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  1. Hello everyone! I mentioned earlier in the year about creating some 250g Silver Forum Bars to compliment the 1oz and 100g Bars. I have completed my prototype bar and here it is! These bars are really chunky and have a great feel to them. They have the Silver Forum logo on them as well as "250g", 2018 and of course the all important Hallmark from the Edinburgh Assay Office. They will also have their serial numbers stamped on the side of the bar. I am now taking pre-orders for these bars. If you would like to have one of these bars made then please let me know by commenting here or PM'ing me. These bars will be minted to order throughout the year and the mintage will be declared at the end of 2018. Because they are large pieces I am expecting a maximum of 25 of these to be made. But if you all want one please feel free to prove me and @ChrisSIlver wrong. In terms of reserving specific serial numbers it will be on a first come first served basis. If you would like a specific serial number then please let me know - if more than one person wants the same number we can try and work it out together or simply do a coin toss. Serial numbers 1 & 2 are reserved for @ChrisSIlver and myself. Pre-orders, production and delivery As I mentioned above I will be making these bars throughout the course of 2018. I hope to be able to make these in a number of batches to keep production and hallmarking costs to a minimum. As such I envisage the first batch to be created, stamped, hallmarked and ready for delivery by May 2018. If you would like to order these bars then I would ask for a minimum of 50% deposit to be paid to secure your bar(s). Feel free to pay the full balance - but I would require at least a 50% deposit. Prices are set as follows Standard member price - £200 Premium member price - £175 Postage: +£7.50 via Royal Mail Special Delivery (fully insured) or +£4 for 1st Class Signed (at your risk) Free Special delivery postage included for more than one item. A few notes on pricing These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support me (as a fledgling business), my brand and the Silver Forum. Proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of a large hallmark. Speaking of which here is a closeup of the hallmark: If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!
  3. Is this a mule or is this a fake?

    Hi everyone I got this 1997 Britannia Silver Proof 20p coin as part of a larger lot in an auction a few years ago. I noticed it had gold gilding and did a bit of home research and discovered that none had been minted. I contacted the Royal Mint who confirmed this stating, " that the gilding must have been applied to the coin after it had left the mint". What do you think? If it is a genuine mule, should I get it slabbed? Any information or advice would be warmly appreciated. Many thanks, Piggybank
  4. Is this milking?

