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    Paul got a reaction from h103efa in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   
    Day 1 - save 1p Day 2 - save 2p Day 3 save 3p Day 100 save £1.00 Day 365 save £3.65 Print the above picture off and mark each day off as you drop your cash in
    You'll have £667.95 after a year, enough for a few sovereigns, a half oz of gold and a few 1/10s.
    Get it without really trying, the cheapest will be the first week £0.28  the dearest week, this last week will cost you £25.34.
    It wont cost you more than a Starbucks coffee a day
    Each day when you get up, when you make your breakfast or are about to leave the house put the amount into a jar and watch your money increase daily. Because its loose change you won't really miss it and it will soon become a habit.
    Think of it as you are paying yourself if you like. You could even transfer it from your bank account daily to a savings account if you don't tend to have loose change on you or start by using a jar of loose change that you already have to keep you going for a couple of weeks or months.
    I'll be using a money tin which you need to open with a tin opener which will stop me from dipping into it. You can find these in most 99p shops and then you have a penny for the first day to get you started. 
    The above is at the bear minimum, everyone sticks to this who wishes to participate.
    But feel free & POST any FREE unexpected money that comes your way over the year, to it over the year to keep the thread alive.
    Your odd coppers in your jeans after a night out at the end of the working day, it goes in your gold pot You get a £2 coin in your change at the supermarket, it goes in your gold pot Your Lucky 15 bet comes in and nets you £20, it goes in the pot. You find a £1 on the way to work, it goes in your gold pot You get a x3 numbers on the Lottery it goes in your gold pot You win a domino card at the local darts/pool league game, it goes in your gold pot You are gifted a tenner in a birthday card, it goes in your gold pot   
    Who fancy's joining the challenge ??  
    This day next year we share our gold pot totals here, and share our pics of our gold purchases this time next year from our daily savings ?
    As chancellor Mr George Osbourne said, "We are all in this together "
    Fancy joining the challenge ?

     
     
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    Paul reacted to mr-dead in Royal Mint - VIP tour review   
    Attended the behind the scenes Royal Mint tour yesterday, was due to take the wife but she was stuck with other commitments so took my 10yr old daughter instead (day off school for educational purposes).
    Started the day at 09:00 meeting with my account manager and had some free tea & coffee + pastries.
    We were then introduced to the artist that created the "landmarks of britain" and the poppy coins (modelled on a poppy from his mothers garden on the aniversary of her death) amoungst other coins, he talked us through and showed us the process on how he creates the coins based on photos he took all over the country.  They are then modelled in clay on a disc approx 15cm, after which a plaster cast is taken where more detail can be added and mistakes corrected.  A plaster cast of the plaster cast is then taken with additional details added + mistakes corrected.  This process is then repeated until he his happy with the result.  The final piece is then scanned using a laser taking up to 24 hrs to digitise the piece.
    We were then taken to the closed to the public Royal Mint museum.  We were allowed some hands on time with some old coin hammering tools before being taken through the history of the original mint + shown an old cupboard that used to reside in Sir Issac Newton's office.  Then on to the fun bit.  Rows and rows of 5 shelf units with small wooden cabinets on each shelf filled with slide out trays.  Each tray was loaded with museum quality coins of every shape and description you can imagine.  Tray after tray of gold coins from slaters, to super rare guineas and sovereigns inc. Edward VIII that were not officially issued due to his abdication (worth over £500k a sov and they had a full set 😜) + some 1933 pennys (worth about £72k) @Numistacker  would have been in his element.  We were shown gold coins from each monarch from old hammered coins, to screw pressed gold coins and how the detail and process evolved over the ages.  All the coins were just sitting loose in the wooden trays, no capsules or glass covers so you could a really close up look but no touching allowed
    We were also shown the original hand sketched drawing the artist created in about 5 minutes of Edward VIII in readiness for his new currency and how he was particuarly vain and faced the wrong direction as dictated by protocol as he wanted to show the parting in his hair to make the image more interesting (this was followed by several monarchs afterwards to cover up his vanity).
     
    After this we then had a buffet dinner provided inc. a selection of sandwiches, mini pies, chicked satay sticks, deserts etc.
    We then met with the mint production manager and he tooks us through the mint layout, what each section does from the foundry creating the metals through to the presses.
     
