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Pipers

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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in Sovereign Question   
    It's because 1902 they made proofs 'matte' that look like bu coins and every Tom dick and Harry thinks he has a proof coin!! They don't!  I have a few 1902 London sovereign but no proofs. eBay coins get sold as maybe proof, i think it's Numi who has a proof, it looks better than all of mine and its got graded as proof.
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    Pipers reacted to sovereignsteve in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Their business model is precarious when the gold price trades in a narrow range like it has over the last 18 months or so. Spot has a sudden upsurge and they get offered loads of gold at the new high price. Their stock levels shoot up but nobody is buying. Spot then falls off the highs and people start buying again. Rinse and repeat. Their buy/sell margin is insufficient to cope with many of these cycles.
    They need long sustained moves in spot price, in either direction, to make a decent profit over the long term. I doubt if they have been profitable recently, unless their scrap gold business has been keeping them afloat.
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    Pipers reacted to Clens92 in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Yes, but they made their profit on those 7 Britannias. 
    Nobody looking to trade the intra-day Spot is buying physical gold and taking delivery of it. 
    Honestly, it doesn't matter if they stay in business or not.  There will always be another gold buyer.  Two months ago, I could get 98% of Spot for scrap and coins from them.  Now I can't get more than 96% (ish), so I'll sell elsewhere and they'll lose all my business in that regard.  Nothing big by any means - but if all the small gold buyers start doing it, it becomes a bigger issue as they won't be getting the stock to sell on.
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    Pipers got a reaction from sixgun in Man who shared image of Muslim ‘ignoring Westminster victims’ was a Russian bot   
    There is not free speech in the UK! 
    Its not the events in question its the propaganda and the 'narrative' of the event told by the media thats in question in the UK.  The 'We are carrying on' , 'the whole 'country is' , 'the sky is blue' 'grass is green'  ETC .  On any event/disaster its the same lock down then eye witnesses who don't see anything.  On natural disasters its similar, local residents always praising  the rescue services 'sky is blue' never any one angry giving facts, hours of it.        
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    Pipers got a reaction from sixgun in Man who shared image of Muslim ‘ignoring Westminster victims’ was a Russian bot   
    First pictures after Lee Rigby on ITV were never shown again, they were altered.  I say no more. 
    I do not believe anything anymore i see on the TV/ read/listen on media, I always query the story no mater where the story comes from, who it comes from and why. I always ask who is benefiting from this line.  I try to see both sides and make my own mind up. 
    I am a proud Englishman and proud to be British       
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    Pipers got a reaction from sixgun in Man who shared image of Muslim ‘ignoring Westminster victims’ was a Russian bot   
    There is not free speech in the UK! 
    Its not the events in question its the propaganda and the 'narrative' of the event told by the media thats in question in the UK.  The 'We are carrying on' , 'the whole 'country is' , 'the sky is blue' 'grass is green'  ETC .  On any event/disaster its the same lock down then eye witnesses who don't see anything.  On natural disasters its similar, local residents always praising  the rescue services 'sky is blue' never any one angry giving facts, hours of it.        
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    Pipers got a reaction from sixgun in Man who shared image of Muslim ‘ignoring Westminster victims’ was a Russian bot   
    First pictures after Lee Rigby on ITV were never shown again, they were altered.  I say no more. 
    I do not believe anything anymore i see on the TV/ read/listen on media, I always query the story no mater where the story comes from, who it comes from and why. I always ask who is benefiting from this line.  I try to see both sides and make my own mind up. 
    I am a proud Englishman and proud to be British       
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    Pipers got a reaction from sixgun in Man who shared image of Muslim ‘ignoring Westminster victims’ was a Russian bot   
    First pictures after Lee Rigby on ITV were never shown again, they were altered.  I say no more. 
    I do not believe anything anymore i see on the TV/ read/listen on media, I always query the story no mater where the story comes from, who it comes from and why. I always ask who is benefiting from this line.  I try to see both sides and make my own mind up. 
    I am a proud Englishman and proud to be British       
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    Pipers reacted to metallica73 in Should I collect gold coins?   
    I have around 10 1oz coins left I bought for £35 each in 2011....... 50% of which are now spotted
    'Good old days!' my arse! 
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    Pipers got a reaction from Cornishfarmer in Starting a stack   
    Hi and welcome,
    Right Tomato you must ask yourself what is your end goal?  I also think shadowstack is good to watch because he verbalises very well and talks about Foundation which is his way of taking bullion for long long term he really is one of 3 that I would recommend.  Shadowstack also talks about flipping coins but for you now I don't think you have enough knowledge!  The other 2 I would recommend for you to watch would be Cull silver only his gold silver vlogs and belangp.  For entertainment I recommend morezone (has one of everything), numistacker( very good for proof and graded coins ), byb((follow him on his journey of poured silver and he does not have any weapons' joking' ) and cybercurtaintwitcher.
    If you want to buy silver ask byb if you can join the order from goldsilver.be  I would recommend British coins if you live in the UK, it's up to you though imo you should stick to government issue bullion grade coins until you know what you are doing even then you may want to stick to that strategy.  If you want to buy gold sovereigns bullion grade buy as close to spot you can get as these will be the most liquid in the UK. 
    I would not buy every month or I would join the group order. 
    Even buying a half sovereign every month is expensive with the postage if you ordered 4 times a year instead of 12 for gold  this is 1 1/2 toz gold over 30 years and you could buy sovereigns instead these are sold back at a slight premium!!
    If you could go to £170 per month and buy 2 times a year on the dips you could buy 8 sovereigns a year and if you save for 30 years that's  240 sovereigns now I call that a tidy sum. 
     
