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  1. Is there a way anyone knows of gently cleaning a proof gold coin without destroying the surface? I have a ultra-sonic jewelry cleaner, which I've used for cleaning dirt off lesser quality coins, but scared to use on a proof gold coin. Also, can NCS do anything? I plan on getting it graded in the future. Thanks!
  2. Just want to get some opinions. I have much more silver than gold currently (in terms of $ amount anyway). Been thinking lately of using a large chunk of the silver (bullion) to finance some gold purchases (mostly bullion but some numismatic). This would be a long term hold for me. I told myself I would wait until the silver/gold ratio comes down before swapping anything, but honestly I'm more interested in gold lately, and I don't see the ratio changing much. Although if things really do heat up in PMs, silver will probably move faster to the upside. Is my thinking wrong? I'll have fees and some lost premiums to deal with, and time and effort. Anything else I should consider? Thanks in advance for any opinions Edit: I'd also be very interested in what everyone thinks is a good % balance of silver and gold in a collection.
  3. A Chinese Ebay buyer ordered an expensive ancient greek silver coin ($750) and when I went to the US post office they warned against sendg gold and silver into China because it was likely to be confiscated even though we were shipping it registered and insured mail. Does anyone have experience with shipping into China? Any advice would be greatly appreciated because the order is waiting. Thanks
  4. Hey everyone, Here is some of my US and Canada stuff, tell me what you guys think.
  5. does anyone know if/when RM will release mintage figures in the 1/4 oz queens beast bullion? we are on the 3rd coin already and would be interested to know the mintage of these.
  6. Guys what do you think about investing in 9ct gold jewellery? Do you think it's worth investing in it? If yes, why? If not, why? I want to add jewellery to my investment portfolio, hence why i'm interested in your views on this topic. I'm asking about 9ct gold jewellery in particular because of its affordability. Have any of you guys invested in 9ct gold jewellery? I know that 9ct gold jewellery contains only 37.5% pure gold with the rest made up of other less valuable metals, but does the very low gold content put you off from entertaining the thought of investing in it? Would love to know your thoughts.
  7. Hello, Ive been stacking silver the last few years and own a very small amount of gold but after emptying my ratesetter amount, i need to move that money somewhere else. I had thought about just buying a load of sovereigns but then i came across this and seen you can invest from only £20 and they claim you get close to spot. You are charged 0.5% of your holding vaule once per year for storage fees and you can not take deliverly as you are buying into a 400 oz bar, hence the close to spot price. I am not sure about it because i have always read if you dont hold it, you dont own it and i have told this the people as well. I am thinking the royal mint should be safe enough but its still breaking the rule. Was just thinking it could be a very liquid way to hold gold while adding little amounts here and there, while continuing to adding to my silver stack. I tried to search the forum and google with little results are honest reveiws. Has anyone ever used this are something like it?
  8. Hi All, This is my Youtube Channel. Please leave a comment on a video if you watch it. The channel will have fresh content daily, the purpose is to help others. [1] - Should I buy fractional gold coins? [2] - What gold coins to buy for investment? [3] - How much do you spend on precious metals? [4] - What coin did i buy from Australia? [5] - How to store precious metals? [6] - Perth Mint Lunar Series 2 (UPDATED)
  9. Has anyone noticed that there seems to be something of an inverse relationship between bitcoin (and other cryptos') and PM? Back in 2011 when silver and gold where at their peak gold at $1800 & silver at $49 bitcoin was trading around $10, now bitcoin is pushing above $2000 and gold and silver have dipped to $1260 & $17. My point is as many observers are saying that cryptos' are in a bubble, are we heading for a big up swing in silver and gold? I have the feeling that when silver and gold last plummeted many speculators switched into crypto currencies as the next big thing. So perhaps if bitcoin and other altcoins have a market correction then silver and gold will spike again. Let me know your thoughts.... Ps I mean no offence to anyone who owns bitcoin or other altcoins, I see their value as a useful currency and potential investment I just havent got my head around the risks and trading strategies.