    We then had a tour of the current operation.  We were shown around the 240 tonne press used to create 1kg gold coins and the recent olymic medals.  For some reason there were several Queen's Beast monster boxes strewn around the floor in this room with "Do Not Move" signs stuck to them.
    My daughter struck her own silver proof £2 britannia coin (gold plated silver external ring with a silver inner)  this will be framed with her picture and a signed letter from the Chief Exec which we should receive some time next week.  This wasn't a freebie, its was £165 for the silver or you could strike your own Piedfort sovereign for £825.
    We skipped the last part of the tour "the royal mint experience" as this bit is open to the public and I had to get back to pick the wife up from work but we will go back and cover this off soon.
     
    Another bonus was building some contacts in the mint.  Where some coins are listed as sold out but they end up with some extra in stock they are no longer permitted to list them for sale but offer them on a personal basis at retail price.  After having a chat with my account manager and giving her a list of the sort of coins I am interested in I got an email yesterday afternoon offering me a 2017 £5 sovereign at list price which ill grab as its a no brainer
    In summary, highly recommended if you get the chance if you like history or just looking at trays of gold coins worth silly money.  Those involved in the tour from the museum guide to the shop floor press operators really knowing their stuff and have a passion for what they do.
     
    Some stock pictures as you are not allowed to take pictures within the building:
     


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    Paul got a reaction from caloundracats in My Chards Experience   
    Meanwhile in other news folks, i am pretty proud of my Hot & Sour Prawn soup i have created 
    Yum Yum !
     
     
     

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    Paul got a reaction from h103efa in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   
    Day 1 - save 1p Day 2 - save 2p Day 3 save 3p Day 100 save £1.00 Day 365 save £3.65 Print the above picture off and mark each day off as you drop your cash in
    You'll have £667.95 after a year, enough for a few sovereigns, a half oz of gold and a few 1/10s.
    Get it without really trying, the cheapest will be the first week £0.28  the dearest week, this last week will cost you £25.34.
    It wont cost you more than a Starbucks coffee a day
    Each day when you get up, when you make your breakfast or are about to leave the house put the amount into a jar and watch your money increase daily. Because its loose change you won't really miss it and it will soon become a habit.
    Think of it as you are paying yourself if you like. You could even transfer it from your bank account daily to a savings account if you don't tend to have loose change on you or start by using a jar of loose change that you already have to keep you going for a couple of weeks or months.
    I'll be using a money tin which you need to open with a tin opener which will stop me from dipping into it. You can find these in most 99p shops and then you have a penny for the first day to get you started. 
    The above is at the bear minimum, everyone sticks to this who wishes to participate.
    But feel free & POST any FREE unexpected money that comes your way over the year, to it over the year to keep the thread alive.
    Your odd coppers in your jeans after a night out at the end of the working day, it goes in your gold pot You get a £2 coin in your change at the supermarket, it goes in your gold pot Your Lucky 15 bet comes in and nets you £20, it goes in the pot. You find a £1 on the way to work, it goes in your gold pot You get a x3 numbers on the Lottery it goes in your gold pot You win a domino card at the local darts/pool league game, it goes in your gold pot You are gifted a tenner in a birthday card, it goes in your gold pot   
    Who fancy's joining the challenge ??  
    This day next year we share our gold pot totals here, and share our pics of our gold purchases this time next year from our daily savings ?
    As chancellor Mr George Osbourne said, "We are all in this together "
    Fancy joining the challenge ?

     
     
