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Pipers

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  1. Pipers liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Under weight gold sovereign   
    I'd be happy with a 9.95g sovereign
  2. Pipers liked a post in a topic by breaktwister in Silver Britannia proof sets   
    I thought I would post here about my experience with these sets.  More knowledgeable folks will probably already be aware that a lot of these sets have toned coins.  On ebay a good number, more than 50%, are advertised as "some toning".   Out of 7 sets I have ordered, all of which were described as no toning, I have had to return 5 due to toning in particular to the smaller coins.
    I am now no longer enthusiastic about collecting these sets as it is a real hassle to return so many.    
    I found it interesting that every set I received had a "silverbrite" tarnish strip inside and that any toning is usually on the 3 smaller coins only.   This tells me that the smaller capsules are not airtight; that the silverbrite strip was put in there by the Royal Mint prior to sale and therefore was never changed by the owner (meaning it became useless after a while), and that there are very few mint condition sets available given that most years had a max mintage of 2500.
    In my opinion the few mint sets available should carry a significant premium.  
  3. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by Pipers in copper what to pay for a 1kg bar   
    @shortstack68
     i'll start to have have look and a read. many thanks 
  4. jayboat liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Refusing to buy a certain type of coin?   
    I like the philharmonics they are a no nonsense coin if you have any you want to sell message me with your offer please😁 I like music so the instruments on one side and great Organ on the obverse makes a nice coin. unlike the new Britannia bullion coin that is very poor unlike the older very well made Britannia coins that were made with Britannia silver made to a higher standard, in fact IMO the new coins should not be able to be called Britannia because they are so poor and are not made with Britannia silver. 
     
     
     
     
  5. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Madstacks in copper what to pay for a 1kg bar   
    I have 100 kilos of copper pennies, old pre decimal ones, I can do you a deal better than any bar by far, unless you have your heart set on a bar.
    £5 per kilo, i can deliver upto 8kg for £10, so £50 delivered for 8kg,
    Smaller bundles may be possible.  
  6. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Paul in New to Stacking and this is my plan:   
    None of the businesses I mentioned based in bricks and mortar locations in Newcastle have a reasonable web presence but this can be a very good thing if you know what you are looking for.
    From what you seem to write you seem to be wanting to stack on precious metals on a very low budget.  
    Far better to get you own financial house in order and just stack cash
    Pay down or pay off any debts you have
    Build an emergency fund of six months wages or expenses should life throw you some bad luck.  
    By stacking cash at least you then have zero risk of loosing any money other than to invisible annual inflation
    You should only be dabbling into investing in precious metals with money you have maxed out in other risk free financial vehicles. 
    Also what is seldom ever mentioned on forums or articles is investing your cash into your own ongoing personal 'education', get better skills for your trade/job, better qualifications that will lead to big wages,  spending a few hundred quid on learning about health, diet, cooking correctly, chef skills, batch cooking, veg growing, baking own bread, tools for your house to do jobs to do yourself, learning car basic repairs & maintenance.
    In this case a few weeks just reading up on precious metals with learn you far more than just jumping in with both feet only to regret it down the line
  7. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Clens92 in Today I received.....   
    Not a case of receiving a nice coin, but I had brilliant customer service from HGM today - acknowledged a minor problem with an order and fixed it without any fuss.  Hard to beat, especially if you like the pot-luck of buying coins blind :P  
  8. Madstacks liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Anyone Holding Tesco Shares ?   
    Don't forget when interest rates go up in the future to put some into gilts long term ones. This will balance your portfolio. Bonds are boring but do pay better returns some years if you want to buy corporate bonds (I have not) then do not buy junk bonds!
  9. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Madstacks in Anyone Holding Tesco Shares ?   
    Tax free in an ISA, The commision on FTSE shares is very minor, it was £10.78 to sell and £10.79 to buy today, transaction cost is £11.95 per trade on Hargreaves however this goes down to £5.95 per trade if you make over 20 a month, or £8.95 if over ten.
    There is cheaper trading platforms available, But I like hargreaves - its well laid out and I trust them more with my money than some of the other companies. Plus they are excellent for funds (something I now save £200 per month spread over 8 funds) 
  10. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Kman in Today I received.....   
    My mum knows I like sovereigns, went to see her one time, she got out a jewellery box and showed  me a sovereign that used to be my great aunts
    I thought she was going to give it to me.. she didn't  llol
  11. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Whatmuff in Bullion Star order error   
    That's what I should have done, never mind. I had the order arrive today, I am pleased with the Perth mint coins I ordered and 20 of the 1 oz bars are in good condition however, there is a few scratches on the 5 oz bars and the other 1 oz bars. As far as ordering again I wouldn't as the packaging and service from silver to go is far greater and the quality is second to none. And plus the tax on the singapore is far more. 
     
