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Everything posted by D4N

  1. Sunday night metal chat

    Nail on the head for the 2018 plan! And with the current price of platinum I thought it would be an ideal time to obtain a little. I've not got any yet. I was specifically looking for fractional pieces due to limited budget but as of yet I've still to come across any. Does anyone know if fractional platinum coins even exist?
  2. Is this milking?

    I have been collecting silver bullion and though it is only bullion I really wanted to keep it all in as good a condition as possible. I have a coin storage case, and within that have been using coin capsules, silica gel and anti-tarnish paper tabs. I was looking at my coins today and noticed this on a couple of the QB's, it's only on the sides. Can someone tell me if this is milking and if so what the hell I'm supposed to do to prevent it which I'm not already doing? I rubbed it with my finger and nothing was coming off. Thank you.
  3. Is this milking?

    Ive got a lighthouse coin case and have currently have the paper between the coins on the tray. Cheers @C12 you are right... I guess I am a bit OCD about it, but my collection is not solely a financial investment for me.
  4. Is this milking?

    @fehk2001 are you suggesting that I put the paper within each coin capsule?
  5. Is this milking?

    Thanks guys. Would it be best to attempt removal as soon as possible? If I wait until a later date will it make any difference to the speed at which the milking continues? Because I assume if it is related to residue chemicals that it will just continue until until all the chemicals have leached out?
  6. Is this milking?

    Thank you Yes I may start doing the same. I have a little fractional gold and may focus more on this in the future and just buy the odd bit of silver I really like. Unfortunately the QB's are the only silver 'collection' I have been working on and do really like them. Not sure what I will do about the rest in the series still to be released.
  7. Is this milking?

    I don't understand why when I am doing what I am doing. The capsules, silica gel and anti-tarnish paper tabs I thought together would have worked. At least for longer than this amount of time. And why milking on the sides only?
  8. Help calculating spot %

    Hi, please can someone assist me in my math! I am trying to calculate how much I have paid above/below spot as a financial value and as a percentage. I think all my math is correct to this point but not sure how to get the percentages! And could do with someone having a quick check over what I have done. I have attached a screen shot of my spreadsheet so far. Thank you in advance!
  9. Help calculating spot %

    Thank you very much for clarifying this And yes I think I did do well considering it's 1/20... I bought a 2000 kangaroo, which I saw goldsiver.be were asking nearly €130 for.
  10. Help calculating spot %

    Just to clarify for anyone else wondering, I believe the above is correct, but also, to calculate into this the postage you would need to account for repeated postage costs to make 1oz for example I paid 6.65 postage for 1/20 oz coin, so for 1oz 6.65 x 20 + price per oz and so on as detailed above. I know I am not guaranteed to pay same postage on a future purchase but was interested to know how this cost impacted the %.
  11. Help calculating spot %

    Thanks so I have done this.... Price per oz 891.80 Spot price 954.89 - Price per oz 891.80 = -63.09 -63.09/954.89*100= -6.61 Does this then mean I have paid about 6.6% under spot?
  12. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I got my krugerrand in the post today. Thanks numi!
  13. I have the 2017 set on order, but only have the peter rabbit to date - no issues with that coin though. Whether or not they are worth it for the investment I guess that is a gamble. 1st series probably going to always be a better investment but to purchase now you would definitely be paying an extra premium that would negate the investment potential. It's interesting that issues are mentioned on this set, as like @Oldun mentioned, I have not heard of any issues.
  14. Hi, New collector question here: I have only a few silver coins at the moment, and they are different sizes; 1/2 oz, 1oz & 2oz. Some are proof so have their own little boxes. I want to keep them all in as best a condition as possible and bought some anti tarnish strips yesterday. With this in mind I was thinking a coin case would be a good investment but I'm not sure what to get. I have seen this which looks good but if anything it has way more space than I can see me needing for a long while: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lighthouse-CARGO-S6-Small-Aluminium-Coin-Case-Trays-47mm-41mm-33mm-Empty-case-/401032905048?var=&hash=item5d5f6c8158:m:mR8SgykjpvxCy3AgCgQ9dLw Can anyone recommend a smaller alternative? Also, I have some coins which are proof and wondered if most people keep them in their original boxes or put everything into the one container? It's just I pretty much have packages of different sizes lying about the house, and I need a better way to store everything.
  15. Storing mixed size silver coins

    Thanks for the responses! @Pete I will be keeping them all in capsules, and I will take your advice and wrap them. Do I need to be concerned about potential PVC content of items around the capsules such as the tupperware containers? I would have thought not with having silica gel, but not sure. I did look for some which explicitly state "do not contain PVC" but couldn't find any.
  16. Silver kruggerands

    I took the plunge and just ordered the proof for £125 from westminster collection. Was initially considering the PU version which I found here http://goldsilver.be/en/coins/1129-1-oz-silver-krugerrand-2017-anniversary-bu.html for €50 (approx £42) in case anyone is interested.
  17. Hi all, I'm interested to know if many people are like me... with an interest which began with collecting circulation coins? I now have most of them (UK circulation), so a natural progression was to look at commemorative pieces, including silver proofs, which then lead me to silver bullion coins and the silver forum. I think my passion and interest for coins crept up on me gradually. I never thought I would have gained the collection I have, but a year or so along the way and my interest is as strong as ever. I have a binder full of coins, and now I look forward to adding some silver weight to it, in the form of some interesting bullion coins and possibly the odd bar Do most people find the best place to obtain their silver is online? Are there any shops in the Yorkshire area worth a visit? Thanks Dan PS thank you to @BackyardBullion without whom I would not be aware of this site!
  18. Hi from West Yorkshire!

    I just figured it would be nice to see them in person before buying. Plus allows for potential bartering . Oh well.
  19. Hi from West Yorkshire!

    Ah nice one. So do you know of anywhere locally or do you purchase everything online also?
  20. Hi from West Yorkshire!

    I know that feeling! I did look at the panda's too, but I decided to get a britannia and a queens beast coin... though of course that means I'm going to have to keep getting the rest of the queen's beasts set now and I got a turtle coin for my sis as she has a real one and I thought it would make a nice gift
  21. Hi from West Yorkshire!

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! @richo Huddersfield but originally from Doncaster. Yourself? @Lea79 I know what you mean! It seems strange you did it the other way round to me, I'm sure lots have but I didn't expect that! I have a few silver coins but they were bought because I appreciate the designs rather than for weight value, such as the beatrix potter set or the battle of hastings rectangular 50p. I'm looking forward to getting some silver 1 and 2oz coins in the near future - order placed via Backyard Bullion . I want to focus on that more now but still I'm getting coins I like the design of. Theres still some circulation coins I neeeed to get to complete the set though, and I can't rest until its complete haha... so annoying when you need only one or two! I just don't think I can justify paying for the remaining ones like Kew 50p or NI £2.
  22. Hi from West Yorkshire!

    Thanks for the info @HelpingHands I will definitely check it out