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    Paul got a reaction from jultorsk in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Hi all. Thanks for looking It has been a long while since I offered items for sale on the forum, I need to raise a few thousand in quick funds for a new project of mine.
    I have sold lots of gold here before on the forum and have many satisfied buyers in the previous few years. 
    My personal service is always guaranteed next day delivery in all cases
    (Pricing below is based on £31 per gram)  or £963 oz 
    FOR SALE
    *  x3 50g Valcambi .999 fine combi bar @ spot price = £31 per gram x 50g = £1,550 each.  Bars can be broken down into single grams and are very cool !  
    (£75 saving on a 'standard' 50g bar from Atkinson's, £1676 for the combi bar from Baird & Co http://www.goldline.co.uk/gold-bars.jsp?goldBarIdx=20&yp=316 ) 
    x2 SOLD payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06 - 1 remaining
    *  1oz Krugerrand 1974 @ spot  £963
    *  1oz USA gold buffalo @ spot £963 SOLD 17/06 to junkbond payment pending
    *  $20 gold Year 1904 @ spot - Liberty Head £933    (Gross Weight: 33.4g, Fineness: 0.90% Fine Gold Content: 30.099g)
    *  $20 gold Year 1924 -@  St Gaudens @ spot £933    (Gross Weight: 33.4g, Fineness: 0.90% Fine Gold Content: 30.099g)  SOLD 17/06 to junkbond payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06 
    *  1/2 oz gold 1987 Britannia @ spot = £481.50 SOLD 17/06 to @woody65 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06 
    *  1/2 oz gold 1981 Krugerrand @ spot = £481.50 SOLD 17/06 to @woody65 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06 
    *  1/2 oz gold Canadian maple leaf @ spot = £481.50
    *  1/2 oz gold Australian 1987 nugget @ spot = £481.50  SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  1/2 oz gold Australian 2014 kangaroo @ spot = £481.50  SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  1/2 oz lunar dragon 2012 @ spot = £481.50  SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  1/2 oz gold UK 2003 Britannia proof @ spot = £481.50  SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  1/2 oz gold SA krugerrand 1982 @ spot = £481.50
    *  $10 Indian head 1932  = £500 (Gross Weight: 16.9g Fineness: 0.90% Fine Content: 15.051g) SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  Austrian 1915 Ducat @ spot (13.779g fine) = £427  SOLD 22/06 payment received, posting out FRIDAY 22/06
    *  20 peso Mexican 1959 (15g fine) @ spot = £465   stunning & beautiful coin my favourite !  SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    *  10g Baird & Co .999 gold bar @ spot = £310 SOLD 21/06 payment received, post out MONDAY 25/06
    *  1/4 oz Credit Suisse .999 gold bar @ spot = £241  (x2 available)   x1 SOLD 17/06 payment received, posting out MONDAY 17/06
    ...............The boring stuff:
    * ALL are sold as bullion only, all have had previous handling. You are buying for the gold content only  
    * Quadrum cases included FREE of charge
    * All coins have been guaranteed genuine from reputable dealers HGM, Atkinsons, Baird & Co.)
    *EVERYTHING above is priced to sell and is great value. You won't find cheaper on eBay or online dealers
    * Delivery is at cost, via next day Track & Insured Royal Mail Special Delivery = upto £2500  add +£7 to the final price
    * Payment via UK Bank transfer 'faster payments' ONLY 
    * No overseas buyers, sorry
    * NO offers, prices will be the best you can find
    * Trusted seller here on the forum lots of gold deals done in years gone by with glowing testimonials
    * ALL items in hand and ready to post instantly - Buy Sunday/Monday and you will receive items by 1pm TUESDAY







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    Paul got a reaction from h103efa in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   
    Day 1 - save 1p Day 2 - save 2p Day 3 save 3p Day 100 save £1.00 Day 365 save £3.65 Print the above picture off and mark each day off as you drop your cash in
    You'll have £667.95 after a year, enough for a few sovereigns, a half oz of gold and a few 1/10s.
    Get it without really trying, the cheapest will be the first week £0.28  the dearest week, this last week will cost you £25.34.
    It wont cost you more than a Starbucks coffee a day
    Each day when you get up, when you make your breakfast or are about to leave the house put the amount into a jar and watch your money increase daily. Because its loose change you won't really miss it and it will soon become a habit.
    Think of it as you are paying yourself if you like. You could even transfer it from your bank account daily to a savings account if you don't tend to have loose change on you or start by using a jar of loose change that you already have to keep you going for a couple of weeks or months.
    I'll be using a money tin which you need to open with a tin opener which will stop me from dipping into it. You can find these in most 99p shops and then you have a penny for the first day to get you started. 
    The above is at the bear minimum, everyone sticks to this who wishes to participate.
    But feel free & POST any FREE unexpected money that comes your way over the year, to it over the year to keep the thread alive.
    Your odd coppers in your jeans after a night out at the end of the working day, it goes in your gold pot You get a £2 coin in your change at the supermarket, it goes in your gold pot Your Lucky 15 bet comes in and nets you £20, it goes in the pot. You find a £1 on the way to work, it goes in your gold pot You get a x3 numbers on the Lottery it goes in your gold pot You win a domino card at the local darts/pool league game, it goes in your gold pot You are gifted a tenner in a birthday card, it goes in your gold pot   
    Who fancy's joining the challenge ??  
    This day next year we share our gold pot totals here, and share our pics of our gold purchases this time next year from our daily savings ?
    As chancellor Mr George Osbourne said, "We are all in this together "
    Fancy joining the challenge ?

