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  1. 9 points
    Gildeon

    Today I Received.....

    Last coin for me and first in the Series I has arrived. Happy to have my first Lunar series completed, soon the Pig will close the Lunar II as well.
  2. 8 points
    jonrms

    GBP Plunges.

    🤔🤔🤔 this is a serious coin flip. My view has always been in life, expect the worst case scenario and be grateful if your wrong. These are for things I have no control over. When I broke my lumbar spine, and pelvic, and coxyx I was told I would never walk again. Immediately after being told this, I asked a older man in a bed next to me for his walking stick, after being refused one from my surgeon and friend. I got up HOURS after the first of a few surgerys and grabbed my line feed, I walked out the hspt and had a cigarette to the dismay of my friend/surgeon. Although he was right which he knew on another thing. I was told I would be very ill or collapse if I smoked. I had 2 puffs and I knew that was it. I can walk, yes only small distances. But I can. Hoorah!
  3. 6 points
    flim

    Today I Received.....

    got it today
  4. 4 points
    Pete

    Brexit status ...

    Having listened to many interviews today on both the BBC and Sky I despair. I don't like the thought of handing the keys over to Brussels, paying them £40 billion and being dictated to by the bureaucrats that found a trump card using the Irish border that accounts for about 0.2% of UK trade. We should take the route of the hard Brexit and quit completely in March next year. Before the deadline, Audi VW, BMW, Bosch et al will be lobbying their government for a free trade deal, as will the Italian Prosseco producers, the French wine producers and the Spanish fruit & vegetable producers. We can sit back and wait a few days then when the politicians wake up to the fact that we are not a soft touch, aren't handing over £40 billion to support a failing project, deals will be struck. As for charging import duties on goods crossing the channel - this doesn't need to happen as this decision will be made by us or the EU according to who burns tyres in the streets. Has anyone heard from the EU as to how they will survive the loss of the UK's contribution ? Bet they are counting on this income for a few more years to bail out Greece and maybe Italy next ? We have a tremendously strong negotiating hand but it looks as if the cracks in our government and the idiots in opposition are playing right into the hands of the EU who are simply waiting and watching our internal self destruction.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    Abyss

    Today I Received.....

    Received two packages today one from @BackyardBullion acting intermediary for the sale of 1 oz Gold Queens Beast Lion coin between @Bizzle and myself. BYB packaging as always excellent. The last 1 oz Gold Lion I was after helped me to complete stack of 10. The European Mint delivered the last shipment of 1 oz Gold Queens Beast Coins the set Bull. European Mint communication and packaging has been excellent. My stack gold now complete until next QB 1 oz Gold release. Collected 10x of each 1 oz QB Gold coin. Going into private non-banking related safety deposit box but it will be a real shame when I don't have them nearby to hand any longer.
  7. 3 points
    Oldun

    All gone Pete Tong

    May is surely done. Replacement takes a week or three. Start brexit again. If this happens it will be a hard brexit and the best for the long term future economics of The UK.
  8. 3 points
    Thelonerangershorse

    **NOVEMBER** Group order

    Why does the phrase "Herding Cats" keep coming to mind?
  9. 3 points
    MancunianStacker

    Brexit status ...

    I’m borderline never voting again. The only option was hard brexit 2 years ago! We should have ripped off the plaster quickly and left them in total shock and despair instead they have had two years! Spineless politicians! I feel we need a totally new kind of political system but unless we get a hard brexit we probably won’t be able to make such a change. This is that important!
  10. 3 points
    MickB

    Today I Received.....

    Today in the post came a 1939 Canadian silver dollar along with the Route 66 presentation box from @Alun. I'm well impressed with the box, looks great
  11. 3 points
    lubi29

    Today I Received.....

    Not Snowman but proper beef steak 2oz Ox S1 proof , can't ask for more .
  12. 3 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    Thank you very much @Numistacker for the opportunity of winning the Special 10,000 subscribers N- NHS Coin. And well done on the 10,000 Subscribers. I guess all Silver Forum members are more than familiar with Numistacker’s video channel, but any new members or those stumbling upon this post, I would urge you all to Checkout this invaluable resource: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCw_KDG0xJX-iHSYZY2Tgkbg
  13. 3 points
    Shinus73

    Today I Received.....

    2016 plain fields Britannia
  14. 3 points
    JCRJM

    Today I Received.....