     
     
     
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    Pipers reacted to metallica73 in Recommended Coin Books   
    For a noob especially, 'A standard Guide to grading British Coins'  by Derek Allen
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    Pipers got a reaction from Jay2 in Updated Michael Marsh book   
    I was thinking of getting this book I have the older book which has been very helpful over the years even for a stacker!!!  I am going to buy mine on Monday. 
    It's a shame you guys are having problems with the price guides, but as you will be aware the prices will fluctuate over the years, the information in the book will be worth what you paid. 
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from Cornishfarmer in Starting a stack   
    Hi and welcome,
    Right Tomato you must ask yourself what is your end goal?  I also think shadowstack is good to watch because he verbalises very well and talks about Foundation which is his way of taking bullion for long long term he really is one of 3 that I would recommend.  Shadowstack also talks about flipping coins but for you now I don't think you have enough knowledge!  The other 2 I would recommend for you to watch would be Cull silver only his gold silver vlogs and belangp.  For entertainment I recommend morezone (has one of everything), numistacker( very good for proof and graded coins ), byb((follow him on his journey of poured silver and he does not have any weapons' joking' ) and cybercurtaintwitcher.
    If you want to buy silver ask byb if you can join the order from goldsilver.be  I would recommend British coins if you live in the UK, it's up to you though imo you should stick to government issue bullion grade coins until you know what you are doing even then you may want to stick to that strategy.  If you want to buy gold sovereigns bullion grade buy as close to spot you can get as these will be the most liquid in the UK. 
    I would not buy every month or I would join the group order. 
    Even buying a half sovereign every month is expensive with the postage if you ordered 4 times a year instead of 12 for gold  this is 1 1/2 toz gold over 30 years and you could buy sovereigns instead these are sold back at a slight premium!!
    If you could go to £170 per month and buy 2 times a year on the dips you could buy 8 sovereigns a year and if you save for 30 years that's  240 sovereigns now I call that a tidy sum. 
     
     
     
     
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    Pipers reacted to MancunianStacker in Starting a stack   
    I made the mistake of a) buying a variety of coins ans b ) buying from Atkinsons and paying VAT on it. The upside was that I got to hold a variety of coins. If I want to sell these now and get the most for them, I’d have to do an individual listing on eBay for each coin = a real pain!!!
    Then I started buying tubes of Canadian Wildlife Series Coins (from STG) which have lovely designs but “milkspot” regulary although I’ve been very lucky!!! Many stackers hate Canadian coins because those with milkspots don’t do get well on secondary market. This means I can list coins in bulk and in the tube means less likely to have been handled.
    Britannia’s are great because they are capital gains tax free but everyone has a CGT allowance of around £12,000 profit, so that’s a lot of coins to sell each year! Therefore, if you were looking to sell part of your stack each year to a dealer who’d pay spot then you’d be best buying the lowest price coin on STG = 1oz Australian Kangaroo at £16.03 closely followed by the Canadian Maple at £16.07 if buying less than 25 (a Tube) at a time.
    I bought by stacking silver in tubes because the tubes can also be sold to those wanting to stack in original tubes.
    I’ve also bought roles of Australian Lunar coins because they tend to hold their price well when silver takes a dive as their mintages are much lower.
    ShadowStack has some great videos so I agree check him out on YouTube he’s a great lad and wants to educate and help! I do the occasional video too! Mine are rubbish though 😉
    Good luck!
     
