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  1. Do I have a strategy yet?

    I’ve been around the Forum for a few weeks now, following various postings, watching videos, buying the odd coin or bar, signing up to all sorts of Bullion sites, scrutinising the rise and fall of spot prices on an hourly basis, learning basic German, keeping an eye on EBay and going quietly fretful and frighteningly obsessive as the days go on. My wife has even begun to use phrases like: I don’t know you any more...... Why do we never eat together? Like we used to....... If you mention the words BU, proof or low mintage once more....I won’t be responsible for my actions..... I realise this could take over the whole of my life, alter my ability to reason, affect relationships, destroy my bank balance. I need a sound, reasonable strategy to the business of collecting or stacking, which will be acceptable to a wife who is growing more suspicious and dubious. Tell me, those of you who have successfully negotiated this dilemma.....What is your strategy?
  2. Hello, I was hoping The Gold Forum could assist me. I recently purchased this rather nice 1911 full sovereign and it came in this very fragile paper flip-wallet kinda holder. It has 'Royal Mint' on the front and some handwriting. Does anybody know when this packaging was issued and if the writing is significant? Thank you very much.
  3. 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.
  4. market manipulation true or false

    recently I've had another look at the arguments presented for and against whether the market manipulation of precious metals occurs. with the current gold/silver price off their multi year lows, it's casting doubt that mass manipulation of precious metals occurs. what's your views on this? HH
  5. Hey I took the plunge and purchased the 3 BU 1/4 Gold coins of the Lion, Griffin and Dragon..Big investment for me especially as being a newbie.. I received them today and all look great apart from the Lion coin, the is a small nick on the queen's neck, below her ear ring - what should I do? Should I ask for a replacement seeing as it was advertised as 'New' on the site? Thanks
  6. The Royal Mint signature gold service

    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?
  7. What coin to buy?

    Need help deciding which gold coin to buy. I guess I could do a poll, but I'd like feedback too. My budget is $2k max, but the higher the price the more special this coin must be for me. I really like these options, but others are very appreciated: 1. Reverse proof buffalo (2013), pop 47k (PF-69) 2. 2009 Ultra High Relief, pop 115K (MS-69) 3. $10 Indian Head MS-64 (random date): The UHR is the most expensive, followed by the buffalo and then the Indian.
  8. Hi all UK based silver forum members, I have created a parliamentary petition that calls for VAT on silver and platinum legal tender coinage to be scrapped. It needs 5 people to click the following link and provide email addresses for it to go live: Given that Brexit puts our ability to get VAT free silver from the continent at risk, this I feel is the time to challenge the status quo. Many thanks!
  9. My first poll, and I know its not original
  10. Hi there it's great to be part of this forum. Check out my video on using Bitcoin profits to purchase gold/silver. So far I've purchased the following with Bitcoin: 1x 1/2oz gold Chinese Panda 1x 1/4oz gold Philharmonic 15x 1oz Silver Kangaroos
  11. Well, where does one start?

    I'm sure new members generally ask themselves why they are doing this particular thing of getting into collecting, seeking knowledge, investing in the interesting but difficult markets of coins, bullion and all things related. I'm so new to the idea that I've not formulated any preconceptions nor prejudices. I have some time on my hands being retired and I've decided to do a little investing in my old age. This may take the form of the stock market or of collecting things: e.g. Coins, stamps, bullion bars. Who knows and even, more importantly why? I know these are very personal decisions, by the way and since there is money involved have to be taken with a degree of seriousness. In time and after listening to advice and reading a lot I'm sure I will settle on a particular journey. But, as I'm setting out I'd appreciate some help, advice as to what others have done and why. I'm very late coming to these matters........
  12. New look website

    Hello everyone EJP are delighted to be able to offer you an 8% off coupon!Coupon code: EJPBullion#01 *T&C's: 8% discount on final check out price. 1 use only. Expiry 30-09-2017We also have a new look website that is updated on a regular basis with product launches & special offers, so please keep visiting We would love to hear your thoughts so we can keep improving. We will also be excepting Crypto currency soon aswell. What coins would you like to be able to use? Have a great day. Kind regards
  13. SBG UBS 5g 999.9 Gold Bars

