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Mariner1961

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    Mariner1961 reacted to morezone in 10% off Ebay 8th June in certain catergories   
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    Mariner1961 reacted to nathan in Howdy!   
    Hi all, newly registered so saying hello. Been looking at the forum as guest for a while but BYB's videos have convinced me to sign up. Obsessed with Britannias and £2 proofs. Thanks for having me!
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    EasyJet have no weight allowance on hand luggage - only parameter is that you can lift it above your head. 
    I have been secretly doing some serious weights training to lift 40kg above my head boys!
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    Hopefully as soon as this one is complete.
    So in theory wk commencing Monday 21st we will have a new order announcement.
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    I should just say that this is the current information I am working off.
    Once I receive confirmation of dispatch I will confirm dates of delivery to you guys. 
    Hopefully no more delays - but just wanted to be transparent that delivery this week is not guaranteed.
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    Mariner1961 got a reaction from Sherabnamdhak in Insurance   
    I think it's essential. I've got mine insured but the underwriters want all coins mounted, apparently so you can see if one goes missing. This means, according to them, they won't cover coins in tubes and boxes. Also they need to be stored in a rated safe. I get the safe but if anyone knows of an insurance company that's a bit more relaxed about how you store in a safe then I'd like to hear too.
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    Mariner1961 got a reaction from NorthBen in Safe recommendations   
    Make sure whatever you get is rated for your insurance.
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    Mariner1961 reacted to PolarPanda in Mexican Medals   
    Hi everyone, 
    Some time ago i bought some Mexican medals on this forum. I'm so in love with them i would like to buy some more. If anyone has this medal for sale please let me know. Also if you would have any other Mexican medals i'm interested. 
    Thank you! 

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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    This is blasphemy, this is madness!
    Madness?
    This is THE SILVER FORUM GROUP ORDER!!!


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    Mariner1961 reacted to Bullionaire in What’s everyone’s view on the Star Wars coins then ?   
    I still think they should have done a Pre-decimal 1/4 penny version... "Luke, I am your farthing"...
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    Mariner1961 reacted to KDave in Silver indicating potential price falls for both metals   
    An excellent article by the formerly bullish Christopher A. (from iGold Advisor)
    http://www.silver-phoenix500.com/article/silver-price-forecast-continued-lagging-signals-caution
    Worth a read. My view is that I would very much like to see falling metal prices, but the flip side is if we do, it means it could continue for decades. 
    "A rising gold to silver ratio, when gold is outpacing silver, tends to correspond with falling prices for both metals, as investors seek safety in gold"
    The suggestion is we are potentially in the modern equivalent following 1982 which appeared bullish (2016) but was followed by over a decade of poor performance in the metals. Perhaps this is how platinum will regain its historic ratios with the other metals - not from rising prices, but from falling the least, acting as a hedge against gold. 
    What are you thoughts please?
     
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    Mariner1961 reacted to mr-dead in 2017 35th anniversary of Chinese gold panda 1 kilo silver ball   
    Thinking about grabbing one of these 2017 35th anniversary Chinese panda 1kg silver balls.
    It contains the design of every panda coin during the 35 year period.
    Specs:
    Includes Display Box & Original COA Material:  Silver/AG Fineness:  99.9% pure Silver Weight:  1 Kilogram /  kg Maximum Mintage:  2017 Country of Origin:  China Diameter:  56.6 mm Mint:  Shanghi Do you think this will have some potential for a decent price increase in the future, currently around £1600 ?




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    Mariner1961 reacted to mr-dead in @augur 1oz gold proof Queens Beasts series to date   
    @augur  as requested a group pic of the 4 X 1oz gold proof Queens Beast series to date



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    Mariner1961 got a reaction from augur in Posted: Group Order 2018 St. Helena Trade Dollar BU   
    Arrived safe and sound, cheers mate :-)
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    Yes it is the same process as before. Prices are based on the euro price of GS.be for items that are to be price matched and the euro price of other items on the European mint website.
    Then £ calculated by transferwise - as it is them that I will use to pay EU Mint. 
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    Mariner1961 reacted to augur in Posted: Group Order 2018 St. Helena Trade Dollar BU   
    The coins are now in the UK but won't be delivered until Tuesday. I will contact the participants with shipping cost over the weekend. 
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Last update for everybody - all of the orders have been packaged and posted today, unless you asked specifically for me to either hold on to your parcel until a later date.
    So the majority of you should be getting your silver tomorrow by special delivery, otherwise with the bank holiday weekend I had some of you regular postage people might not get your silver until Tuesday next week.
    Mrs backyard bullion and I are going to go out for a stonkingly good curry tonight, well earned!
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Quick update for you all
    Video's are done and filmed - boy was this a fun day!
    So your video viewing pleasure schedule is as follows:
    Wednesday @1pm: Unboxing about 800oz
    Thursday @1pm: Unboxing the last 200oz from the super secret missing box
    Friday @1pm: A very special episode of In Focus Friday - one not to miss!
    Saturday @1pm: A grand tour of 1000 Oz of silver - the cheap and cheerful bullion
    Sunday @1pm: A final look at 1000 Oz of silver - rummaging around the huge pile finding some cool coins!
    Subscribe with notifications so you dont miss any videos!
    https://www.youtube.com/backyardbullion
    Now, as to getting you all your shiny silver - we have sorted and checked everything and have started wrapping. Hopefully the majority will go out tomorrow, but some might have to go on Thursday. If this happens I will let you know.
    What a day!
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    And here it is in some semblance of organisation!

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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Today was another good day!

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    Mariner1961 reacted to JohnAnsink in Numistacker Appreciation Post   
    Comment Here.
    If you are like me and have enjoyed the grading services of Numistacker or just appreciate his youtube channel and all he does to promote the Silver Forum.
    I learn so much from his channel. And he introduced me to this Forum where I learned even more.  
    Thanks, Numi   
     
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    Mariner1961 reacted to mr-dead in First World Problem   
    Earnings are also proportionate to living expenses.  Living in the UK isnt exactly cheap with property costs, fuel costs, food prices etc.
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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Today was a good day
     

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    Mariner1961 reacted to BackyardBullion in **February/March 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Ok just wanted to give everybody an actual tangible update on the group order rather than just showing you a picture! Even though it is quite fun to see a large pile of silver on my table!
    So the picture that you saw is three out of the four boxes that form this group order. Even though I already knew there were four boxes I had a communication from goldsilver.be which I completely misread and then I thought there were only 3 boxes in total. So I unboxed the three boxes meaning there is still one extra box to come. 
    This last boxes schedule to arrive today hopefully which means I can finish filming the unboxing videos as well as a tour of 1000 ounces of silver! 
    Then starts the laborious process of sorting checking and posting all of these items. Mrs backyard bullion and I have done our best to check the 3 boxes already but we won't know everything is here until we get the next box. 
    So in theory that means we should have everything done sorted checked and posted probably by Thursday afternoon. I hope you can appreciate that it is a pretty lengthy task to even sort through the silver let alone package it up and post it off! 
    So bear with us and you should have your silver by the weekend!
    The first of many unboxing videos will be going live on Wednesday!
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    Mariner1961 reacted to augur in Posted: Group Order 2018 St. Helena Trade Dollar BU   
    Shipping update: the coins will ship after Easter from Germany – unless there is a hickup with UKMail delivering the DHL parcel your coins should hit your doorstep the second week of April. 
    Shipping cost will be calculated when this order closes but Germany to United Kingdom component is currently 80 Cents per Dollar. Onwards shipping of your choice and risk.