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sixgun

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  1. sixgun liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Warning Alert fake NGC gold Eagles about on Amazon   
    you'd think they'd get them the right colour.
  2. sixgun liked a post in a topic by mongo28 in Today I received.....   
    Still waiting on my 2017 150 g to arrive from Lucky, but these arrived... I'll be dealing with one seller as a capsule broke during shipping and a milk spot was not mentioned...


  3. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Bullionbilly in Today I received.....   
    I think its a very special little package. And at a very reasonable price aswel.
  4. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    The video makes it. 
  5. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    The video makes it. 
  6. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Bullionbilly in Today I received.....   
    My daughters birthday gift from @BackyardBullion.
    Superb service and a pleasure to deal with thanks again BYB.
  7. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Chinesemedals - Awful Service & ebay Feedback Manipulation   
    Had the dispute with Andy erupted before or after the tracking number was issued?
    From my experience, depending on the service used, you get a tracking number before the items are sent. So the shipping is paid for, you get the number and normally then send the item.
    However i suspect in this case there is dispute going on so Andy holds onto the package. The dispute does not settle. He offers to send the item on the condition it is accepted on the basis of photos. He decides not to send the package at all so the tracking number doesn't work.
  8. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Kman in Pasting text trick   
    Just a heads up
    If you use ctrl+shift+v when you paste text from another site, it removes the styling
    Example of just pasting vs using the above..
    Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are divorcing after ten years of marriage.
    Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are divorcing after ten years of marriage.
     
     
     
     
  9. sixgun liked a post in a topic by GoldBenj in Interesting article to share   
    I was emailed this today and thought i'd share it with you guys...
    https://www.ft.com/content/0512638c-b7c2-11e6-961e-a1acd97f622d
  10. Kman liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Gold to Silver Ratio   
    As gold and silver come out of the ground the ratio is now something like 1:9 gold:silver. 
    Historically the gold to silver ratio has been 1:15.
    From a historical point of view, the current 60/70/80 to 1 ratio is grossly out of kilter. We know silver has been suppressed, the banksters have admitted it.
    In the markets, i see the silver price being weighed on to lever gold down. There are traders who trade the gold to silver ratio. 
    Some in the physical precious metal market will sell gold to buy silver when the ratio is high and reverse their positions when the ratio falls.
    Silver has been wasted in past years whilst gold is kept safe. The past gold mined is mainly available. The past silver mined has been thrown away. 
    If someone looks at this rationally especially with the critical industrial role of silver, silver is a screaming buy.
    Other than shifting the proportion of gold and silver in your portfolio when the ratio moves to its extremes and realising silver in goodly amounts on a longterm basis is a good idea, i don't think i would bother with the ratio. 
  11. Kman liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Gold to Silver Ratio   
    As gold and silver come out of the ground the ratio is now something like 1:9 gold:silver. 
    Historically the gold to silver ratio has been 1:15.
    From a historical point of view, the current 60/70/80 to 1 ratio is grossly out of kilter. We know silver has been suppressed, the banksters have admitted it.
    In the markets, i see the silver price being weighed on to lever gold down. There are traders who trade the gold to silver ratio. 
    Some in the physical precious metal market will sell gold to buy silver when the ratio is high and reverse their positions when the ratio falls.
    Silver has been wasted in past years whilst gold is kept safe. The past gold mined is mainly available. The past silver mined has been thrown away. 
    If someone looks at this rationally especially with the critical industrial role of silver, silver is a screaming buy.
    Other than shifting the proportion of gold and silver in your portfolio when the ratio moves to its extremes and realising silver in goodly amounts on a longterm basis is a good idea, i don't think i would bother with the ratio. 
  12. oliversw5 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Looking for a little Gold & Silver Expertise   
    i have just taken a look at the area Shaun mentioned.
    i agree buying ETF's is not as secure as holding physical. There are no ETF share trading as 1 ounce of gold - GLD is 1/10 oz.
    There are advantages to ETF's for trading as you can get in and out fast with little slippage due to tight spreads.
    Especially if you want exposure to silver a position in SLV is a much less expensive route b/c of the premiums we see in parts of the world where VAT is charged. Dealer premiums also tend to be high.
    There is only one bear gold ETF (DGZ) - all the others are leveraged and then you are getting into riskier territory. 
    You can hedge your physical position buying a PUT option in GLD. You risk the premium you pay.
    More sophisticated traders might sell a bear CALL vertical credit spread - and still make money as long as price does not rise beyond the short CALL strike + premium collected.
    This goes well beyond this book.
    The basic message is invest in physical and not virtual gold.
  13. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Custom Hand Poured Silver Hearts - A perfect Valentines Presnt   
    Mr T always seemed to manage. 
  14. BackyardBullion liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Custom Hand Poured Silver Hearts - A perfect Valentines Presnt   
    Mr T always seemed to manage. 
  15. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Where did you get your 150g proof Panda?
    i ordered one from Lucky. 
    These coins look the business. i have thought about collecting them before but when others on the forum started to show an interest i went for this one and if i like it which i am sure i will then i'll go for other years. 
  16. danmc82 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Panda's???   
    Usually Germany is the cheapest place for people in the UK. The cheapest company at the moment in the price comparison is philoro Edelmetalle.
     i have bought Pandas from them and they have been good, You are going to be buying inside the EU but not the UK inorder to avoid VAT.
    https://www.gold.de/kaufen/silbermuenzen/china-panda/
  17. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Custom Hand Poured Silver Hearts - A perfect Valentines Presnt   
    Have ordered two of these using my own silver coins. i think they make nice presents
  18. Bullionbilly liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Custom Hand Poured Silver Hearts - A perfect Valentines Presnt   
    Have ordered two of these using my own silver coins. i think they make nice presents
  19. danmc82 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Panda's???   
    Yes Pandas are a good area to collect. i love Pandas
    If you are straight investing in a semi stacking mode then go for 2016 and 2017 to start with as they are still plentiful with the dealers. If you can find good deals on 2015 go for them in preference.
    Coins from 2010 and earlier the coins get more expensive and much more expensive in some years. Just keep your eyes peeled for good deals which may crop up.
  20. sixgun liked a post in a topic by ArthGoch in A bowlful of Shenyang Coins anyone?   
    For those amongst us that like and admire the high relief brass medals that are produced by the PRC mints, this stunning piece has been released by the Shenyang mint for 2017. It measures 68mm and is limited to a maximum of 1000 pieces 
    From what I can see, and what I have been told, each one of the coins inlaid within the bowl is a crafted miniature of a medal/coin that has been issued by one of other of the four state mints over the years 
    A cracking piece of art 
     
