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  1. 12 points
    morezone

    Recent forum down time

    The forum has had to be restored to a backup from Sunday due to issues with the database caused by Tapatalk. The Tapatalk module is being removed and will no longer be supported. Hopefully everything will be sorted within the next 24 hours.
  2. 8 points
    ChrisSIlver

    Recent forum down time

    The above is the extract from my newsletter email updating everyone of the situation. Those of you who are not on the forum newsletter you may wish to subscribe to be the first to be kept up to date with whats going on on the forums, please find the newsletter subscription link in the forum sidebar (when browsing on a desktop computer)
  3. 7 points
    Ojay45

    Today I Received.....

    I got theses today and see the 1979 has a crack in the date i payed as a bullion pick coin, and got this young head looks ex mount the front,But the back didn’t seem to have the circle.
  4. 6 points
    PansPurse

    Today I Received.....

    My pickings from the eBay 15% off
  5. 6 points
    ChrisSIlver

    Recent forum down time

    Thanks Morezone. I will send out a full email update to everyone on the newsletter and also post in this topic once I can confirm that the issue has been 100% rectified and won't happen again. For the moment be aware any topics / replies posted now may be deleted as we may (but hopefully won't) have to do another restore.
  6. 5 points
    Bullionaire

    Today I Received.....

    My under-spot sovereign from the ebay 15% offer. Only got it today, so it took a few days longer than other's on here to arrive. It's a 1981 in decent nick. Hardly any signs of wear or handling. No natural light here at the minute so sorry for the dark pic!
  7. 5 points
    Silvergun

    Today I Received.....

    An 1876 Bullion full sovereign.
  8. 3 points
    Roy

    Welfare 'state'

    10.22 AM
  9. 3 points
    These vintage dragon coin has many varieties the coin looks better in person , I have posted the group order on Monday there should be some feeback soon @AlphaBeast @sovereignsteve @morezone Added 0 minutes later...
  10. 3 points
    creative

    Ebay 15% off

    My eBay purchase came today. Very happy with my BullionByPost random year purchase. As above, it came in a capsule. (Also very happy with the World Cup win year)
  11. 3 points
    It's mostly your fault it keeps growing stop putting out interesting youtube content dammit. For the sake of the forum!
  12. 3 points
    I sent out a reminder to a lot of people on Monday morning about payment for the 100g bars If you did not get a message and have already reserved a bar just let me know as the forum has been reset to Sunday night. Incidentally - if you were looking for any better reason to support the forum then this is it - the forum is constantly growing and the pressures that go along with this will also grow. Buying these bars will help support the forum and keep things running as smoothly as possible!
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Noh ,s Fooking Ark , We get enough Fooking rain in the North East of England to Float several of these Fooker,s !!! Sorry had a Few Vodka,s today, celebrating spending all me Fooking wages on Coins. However " I Love Coins Me !!!! "
  15. 2 points
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Unknowingly taking advantage of the lowest spot price for gold this week...just received two lucky dip Gold Sovereigns! A rather well worn 1907 Edward VII Gold Sovereign. Didn’t have this one yet... And adding to my other two, another 1957 QE2 Gold Sovereign...
  16. 1 point
    Looks great imo. https://monumentmetals.com/south-korean-2018-silver-canis.html
  17. 1 point
    Lunar takes time to go up as usual and we are having a quiet year in coin market many silver / gold coins aren’t selling well also 33k mintage doesn’t mean they will make 33k all in one go Australian lunar mouse takes a while to go up royal mint 2014 horse was around 13 pounds when I buy them but I have sold one a few days ago for 28.99 so probably these will take a while to take off perhaps 3rd 4th coin ?
  18. 1 point
    Received mine today! Love it! Finish is immaculate as well! Looking forward to the rest of the series!
  19. 1 point
    NRSovereign

    Today I bought.....

