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mr-dead

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    mr-dead reacted to Tn21 in Pamp 5g bar, is it genuine or not ?   
    Thank you all once again for the advice and information. With help from a fellow forum member we have come to a conclusion that the bar is genuine. 
    Bar lives on to see another day.


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    mr-dead got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Move over peasants, I drink in style   
    I wish they were that chunky, a slab of 1g bars doesn't quite have the same impact lol.

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    mr-dead got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Lucayan pirate treasure 1628   
    https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/coinview.aspx?sc=133004
     
    " THE 1628 SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED ON LUCAYAN BEACH
    The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support the attributions.

    Practically all the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer D period (Diego de Godoy 1618-1634), some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which of course are rare. "
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    mr-dead got a reaction from richatthecroft in Lucayan pirate treasure 1628   
    https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/coinview.aspx?sc=133004
     
    " THE 1628 SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED ON LUCAYAN BEACH
    The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support the attributions.

    Practically all the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer D period (Diego de Godoy 1618-1634), some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which of course are rare. "
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    mr-dead got a reaction from dicker in Swapping part of Silver stack for Gold   
    Doesn't seem logical switching silver into gold when the GSR is so high.
    The theory is you buy silver now then when the ratio closes you switch from silver into gold so you end up with more gold for your money.
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    mr-dead got a reaction from dicker in Lucayan pirate treasure 1628   
    https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/coinview.aspx?sc=133004
     
    " THE 1628 SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED ON LUCAYAN BEACH
    The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support the attributions.

    Practically all the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer D period (Diego de Godoy 1618-1634), some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which of course are rare. "
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    mr-dead got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Move over peasants, I drink in style   
    I wish they were that chunky, a slab of 1g bars doesn't quite have the same impact lol.

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    mr-dead reacted to Mark10110 in my first 1oz gold coin!   
    I don't like advertising my channel but my 1st 1oz gold coin is an achievment I would like to share
     
     
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    mr-dead reacted to TheGeneral in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    Here is my modest Stack. I’m finally at the 100Oz Silver goal just need to increase my gold stash now. 
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    mr-dead got a reaction from Derv in Swapping part of Silver stack for Gold   
    Doesn't seem logical switching silver into gold when the GSR is so high.
    The theory is you buy silver now then when the ratio closes you switch from silver into gold so you end up with more gold for your money.
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    mr-dead got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in Is Silver The “Poor Man’s Gold”?   
    Silver sounds good in theory based solely on more weight for your cash until:
    1) You realise storing a 1kg bar the size of a smart phone is much easier than 85.5kg of silver
    2) You wont get 85.5kg of silver as the premiums are significantly higher than gold
    3) You can walk into a dealer and sell your 1kg gold in 1 hit with a tight buy/sell spread, selling that much silver takes time and a dealer is a non starter as you'll be about 20% down before you start.
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    mr-dead got a reaction from KDave in Swapping part of Silver stack for Gold   
    Doesn't seem logical switching silver into gold when the GSR is so high.
    The theory is you buy silver now then when the ratio closes you switch from silver into gold so you end up with more gold for your money.
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    mr-dead got a reaction from Alex in Swapping part of Silver stack for Gold   
    Doesn't seem logical switching silver into gold when the GSR is so high.
    The theory is you buy silver now then when the ratio closes you switch from silver into gold so you end up with more gold for your money.
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    mr-dead reacted to Madstacks in Brexit status ...   
    I see that set was inspired by greta thunberg - this video made me laugh...Youtube pushes it down the search results because it does not fit their agenda. 
     
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    mr-dead reacted to CadmiumGreen in Lets talk watches!   
    Picked up my 1996 Breitling Cosmonaute from servicing...A real timeless beauty that looks immaculate after 23 years!


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    mr-dead reacted to MrGeorge in Lets talk watches!   
    Picked up the OEM leather strap and deployment buckle at the weekend. Perfect for me as i was wanting a more dressy watch but dont like most slim dress watches. So perfect balance for me and now have all three options for the speedy pro. This might just be my favourite watch and its my cheapest. 





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    mr-dead got a reaction from kimchi in Sainsbury's HEROES card swap etc   
    my daughter got given a whole retail box full of cards by the delivery driver as he forgot to give her some every week we have a food delivery.
    As you can see in the pic only about 1/2 the packs have been opened so far and defo have a few 106 - genie.
    No 36 - Ariel in the ones she's opened so far but will have a look tomorrow.
    pm me your address and ill send you the one card or pair is she has it in the pile.
     