    With regards to the low spot price at the moment and the pending EU exit is anyone else stocking up lately or buying a bit more than usual?
     
    Happy Christmas 
  12. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Silver Deals.....   
    Trust Daz to know what mayfair was, I am of an age where the word mayfair ment a gents mag!! And when I left school and started work they were in the canteen how the world has changed. 
  13. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Silver Deals.....   
    Trust Daz to know what mayfair was, I am of an age where the word mayfair ment a gents mag!! And when I left school and started work they were in the canteen how the world has changed. 
  14. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Queens beast lion   
    I miss Fluttershy, she made jewellery and talked sense.  As far as the milk spots go IMO get a good grade soft rubber to remove the milk spots then wash in warm soapy water. 
    My queens beast lion that I got from the mint that has been minted incorrectly that I am calling 'rare' has no milk spots on.  I do wish the Royal mint would go back to sterling or Britannia silver.
     
  15. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    11/10 against Trump winning the presidency in my book, if he did win then Gold would climb to  over $1400, but here in the UK the £ would strengthen so we would not see as much of the increase though it would still be a big move.  
    The price of Gold is not high its the price of the £ is very weak! all thanks to the BOE and Mr Carney who has been giving lots of free money to his friends in the City which means the £ is worth less now.    
  16. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Minorities Attempt to Ban New £5 Polymer Note   
    Animal rights in the UK is something most of the world cannot understand save India.  I don't like the new £5 anyway.  I have not read hardly anyone on the site complaining of the very poor conditions many humans live in around the world though a tiny % of animal by product in a peace of fiat money has caused disagreement.
    I suggest to all animal rights to watch wild life programs and see how animals treat each other from parasites to the Elephant.      
  17. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Madstacks in Return of the Stacker?   
    For me I only want bullion and have a price in my head where i will start buying much more heavy, thats £12.50 per ounce landed on silver and £180/185 per sovereign.
    Might not get there for a while or if at all, until then spoons at spot price or below will do. 
  18. Pipers liked a post in a topic by Silvergun in Return of the Stacker?   
    In November 2015 i bought  100 x 2oz Turtles @ £23.24 delivered , in February 2016 i bought 110 x 2oz Turtles @ £26.61 each delivered why would i now buy in @ £35.90 each + delivery an increase of 35% + delivery . I have 940 oz of bullion @ ave £12 an oz  if i buy 100  2 oz turtles at todays price my ounce average will be £13.40 so this stacker is not stacking bullion at the moment but is still buying semi numismatics for set runs but instead of buying 20 of each am buying 5 of each.
  19. 4Nines7Hills liked a post in a topic by Pipers in generic silver rounds or mint round   
    Depends on the price! 
    When I buy I tend to buy Gov mint rounds eg Brits Perth Philies etc, IMO When you sell either all in one go to a dealer or in dribs and drabs on Ebay/forums, Gov mints are easier to sell in years to come.  
    CGT You should go to the Gov web site to check if you subject to it many people are not. 
    Link https://www.gov.uk/capital-gains-tax/allowances
    Remember you can put your losses against your gains!  All of this may change at the Chancellors whim.   
  20. rebelsilver liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Gold Monitoring Thread £ only   
    I take it you are not buying then, and have not bought since before brexit? 
    I will say again if the dealer paid 98% of the fix then the price falls by 6% he is holding a loss.  I think at 3% to 4.5% above spot thats not bad.
     
  21. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Total Recall
    I watched this a few months ago, its still a good film and not to ruin the story but you don't really know if its his dream (implant) or not.    
  22. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Right I been thinking about this and I would have to add the following, please remember the films are old and the acting is different more English.  IMO these films are a must for anyone who likes films.
     The Lavender Hill Mob Kes The Lady Killers The 39 steps The wicker Man  
  23. NumisNewbie liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Old films worth rewatching   
    Total Recall the original. 
    TV films The Langiliors (check spelling) and Salem's Lot both under rated Steven king films
    Old bw films singing in the rain
    Cult films Scanners, Video drome 1983 David Cronenberg
    Also Taxi Driver scorsese
    Carry on up the kyber
    Clockwork Orange
    Great expectations (Dickens)
    Where eagles dare. 
    Trainspotting
    Edit agree with Alien
    Also life of Brian Brian Monty python
     
     
     
  24. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by Pipers in 2017 Sovereign   
    Only and idiot
  25. walesdave liked a post in a topic by Pipers in Krugerrand tubes   
    I'll look after them for you walesdave I promise to keep them safe
    Anyway if you bought from Atkinson's or chards or bairds you might of got one if you asked nicely when placing your order!



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