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    Shiny savings and great playthings.
  1. 4 Ducat

    Is it ever worth giving HGM a phone even when the site says no gold, on the off chance they have some for sale which hasn't been uploaded?
  2. eBay prices vs current Silver price

    I noticed a lot of .500 and .925 silver coinage kept its price after the spot dive, but I think that's partly because of max bids being placed during the higher spot. Or some ebayers might not check the charts as closely as we do and just use Sold Listings as their guide, so it'll lag to catch up. @Paul I thought I should feel bad for buying a year's worth of silver at £13 an ounce when it dropped to £12.. but your spreadsheet makes me feel so much better Even my GSbe buys at an average of £15.60 each for two dozen ounce rounds looks like a tame deal compared to your premiums.
  3. My local antique shop had one in the window, but it wasn't for sale. How did someone originally get one of these?
  4. Today I bought.....

    I want to buy these world silver coins but I just can't make out some of them from the pics. Can anyone hazard a melt value guess? Seller says he doesn't know.
  5. silver krugerrand

    Is this the first of an ongoing series of a yearly silver ounce (just like Britannia and other gov mint bullion) or is it a one-off mintage in silver? If it's the first of many, the hype will definitely die down towards spot value over time (and then pick up again after a lot of time). Even if it's never to be minted again.. there's a million of the buggers. Don't most coins like this have that down-up bell curve in value? Maybe not a bell, more of a dive and slow climb, like a Nike symbol In short, I wouldn't go anywhere near them yet. And I think I won't regret not getting one until many years yet.
  6. Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    If the problem is promised gold on paper, how is the 'solution' a flood of gold on paper? Seems like a deadly spiral if that's the game going on.
  7. The Big Bang Theory just did an episode about some early mined Bitcoins being hunted by the gang.
  8. Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    Relatively cheaper. It was only £700 an ounce just two years ago. £900 on December last year. I'm holding out for a lower mid-December price here too, but it's very tempting to start buying a few sovs here and there before then, in case political shenanigans throw a spanner in the plan
  9. A Brief Panic Moment

    Haha, I've been sending these to my eBay customers lately, with their purchases of treasure chests. Have a few Euro ones too.
  10. GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    Does anyone have any experience of HGM offering you requested portrait types when buying multiple sovs on the same order? (I'm hoping to get one sovereign of each obverse, eventually, but I understand they also put a premium on certain obverses.)
  11. I'm interested in both the 1905 and the 1918. Are you honouring HGM's best value sovs prices? Those are at £228 at time of writing (it's volatile, so I'll be wrong when you read this probably).
  12. Buy several deliveries at £4999 value then? Assuming they don't count all transactions to one address / POBox as one tally. Not a problem I'm going to face either right now I don't go near Bitcoin, for a start. Their site is down right now though. Been trying to price up some cheap sovs.
  13. GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    Would that make them electrum coins? I want one now.
  14. GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    I can understand the motivation to make fakes that create a premium out of thin air, even if you 'invest' the real gold in your dodgy scheme. I don't understand fake 22ct sovereigns, and the like. Maybe it's advertising / a craftsmanship challenge / ... fan art?
  15. GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    Why are there full ct fakes, at all? Is it evidence of a PM laundering exercise?