    I have been collecting silver bullion and though it is only bullion I really wanted to keep it all in as good a condition as possible. I have a coin storage case, and within that have been using coin capsules, silica gel and anti-tarnish paper tabs. I was looking at my coins today and noticed this on a couple of the QB's, it's only on the sides. Can someone tell me if this is milking and if so what the hell I'm supposed to do to prevent it which I'm not already doing? I rubbed it with my finger and nothing was coming off. Thank you.
  5. Hello everyone - Welcome to the JANUARY 2018 Group Order from PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING THIS ORDER. Also, if you are interested in joining this order please "follow" this thread so as and when I have updates I can more easily share them. Disclaimer Joining this group order is at your own risk. Please make sure you read the following carefully. I (Backyard Bullion) cannot take financial responsibility for lost/damaged items that are part of this order. By joining this group order you agree to this. What is the group order all about? This group order is a way to combine shipping costs for buying silver from Europe. We pay drastically less for our silver because we essentially do not pay VAT. I organise these orders so that people can get cheap silver but also so that I can unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel. It helps grow my social media, my BYB brand and my reputation within the community. You may have noticed that we have changed dealers. Previously we have used a Belgian dealer but as are actually cheaper on most items and have significantly better shipping and customer services it makes sense to use them. I have also personally visited their offices and met the manager. I have very high confidence in their ability to do business with the forum members as part of these group orders. If you would like to see the videos where I went to Estonia to meet them then please check out the following VLOG and interview: How will the order work? The way this works is simple. You will decide what you want by looking at their website and send me a shopping list of what you want. I will send you a screen dump of the basket and total on their website and then I will send you another screen dump from showing the conversion and total in £. You then send this via PayPal F&F or Banks transfer and as soon as I get the funds I will pull the trigger with When to order and pay Backyard Bullion? I will only be placing orders on the weekend. I will not be able to place orders mid week unless there are extenuating circumstances. This is simply because I am a busy person and organising and keeping track of these orders is difficult. Feel free to send me your shopping lists during the week but understand that I will not be able to lock it in until the weekend - this is just the way it has to be so be aware that prices may fluctuate in the run up to the weekend. I would rather do it like this than potentially forget or miss recording orders and making mistakes. Deadlines & Timelines for this order The order will close on Sunday 21st January @ 8pm UK Time You will need to have got funds to me by then if you would like to order anything. I estimate that I will receive the order by no later than 28th January meaning I can get things posted out to you in the week commencing 29th January. Please note this is an estimate and may change. Shipping costs & Share of international postage. With our previous Belgian dealer, shipping was free if the order was more than €5,000. There was a reason for this - they used cheaper and less reliable shipping providers. European Mint uses the likes of FedEx/TNT/UPS etc. which will be more expensive but provides a much better quality of service and peace of mind. So there will be a share of shipping for people joining the order. Overall thought this will be offset but the cheaper base cost of the coins that the European Mint offer. Also, I have arranged an exclusive 20% off for shipping for this group order so I am confident this will be cheaper than any other dealers in Europe. Including the discount their weight/price thresholds are therefore as follows: Weight EU VAT Total under 500g € 16 € 3.20 € 19 500g - 1kg € 24 € 4.80 € 29 1kg - 2kg € 32 € 6.40 € 38 2kg - 5kg € 48 € 9.60 € 58 5kg - 10kg € 72 € 14.40 € 86 10kg - 20kg € 112 € 22.40 € 134 Individually we will all pay a % of the total shipping cost based on the value of your individual order. So if your total is £170 and the total value of the order is £5000 you would pay your % (3.4%) of the shipping - which for this size order would likely be €86. This would work out to be €2.92 - as you can see a very small amount in extra shipping. This total will be paid for after the order has closed. I will keep an eye on the shipping weight and if we are close to a certain threshold I might advise that some orders be shipped separately or held for future group orders. How do I get my coins from Backyard Bullion? You will have to pay for onwards postage and packaging from me to you. We will sort out the onwards postage and packaging once the order has been completed. Onwards shipping is at your choice and risk via Royal Mail. It is at this stage that we will sort out the share of international postage. Please note that the maximum that you can send via Royal Mail Special delivery for a decent price is 2kg (about 55 oz) . If you would like to order more than this please get in touch to discuss shipping options. Is it worth it to join? Yes - The European Mint is cheaper by quite some margin than the other bullion dealers. Some of their coins may be more expensive (the more collectable type coins) but certainly not by much. A prime example is with Britannias where The European Mint is about 70p cheaper per coin. Even with the additional costs of shipping it is still cheaper! Plus you get a much better quality of service and shipping provider. Another reason to join the more you buy the cheaper it gets for everybody! Does Backyard Bullion charge for this service? I do not charge for you to join this group order. But I do ask for an optional £1 "service charge" per person. If you would like to pay more as a "Tip" please feel free but I will not take offence if you don't pay anything at all in the form of a tip. What happens in the event of an issue with delivery from the European Mint? As I said in the disclaimer at the top of this thread, I cannot be held financially responsible for the loss/damage of any items in this group order. The European Mint has their own business insurance to cover the loss/damage of parcels and I will act as a point of contact for sorting this out - but as I said I cannot be held financially responsible for the loss of items. Have you got any questions? If you have any questions or would like any more information then please don't hesitate to ask here or via PM. If this was all too much to take in I will be making a video explaining this all in more detail which I will share here on Saturday so make sure you "follow" this thread and get that update when it is ready! In the meantime - get me your shopping lists! Backyard Bullion
  6. Silver signs

    Just wondering about theses signs on the silver, wondering if it’s anything special or if it even is silver. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  7. What could this be

    Does anyone know what this might have been used for and who made it? It seems to have Polish eagles on top and simorghs or some type of mythological creatures on the bottom.
  8. What is this?