    😍😍😍 Just to add ive wanted this coin since I joined the forum and seen @augur old profile picture! with thanks to @Marc for being a top guy 👍🏻
  15. 2 points
    Mike

    Gold Proof Sovereigns

    I’ve seen that the Royal Mint offer limited edition proof sovereigns at significant margins over spot/bullion coin price. Is there any advantage in these? They always seem to sell out quickly and yet I see them being traded on Chards / Bullion by Post and they don;t seem to have the same premium? Any views gratefully received (BTW. -love the site, signed up as a premium member just to keep it going)
  16. 2 points
    Gildeon

    American Gold 1$ 1873

    Just won this in an auction. Not very familiar with so old and small gold coins, so I would appreciate your opinion. What should I do with it? Keep it or sell it? Grade it or not? Any suggestions or more info are welcomed.
  17. 2 points
    Oldun

    GBP Plunges.

    May is dead in the water and should/will be gone in a matter of a few weeks in my opinion, replaced by someone with the guts to honour the decision of the people and the referendum and tell the eurocrats to piss off regardless of the short term pain that will bring to the country.
  18. 2 points
    KDave

    Brexit status ...

    If we stay in the EU then all it means is things will have to continue to get worse before they get better but eventually it will get better. The cure is often more of the same, high prices are cure to high prices and all of that. The same applies to politics, in particular the ideology of Globalism for lack of a better label. The elite few benefit from it, but the many who work and can vote do not and that is the key. All globalism does for the many is suppress wages, for the workers it is ruinous and pulls up the ladder for anyone trying to improve their lot. Minimum wage has become the ceiling rather than the floor. For professional skilled types their income is lower for the same reason, competition with people who will do the job cheaper - the ladder for many of them has been pulled up too, careers once the path to the middle class are now just a way to get by. Not many years ago most people in the UK described themselves as middle class. The middle class probably won't exist in a few decades if things continue like they are. The last time the middle class was wiped out economically like this was during the great depression and the decades that followed saw political change the like that had not been seen since the French revolution, shortly followed by wars the like that has never been seen in human history. Good times ahead if history rhymes I guess. I am not worried too much though. People are sick and tired of Globalism and despite every indication the people in charge keep trying to push more of it on us, Merkel, May, Macron - people are rejecting it. Nationalism is on the rise as a response. We could do with someone like Trump, a nationalist, looking out for his own country, not someone tied to the mast of an ideology that doesn't work in the real world. The US does generally lead the way culturally. More globalism is the cure to globalism, just give it a few more years.
  19. 2 points
    As i mentioned earlier today in another thread (@NRSovereign, @MickB), its often customary (indian heritage) to receive gold (jewellry and coins) during weddings or birth of children. Some of the gold received is often in the style of sovereign coins but are not actually real sovereigns, just gold copies. The reason is people just buy for the gold weight, they dont know or care that it is in the form of a sovereign look. Here is a selection of such coins we have received as gifts. They have been verified as real gold by a jeweller friend of ours. Also ive put a photo of a Full Arabic guinea we received for your interest. Coins are shown in order of weight Top ~1g (1/8 sov) 2nd row ~2g (1/4 sov) 3rd row ~4g (1/2 sov) Bottom ~8g (full sov)
  20. 2 points
    Alun

    Today I Received.....

    Thanks to @ilovesilverireallydo for most of this weight. Good looking bars 👍👍
  21. 2 points
    Deputydog

    You know what grinds my gears?

    Hi, cafes giving you a cup with a stupid small handle, ruins the joy of drinking tea. Deputydog
  22. 2 points
    Since when were Kangaroos, Philharmonics better quality silver? Agreed Maples are 9999 but this has never figured in prices paid. There is way too much talk about CGT here - i don't believe anyone has ever paid CGT on their coins on the silver forum. In my view no-one here should be paying - there are ways around it. Who knows what is sold in private sales - i only would ever be selling 'Britannias' - don't need to declare those. i wish Britannias had the different designs on the BU coins - this would be a big plus. Kangaroos are in my mind one of the nastiest looking coins out. Maples are virtually guaranteed to spot but are good silver and you should pay prices that match their spottiness. Philharmonics - good silver but again boring same old same old design which might spot. i would possibly say the Britannia is the best of the bunch.
  23. 2 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    Congratulations on coin @JCRJM! The 1989 sovereign is an absolute stunner. In the meantime I received a coin half the face value but double the weight.
  24. 2 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received.....

    And a nice scene reminiscent of real life in Southern Africa - 4 lions chasing a Springbok , all safely tucked up in their Apmex bags mind you , so i reckon the antelope will survive 😊. Those shiny Chad lions were on my “ 2018 must have “ silver coin list - a great image. Will need to get them out of their bags to see how clean the fields are - as there is a lot of surface where marks can occur. Wish me luck.
  25. 2 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received.....

    Two very small Mexican gold coins (2018 1/10 BU Libertads) and for contrast - a stunning 2 ounce silver Mexican mint aztec calendar. Then a 1 ounce QB Griffin - in platinum. Probably not getting all of them in platinum, but this design is very striking in it.