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    BackyardBullion reacted to JosephM in Today I Received.....   
    Got today. Thanks @MickD for panda. @morezone for caps. @ChrisSIlver & @BackyardBullion for the prize win. And Bitcoin for the gold

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Rerenga in 1 oz Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Hello everyone. @ChrisSIlver and I are very happy to announce the official reveal of the 2019 1 oz Silver Forum Bars!
    Here is the prototype for 2019 and what you can expect from these 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. I think these are the best looking Silver Forum Bars we have created to date. 
    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 1 ozt) and the cooling patterns of the silver will also be unique and different for each one. 
    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. 
    Schedule, production and delivery
    We are currently working towards an estimated delivery week of deadline of the week commencing 29th April 2019 for these bars to be made, stamped, hallmarked, cleaned, polished and ready for shipping.
    They are all individually made and can be quite tricky to pour and make look good at the correct weight. If there are any delays or extensions to this I will let you all know via this thread.
    Hallmarking
    As with all of my Hand Poured Silver products these bars will be Assay Tested and Hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office. 
    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.
    Mintage & Serial Number reservations
    The mintage for 2019 will be 200 bars. This mintage is set and will not change. We decided not to increase the mintage this year to keep the exclusivity of the bars as appealing as possible.
    Serial number reservation is probably the biggest question that a lot of you will ask. Now, we are never going to be able to please everyone and to that end we gave very careful consideration to how we would go about serial number reservation. So the following is how we will run things. 
    If you currently own a certain serial number then you will have first refusal at reserving that serial number for 2019. So, if you bought bar #75 last year then you need to let me know if you want to keep that number. If you do, great it is yours (once you have paid!). If you don't get in touch to let me know before Sunday 31st March then all remaining unclaimed serial numbers will be opened up to other people. 
    If you do not own a serial number from 2018 but would like to get a 1 oz bar for 2019 - there will inevitably be some serial numbers available in due course. I will start a first come first served waiting list for people without a 2018 bar and we can fairly allocate available bars in due course. 
    When the time comes to allocate unclaimed serial numbers we will be opening up a first come first served thread in April (a date yet to be confirmed). Any left over numbers/reservations will be assigned randomly. 
    To join the waiting list all you need to do is comment on this thread or drop me a PM. 
    I hope that all makes sense. In summary, you have until 31st March to reserve your existing serial numbers if you already own them. If you are new, or an existing member who wants additional bars then you need to reply here and I will put you on the first come, first served waiting list. 
    Prices are set as follows
    Standard or Non member price - £25 per bar
    Silver Premium member price - £23 per bar
    Gold & Platinum member price - £21 per bar
    UK Postage: +£3 via Royal Mail Signed for delivery for just one bar
    FREE POSTAGE: if you buy more than one bar 
    International postage: +£10 tracked, +£5 untracked. For international customers we can offer £3 off shipping for each additional bar purchased above 1 (so 3 bars will cost you £4 tracked or free untracked, 4 bars will be £1 tracked or free untracked - 5 bars or more, free tracked. 
    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 31st March 2019
    If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. 
    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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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Rerenga in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    We are very happy to announce that we have finally gotten to a place where the European Mint Group Orders are able to move forward!
    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS THE WORKINGS OF THE "GROUP ORDER" HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY
    Big changes to the way group orders work
    To comply with the new VAT responsibilities facing all things Backyard Bullion we have had to change the way that group orders run. 
    We hope that what we can offer is still a worthwhile service for some people. That said, we know that these changes will not suit all and we are sorry for that. Please respect our decisions to run things the way they need to run to protect ourselves as a business. 
    The biggest change is that you will no longer place orders with me (Backyard Bullion). Orders will be placed directly with The European Mint and then "Vaulted" with them. When certain thresholds (mainly weight) are met, parcels will be shipped - or, at the end of each month.
    This change does take away one of the benefits of the old orders - having to pay the EU mint directly via IBAN transfer. Doing this is not as difficult as you might expect and we are happy to help and guide people through that process if needed. 
    Do these changes mean less savings on group orders?
    Fundamentally the savings will be the same. The only issue is that of payment directly to the European Mint. 
    International shipping will still be 1.2% of your order. So for an order of 50 oz of silver you would have been paying €48 to EU Mint directly. With this order you would pay about €9 in international shipping and (with special delivery) £13 for onwards postage, meaning about a £20+ saving overall. 
    How do you pay the EU Mint directly!?
    It is actually not that complicated. I use a transfer service called Transferwise and I would be more than happy to guide you through the process of payment. You can also pay the EU mint via PayPal - although there is a 4% charge for this. You can also pay using your own bank (but my advice would be to avoid this because of the charges and poor exchange rates). 
    If you want help getting payment to the EU Mint please feel free to get in touch. 
    The new order of play....
    How the new group orders will work?
    This is a general summary of how a group order will work:
    1) You place an order with the European Mint directly.
    2) During the checkout process you will need to apply the following code "BYBGROUPORDER" This code gives you a massive €0.01 discount on your order - but more importantly allows the EU mint to identify group order orders. 
    3) Select the "Add orders to storage" option on the shipping section. 

