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ChrisSIlver

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    ChrisSIlver reacted to HighlandTiger in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    I had already done both..........but that was before a post written in May was brought up and commented on. But as i said to Chris, I will refrain from commenting on any Buckingham collection threads, unless my name is mentioned, then out of courtesy to that person I will reply. As I have done here.  . 
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to MHoppy in Today I Received.....   
    @ChrisSIlver Thankyou! Winner winner chicken dinner

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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Fastnick in Buckingham Collection - Sneaky   
    If this topic gets out of control it will be locked. Please do not make any personal remarks about other members, abusive remarks are strictly not in the spirit of the forum and you risk repercussions against your account status. Please refer to the forum guidelines.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in Sovereigns from the Buckingham Collection   
    If this topic gets out of control it will be locked. Please do not make any personal remarks about other members, abusive remarks are strictly not in the spirit of the forum and you risk repercussions against your account status. Please refer to the forum guidelines.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to 5huggy in Buckingham Collection - Sneaky   
    Please for the sake of decorum! - this is NOT a "SILVER FORUM " issue - its a private issue  please take it to that STATUS  on behalf of All members IMHO what do you think @ChrisSIlver
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to Tickety in Bars Photo Thread...   
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to Lr103 in 2010 Proof Sovereign Priced Below Spot   
    2010 Proof Full Sovereign with box and COA
    This coin is being offered as bullion below the spot price of gold due to spots on the surface (see pictures).
    Price $340 delivered within the US.  International postage add $10.
    This purchase might also qualify for $5 cash back from the Silver Forum if it is one of the 1st 10 sales in August!



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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in Please read: Commenting in sales topics - no unsolicited posts   
    Just to catch up on this, there have been a number of posts recently where other members are jumping on other peoples sales topics. For example a member lists an item for sale, and someone posts in that topic something like "you can get this cheaper from this place" or "that is too expensive", firstly sabotaging other peoples sales topics isn't allowed, and secondly some of these statements have found to be factually inaccurate, for example when adding on shipping costs to the buyers country have been found to be more expensive for the buyer.

    If you are not an interested party in the topic then please do not post in these for sale topics. These types of posts are unsolicited. 

    Obviously wanted topics are different, wanted posts are for when a member is looking to buy an item, in these topics you can link the member to different dealers, or to message them if you have that item for sale, or know someone who is looking to sell that item etc.
    To sellers: Please report unwanted, unrelated or unsolicited posts in your sales topics using the report button and they can be removed to tidy up your sale topic.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from 5huggy in USA gold   
    Hi @Kinglee85 , thank you for listing an item for sale.

    I have moved your item to the trade section. As per forum rules please can you state an asking price. Many thanks.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from LaurenceB in Seeking knowledge through others.   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum  
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in 100g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Join me at 5pm today as we do the first video reveal of these 100g bars in a YouTube live chat premiere. 
    Feel free to drop in and say hi and ask any questions you have about the 100g bars. 
    @5huggy If you are around again to act as a chat moderator that would be great
    If there are any other members out there who would like to act as a moderator for the live chat then please message me!
    We will talk about the mintage and why we have reduced it. 
    Its also great to see the progression of these bars over the last 3 years!
     
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sovereignsteve in How to download the TSF web app (Apple IOS)   
    First the bad news: Apple do not currently support web notifications in Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) however, hopefully and most likely, they will do sometime in the future. I believe (although can't confirm, as I don't have an Android phone) that web notifications are possible on an Android device, so if you are adding the TSF web app to an android phone you may be able to get notifications from TSF sent directly to your phone. 

    The web app is however very useful on IOS to access TSF and it will also remember your last page you were on, as well as keep you signed in.

    Steps to add The Silver Forum web app.

    1. Open up the forum website in your Safari browser, then click the icon shown in the screen shot below.




    2. Scroll across and find "Add to Home Screen" and then press it


     
    3. Press Add


     
    4. The TSF web app will be saved to your home screen



     
    5. Click on the TSF app, the first time you click it you will be taken to the login page and asked to login, Sign in. 





    You now have a full screen app and will be logged in anytime you click the TSF web app. Now each time you open the app again you will be taken to the last page you were on. You can go to the main forum home page anytime by clicking on the forum logo.


