wow, thanks, everyone!
lol @Goldhooked I can't afford any more 8-) especially ones getting married 8-p
@mr-dead I did come across that one, thanks though (y)
@Martlet this is very very interesting as that would sit nicely alongside the unicorn of Scotland! Top prize so far 😉
@MancunianStacker do you have any more info on that coin?
is his a stack of silver or a large collection of silver?
I see this as a good example in favour of stacking gold and
collecting silver. it's not like he got his timing wrong, yet 2
and a half years down the line he's not much better off than
if he'd put it in the bank to buy now(with hindsight). premium
coins are usually less liquid than bullion as you need to find
a buyer for that exact coin. how long would it take to sell
his silver whilst still maintaining the premium? (dealers
are not buyers, they are middlemen who sell the coins on
for a profit).
(it's claimed that there are 40k collectors in the uk. bullion
silver britannias some years back had a mintage of ~100k.
as a very rough comparison can we expect on average a
bullion collector to hold less than 5 coins of the exact
with hindsight from this point in time, he might have been
better off stacking gold.