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KDave

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  1. KDave liked a post in a topic by Lindeman in Today I received.....   
    Back to coins....
    Some old gold and some new, some platinum and silver too😀. 
    A few gold quarter ounce QB Dragons/Griffins and 2016 Libertad proofs  (some for members on the Forum), along with a 2016 Perth mint sovereign. Will think about grading some of them in pursuit of 70s! Another ounce of Pt - this time the 2016 Austrian Philharmoniker, which I bought actually right on the price dip in early January....so well pleased with that, and a nice big coin.
    Then silver - a stackers tube of 10 QB dragons, plus a few extras for capsules of the dragon and Griffin, and a slabbed Dragon.  Happy to report that no milky ones in the tube (I checked!). Shelled out the cash for a silver PF70 QB Lion one ounce proof, and a few more in boxes -  now I see why everyone goes gaga over this proof design 😉. Some more irresistible 2016 Libertad silver proofs, and a few 2017 kooks (1 ouncers and a doorstop 10 ounce) and 2017 Britannias for good measure when the silver price dipped. 
    The old gold: "mission accomplished" on the sovereign mintmark set as I just found a nice Ottawa C 1911 sov to complete the set. The Bombay I 1918 I picked up last week made me focus on that missing Canada one😊!  1911 C by far the most common of the Canada years (1908-1919), but at 257,048 minted that is still a pretty low % out of the 40 million minted worldwide that year (numbers from goldsovereigns.co.uk). Got it along with a very nice 1912 London sovereign, and a 20 francs 1897 Lucky Angel.
    Lindeman. 












  2. KDave liked a post in a topic by mr-dead in Gone Queen's Beast crazy   
    Proof arrived 2 weeks ahead of schedule
     







  3. KDave liked a post in a topic by Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Update on grading.

    NGC is still processing the second half of the April Grading. One half is in London awaiting my pleasure..

    I just dropped the May Grading off with USPS. I decided to send it Priority Registered Mail as this is special handled and locked up to its destination. I insured for $50,000 with USPS which is the maximum. We are sending almost 200 coins this time the largest ever and I figured it was better to play safe.





    One has to seal Registered Mail with special brown tape and they stamp onto the tape everywhere on the box which is secure and tamper proof.





  4. jc1989 liked a post in a topic by KDave in Goal - Financial Independence In Ten Years   
    I have change my mind  
    Over payments when comparing investing vs over payments over the same time frames - ie, saving 5 years from the mortgage vs investing for the same time frame, the compounding effect is lessened which makes it easier to justify the over payments. 
    Although on paper you are better off investing by several thousand if you can find the return, and if you use long time horizons then the compounding returns win easily - nothing is guaranteed over such a time period and I am not convinced such a return, or the earned capital, could be reliably maintained. There is also the question/risk of interest rates rising. The idea of eliminating a recurring living cost several years early is very attractive. Although overpaying is a rather low return, it is a guaranteed return in saved interest, vs a speculative bet on compounding returns which only really matter over significant time frames. I think I can live with the lost paper capital that may or may not have come to pass in exchange for the guaranteed returns (financial and otherwise) of paying off the debt early.
  5. KDave liked a post in a topic by morezone in Nectar Points Offer   
    X 8 (4%) Nectar points on Ebay until 31st May.  May need activating.
  6. gavinfry liked a post in a topic by KDave in buying in america   
    US? If you buy anything it should be silver, given that you can get some without tax added unlike over this side. Lower the premium the better.
    If you want gold just buy it here, no tax, no smuggling sweats or declarations required depending on which option you chose on return.     
    Platinum might be a good buy, though I am not sure if its tax free in the US like silver?
  7. KDave liked a post in a topic by Paul in Hatton Garden Metals now taking credit cards - 0% surcharge   
    I have just made a purchase from HGM and notice they are now offering credit and debit card payment options
    I have always used bank transfer in the past, but tinkering around I went through the 'pay by credit card' link and noticed it doesn't charge you the usual 2-2.5% surcharge that other bullion dealers usually add.
    Nothing game changing I know, but you are now afforded the protections that using a credit card gives (Section 75 CCA etc which is helpful in its own right) 
    However, if you make bullion purchase using a 'cash back' credit card you can get a little back on your purchases from one of the cheapest dealers to buy bullion
    I have had a Nationwide Select credit card for years and it pays a none capped 0.5% cash back on all spending annually.  
    So on a 1oz gold purchase of £1,000, you would get a fiver back for the privilege of just using your credit card.  A free couple of pints for nothing 
    You also have Aqua Reward cash back credit card pays 0.5% (high APR but wider criteria of acceptance for folk with lower credit scores) 
    Asda & Amazon credit card also offer 0.5% cashback credit cards,
    Various Amex card also offer cash back but not sure if HGM take Amex
    I wouldn't advise anyone going in debt to get precious metals, make sure you clear your balance in full each month.  
    Making active use of your credit card for decent sized purchases will also give you good brownie point green ticks on your credit file each month, i hear the rule of thumb is dont use over 25% of your card limits and you will look like a model customer
  8. KDave liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in Did someone order some Silver Forum Bars!?   
    Following numbers still available:-
    83, 129, 132, 134-143, 146-149
    @ChrisSilver
    Big update video coming on Sunday!