  10. Hello Silver Forum! I've been on this forum for some months, but never introduced myself here. I'm a US collector of Silver Britannias and Lincoln Cents mostly. I recently started a Queen's Beast collection and occasionally am a sucker for random beautiful coins. I have a few bits and pieces in my collection that don't fit anymore and will be looking to sell some on this site and eBay. Looking forward to interacting with all of you!
  11. Hi guys I learn something everyday so I thought a today I learnt thread could be fun. I'll start off... Today I learnt.... to ask if a coin comes with a box and COA before buying it. School girl error!! And that pobjoy mint have screwed up on the penguin 50ps I ordered a few weeks ago. Great for me as they're now gonna be error coins so probably worth more.
  12. PayPal has just announced an update to their user legal agreements. Some points to note: Gold will now be specifically excluded from the buyer and seller protections. Cross border sale fees are being increased. Clarifications on fundings sources. i.e. linking, default, preferred, limitations, bank transfers and card information. Lifting limits. Risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims. In relation to PayPal's role and their fees. Closing accounts. In relation to terms, and responsibilities. Full details here: Comes into force 27th April 2017
  13. Hello everyone, Im Silverwings and I have been collecting silver and gold for 3 months. I had inherited a few gold and silver coins many years ago and decided to research about these coins and found a wealth of information on youtube and I started collecting silver and gold from that point on. Im learning a lot from other stackers as we share information and I couldn't be happier to share with such a wonderful community. Now I found the silver forum and I look forward to communication and learning with more wonderful collectors. Thanks. Below is a link to my first video explaining why I stack in 2017.
  14. Hi guys In recent years I've focused mostly on bullion coins, with a proof coin as a little treat at Christmas. This year I seem to be drawn to more semi numismatic coins and proofs, with zero bullion coins purchased or planned to purchase. Im interested in how you seasoned stackers reign in the more expensive coin spending? Or is it time to give up on stacking and call myself a collector? How does everyone else split their PM budget? Any1 else have the same problem?
  15. Precious metals are traded, sold and bought for the means of economic wealth or survival. Depending upon the consumer, gold and silver spot price will fluctuate and changes whether the price of gas decreases or increases. Silver: “A soft grayish-white metal that is very valuable and is used to make jewelry, coins, knives, forks, etc.” (Webster) Gold: “A soft yellow metal that is very valuable and that is used especially in jewelry.”(Webster) JM Bullion Spot Price Definitions “The spot price is simply the price at which a commodity could be transacted and delivered on right now. This is in contrast to futures or forward contracts. The spot price of gold refers to the price of one ounce of gold and the spot price of silver refers to the price of one ounce of silver.”(JM Bullion) “The futures prices of a commodity are contracts that designate a price for future delivery of the commodity.”(JM Bullion) “Spot gold prices can potentially be affected by such things as economic data, geopolitical news or events, Federal Reserve action or comments and many other potential drivers.”(JM Bullion) “The gold market is in a constant state of price discovery. In fact, all commodities could be said to be in a constant state of price discovery. This price discovery occurs virtually around the clock. Gold and precious metals are traded on exchanges all over the world. These exchanges include New York’s COMEX, London, Hong Kong, Zurich, Australia and Shanghai. The New York COMEX exchange is perhaps the most well-recognized when it comes to gold trading. Spot gold prices are derived from futures contracts traded on the COMEX exchange.”(JM Bullion) Discussion Question: What does spot price represent to you? How does it affect you? “Spot price is like net asset value of the metal. It represents its intrinsic worth. Anything else is goodwill, which is as intangible and liable as any paper asset.”(SilverForum) “Spot does affect sentiment but only in the short term, in the medium to long term silver remains an undervalued asset and one of the few trusted stores of value.”(SilverForum) “1. current spot price is an irrelevance to the true value of PM(Precious Metals).”(SilverForum) “2. spot price affects how much metal you can buy but not what it is actually worth, see number 1”(SilverForum) “3. many stackers will bust their arse to make a purchase as close to spot price as possible, and will then do so 6 months later when spot is +-10%20%30% etc the previous price, what's that all about?”