    4) Message me here on the forum (or via email to info@backyardbullion.com) with your order summary (ideally a copy of your invoice). 
    5) We (Backyard Bullion) then will offer a free service of arranging delivery of your items. We will instruct the courier to pick up your order(s), deliver them to us and we will then distribute like we have with previous group orders. 
    6) This service is FREE. This means that I do not have to charge you VAT on the shipping costs. However we will, of course, still have to bill you for shipping. The courier costs from the EU Mint to us will be the same rate as before (1.2% of the order value) and will be passed on to you as a disbursement cost. The UK postage will be the same as previous group orders and I will cover those in more detail later in this thread.  
    So that is basically how these group orders will run!
    NO MORE WEEKEND ONLY ORDERS!!
    One of the perks of this new arrangement is that we are no longer bound by weekend only orders. You can place your orders any time with the EU mint directly. 
    What can I order and does it include Pre-order items?
    You can order anything on the EU Mint website. However, you may notice that the European Mint have a significant number of items that seem "in stock" but are in fact pre-order. These items are usually sourced to order by the EU mint and as such take about 2-3 weeks to arrive with them. So, feel free to order these items but be aware that your entire order cannot be delivered to me and subsequently to you until those orders have been received by the EU Mint. 
    Monthly deliveries & weight thresholds
    The way we envisage these orders working is that at the end of each month we will have a dispatch of all orders which can be fulfilled. So, if you place an order for pre-order items you may have to wait until the end of the following month for your orders. This could be as much as a 6 week wait. You have been warned. 
    However, we will also be shipping items that are ready to go if/when certain weight/value thresholds are met. This will allow us to get orders out sooner and not have 60kg+ parcels to process!
    So there are no deadlines to order, you can order whenever you want. We (EU Mint) and I will keep you all as updated as possible about estimates for delivery of your order(s)
    General Terms and Conditions
    1) I (Backyard Bullion) cannot take financial responsibility for lost/damaged items that are part of this group order.
    2) You agree that I (Backyard Bullion) will act as an agent on your behalf to arrange and pay for a courier to pick up your orders. 
    3) Backyard Bullion can only dispatch your order upon successful delivery from the European Mint and only upon payment of a separate postage invoice.
    4) Any loss or damaged item claims will be initiated and managed by me (Backyard Bullion) and any payouts for claims can only be made upon the successful payout from said claim. Backyard Bullion cannot be held financially responsible for any unsuccessful claims.
    5) You are liable for any and all taxes/import duties that may be applied to your order for your home country of delivery. 
    Delivery from me to you
    This part is essentially identical to previous group orders. 
    How do I get my coins from Backyard Bullion?
    We will send you an invoice which will include the cost of your share of international postage (1.2% of your orders value) and your options for postage from us to you. 
    Here is a quick guide as to what the onwards postage costs will be - this is subject to change where appropriate and is meant to give you a guide as to the costs of postage only. 
     