     
     
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Steedg in Newbie   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum  
    As they are basically destroyed anyway, it wouldn't hurt to do an acid test on them. Would be an interesting experiment and you will be able to easily see if they are real or not. My presumption would be that the brass coloured one is plated in silver but inside is some other composite base metal. 
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to Roy in Today I bought.....   
    I'll start a new thread 😊
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Serendipity in Deletion or Editing of posts on the forum.   
    Firstly I would like to state that posts being edited or deleted is an extremely, extremely rare occurrence. And the majority of members have never had any of their content edited whatsoever and will be completely unaware of what this topic is referring to.

    In general the forum supports an open place to discuss and debate different points of views amongst a wide range of subjects where freedom of speech is welcomed. For example, we take no bias towards any precious metals dealers.

    However, any posts that seem to be abusive, may be seen as bullying in nature, contain swear words or inappropriate words, racism or simply those that the deemed not in the spirit of the forum community may be edited or deleted. In reality the amount of posts that may be edited is extremely extremely small, at the time of writing there are nearly 230,000 forum posts and only a few of those have ever been removed, most if not all edits are to remove inappropriate words from a members post and to make it clean.

    We have also locked topics in the past when healthy debates spiral out of control and become confrontational and personal fights. The forum is not a platform for this, and we kindly ask for all members to respect each other even if views or opinions may be opposing.

    I would like to thank the members of the community here for supporting the forum, who has shown respect to their other fellow members and for insightful and interesting posts and debates on the forum, as well as helping others by sharing their knowledge about our hobby and sharing useful information about non precious metal related topics unconditionally.

    We are a community here with a shared interest in a common hobby, and we try to help each other. However from time to time a few outliers may appear, those who wish to destroy what we have all worked so hard here together to build.

    Out of nearly 5000 members there have only been less than a few members of the forum that I have had to message about their conduct.

    My goal is the long term survival of the forum as an entity and to protect our community of precious metals collectors and investors. The dream is to create the worlds best and largest platform for precious metals enthusiasts.

    Any topics that I deem to be detrimental to the forum and community’s long term survival and growth, will be removed.

    If you have a genuine issue or concern about the forum, or a forum moderator please private message me. If you have a suggestion on how you believe the forum can be improved, please do not hesitate to send me a private message. I am always open to suggestions on how we can improve the forum and open to improving it for the greater good.

    Lastly I would like to once again thank all contributing members of The Silver Forum and our community here, not just those who support the forum financially with premium membership, but all members of the community here who contribute someway to the forum, whether through posing insightful posts, helping to moderate spam, or simply by being a member here. Though I would like to state that the forum membership does greatly help the forum to maintain itself as it grows and becomes ever more dependant on larger resources, so a big thanks to those who also support with premium membership. We are all a community here.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in 100g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Hello everyone. @ChrisSIlver and I are very happy to announce the official reveal of the 2019 100g Silver Forum Bars!
    We have been working on the design year upon year and we have evolved the design one step further to incorporate an all in one "2019" year date stamp. 
    These bars are all hand poured, stamped and finished by myself meaning each and every bar is unique in some way. The weights will vary bar to bar (although none less than 100g) and the cooling patterns of the silver will also be unique and different for each one. Even the stamping (again done by hand) is different bar to bar.
    The allure of hand poured silver is growing stronger month by month and these bars are a brilliant way to start collecting hand poured silver and at the same time supporting the forum and my own business too!