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    mr-dead got a reaction from Stu in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    Big Bars

    Combi-Bars

    Tiny Bars

    Bullion 1oz ers (apart from a 50 peso + 1 X 1/2 of Britannia)

    Proof 1oz QB's

    Proof 100g gold panda

    2017 proof sovs

    Bullion sovs

    King Phillip II of Spain gold Escudo cobs (doubloons) from 1556 - 1598

     
    Silver stack

    Proof 150g Panda

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    mr-dead reacted to silvernewbie in Purchased 1oz Buffalo   
    Was going to wait for the “correction” but was walking through Hatton Gardens and couldnt resist..next on list is a Britannia if there is a drop .
    paid 1240 for a 2010.  One cheapest i could find
     
     


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    mr-dead got a reaction from Fathallazf in Gold sold - my lessons learned   
    So now I have sold my entire gold stack I thought I would post some of my lessons learned for anyone that may be interested.
    Total amount of gold sold - just under 55oz
    A total mishmash of coins, bars, bullion and semi numi stuff.
     
    My lessons learned
    1) Fractionals at 1/4oz or under are defo easier to sell than larger items.  Older Pandas were the most popular followed by the lunar series and retain the greatest premium.
    2) Bars do not sell as well as coins (no problem at the dealer but you will get a lower payment compared to selling privately)
    3) It takes a lot of time and hassle to piece out your stack if you want to maximise profit, the more diverse the stack the longer it will take.
    4) Having physical gold makes it harder to react to spot price, when you decide to sell you will be praying spot price doesnt take a big hit on the way to the dealer.
    5) Atkinsons pricing is based on either an AM or PM price fix (I got todays 3 PM price fix at just over £1000oz)
    6) Make sure you keep a good spreadsheet of your stack - makes life a lot easier at selling time.
    7) I know this is  "thesilverforum" but I am so glad I put my money in to gold over silver.  I cant imagine how long it would have taken to sell the equivalent value in silver compared to my gold stack as it would have had to be private sales to make up for any VAT and increased premiums on silver coins/bars.

    My stacking strategy moving forward:
    I plan to continue buying gold on the next dip but my approach will change significantly.
    1) I will split funds between a physical stack and a bullionvault account
    2) Physical stack will consist of 100% sovereigns, used as a long term retirement investment.  
    3) I will not stray into the semi numi coins for simplicity and easier selling when the time comes.
     
    4) Bullionvault account will be used for real time buying/selling in relation to spot price movements and will also enable me to play the GSR ratio when possible.

    Summary.
    It was a very strange feeling walking into atkinsons this morning with a box holding a few years of hard work and dedication.  
    The big plus side is that gold stacking has enabled me to save far more money than I ever would have managed if I was just banking fiat.  I will get a real sense of satisfaction when I settle my mortgage 11 years early saving a lot on interest payments and ensuring a safe and secure future for my family.
    OTHERS OPINIONS MAY VARY
     
     
     
     
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    mr-dead got a reaction from daca in Last minute buying 1oz jitters   
    Go for it but its  a slippery slope.
    1g bars -> 1/10 coins -> sovs -> 1/2oz coins -> 1oz coins -> £5 sovs / 50 Peso -> .......
    I started out buying 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz silver coins from the isle of man when the tax loophole was still in place
     
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    mr-dead got a reaction from Fastnick in Last minute buying 1oz jitters   
    Go for it but its  a slippery slope.
    1g bars -> 1/10 coins -> sovs -> 1/2oz coins -> 1oz coins -> £5 sovs / 50 Peso -> .......
    I started out buying 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz silver coins from the isle of man when the tax loophole was still in place
     
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    mr-dead got a reaction from dicker in I have just been conned on ebay   
    I would be concerned that its a complete fake, these are all over alibaba including some in fake slabs
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    mr-dead got a reaction from jonrms in Last minute buying 1oz jitters   
    Go for it but its  a slippery slope.
    1g bars -> 1/10 coins -> sovs -> 1/2oz coins -> 1oz coins -> £5 sovs / 50 Peso -> .......
    I started out buying 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz silver coins from the isle of man when the tax loophole was still in place
     
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    mr-dead reacted to daca in Last minute buying 1oz jitters   
    Don't be afraid, just do it.