they will be brass or copper plated in silver.
  24. Firslty, much like the Spanish government, you've conveniently forgotten Article 1 of the UN Charter. Self-determination is a human right, and that is achieved through the use of referenda in the civilised world. Ergo, it is valid to discuss the various permutations of what that means within this topic. Secondly: No, people are not surpressed by banks. They are more than free to move to another country or live in the woods, so that argument is simply wrong. Thirdly, to use your own source: "The Constitution is based on the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation, the common and indivisible country of all Spaniards." Why use Article 155 when they've already used Article 2? Again, you haven't actually refuted that any referendum in Spain will always be illegal. Are you starting to see why Spain is in such a mess? They've punched themselves into a corner... but I'm sure the jack-boots of the national police will bash some skulls to help them out again.
  25. You've continuously ignored the key point: Spain will never, ever allow an independence referendum. It is illegal under their consitution. How is this democratically valid?