    1/4 queens beast dragon for unborn daughters set
  20. 1 point
    Hi @BackyardBullion, the 2018 Austrian Silver Philharmonics are listed as quantity 16 totaling 15oz....... I hope this isn't the one oz that breaks your infamous table 😛
  21. 1 point
    Blockhead

    Today I Received.....

    Picked up an ms69 Chinese Panda. Except it has a big red spot on it (and a few smaller ones not easily visible). Very disappointed as was hoping to collect these for my own enjoyment rather than as a strictly investment reason. Might have a rethink on the whole idea now. I see @mickd has similar problems...
  22. 1 point
    Perhaps I should have phrased it more like, "when you order silver and the number of Oz's is a date from the 20th century!" Next group order I predict we will venture into the future!
  23. 1 point
    Money2Metal

    WHEN SILVER/GOLD BECOMES ART

    I saw this in a pawnshops window yesterday and fell in love with it. There is one downside when 'stacking' is that you look at everything on it's silver value. This only weighs around 20g and I thought that the £34 tag was a little expensive... but I got it anyway!
  24. 1 point
    We are done That means.......
  25. 1 point
    GrahamDiamond

    Silver coins you don't like.

    The RM Churn out lots of Crappy Silver one ounce Sh--e coins every year, too many to single out apart from that Fooking Dog, made in Gold and Silver, Fooking Terrible design, who designed it ???? piece of Sh--e !! Only saying Like !!
  26. 1 point
    Bullionaire

    Silver coins you don't like.

    Agree 100%. The older portrait they had looked great, the new one looks like dame Edna Everage! I have been put off buying these coins until they change the portrait again, which sadly probably won't happen until queenie pops her clogs
  27. 1 point
    jultorsk

    QUEENS BEAST MINTAGE

    No worries, and welcome to the forum 😊
  28. 1 point
    SILVERFINGER

    Today I Received.....

    This is for @caloundracats , this also arrived today, the wife bought me as a present to read while I am incapacitated, I am really pleased with it, to say its this years, A4 sized, 220 pages and full of photographs and all this for only £7 from Amazon ( think its worth more than double this) , infact it says in the back 'published by Amazon' which I wasnt aware they did, it shows many coins and their mintage if known some older ones too, he goes into all aspects of collecting and stacking, he briefly covers silver bars but this is more coin orientated, he talks about all the naughtys that JP Morgan have done and others names connected with silver. It might not be for the more advanced collecter/stackers out there, but is superb reading for the new to experienced stackers like me. Wonder if the author is on this forum I really hope he writes more books, one on silver bars would be great. Pictured below is one of the first ever automatic pistols designed and made, the Belgian FN Browning model 1900, in .32 ACP / 7.65mm, this gun the 1st pattern and made in 1906 (later guns just had FN on the grips). Another one of John Brownings designs it was his first ever automatic pistol that he designed and sold to Fabrique National, he also designed the .32 ACP cartridge to go with this gun and this was the first to use it. The gun had some quite unique features for its time and still today, despite being a large gun the ammo capacity is only 7 rounds, this is due to the recoil spring being on top of the barrel instead of below or around the barrel itself, also worthy of note is the sights, unless the gun is cocked and ready to fire a small bar pops up blocking your ability to aim, this can also be felt in the dark as an indication of whether or not your gun was ready to fire. The gun was used by many countrys by their police and later by the military as trench sweepers during WW1, females were catered for again, being able to defend themselves when travelling the wild areas of the world like Africa and Australia was important, there was two grades of purse holsters available, one was sequinned and the other (shown here) which I think was made of nubuck. A woman called Fanny Kaplin used one of these guns to try and assasinate Lenin, one of the bullets remained lodged in his body and it wasnt possible to remove it and it was said that this was what made him increasingly ill until his death. The gun was produced from 1900 - 1911.
  29. 1 point
    RichmondStacker

    1.74 million gold piece! WOW!

