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  1. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Jester in Today I bought.....   
    OK, I may have a problem...
    Just got in my 2016 Bi-Metal Wedge-Tailed Eagle PF70 (No 80 of 750)
    2016 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof PF70
    Two 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proofs in the OGP (Will be off to see Uncle Numi in May for a trip to NGC)

  2. Pipers liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Equities going parabolic - Is the crash near?   
    The important point is the video i posted.
    I have seen this before - the market goes up. There is a significant rise in the market and during all the buying the smart money sells.
    i remember in 1987, Thatcher won the election that summer. There was still all the Champagne Charlie Big Bang euphoria.
    At that time the smart money was leaving. i remember reading how Jimmy Goldsmith had sold out. He was a big name market player whose son married a Rothschild. He was one of the smart money people.
    The market cracked in the September and fell but bounced only to crash on October 19th Black Monday. i remember this exactly. My birthday was on the Sunday. 
    i had bought PUTS in various companies duirng the fall in the September but as the market bounced i got scared out. I kept PUT contracts in GKN as they were virtually worthless and not worth selling. On Black Monday they were worth £18 000. 
    The smart money is leaving the market. We will look back on this and say the writing was on the wall. A crash is at hand and the smart money will have left the building. 
  3. Pampfan liked a post in a topic by sixgun in 2007/2008 Financial Crisis   
    This is fear porn. The story is there was an electronic run on the banks. This will have been planned [deliberate] and coordinated. 
    Thus the banks put a gun to the government's head. A fiction [lie] was told. It was extortion and nothing else.
    Allegedly the banks have a monopoly on creating currency out of thin air. They lend nothing, they create nothing. The bank notes are promissory notes but these are promises they cannot kept. That's fraud when we do it. 
    When you borrow currency, your signature creates the currency, you are the creditor, the deposit created makes the bank the debtor.  The banks have conned us into believing we are the debtors in an Alice through the Looking Glass unreality.
     
  4. mongo28 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Bought a few tubes of American Silver Eagles from @ Platinumskies
    i found an interesting coin hiding, which i consider a nice bonus.

  5. Silverhunter liked a post in a topic by sixgun in 1897 sov   
    Hatton Garden Metal are selling half sovereigns for £120.43 plus postage at the moment
    http://www.hattongardenmetals.com/buy/pid3/half-sovereign.aspx
    i have bought from them before and in general i have been more than happy with the coins.
  6. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Pampfan in Need Help - Is this Greek Owl coin real?   
    Thanks all - Just found the coin on the Athenian Owl Replicas webpage - It appears my father in law got it when he visited the Museum in the 50's. 


     
     
    Metropolitan Museum of Art replica Classical Owl tetradrachm (9.6g).
    This low-weight silver-plated brass cast replica was made for New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and sold by the museum's gift shop in large numbers in the 1950s and 1960s. This specimen like all of these particular replicas has a center dimple on the obverse, an edge cut at 8 o'clock on the obverse and 6 o'clock on the reverse, and prominent casting pits. This replica, made before the U.S. Hobby Protection Act was passed in 1973, isn't marked with a "COPY" or similar countermark. It's often auctioned on eBay as an authentic coin, though in many cases, not all, it appears that the seller doesn't know it's a replica.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  7. silverin liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Some proof Royal Mint lunars




  8. mongo28 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Bought a few tubes of American Silver Eagles from @ Platinumskies
    i found an interesting coin hiding, which i consider a nice bonus.

