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  1. 8 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    O, and someone delivered a few young heads Have an afternoon of sorting them now!
  2. 5 points
    Cornishfarmer

    Today I Received

    That's to @Paul these arrive today From HGM
  3. 5 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    So they arrived, 1989 Quintuple BU, and 1837-1897 3oz gold medal. The medal is now the best coin in my whole collection without any doubts, no proofs or rare dates compare to this, pictures or words cannot describe how this coin feels in hand! The relief on the old head side is just ridiculous. I think i may have to make a video showing the "turn" on this coin The 1989 Quintuple is in near-perfect condition, small blemish on rim of reverse is the only flaw i can see so very very happy with it!
  4. 3 points
    Vern

    Today I Received

    Some like the I. I do, all three of them!
  5. 2 points
    Jester

    Today I bought.....

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that... 1887 Double Florin w/ Roman "I" in date 1887 Proof Sixpence (Withdrawn Type) Shield & Garter Reverse Bookending my EVII Sixpences with this 1902
  6. 2 points
    vand

    Today I bought.....

    Are there any common or garden variety stackers still around? Or have you all progressed to slabbed numismatic collecting snobs? I only ask because, well because basic silver is very cheap at the moment, but judging by the posts on this thread nobody gets excited unless it comes in a case and has a mintage in single figures.. (I just bought my monthly 20-something ounces of boring silver FWIW).
  7. 1 point
    Bullionbilly

    Today I Received

    Really love the size of those 10oz qb's
  8. 1 point
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    Only 1 sov 😁 1890 Full Sov MS60
  9. 1 point
    augur

    Today I Received

    #30 on the 10g and the packaging does say dog, not monkey 🐒
  10. 1 point
    KDave

    Today I bought.....

    I missed the early dip in gold but I have bought a 1 oz gold unicorn from chards today. I have begun trading out of the Royal Mint Lunar series after the disaster that was the year of the dog design and buying the queens beasts instead. So far I have only had to give up a tiny amount of gain in terms of £ lost to sale and premium spread to do this, but I have been lucky with my timing, until today of course
  11. 1 point
    Jester

    Rwanda Lunar Dog silver proof or gold ?

    It'll do well if for no other reason than the FOMO disease (Fear Of Missing Out). Collectors, flippers, etc saw how well the Rooster did so they'll be plopping their money down so as to not miss out on another potential winner even if they don't particularly like the look of it...sad.
  12. 1 point
    a common phenomenon, the initial price rise as buyers are rushing to buy and supply is limited. Then more come onto the market and buyers disappear as their orders are filled. don't forget this is a long term game; the 1989 proof took a long time to really take off.
  13. 1 point
    The answer to your other question has arrived
  14. 1 point
    oliversw5

    Today I bought.....

    I actually want to add to that. Most people don't understand the psychology of buying and selling. There will be situations where you are a price taker and situations where you are a price giver. You want to be the latter when you come to sell. There are many methods you can use, I won't go into it too much because one day Ill put it into a book and sell my knowledge (thats what everyone else seems to do). I will give a scenario though, if you own high end coins if you go to an auction you are a price taker and its luck of the draw. If you have the network and you know your friends and other collectors you can become a price giver. People do business with their friends and as long as the price is fair you can dictate more, by doing this you make money by your knowledge and your skill set. Ill offer another example, if you have just pure bullion you are a price taker, there will be a market equilibrium (thats changes everyday) and you want to make sure you are under the curve when buying so that there is room to sell and make money. The higher your skill level the more potential money you can make.
  15. 1 point
    The thing is that most of the posts from long-timers on TSF revolve around graded and high premium stuff. I think there are a couple of reasons for this: 1. They have obviously been around for a long time and really know their stuff when it comes to numismatics. Most people, even most people who own PMs have next to no knowledge of this tiny segment of the market. 2. This may be a bit controversial, but I think there is some truth in it... Basically, silver bugs have been largely disappointed for a LONG time now. Bear market for 2011 to late 2015 and then bouncing around near this level for near 2 years since. During such bear markets you get a LOT of people falling by the wayside as they lose interest. This is what makes it a bear market. I think the people who are now into graded stuff have done it largely as a response to a long period of falling/low spot prices. Let's face it, if silver just went up and up for many years there would be much more interest and excitement about basic bullion silver and much less incentive to get everything slabbed as a way of maximizing premium.
  16. 1 point
    Oldun

    Today I bought.....