    That’s pretty close to Atkinsons price over spot.
  30. 1 point
    JunkBond

    Grading Beasts

    • Uncirculated (MS-60, 61, 62): An uncirculated coin with noticeable deficiencies, generally either an overabundance of bagmarks, a poor strike, or poor luster. Although most price guides will give a price for coins in MS-60 condition, in many cases this is a very unusual grade, with typical uncirculated pieces often grading somewhere in the MS-62 to MS-64 range depending on the series. • Select Uncirculated (MS-63): An uncirculated coin with fewer deficiencies than coins in lower uncirculated grades. In general, this will be an uncirculated coin with relatively ordinary eye appeal. Select Uncirculated is sometimes used to refer to a coin grading MS-62. • Choice Uncirculated (MS-64): An uncirculated coin with moderate distracting marks or deficiencies. These coins generally have average to above average eye appeal. Choice Uncirculated is sometimes used to refer to a coin grading MS-63. • Gem Uncirculated (MS-65, 66): An uncirculated coin with only minor distracting marks or imperfections. At this point, mint luster is expected to be full, although toning is quite acceptable. • Superb Gem Uncirculated (MS-67, 68, 69): An uncirculated coin with only the slightest distracting marks or imperfections. Toning is still quite acceptable and in these grades will usually be pleasing. Many circulating coins even of relatively recent dates are quite rare in such lofty grades, although modern bullion coins and commemoratives are often found in grades as high as MS-69. • Perfect Uncirculated (MS-70): An utterly flawless coin.
  31. 1 point
    MancunianStacker

    UK pensions

    Hi guys, I’m a Diploma qualified financial adviser and all of the great tax relief is “true” but it all boils down to the Govt in charge at any one time. I did a YouTube Video probably 3 years ago about Hungary. It was in January I think. Anyway, the mainstream media didn’t report it, only Euronews on Sky! So, in Hungary they bailed-in everyone’s Private pension schemes because there was a state pension crisis and the Govt was struggling to pay State pensions. This article is a little out of date but most governments are “at it” - https://www.rosaltmann.com/Polishpensionconfiscation22Feb2014docx/ Hungary did it again years later! The UK government could pull this stroke at any time! I’m enrolled in my company pension an have done so in the past but property and gold are my main retirement investments. It’s harder to confiscate but still not impossible I suppose. There is a good reason I’m not advising on Pensions and Investments anymore guys. I only help people save money on mortgages and protect their familie nowadays, I can’t continue the B.S!!! I’ve woken up. Companies are over valued and bonds are too. The whole system is a Ponzi scheme. It’s debt based and we need to have assets outside in case things go belly up! So I’m not saying don’t have a pension or an ISA etc but know it’s all traceable and could be nationalised without notice. If they did it to you what would / could you do???? If Corbyn gets in power I can see this happening in the first 4 years. By the way, I’ve been taking and re-taking Chartered Insurance Institute exams since 1999 and at no point do they mention gold and real money. I feel I was professionally brainwashed by the financial institutions behind the CII. These are the financial advisers telling you about the tax relief on pensions. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is!!!! The fact that all central banks hold gold, it proves its value and at the best of the day it’s how a currency is valued no matter what they tell you. Look at Venezuela looking to put some gold behind their currency again to stabilise it. Mark Twain said something like. You should be more concerned about the return OF your capital rather than the return ON your capital. Paper investments are exactly that. It looks good on paper.
  32. 1 point
    mr-dead