  9. KDave liked a post in a topic by Micky9776 in Today I received.....   
    Very nice @sg86! I feel a bit embarrassed putting mine up now 😂
    Today I recieved my lucky dip full sov and I was please to see it was a old head Melbourne mint, so glad as I need this head. Only need a shield back a Perth, Sydney, Ottawa and South Africa minted sov now, I might also try and get one each of the modern queen heads then I will see where I can go from there




  10. KDave liked a post in a topic by morezone in GENERAL ELECTION   
    All talk on the Manchester Event has been moved to the conspiracy thread since people are still continuing to talk about it here.
     
  11. KDave liked a post in a topic by sg86 in Today I received.....   
    Yes yes more shields , 8 to be exact, and 2 young head st.georges
    The lustre on 3 of them is incredible, hard to capture in a photograph so i tried with fingers as you can see reflection :D. I've never graded a single coin but this may be worth it.
    Also a 1891 Sydney half sov photo at the end, little worn but only 154,000 were minted 130 years ago and the first branch mint half sov i have i think



     

  12. KDave liked a post in a topic by rebnah in Today I received.....   
    Got my 5 tiny 1gram gold Pandas
    sorry for the images but these really are tiny but stunning

  13. KDave liked a post in a topic by Augustus1 in Today I received.....   
    hi
    came in today, nothing spectacular for you guys , but now means I have a small collection of  2009 to 2017,  I have one space left, do I go 2018 or go back to 2008 ?
    dean.m
     



  14. KDave liked a post in a topic by sixgun in GENERAL ELECTION   
    Jeremy Corbin is portrayed as ineffectual and inept. i can see the spin in the media. The words used, the positive spin on May and the negative on Corbin.
    I expect the Conservatives will gain a larger majority.
    i can see they propose to take over the internet. i see ever increasing fines, taxes and fees coming in. The beast demands more and more.
    There is no real intention to leave the EU. I see constant negative spin presented. The exit is scheduled for years away and all the time the people will be mind controlled back towards the EU with a deluge of lies. The BBC takes funding from the EU which breaks its Royal Charter so it is clear how this leftist abomination will act. The people are exposed to anti-Brexit propaganda. The controlled media is simply an arm of the control system. 
    The mainstream political parties are all the same. Liars and thieves. They all make various promises and then do something different which looks much as the same the puppets did before them. The only saving grace is these people are largely incompetent. Governments are not there to help you, they are there to steal from you. i doubt i will waste time voting. i will carry on looking out for myself and my family and avoiding the system as much as possible.
     
  15. kimchi liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    Pre1920's British silver is great. They can be picked up for near spot in worn condition. I have a crown collection which is slowly increasing in numismatic condition by swapping out the worn coins for nicer ones. These are my favourites;

  16. kimchi liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    Pre1920's British silver is great. They can be picked up for near spot in worn condition. I have a crown collection which is slowly increasing in numismatic condition by swapping out the worn coins for nicer ones. These are my favourites;

  17. KDave liked a post in a topic by shortstack68 in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    A few bits of my silver from a "so called expert" Can't beat a bit of history