     
     
  8. Haha
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in YouTube Trolls Funny Comments   
    Your comment, made me remember this vid from a few years ago  
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    Paul reacted to StackemHigh in PM - Meetup?   
    @Paul if i remember correctly organised a meet some time ago. Somewhere in the north of england.
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    Paul got a reaction from caloundracats in GoldSilver.Be taking payment in GBP   
    I might ask Eva if I can pay in pesetas or deutsche marks 🤣
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    Paul got a reaction from caloundracats in GoldSilver.Be taking payment in GBP   
    I might ask Eva if I can pay in pesetas or deutsche marks 🤣
  12. Haha
    Paul got a reaction from caloundracats in GoldSilver.Be taking payment in GBP   
    I might ask Eva if I can pay in pesetas or deutsche marks 🤣
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    Paul reacted to Roy in Hatton garden metals   
    It will come in a plastic flip.
    edit: You've blocked me so you won't see this response.
    ?
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    Paul got a reaction from Xander in Pay more tax to fund the NHS   
    I read this article the other day 
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5746849/How-Penny-went-homeless-pregnant-single-mother-one-Britains-richest-women.html
    Article take away snippets
    "Today, she heads a £157M business empire and joins the Sunday Times Rich List"
    "Today, Penny Streeter employs between 500 and 600 staff. Her main business is the A24 Group — a medical recruitment company which provides staff for the healthcare industry — but she is branching out into hospitality and property development."
    "'We're not advocating that the NHS should ever have full-time agency staff but we can provide cover when there's a winter flu crisis and the NHS has to flex staff up or down.'"
    Choo-Choo ! all aboard the free money gravy train Choo!-Choo!!
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    Paul got a reaction from Cointreau in storage for loose gold bullion   
    A decent video on storage of PMs - excellent for newbies. 
    Some good inspiration for seasoned stackers also, some great suggestions in the comments underneath video 
    Dont have all your eggs in one basket !
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    Paul got a reaction from caloundracats in YouTube Trolls Funny Comments   
  17. Haha
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in YouTube Trolls Funny Comments   
    Your comment, made me remember this vid from a few years ago  
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    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
  20. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
  21. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
  22. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
  23. Like
    Paul reacted to caloundracats in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Well done @Paul I hope your new venture continues to do well and prosper. Glad to have helped in a very small way?
  24. Like
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Just as a little follow up to this thread from last month, who may have bought from me or anyone who followed the thread and be the slightest bit interested. 
    I needed to raise around £6k for a new income stream I was to start.  I oversold and had a sold £7,600 in total thanks to this fabulous forum recognizing trust and great value/service I provide.  I raised my funds in less than 7 hours in one busy Sunday
    Well, In the past 40 days the funds in my new income stream, today my first landmark has been hit, I have taken my first £1,000 in recurring ongoing services 
    The nature of my new business is work will build much quicker now as I am seen more, reviews online are made and word of mouth spreads through my great job I always do
    With steady growth, I estimate to have my forum gold sales recouped in another 4-5 months times.   
    Fortunately my new stream income has very little ongoing costs now I have bought everything outright I need, so Saturday tomorrow I am going to have myself a well deserved day off as I have not stopped the past 40 days, and treat myself to something some Golden Goodness again, most likely only a humble full sovereign but so pleased to be back on the stacking bus again and my stacking itch just now needs to be scratched again.
    To those who have read this far, Thank you again everyone - signing off The Forum Optimist
     
  25. Haha
    Paul got a reaction from Bullionbilly in YouTube Trolls Funny Comments   
    Your comment, made me remember this vid from a few years ago