    A proper silver bar

    Forget your 10oz Gairsoppa shipwreck bars, this is the real deal. 1041.1 oz (32.38kg) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SS-Gairsoppa-Silver-Ingot-Shipwreck-Silver-Very-Rare/263864592096?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 If I had a little more tinder I would consider this. Dont forget to get your £50 off with the current ebay code
  33. 1 point
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Also, received two Gold Sovereigns from @TheCoinConnection, to add to my 2018 collection! Excellent service and superb condition Sovereigns! A 2018 Celebration Gold Sovereign Struck on the Day HRH Prince George 5th Birthday plus COA having the printed “650” mintage error. Photos taken from two vantages to show off details. And an awesome 2018 Piedfort Gold Sovereign Proof with an extremely low numbered COA. Photos taken from two vantages to show off details.
  34. 1 point
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Received a diverse little bit of gold over the past couple of days...Two 1950 Saudi Arabia Gold One Guinea (AU/BU). And a beautiful 2017 Mexico 1/2 oz Proof Gold Libertad with limited mintage of 700. Photos taken from two vantages to show off details.
  35. 1 point
    Goldfever

    Today I Received.....

    Couldn't wait for postie to arrive today, I did a wee bit of spending over the last couple of days, here's the spoils ... Big thanks to Goldmick for the 1/10oz Britannia Proof, I love it, so crisp, clean and cute. I also couldn't resist another HGM bullion lucky dip, it's kind of addictive not knowing what you're going to get, very pleased with the delivery.
  36. 1 point
    Mark10110

    End game / why stack / why collect

    Why do people stack. My story is a bit sad but I am happy to share. It comes from my lowest moment in life, I was trying to learn a trade so I volunteered 4 days a week with the local council as a Plumbing Volunteer on a government "switch program" where you work for free and the business pays your college for your qualifications. I worked the remaining 3 days at Asda stacking shelves living alone in a 1 bedroom flat struggling to keep my head above water financially. I remember it being Wednesday 2 days before my Asda payday and I was on the bus home and I noticed I had £5 in my back pocket and became overcome with glee as I realised I could treat myself! I got myself Fish Chips peas and Gravy walked home looking forwards to a rare treat. I got into my flat hit the light switch and it didn't come on. This is when I suddenly realised that £5 was for electric. I remember eating it in the window using the streetlight to see what I was eating as I cried as a 27 year old man. I never felt so low and disappointed in my life and wondered if it was even worth all this effort I was putting in. It was in that moment I decided I would do something when I got my career to secure my future financially. Today I am a Gas engineer for Britain's biggest Gas industry. I will carry that moment with me forever.
  37. 1 point
    Dear members, it has come to my attention that the banned member @shamriKisob had sent some members suspicious private messages about a fantastic business opportunity, I suspect that opportunity was likely less than fantastic. If you get any suspicious private messages from new members please do not reply, but instead hit the report button, all private messages that are reported allow the moderators to see the conversation (otherwise PMs remain private and we can't see) this will bring any suspicious new members onto our radar and we will keep an eye out on them, or possibly disable their private messaging abilities. Please note that having premium or gold premium membership does not necessarily guarantee a members honesty, please also pay attention to the members join date and how active they have been on the forums. I am considering a new membership tier for premium or gold premium members to upgrade to which will only be available for long standing premium and gold premium members who have shown credibility and dedication to the community over the years. I am just trying to think about what other benefits such a membership level could also include to make it worthwhile, any suggestions please PM me. Many thanks to all members who make this forum great, both premium and gold premium members as well as all of our standard members, and hopefully we can keep all scammers well away from our community.
  38. 1 point
    mr1030

    Today I bought.....

    1/4 oz gold QB Griffin.
  39. 1 point
    Cointreau

    Today I bought.....

    During the week, I bought two more gold sovs from HGM. 1906 and 1981. I think I 've got over 50 sovs now.
  40. 1 point
    Panda82

    Today I bought.....

    New to the panda family , thanks @Numistacker for bringing them across the pond
  41. 0 points
    Hi @Blockhead, just got back on myself. My NGC slabs aren't nearly as bad but some have bad milk spots (but to be fair to sellers some of them were mentioned). Canadian coins are bad but also philharmonics and Somalian elephants. Certainly changed my strategy going forwards. Added 0 minutes later... Aye, see it, just like my eagles.