    With a little mix of copper



  18. NewMSmatist15 liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    I shudder at the thought of all of those pieces of history being melted down. Mostly at the loss of history, but also because refining sterling into fine silver then pouring into a bar is going to cost a fair wedge. 
    Why not sell the coins and use the proceeds to buy a bar? Some of those 3 bits look in decent condition and probably worth a lot more than melt. 
  19. KDave liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    i have not fully investigated this but i have seen Andrew Maguire talking about it. He is an advisor to the ABX [Allocated Bullion Exchage].
    The gold for Onegram will be vaulted with the ABX. There will be a small transaction fee when Onegram is used and those backing the currency - those with ownership of the gold will get a cut of the transaction fees. Maguire was talking about a 10 - 15% yield. So you would have your gold AND get a 10 -15% yield. 
    Maguire says there are at least a couple more of these gold backed cryptos on the way. If the Arabs started demanding payment for oil in these Sharia compliant gold backed cryptos it would result in a massively increased demand and $100's billions of gold being sucked out of the banksters depleted system. It would break their Ponzi scheme. The price of gold can only be suppressed for as long as there is enough physical gold at these suppressed prices to keep those demanding gold satisfied. As Asia has demanded more it has put the bankster system under increasing pressure. This has the capability to break the system and unravel their derivative bets. It would break the Forex system through the XAU/USD, XAU/EUR etc crosses which have to be settled in physical if demanded.
    If there is a sizable yield on gold in the gold backed crypto system, who would hold negative interest rate government bonds? Those who think they have gold in unallocated LBMA gold accounts will demand their gold back so they can get an income and not the costs of alleged 'storage and insurance'. The gold in these accounts does not exist and never existed. They will have to be settled in cash and then they will go into the ABX to buy the physical for vaulting inside the crypto system. 
    As i say i need to do a lot more research on this to see it is viable but on the face of it, it sounds fantastic and will kill the fiat Ponzi scheme. Expect another 'Too big to fail' banking crisis.
  20. KDave liked a post in a topic by ApisMellifera in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    The folks that are developing Monero (XMR), Dash and PIVX are taking the decentralised path.
    Gov's and big banks seem in favour and are collaborating Ripple (XRP), with the aim to introduce to the mass through the banking sector. BoE is currently working together with XRP.
    http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/news/2017/029.aspx
    Well I guess I crypto see as a 'new-ish' form of fiat and could be a viewed as a new road toward the 'cashless' society.
     

  21. NewMSmatist15 liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    I shudder at the thought of all of those pieces of history being melted down. Mostly at the loss of history, but also because refining sterling into fine silver then pouring into a bar is going to cost a fair wedge. 
    Why not sell the coins and use the proceeds to buy a bar? Some of those 3 bits look in decent condition and probably worth a lot more than melt. 
  22. MancunianStacker liked a post in a topic by KDave in Bitcoin (and other crypto currencies)   
    This is a very interesting development and a use of block chain technology that makes sense. Even the royal mint is bringing its own version of this out backed by a billion US dollars worth of vaulted gold. The more gold backed currencies there are in the world the better - for the gold price. Might take a while for this kind of thing to have any significant impact however.
    The argument for crypto currency is which is better - government controlled fiat or decentralised fiat. People have not worked this bit out yet. How many copies will it take I wonder.
  23. KDave liked a post in a topic by MancunianStacker in GENERAL ELECTION   
    Another reason to have no paper trail assets! The rules can change Govt to Govt so a vote today doesn't mean the legislation will be there under a future Govt. Pension rules vary Govt to Govt. I'm and ex-IFA and PMs were totally bypassed in my high level Diploma course. I have pensions in the past from ex-employers but would never start my own. I'm even considering a transfer into the Royal Mints pension!!!
    One of my YouTube videos mentions the Hungarian Govt taking everyone's private pensions and putting them into the state pot for everyone in the country whether they saved or not in the past. Don't trust or rely on any Govt. 
    The Govt will also persue the Cashless society so bankers can charge us interest in the future and the Govt can track every transactio and tax it on the way out and on the way in.
    PMs are a great way to pass on the wealth to the next generation and avoid them losing the family home. I'll be selling up when I get to a certain age and "rent" and I'll have no paper assets. 
    Just don't forget to tell the kids where you buried it ;-) 
  24. CarlosSilver liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    I did have some worn double florins along with loads of half crowns (too many) and other sterling silver coins but sold them all a while ago and bought silver kilo coin bars with the proceeds. Storage space became a problem with lots of coins of different sizes and bars are much easier to store and easier to sell. I would like some good quality double florins eventually they are nice coins, good size too. The trouble is there are so many nice milled coins to buy and its just hobby money I let myself spend on these. I can't afford top quality of every type yet so I focus on the crowns with the odd piece here and there.  
    This is the side effect of stacking older coins like this; the exposure to them has a high chance of turning you into a collector of them whether you intend it to or not. 
  25. NewMSmatist15 liked a post in a topic by KDave in a little bit of silver for you guys to look at   
    I shudder at the thought of all of those pieces of history being melted down. Mostly at the loss of history, but also because refining sterling into fine silver then pouring into a bar is going to cost a fair wedge. 
    Why not sell the coins and use the proceeds to buy a bar? Some of those 3 bits look in decent condition and probably worth a lot more than melt.