(SilverForum) “4. buying and selling on the comex dictates the price of both gold and silver. Practicality no one's who plays these markets are interested in taking delivery or shipping this metal and most don't have it in the first place to sell.”(SilverForum) “5. it's goes up and it goes down. When you are first buying it is hard to see the paper price move in a volatile manner. When you reassure yourself it is an insurance against the money printers, you begin to settle and accept these fluctuations. You know you are safe playing the long game.”(SilverForum) “6. Holding the physical metal is nothing like seeing digits on a screen or ink on paper. Having a stack of metal is an incentive to keep increasing your stack. People will have a viewer if it's over or under priced. Some will cost average but, others (like me) will only buy when they feel it is under/fair priced.”(SilverForum) “7. Gold had been around £1000 an 0z for some months now, if we see sovereigns back at sub £200 again most will see this as a bargain, is this really this case? Also, if this happens many who are invested will see the price as dropping and will think it is only going to continue this way.”(SilverForum) Spot price doesn’t necessarily affect the value of precious metals but only the price. The price of gold and silver is completely dependent upon the price of oil. Globally, gold and silver is connected to international trade. Through currency, exchange using precious metals relates back to roman times. Times where trade was a staple in ancient society and it rings true today.
  16. We Don’t Just Sell Coins, We Know Coins With over 50 years in the coin and bullion trade, we really do know our stuff, although we learn new things every day! All of our team are trained in identifying fakes, grading coins and buying and selling all coins, bullion and jewellery. We guarantee that every time you telephone Chard your call will be answered in-house by a trained member of staff - and if you should happen to get a trainee they will let you know and ask if you are happy to be a part of their learning journey. Inform, Educate and Inspire We would love to say that our motto is to "inform, educate and entertain” but unfortunately Lord Reith beat us to it at the BBC about 100 years ago, so our motto is “Inform, Educate and Inspire.” Our websites are about a 50 / 50 split of information pages and product pages. We prefer to give our customers good quality, impartial information and advice, to help them come to the best decision, rather than use pushy hype and salesmanship. In an industry where knowledge is key we believe it is extremely important to be transparent, and we publish our premiums so they are there for all to see. We are happy to discuss our margins with anyone who asks and do not hide behind prices or complicated formulae. Over 50 Years In The Industry It’s hard to believe that we have now been in business in sunny Blackpool for over 50 years. We have seen precious metal prices fall and rise, VAT added to investment products and then removed, the United Kingdom join and (possibly) leave the EU and we have seen nine prime ministers! From our small beginnings we have now developed into a multi-million pound business, employing fifteen members of staff, serving customers all over the world and still working on the same basic principles. 2017 UK Bullion Dealer of the Year For the third year in a row, we have been voted the UK Bullion Dealer of the Year. We are proud of our Blackpool roots and are determined to go the extra mile - the Golden Mile! We're adding more items all the time to our website If there is something that you are looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01253 343081, email us at or send @ChardLizzie a message.
  17. Hey Guys, We have this beautiful Proof Coin of the Perth Mint - The 1/2 oz Kookaburra Gold. Feel free to bid on this coin (only above spot) and we will contact you to invoice you accordingly. The chances are higher if you bid higher as we only have limited quantity An example: Bid of 4% above spot (GBP 995) GBP 995 + 4% = 1034,80 / 2 = GBP 517 Looking forward to your bids Best
  18. This video seems to show it doing a half decent job by simply using a storm-lighter on affected areas. Anyone who wishes to have a dabble with affected coins, feel free to report back here their success or failures with using this technique
  19. So today I got all my gold out of the safe to have a nice look at what I've got. Only to find my 2002 proof half sovereign has some discolouration to the bottom left of the shield 😭😭. Is this my fault? Is it going to spread to the rest of the coin? Is there something I can do to stop it happening to my other proofs? A couple of other coins have it that I was previously aware of, mostly Perth mint stuff that came like it.