  9. whitesands1 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Which coin would YOU buy?   
    In 10 years i expect the world will be a very different place. At some point precious metals, especially silver will come into their own. 
    You don't give an amount you are willing and able to spend. 
    Let's assume silver increases in price with inflation and let's assume inflation is 5% or less per year. The reason i say that is, if we see hyperinflation the price of silver could go up to £1000's per ounce, that is assuming the GBP survived. There may be new uses for silver and silver suddenly becomes more vital and scarce. In such circumstance getting as much silver as possible will have been the best policy. Silver could become so valuable the actual coin becomes irrelevant.
    However let's assume things potter along as they have up to now.
    A coin has two value elements. The value of the silver and the value of the coin. Coins with the same silver content have different prices and this is due to the value of the coin, the collector [numismatic] value.
    I would look closely at the selling side of this forum. You will find some very good value coins appear here. i have bought lots of coins here. What comes up is a bit random but you are about spotting good value coins with potential. From your question it seems to be you are looking to have a stack of maximum value in 10 years time. In that case i would not restrict myself.
    Certainly Pandas have been a good buy in the past. You usually get best value in recent years before the numismatic value of the coin increases. The problem with Pandas is their mintage numbers aren't known exactly but the potential mintages are very large. Having said that there are enough Chinese to swallow the mintages many times over. So if you were buying a coin from a dealer, getting Pandas would be a good choice but getting single coins is generally uneconomic when it comes to dealer postage charges. Buying silver from UK dealers is also lumbered with VAT which makes it more expensive - another reason to buy off this forum. This forum is generally better value and much surer than ebay.
    If you are collecting a small number of coins i would not bother with basic bullion coins - Philharmonics, American Silver Eagles. I would not get anything Canadian b/c of milk spot. i have had problems with milk spot with Somalian Elephants. I believe Armenian Noah's Ark coins have above average trouble with milk spot.
    From the view of tax - although it does not seem this would be an issue with 12 coins per year, buying UK coins exempts you from Capital Gains Tax.
    Buy coins you like the look of.
    Don't buy gimmicky and generally coloured coins.
    Get proof coins with COA's if you can find good value coins.
    Get coins in a series even if you don't intend to get the whole series.
    Get coins with lower mintage that collectors might want if they are completing a series - you might get 2oz or 1/2oz coins which are produced in much smaller numbers than the 1oz.
    Do some research by looking at how prices vary over time and between mintages - 
    https://www.gold.de/kaufen/silbermuenzen/ 
    This is in German but it is not hard to follow and you can look at how different weights, mintages and mints vary.
    Perth Mint publishes mintage numbers
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/numismatic-mintages.aspx
    There is more to it than this but it is a start.
  10. whitesands1 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Which coin would YOU buy?   
    In 10 years i expect the world will be a very different place. At some point precious metals, especially silver will come into their own. 
    You don't give an amount you are willing and able to spend. 
    Let's assume silver increases in price with inflation and let's assume inflation is 5% or less per year. The reason i say that is, if we see hyperinflation the price of silver could go up to £1000's per ounce, that is assuming the GBP survived. There may be new uses for silver and silver suddenly becomes more vital and scarce. In such circumstance getting as much silver as possible will have been the best policy. Silver could become so valuable the actual coin becomes irrelevant.
    However let's assume things potter along as they have up to now.
    A coin has two value elements. The value of the silver and the value of the coin. Coins with the same silver content have different prices and this is due to the value of the coin, the collector [numismatic] value.
    I would look closely at the selling side of this forum. You will find some very good value coins appear here. i have bought lots of coins here. What comes up is a bit random but you are about spotting good value coins with potential. From your question it seems to be you are looking to have a stack of maximum value in 10 years time. In that case i would not restrict myself.
    Certainly Pandas have been a good buy in the past. You usually get best value in recent years before the numismatic value of the coin increases. The problem with Pandas is their mintage numbers aren't known exactly but the potential mintages are very large. Having said that there are enough Chinese to swallow the mintages many times over. So if you were buying a coin from a dealer, getting Pandas would be a good choice but getting single coins is generally uneconomic when it comes to dealer postage charges. Buying silver from UK dealers is also lumbered with VAT which makes it more expensive - another reason to buy off this forum. This forum is generally better value and much surer than ebay.
    If you are collecting a small number of coins i would not bother with basic bullion coins - Philharmonics, American Silver Eagles. I would not get anything Canadian b/c of milk spot. i have had problems with milk spot with Somalian Elephants. I believe Armenian Noah's Ark coins have above average trouble with milk spot.
    From the view of tax - although it does not seem this would be an issue with 12 coins per year, buying UK coins exempts you from Capital Gains Tax.
    Buy coins you like the look of.
    Don't buy gimmicky and generally coloured coins.
    Get proof coins with COA's if you can find good value coins.
    Get coins in a series even if you don't intend to get the whole series.
    Get coins with lower mintage that collectors might want if they are completing a series - you might get 2oz or 1/2oz coins which are produced in much smaller numbers than the 1oz.
    Do some research by looking at how prices vary over time and between mintages - 
    https://www.gold.de/kaufen/silbermuenzen/ 