     

  21. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Lindeman in Today I bought.....   
    Some US pickups, some from MCM (silver slabs and QB griffns), Choice Bullion (fractional gold 1/10, 1/20 Libertads), Son Montuno and Coin Shoppe (silver Libertads proofs) and and some today from my favourite coin shop in CA - Oxbridge Coins in San Francisco (quarter eagle and the 1967 sov). 
    Unluckily though some of my other orders got delayed and will have to rest in the US until my next trip - so I will post those when I get them! 
    Pleased with the gold Eagle quarter (my first), - and I love the detail on the MS70 Dragon & Phoenix. Also my first ever silver Panda...probably will not be collecting them though. 







  22. jc1989 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Customs Importation Codes   
    Having scanned the emails in the links the key comment from the authorities is

    • Complaint [Protective Marking: PROTECT]‏

    complaintsteamwales@hmce.gsi.gov.uk (complaintsteamwales@hmce.gsi.gov.uk)
    Add to contacts
    17/05/2013 

    To: (name removed)@hotmail.co.uk
    •  
    From: complaintsteamwales@hmce.gsi.gov.uk You moved this message to its current location.
    Sent: 17 May 2013 13:53:21
    To: (name removed)@hotmail.co.uk
    Dear Mr (name removed)

    To clarify my earlier e-mail regarding the VAT applicable on the import
    of coins from the Channel Islands or from outside the EU.

    Coins which are of numismatic interest are classed as collectors' items.
    Such items are classified within the harmonised system with commodity
    code 9705 00 00 00.
    The effective VAT applicable to these coins at import is 5%. 

    I would class coins as of numismatic interest where they are traded at a
    value greater than the face-value as legal tender with the price
    dependant on factors such as condition and year of manufacture amongst
    others things.

    Coins such the Britannia Silver Coin, Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and US
    Silver Eagle Coin recently imported by you are collectors' pieces and as
    such VAT at import would be 5%

    Apologies if this information was unclear in my earlier email

    Regards

    Ian
     
    This communication goes beyond the antique coin [more than 100 years old]
    Where a coin is traded for more than the legal tender face value, where value is dependant on condition, year of mintage, mintage and so on, this officer would classify it as numismatic. As a numismatic [collectible] the coins are 5% VAT.
    Clearly almost every coin is numismatic b/c the value exceeds the legal tender face value and it exceeds the value of the metal content. 
    When the spot price of silver is £13 and the face value of a Britannia is £2 but you paid £20, where does the extra value come from? This can only come from the collectibility of the coin itself. 
    Antique coins look to be on the firmest ground but virtually every coin should have 5% VAT on them.
  23. sixgun liked a post in a topic by Pete in Customs Importation Codes   
    I paid 20% VAT on the contents including the $40 Australian postage and £8 fee.
    I have written to Border Force with a claim to have the VAT recalculated using 5% and not 20%.
    If I obtain a refund I will post here but it might take a few weeks to hear back from them.
  24. mongo28 liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Do we have a malfunction in the reply system It appears to be duplicating replies.
  25. Numistacker liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Today I received.....   
    Where did you get your 150g proof Panda?
    i ordered one from Lucky. 
    These coins look the business. i have thought about collecting them before but when others on the forum started to show an interest i went for this one and if i like it which i am sure i will then i'll go for other years.