    I’ve got over 100 of these things. I was told that the raised parts were pure silver. I had a guy melt one down and sure enough it was. I’ve been looking all over the internet trying to find out what they are but honestly don’t know what to really search for. Any help would be appreciated. They are for sale if anybody wants to buy them as well.
  9. Identification help

    I recently purchased this piece at the swap meet, and I'm having issues identifying the hallmarks on the back. Aside from what is visible in the photo there is a "1" This piece weighs 1 pound and 3 ounces. I am unsure whether it is silver or plated. Thank you for the help.
  10. Why is it

    Why is it that on a silver forum site, the most popular coin by far, is a Sovereign? Not that I mind, I have them as well as silver
  11. Liberty Coin On ebay Credible?

    I have been looking to buy a 2016-P Australia Silver Lunar Year of the Monkey (1 oz) - PCGS MS70. I normally buy from JM Bullion but I wanted to look around first. I found one that is being sold by Liberty Coin on ebay for about $25 less than JM Bullion. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them and if they are reputable. They do have a 100% positive seller rating, I just like to do my research before I buy from any dealer especially on ebay. Thanks!
  12. Bitcoin vs Silver/Precious Metals

    Does anyone else think that the rise of bitcoin has led to the drop in silver and gold? I have seen a lot of articles saying that bitcoin is the new gold and I think people are buying into it. I personally have some money into bitcoin because I think it is going to keep going up. But I think that it will crash sooner or later and as soon as that happens I feel the price of precious metals will go up because investors will realize that they want the hard assests, something they can hold and something that is not as volatile. Anyone agree or disagree?
  13. Hello would someone help me please?

    Hello my name is Percy Cateriano, I'm 23 years old and live un Peru (South America). I started collecting coins about 3 and a half years ago and really enjoy doing it. My collection is still pretty small, just about 13 silver coins. I have both a 10 yuan silver Panda (2012) and a 2016 MS-69 Britannia from NGC. I Also have a domestic collection of very beautiful (i think haha) proof silver coins minted from the Peruvian Central Bank as a part of the Iberoamerican Series (1991 - Present) but unfortunately here there are no graduating companies so if someone could help me and give me some advice about how to submit my coins to NGC (I don't wanna become a member of NGC because I have so few coins and I've never done a submition before). Thanks for your help. I'll post some photos of my small collection.
  14. December 5% off sale

    Hello everyone It's my pleasure to offer you all the chance to use a coupon that will give you 5% off from now until the end of December. You may use this multiple times from now until the end of December on anything we offer at EJP Bullion. We also offer free UK shipping. The coupon code is:- EJP5 Kind regards Jay Parker
  15. no silver deficit in the last 10 years?

    5:50 2.5 billion ozs above ground silver? what do others think, does this make sense? (is silver an industrial metal now?) HH
  16. Coin identity help needed

    Ok guys your opinions please My son bought me this as a gift today at the local boot sale Seller was asking £35 but son paid £10 How did he do lol
  17. Change is finally here for silver

    Keep an eye out for a site They are launching their site this Monday. There is a lot of talk around this new site, it's going to change everything and finally free precious metals coins and bars.
  18. Black Friday Bargains

    We couldn't wait until tomorrow to share this. For a limited period we've reduced Newly Minted Half Sovereigns to 3.5% - the same premium as our Secondary Market Full Sovereigns! The more you buy, the lower the premium. If you're looking for a silver bargain - we've introduced Secondary Market 1oz Silver Coins - these are our cheapest one ounce silver coin. Check out our prices here:
  19. I’m relatively new to the silver game. Although I’m building a foundation stack with standard bullion I want to invest in the odd collector coin to maybe flip in a few years. What would you say is the best coins to invest in at the moment? Always Proofs? Privy? I have my own ideas but wanted to hear from seasoned stackers.
  20. Black Friday

    Anyone found any dealers that will be giving stuff away come Friday?
  21. Does size matter ?

    Ok guys your opinions please. Stick to 1oz (bullion opposed to proofs/numi) or vary the collection with some 5 and 10oz examples? Are the premiums fair? Some of the 5 oz are stunning (queens beast in particular) I have watched @ShadowStack video on YouTube and he explains his thinking very well ref this issue, as he does liquify more often than others and as I'm building a pension pot does it matter? Should I just buy what I like ? Thoughts? Opinions? Cheers SS