    Hi, I am totally new to the world of gold and this forum. Appreciate any help on here so thank you in advance. I have some 999.9 fine gold bars issued by UBS before the merger with Swiss Bank Corporation. The have the old seal on them. Now, I have seen current UBS gold bars in this weight (5g) sell for more than the actual gold price. Why is this? Can someone enlighten me? And would this be the case for my more vintage bars. Or are they maybe a collectors item? Many thanks if anyone can help!
  14. Quarter Ounce Gold Pandas

    This afternoon I found a bag of sealed (well two aren't) quarter ounce gold pandas in the strongroom. If you're on the wishlist we'll be contacting you once we've had new photos and priced them up. We use the wish list so that if you are on it, we will offer the coin to you before we pop it on the website. If anyone wants to be added please let me know email address, name and what you're looking for - by DM. We don't have everything but you'd be amazed what we uncover - we're using a new warehousing system which makes it easier for us to let you know if an item is in stock but we've got one more big safe to catalogue so you never know what we'll find.
  15. There are great group orders from Europe into the UK, and I hear about a group grading order too, but does anyone do any group ordering or arranged deliveries from the USA to the UK? I keep hearing about their near-spot purchases & below-spot junk, and it would be brilliant if there's some way to arrange it to save participants money collectively. I assume the major problem would be customs interception. Would that only apply to silver, for VAT purposes? And is import duty / VAT charged on all kinds of silver even if it's government minted with face values? I suspect I'll just have to stick with orders for silver. As for gold, still shopping around to find a good place for Sovs, until my local antique shop gets some in.
  16. Hi guys 😃 Ive been evaluating my stack and have realised over half its monetary value is in collectible coins. Its made me question my buying/exit strategy. When the time comes to sell my gold, I'd like to do it as quickly and as effort free as possible. Thus, I have come to the conclusion that good portion of it should be bullion for easy exiting. The only problem I have with this is I love collectible coins. Bullion can be so boring!! Even so I'm going to focus on bullion for a while to swing the balance slightly. What do you guys think? Do you think over 50% of your stack should be in bullion? Or do you have most of it in collectible coins? I'm interested to see how the majority of people devide their stacks. And how they control the collectible erge for gold haha.
  17. Silverpicker Here!

    Hi Everybody, I cannot believe it's taken me this long to sign up for The Silver Forum. Many of you may already know me from my Silverpicker youtube channel (, but for those of you who don't, hello I'm Silverpicker! I am an avid PM enthusiast/coin collector and I am here to have fun and get to know more like minded people. Looking forward to exploring the forum and learning from all of you guys! Best wishes, SP
  18. My first oz of Gold. Going the 'right' way?

    My first oz of gold, is there a 'better way' to stack/collect? I haven't as much money as some, plus it stops me from buying more guitars.
  19. au ag augur

    Hello everyone, As it might be the same with most newbies, the combined force of the queen's beast with all its iterations has gotten me into numismatics and stacking. Not much to the name, just condensing aurum and argentum and the hope to see the signs (augur) into an alias. I wish everyone milk free silver (beasts) and look forward to draw on the combined wisdom of the forum for future forays into precious metal. Have a nice one augur
  20. libertad mintages

    Does anyone know a reliable, updated source for Mexican gold libertad mintages by year? I've found some CoinWorld links that may have been accurate at the time, but as I've learned from a past Numistacker youtube video, the 2015 mintages were declared and then later revised up. Thanks in advance!
  21. Premium of Proof coins over bullion grade

    Hi everyone, Just wanted some thoughts how much of a premium one should pay for a proof coin over say an equivalent bullion grade. I know its depends on the year, mintage, rarity etc But 20% 30% Reasonable?
  22. 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!