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  1. 14 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    2018 proof sov back from NGC with perfect grade thanks @Numistacker 👍
  2. 13 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received

    Finally picked up the two lovely gold one - ouncers that I bought in the dip a few weeks ago. A 2017 eagle and a 2017 anniversary Britannia. Nice to contrast the colour and the designs, with the US eagle of course being 0.917. Sorry about the poorer photo of the Brit - but I am reluctant to take it out of its capsule. Regarding the designs; while the Eagle is very good (and with a big ounce you can see more of the finer details of the eagles nest and the White House ), it does make me appreciate that the Royal Mint here in the UK is willing to take some risks and plays with new tweaks to the designs on the front and back. Lets face it, we do grumble about the RM and pile into them when they get it spectacularly wrong (eg the 2018 lunar dog) but at least they take the risk. On the US side - i guess it would take another revolution to change the design. Maybe President Trump will order a new design - with the genius himself on both sides!? Anyway - back to the final gold coin - a cool pickup from a visit to the LCS when in the States, a 1923 Melbourne sovereign for the same premium as any other bullion. Not in pristine condition, but this was a pretty low mintage by 1920s standards so quite pleased with that. That one goes into the semi-numismatic pile of sovereigns😊. Also snagged a few of the annual silver 1 ounce designs - but my favourite by far is the Netherlands Lion restrike. I could only find the bullion version, but i see now what all the fuss is about....and i may need to track down a proof! Some nice 1990 Canadian maples in OMP - i do like the old maples, and these are in great shape. Maybe being in the wrapper prevents spotting ?
  3. 12 points
    Jay2

    Today I Received

    Late arrival of the 20% voucher, because I negotiated changing the 2018 sov to get their next bullion Veil Head sovereign that comes available. In the same shopping cart, to make full use of the voucher, were various silver things. One was this weirdly toned 5 Shillings. It's all iridescent teal and purple and burgundy in the hand. And my first old Head. After deductions, it cost me £227 total. It's a bit sharper in the hand. My old iPhone doesn't like to gmail me massive pictures. And a bit of bling sterling for under spot too, because why not. Nice voucher haul.
  4. 7 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    It’s up@sovtracker and others.. Mega video #3 Sovereigns + MegaCoin the unboxing starts videos in 4K all week! | Grading with thesilverforum.com
  5. 4 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now
  6. 4 points
    mr-dead

    Today I Received

    6 X 1kg Metalor bars from Arshimo, sequential serials too The pile of bars is growing slowly but surely.
  7. 3 points
    I just heard about this on the radio, and there are some really good references that I found after a cursory Google search, links are below. From today a business can no longer lawfully charge consumers paying by Debit, Credit or Charge card more. There could be many unintended consequences from this directive - most of which will hit the consumer. High card usage retailers, fuel, groceries, paypal. amazon already have the card processing fees absorbed into their pricing structure so no benefit for the consumer here. The high growth business Just Eat, had a card payment surcharge of 50p per order, which will now be replace by a 50p per order service charge, for all payment options. HMRC will no longer accept Credit card payments - very transparent and up front in my opinion. DVLA will no longer charge the £2.50 Credit card surcharge, with the resultant income shortfall estimated at £8.5m. (I'd imagine their processing costs will now escalate too as many more people will pay by Credit card). Of relevance to Silver Forum Members, Chards has been very clear on its position and will now cease accepting Credit card payments. Inflation has already got a grip, I can't think of a time where there have been so many and so large bubbles building (quietly, unnoticed, deliberately concealed) at the same time the economic squeeze on incomes seems to be biting harder. Will consumers find price increases acceptable? - Can businesses absorb yet another cost pressure? - because the easy way out here is to raise prices across the board. Are consumers strong enough to stop being taken for granted by the big firms? Will card processers lower their charges now that there will be more transactions and an economy of scale? Or will we all end up paying more......... https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/13/credit-card-surcharge-debit-ban https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/cards/2017/07/credit-debit-card-fees-to-be-banned https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/were-saying-no-to-bullion-by-credit-card/107
  8. 3 points
    offie

    Kookaburra photo thread...