    There are a lot of different aspects to tell you about so I have split this post up into various sections, hopefully this will cover most of your questions but if there is something I have not covered then please feel free to get in touch or comment on this thread. 
    What are The Silver Forum Bars all about?
    The Silver Forum Bars (in all their sizes) have been created as a way to draw the silver forum community together but also as a fundraising and brand awareness raising exercise. Proceeds from the sales of these bars help keep the forum running in the way we have become accustomed to. Silver Premium and Gold Premium and now Platinum memberships go a long way to helping the running of the forum and to help keep the membership prices as low as practical, The Silver Forum Bars we make help a lot. 
    Also, it is about raising the brand awareness of the forum and to encourage new people to join the forum and to make standard members think about supporting the forum by upgrading their membership or simply supporting the forum on a one off basis. 
    Hallmarking
    As with all of my Hand Poured Silver products these bars will be Assay Tested and Hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office. 
    These bars are hallmarked with a 2mm sized mark - it is a larger and more expensive mark than normal but it really shows off the beauty of the Edinburgh Assay Office's work. 
    Hallmarking is a very good addition to any poured silver. It is your guarantee that these bars are indeed 999 fine silver and made by me in 2019.
    If anyone wants to find out more about hallmarking please feel free to get in touch!
    Schedule, production and delivery
    These 100g Bars are currently with the Edinburgh Assay Office for hallmarking and I anticipate that they will be back with me in Week Commencing 26th August. 
    So I am going to aim for a general release date of  2nd September 2019. 
    MINTAGE (PLEASE READ)- REDUCED MINTAGE FOR 2019
    Many of you already know about my businesses VAT situation. We are currently NO LONGER registered for VAT. This comes with turnover restrictions for our business. We are very busy at the moment and we also have plans for other fun projects and pieces for The Silver Forum before the end of the year. So in order to not exceed our turnover restrictions annually we have taken the big decision to reduce the mintage of these 100g bars. 
    So, the mintage for 2019 will be 100 bars
    This mintage is set and will not change.
    Serial Number reservations
    With the reduction in total mintage comes an issue with serial number reservations. 
    Traditionally members have been able to reserve their existing serial numbers from previous years. With the reduction in mintage forum members with serial numbers 101 to 150 will not have this option as those numbers will not exist. 
    We have given a great deal of thought to how we are going to proceed with this - and the ultimate problem is we are not going to make everybody happy. 
    But we believe that the following is the best way to go about the release and reservations:
    If you own a bar with a serial number between 1 and 99 (bar number 100 is reserved for a charity raffle) then you will be able to reserve your existing bar.  If you wish to reserve that number you need to do so BEFORE 2nd September. You also need to pay for your bar before 2nd September! If you own a bar with a serial number 101 - 150 and wish to purchase a bar for 2019 you will be placed on a waiting list for bars that go unclaimed by previous owners.  Members who do not own bars from 2018 will also be able to put their name down on the waiting list. However, members who own a bar from 2018 will have priority over those that do not.  After 2nd September we will know how many bars are still available.  We will then communicate a fair and open way to decide who gets what bar on a first come first served basis with priority given to previous owners from 2018. How this will work and when we will do it will be decided in the week commencing 2nd September.  To formally join the waiting list all you need to do is comment on this thread or drop me a PM that you wish to have a bar. 
    I hope that all makes sense. In summary, you have until 2nd September to reserve and/or pay for your existing serial numbers if you already own them. 
    Prices are set as follows
    Standard or Non member price - £82.50 per bar
    Silver Premium member price - £77.50 per bar
    Gold & Platinum member price - £72.50 per bar
    UK Postage: +£3.50 or free for 2+ Bars
    International postage: +£10 tracked for 1 bar or free for 2+ bars
    Forum membership and pricing 
    As you can see there are some very good savings to be had for upgrading your membership - so take a look at the benefits that are available for premium and gold premium members today!
     
     
    A few notes on pricing
    These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support the Backyard Bullion business, my brand and most importantly, The Silver Forum. As I said earlier, proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. 
    Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. 
    The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of the hallmark.
    Payment Information
    To secure the reservation of your bars and serial numbers you will need to pay me before 2nd September 2019
    If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM and I will then reply with the payment information.
    Payment will be via Banks Transfer or PayPal. We can accept other forms of payment too, just ask if you would like to find out more. 
    Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. 
    Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2005 GOLD SOVEREIGNS +5GRAM BAR   
    If you press the edit button on your first post you can then change the prefix to "withdrawn" (if you need any help please let me know)

    We are currently working on a new button to make it easier to mark sales listings as sold or withdrawn and hoping to have something up within the coming weeks to make it easier for everyone. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    Congratulations, you are the winner! Please PM me your address! You win 2x coins as @Tickety donated his winning prize to this draw! A big congratulations to you
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from SergioSena in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    Congratulations, you are the winner! Please PM me your address! You win 2x coins as @Tickety donated his winning prize to this draw! A big congratulations to you
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from augur in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    Congratulations, you are the winner! Please PM me your address! You win 2x coins as @Tickety donated his winning prize to this draw! A big congratulations to you
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Tickety in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    @Tickety has decided to donate their prize to the winner of this draw. So the winner of this draw will win 2x 1/4oz Noah's ark coins! Many thanks to @Tickety for your kind donation.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    @Tickety has decided to donate their prize to the winner of this draw. So the winner of this draw will win 2x 1/4oz Noah's ark coins! Many thanks to @Tickety for your kind donation.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    @Tickety has decided to donate their prize to the winner of this draw. So the winner of this draw will win 2x 1/4oz Noah's ark coins! Many thanks to @Tickety for your kind donation.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from goldmember44 in Noah's ark silver coin (2nd draw)   
    Ok thanks will delete that