    Might be a good idea to start a new thread on bullion vs graded - the merits and demerits. It'd be a cracking thread I reckon.
  17. 1 point
    Thelonerangershorse

    Today I bought.....

    Bullion all the way, don't own anything graded.
  18. 1 point
    Roy

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    I do like to read all these posts! It appears that we can't ever win; the people, the government, the world itself is controlled by 'the elite'. This mysterious bunch of, allegedly, bankers and politicians and phenomenally successful businessmen who pull the strings. I'd like to join it. As me dear old dad used to say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em'. Does anyone have a referral link? Where do I send my Postal Order and SAE?
  19. 1 point
    Deputydog

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    Hi, I hope everybody is well. People should research chemtrails, governments all over the world are spraying the atmosphere with chemtrails by using converted planes. Chemtrails are fully of chemicals including aluminium and nano particles. Aluminium is a neuro toxin to humans, it kills micro biology, increases combustion of fire and some people believe that it is affecting the bee population. Nano particles are very much part of the AI agenda. The UN agenda 21 clearly sets out goals for reducing the population and also getting people to live in mega cities not the countryside. I say this to people and gets called a crackpot. The financial system is fixed so companies and rich people can make more money, maybe it's getting old but I do not believe the spin anymore and trust anything I am getting told. Hope I did not depress people too much with my rant. Deputydog
  20. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Another tier is on the way back to us @arcglide @breaktwister @metallica73 @MikeSol @BackyardBullion @arneth These are mostly the ones that were delayed from the start of July at Customs.
  21. 1 point
    sixgun

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    i had not bothered to look at the Sky propaganda piece. The videos or what i presume to be videos don't run for me. This is certainly propaganda. The BBC is bad but Sky news is blatant. Sky's investigative journalists don't tell the viewer that the stockpiles of gold from all around the world that are held in London are rapidly being drained, that the amount supposed to be held isn't. That unallocated gold accounts don't have any gold and probably never had any gold, the money was effectively stolen. It doesn't say how British industry was deliberately destroyed as part of the EU. That the fishing industry that fed the people was destroyed, how heavy industry was destroyed. They simply want to spin the data, misrepresent and lie to have people think staying in the EU is best. To imagine for one nanosecond that Europe and the UK would trade any differently is a joke. Yesterday i heard how if the UK wanted tariff free trading, which of course means tariff free for EU nations exporting to the UK, there has to be free movement of people. The two are completely unconnected. It is a complete lie. The whole thing is a massive deception. These politicians are liars and traitors. i would hang all of them for treason filthy lying scum.
  22. 1 point
    They are still new and are stored in tubes, you should expect them to have slight marks on them because they are bullion. What do you expect Atkinson's to do? Take photos of all the thousands of coins they have and list them separately on there site, im sorry but all this fuss for a tiny scratch on a bullion coin is nonsense.
  23. 1 point
    It's a tricky thing buying coins without seeing them first. I have always bought mine face to face, but it looks like I'll be using either Atkinsons, Chard or HGM soon and buying second hand coins online. does worry me a bit, but it just can't be helped. Do these second hand/secondary market dealers have a cut off point where a coin is too battered to sell? Sorry if this is a thread hijack, should probably open a new discussion!
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    vand

    When To switch from PMs to Stocks?

    The reason why I wanted to open this discussion is because PMs are the asset class that most negatively correlate with stocks. It makes sense when you consider the different and opposite nature of the two. Good times to hold PMs are generally bad times to hold stocks and vice versa. Making a fortune is hard; making a fortune and keeping it is even harder, and being in the right asset class to grow/preserve wealth is key to that.