    This is in German but it is not hard to follow and you can look at how different weights, mintages and mints vary.
    Perth Mint publishes mintage numbers
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/numismatic-mintages.aspx
    There is more to it than this but it is a start.
  11. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Niels87 in Which coin would YOU buy?   
    On goldsilver.be you van choose for combined shipping.
    You pay postage on your first order.
    They keep the coins for free untill you send a message they must send them.
    As long as they keep your order you dont pay shipping costs on your next order.
    They keep it max 18 months.
    I just start doing this now, every 6 months i let them send my orders. 
  12. whitesands1 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Which coin would YOU buy?   
    In 10 years i expect the world will be a very different place. At some point precious metals, especially silver will come into their own. 
    You don't give an amount you are willing and able to spend. 
    Let's assume silver increases in price with inflation and let's assume inflation is 5% or less per year. The reason i say that is, if we see hyperinflation the price of silver could go up to £1000's per ounce, that is assuming the GBP survived. There may be new uses for silver and silver suddenly becomes more vital and scarce. In such circumstance getting as much silver as possible will have been the best policy. Silver could become so valuable the actual coin becomes irrelevant.
    However let's assume things potter along as they have up to now.
    A coin has two value elements. The value of the silver and the value of the coin. Coins with the same silver content have different prices and this is due to the value of the coin, the collector [numismatic] value.
    I would look closely at the selling side of this forum. You will find some very good value coins appear here. i have bought lots of coins here. What comes up is a bit random but you are about spotting good value coins with potential. From your question it seems to be you are looking to have a stack of maximum value in 10 years time. In that case i would not restrict myself.
    Certainly Pandas have been a good buy in the past. You usually get best value in recent years before the numismatic value of the coin increases. The problem with Pandas is their mintage numbers aren't known exactly but the potential mintages are very large. Having said that there are enough Chinese to swallow the mintages many times over. So if you were buying a coin from a dealer, getting Pandas would be a good choice but getting single coins is generally uneconomic when it comes to dealer postage charges. Buying silver from UK dealers is also lumbered with VAT which makes it more expensive - another reason to buy off this forum. This forum is generally better value and much surer than ebay.
    If you are collecting a small number of coins i would not bother with basic bullion coins - Philharmonics, American Silver Eagles. I would not get anything Canadian b/c of milk spot. i have had problems with milk spot with Somalian Elephants. I believe Armenian Noah's Ark coins have above average trouble with milk spot.
    From the view of tax - although it does not seem this would be an issue with 12 coins per year, buying UK coins exempts you from Capital Gains Tax.
    Buy coins you like the look of.
    Don't buy gimmicky and generally coloured coins.
    Get proof coins with COA's if you can find good value coins.
    Get coins in a series even if you don't intend to get the whole series.
    Get coins with lower mintage that collectors might want if they are completing a series - you might get 2oz or 1/2oz coins which are produced in much smaller numbers than the 1oz.
    Do some research by looking at how prices vary over time and between mintages - 
    https://www.gold.de/kaufen/silbermuenzen/ 
    This is in German but it is not hard to follow and you can look at how different weights, mintages and mints vary.
    Perth Mint publishes mintage numbers
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx
    http://www.perthmint.com.au/numismatic-mintages.aspx
    There is more to it than this but it is a start.
  13. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  14. pho liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Silver 2017 Krugerrand 1 oz   
    Yes i suppose the price of these coins might go up 900%. 
  15. ChardLizzie liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Hello from sunny Blackpool   
    Now we have further expertise on sovereigns. 
  16. steve1905 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Airtite coin capsules   
    i would drop Morezone a line. He stocks airtites.
  17. steve1905 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Airtite coin capsules   
    i would drop Morezone a line. He stocks airtites.
  18. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  19. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  20. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  21. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Oldun in New RM Silver Round   
    Clearly only aimed at the US market and clearly just a lump of metal $18 if you buy a big bunch of them in the US with free shipping there too. Some may find their way back in the pockets of travellers or via other means. Just surprised and wanted to get one in hand without incurring any additional cost. Just lucky timing I had an order pending to be able to piggy back one of them for fun. I don't get whacked vat as I do not live in The UK  or Europe for that matter, so it is no skin off my nose and the folks there were very helpful and polite.
  22. Oldun liked a post in a topic by sixgun in New RM Silver Round   
    Not for the European market - they will get whacked with VAT.
    I do not think they are a collectors' piece of numismatic interest so you would have to get them in out of sight of the pirates if you can.
  23. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  24. GoldBenj liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    This bar with hallmarking is stunning. This is not a superlative, false flattery.
    It is just a fact. This is the Sheffield bar but more beautiful. My mistake - much more beautiful. 
     
  25. sixgun liked a post in a topic by GoldenAtlantis in Today I received.....   
    Created in Birmingham by @GoldBenj this 4oz silver bar was a birthday present for my father. It has the full Birmingham Assay office hallmarks. A beautiful paper weight or just fun to play with