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    Pipers reacted to wilky1 in Today I Received   
    My first sheild back sovereign came to day, not being knowledgable  about them is it good or poor?


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    Pipers reacted to QuickSilver1934 in Today I Received   
    Three more Kangaroo Proofs from the Australian Mint added to the collection. 2007-2009.




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    Pipers got a reaction from Numistacker in 1913-C gold sovereign   
    To be fair I was at an Auction just over 12 months ago and a bare one went for around that much maybe a bit more, it was in very good condition. 
    Its an excellent pick up (even though its in a slab!  just joking )  Well Done
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    Pipers got a reaction from Jay2 in 2018 Britannia coming down the pike   
    I am still of the opinion Britannia coins should be made from Britannia silver, not 999, all my older coins are good quality! 
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from KDave in Homeless people   
    Oldun How can you blame Socialism for homelessness?  Your argument just does not make sense; you seem to be mistaking socialism with Trotsky Communism.   You must of read Animal Farm. 
    Neo – Liberalism ‘reduction of freedom of the masses’ which we have now was born in the early 1970’s implemented in the UK( Business) by Labour in the very late 1970’s ( if we cannot afford it) The start of de- industrialisation.  Then we had Thatcher Neo Liberalism total de industrialisation in the UK.  The main part of Neo Liberalism is in my opinion is taken from a soft form of Fascism without the racism.  Also a main part of Neo Liberalism is ones sexual freedom this is the Neo Liberals big ticket for freedom throughout  Europe and Most of America, it’s a con as most freedom is lost but you can chose whatever you want sexually and it is promoted.  The other neo liberal tool is women’s rights especially in the work place, but after the factory’s had all been closed where were all the men to work ? The same jobs as the women so the pay gap would of automatically reduced anyway mens wages came down womens wages did not go up to mens wages , the only place where the pay gap remained is at the top the rich!!!  Ever wondered why the media always seek out misogynistic stories and anti-gay/ lesbian stories. I could go on and on to build an argument.    
    Now for homelessness,  Part of Neo Liberalism is all for one’s self and beggar thy neighbour .  Concentration of wealth at the top  at the expense of everyone else, deregulation of laws governing trading rules including capture and taxation.  All of this combines to a decrease in the amount of tax the treasury  gets. 
    We see the effect  in our Schools, on our roads, in our social care, cuts to the armed forces , NHS spending in real terms  and in housing . 
    Housing, Private  Landlords  and Neo Liberalism there are some very good Land lords I must say  from the start!!!    The Neo Liberals thought that private landlords would replace the council (social ) housing the  UK , this was a typical decision of the neo liberals they think the private sector can do everything better than the state, rather than a mixed approach.  There is a proportion of the UK population whom because of the work they do,  the work they are every going to do,  the type of work the employers want the employees to carry out for them,  the earning capacity or the employee will never be enough to buy or privately rent. This put the person and his/her family in a bad precursory position.  A state of  debt stress as they are relying on the state to pay rent and food banks when they are not in work. They are force to take out a rip off loan legal loan shark pay day loan.  It is no wonder themselves or family members become mentally ill or become homeless.      
       
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    Pipers reacted to dixiesilvergirl in Today I made.....   
    I only made the video but My husband did his largest pour to date 31.30 Ounces  last weekend...
     
     
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    Pipers got a reaction from dixiesilvergirl in Today I made.....   
    This is one of my favourite threads on the silver forum,  all you guys certainly put a lot of effort in. 
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    Pipers got a reaction from dixiesilvergirl in Today I made.....   
    This is one of my favourite threads on the silver forum,  all you guys certainly put a lot of effort in. 
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    Pipers reacted to mondy41 in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Just looking at that - they have nearly 496 available
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    Pipers got a reaction from jacksj1 in Universal Credit   
    I think  bullshit jobs, bad employers, Private Landlords and bad Political choices in the last 50 years have caused this!! 
    Do not blame the people at the bottom who are sh-ting themselves as they look around and see their neighbours having to go to food banks, waiting 6 weeks for benefits they have paid into sometimes 10-40  years.  Remember the Landlords/ employers are on benefits too!!!
    If we went to a free market with a safety net at the bottom  then things would change drastically!!!   
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    Pipers reacted to Oldun in Universal Credit   
    If you watch nothing else, please watch this part of a wonderful series by Adam Curtis called “Century of the Self”