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Jeffers46

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  1. Maintaining purchasing discipline

    Discipline come from within If you've seen that South Park episode youll get it It can be hard though to control ones impulses when it comes to shiny...
  2. Maintaining purchasing discipline

    HH you will be pleased to know that i have committed my next buy to a full sovereign. any tips? whats your favourite (affordable) Sov?
  3. Maintaining purchasing discipline

    figuring out priorities and coming up with a list of wants... Sounds good. Now.Can all the mints stop releasing nice new ones so I can catch up with my list please!
  4. Maintaining purchasing discipline

    Hullo BT, I have had an interest in precious metals for over 5 years, but stacking and collecting them is quite a new hobby. Ha ha its good to know that others have been through this too. I like silver at the minute, because of its affordability but being in the UK i am realising you are better off sticking to gold due to the VAT, or going in on a group order from europe. UK silver investors seem doomed to having to pay extra per coin due to the VAT or delivery costs. I cannot fathom how we are not in line with the Us and Europe on this. Hi Jester, I was attracted to the half crown because i hadn't seen one come up at my local auction house before, and as soon as i laid eyes on it i thought it was brilliant. To my eye it was in great condition, with a lot of the detail still present. It is made from silver, so ticks that box, but also has a numismatic element that will hopefully increase in time. I did a quick search and from images in recent sales and ebay, the coin seemed to be in very good condition in comparison. So I weighed a few things up and came up with my maximum price (£100), put in a commission bid and won it for exactly that. I was overjoyed. its great to own a really old coin and imagine who handled it, what is was used to pay for, etc. wow reading this back to myself and it seems i am in the collector category! however i do think there is big financial trouble on the way,a part of me wants as much exposure to gold and silver as possible. so this would point to bullion! what a conundrum to have. I like the suggestions of having a fixed amount per month and dividing that into 2 pots, bullion and collector/shiny things Thanks all!
  5. Maintaining purchasing discipline

    Good morning all, I was wondering if you guys have any tips for sticking to your purchasing strategies. I have a limited budget, and there are so many gorgeous coins out there, with more and more being released this year. There must have been 10-15 coins from the Royal Mint alone! I find that my head is being turned by all and sundry, and when a coin I would love to have crops up like the Rwanada dog, I have exhausted my budget! For some reason I spent most of my budget this month on a 400-year old Charles 1st Half-Crown at auction. Actually i will put a pic of it up later and see what you think. How do you guys keep on top of new releases and stop yourself from impulse buys? Is there a good website that has news of planned releases? Thanks, Jeffers
  6. 2018 Kookaburra and RAM Silver Kangaroo

    Beautiful coins and i can already feel my wallet getting lighter... Whats the best way to obtain some delivered to the Uk?
  7. 2017 Platinum Wedding Anniversary (Royal Mint)

    Face value of £500 !?
  8. Star Wars Silver Proof Medal

    I've emailed the post office for confirmation as to the medal mintage, I'll post an update when I have it. Ive had a problem with a recent silver proof from the royal mint (See my tom kitten post), - how do you tell if marks are a small milk spot or dust/scratches?
  9. Star Wars Silver Proof Medal

    Sovereigns are my next target. however I need to save a bit first which requires ignoring all these tempting silver items! finding it hard at the moment. would you have a recommendation about where to purchase sovs for a first timer? Did any of the medals tempt you at all? Some lovely designs.
  10. Bullion Sovereign Collections (what to start with?)

    That is stunning. Bravo
  11. Star Wars Silver Proof Medal

    Evening all, I was wondering whether anyone had come across the recent Star Wars release, through Royal Mail? I believe it to be an interesting option, as there are proof medal sets that are made by the Royal Mint, with very low mintage. Details as to the weight and purity of the medals I cannot see on the product spec. However, I believe there is the possibility of a great addition to any collection though. To me, they have a good combination of features required by collectors, leading to a possible quick gain in value. They appear to combine Precious metals/popular theme/Proof quality and dare I say it there is the stamp aspect too. Could be sort after! The R2-D2 medal is nice in particular. Btw I'm not usually a gimmick kind of person but I love the Beatrix Potter series and would like to gather forum opinions on the medals and also to the question... What features/aspects/qualities does a release need to be popular? All the best, Jeffers
  12. Tom Kitten Silver Proof 50p

    So Im coming up to the end of the returns period, i think I will be sending the one coin with the 3 marks on the Queens side back. The other had a quality control sticker inside it so it must be OK... right?
  13. Tom Kitten Silver Proof 50p

    Good morning guys, Firstly I'd like to introduce myself to your great forum. I have been reading it for a couple of months now and its such a great resource. I recently recieved 2 Royal Mint proof Tom Kitten 50ps, and I'd like to gather your opinions on them. I have found one to have 3 small dust marks on the Queen's head side. However of more concern is that on both the reverse, the tom kitten coloured side, there seems to be a small number misprinted on to the bottom of his coat, very near to the rim. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks, Jeffers