    1994. 1oz. proof And the new 2018 Kookaburra.
  9. 3 points
    JunkBond

    stacking goals 2018

    Fill the tray with half sovs and start another, minimal silver just a few eagles (coz I like the design).
  10. 2 points
    WhiteCrow

    Im such a sucker for vintage

    Went in to my LCS today, 3 of the 5 pieces I picked are vintage and neat. Just figure I show them off. Top: 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Top Left: 2012 Canadian Maple Top Right: A Buffalo Round Bottom Left: The 1Oz Silver Bullet Bottom Right: Marilyn Monroe; American Folk Hero's Series
  11. 2 points
    Oldun

    £250 a month...

    If it is an emergency fund, then keep it in cash, surely ? You should always have 6 months’ worth of salary in cash for emergencies or “life events.” If you have that, then I would go with £50 cash, a half sov and the rest the cheapest uk silver coins you can get if you live in the uk.
  12. 2 points
    kugelblitz

    Today I Received

    And Now for Something Completely Different ( o )( o ) Libertad 2017 Kilo High Relief KG Proof (Reverse) and Prooflike (Obverese)
  13. 2 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Today I Received

    2018 1gram gold Panda ❤❤❤🐼🐼🐼👍👍👍👌👌👌 Awesome detail guys a must but!!!
  14. 1 point
    JunkBond

    £250 a month...

    I voted sovs but the reality is two half sovs at no extra premium. I currently have 18 months net income as fiat savings but 50% of that is slowly being converted to gold.
  15. 1 point
    fehk2001

    £250 a month...

    6 months is a bit tight , make it 9 months ( 100% wages before tax )
  16. 1 point
    Oldun

    £250 a month...

    Feel free to argue with a professional certified financial advisor then. 3:00 minute mark....2 months pay in a checking account and 3 months in a savings account.......but before that, clear all debt.
  17. 1 point
    PansPurse

    £250 a month...

    I'm going to call this out: that's enough for a deposit on a house! Declaring that everyone should have that at all times is pretty extreme IMHO. I appreciate having emergency funds is important (and if you're struggling to put any money aside, stacking may not be the best option) but it is really really hard to save money if you're on a lower income, especially if renting or living somewhere with a high cost of living.
  18. 1 point
    lol I thought the exact same thing, I think this is what Mr-Deads basement looks like
  19. 1 point
    i prefer the proof version. i cannot help thinking about my quilted shooting jacket when i see the sail.
  20. 1 point
    Shinus73

    silver Britannia 2018 ornate border

    Goldsilver.be and STG both have these now (on pre-sale).
  21. 1 point
    SilverRomantiX

    Panda Photo thread...

    Collection slowly growing 🐼🐼🐼👍👍👍
  22. 1 point
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received

    Not posted here before. Received today, bought impulsively (because of the price) on New Years Eve on eBay when auction ended, presumably when everybody was in the Pub as I paid much, much less than scrap value! Birmingham 1986, Padgett and Braham its a mighty fine Silver cigar box 8 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches in height, cedar wood lined and weighs a hefty 1155 grams. Love the motif on the lid. I estimate that this will weigh well in excess of 600 gram of .925 silver minus the cedar wood lining. Better still, its of quality manufacture and I can't wait to fill it up with bullion.
  23. 1 point
    PolarPanda

    Today I Received

    Egyptian Gods silver medals, thank you @Jester!
  24. 1 point
    fehk2001

    Royal Mint return policy?

    Dealer return to them they send them to you , keep trying until they found an owner who has a bad eye sight or overseas owner scare of return 9 out of 10 of my purchase have to exchange quite a few times , get used to these process
  25. 1 point
    Agpanda

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Save them and get full set of both graded and raw ones It is cheaper to buy them already graded, you never get the cost back Not even if they all get MS70, there are just to many already graded For example, there are about 265 000 pcs at NGC MS70 from 2016 alone If you buy an 2016 for 20$ and put 25$ in for grading, you are already in the minus a 2016 cost less than 40$ on ebay