    Please note that the maximum that you can send via Royal Mail Special delivery for a decent price is 2kg (about 55 oz). 
    If you would like to order more than this please get in touch to discuss shipping options.  
    ****Please also note that there is NO PRECIOUS METALS INSURANCE on any royal mail service other than Special Delivery****
    What happens in the event of an issue with delivery?
    We (Backyard Bullion) cannot be held financially responsible for the loss/damage of any items in this group order. The European Mint has insurance for their parcels but I have never had to put a claim in and I do not know how likely it might be that something is refunded should it go missing in transit. There is an intrinsic risk in ordering from any international company but I am confident that we will be able to resolve anything that might happen. Please bear this in mind before joining the order. 
    It is important to note the above terms and conditions and re-iterate that joining this order is at YOUR OWN RISK. I cannot be held responsible if items are lost/damaged when arriving from the European Mint.
    Should there be any issues I will of course endeavour to work with the dealer to solve them, but I cannot guarantee a resolution. 
    Delivery from me to you is of a postage method of your choosing. As I have mentioned above there is no precious metals insurance for anything other than Royal Mail Special Delivery. In the event an order is missing or damaged any insurance claims will be made by me (Backyard Bullion) and refunds can only be paid upon successful completion and payout from Royal Mail. In the event that a claim by Royal Mail is denied I cannot be held financially responsible.
    OUR SERVICE IS FREE - THIS MEANS NOT VAT!!!
    It is important to re-iterate that the service that we (Backyard Bullion) are offering is completely free. 
    This means we will not have to charge you VAT on your shipping costs.
    You are more than welcome to make a community donation at any time if you see fit - just let us know if you want to. Any community donations will go a long way to buying a slap up takeaway for Mrs BYB every month!
    However, the best way you can support us would be via our Hand Poured Silver.
    We still have 1 oz Silver Forum Bars available!

    Have you got any questions?
    If you have any questions or would like any more information then please don't hesitate to ask here or via PM. 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Well happy fathers day for all those dads. Wife has been sneaky and between herself and @BackyardBullion
    Sorted this cool chunk of silver for me😁
    Amazing work as always. Thanks buddy👍


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    BackyardBullion reacted to LootGoblin in G'day Everybody   
    Hello world, 
    Videos from your members Backyard Bullion & Numistacker has awoken this loot goblin all the way in Australia.

    and now i am here. 

     

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from SilverPanFan in Hello Everyone   
    Welcome to the forum, glad to have helped inspire you to join!
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    BackyardBullion reacted to CHAIRYT in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    International shipping will still be 1.2% of your order. So for an order of 50 oz of silver you would have been paying €48 to EU Mint directly. With this order you would pay about €9 in international shipping and (with special delivery) £13 for onwards postage, meaning about a £20+ saving overall. 
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Fastnick in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    https://www.europeanmint.com/2019-1oz-uk-silver-valiant-coin/
    1 oz versions of the valiant coins, these should look pretty awesome.
    Should be ready for delivery in early July if you order before the end of June.

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from kimchi in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    Just place an order with the EU Mint directly buddy, all the instructions are on page 1 of this thread.
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from jonrms in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    https://www.europeanmint.com/2019-1oz-uk-silver-valiant-coin/
    1 oz versions of the valiant coins, these should look pretty awesome.
    Should be ready for delivery in early July if you order before the end of June.

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from goldmember44 in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    https://www.europeanmint.com/2019-1oz-uk-silver-valiant-coin/
    1 oz versions of the valiant coins, these should look pretty awesome.
    Should be ready for delivery in early July if you order before the end of June.

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Bullionaire in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    https://www.europeanmint.com/2019-1oz-uk-silver-valiant-coin/
    1 oz versions of the valiant coins, these should look pretty awesome.
    Should be ready for delivery in early July if you order before the end of June.

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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Serendipity in I was sold a FAKE GOLD COIN and this is what happened.....   
    I agree it is a disappointment that it was sent out in the first place, but lessons will be learned from both sides which is great 
    I do not begrudge Atkinsons for this situation, mistakes happen all the time in this mad world we live in and it is how they are resolved that really counts.
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Serendipity in I was sold a FAKE GOLD COIN and this is what happened.....   
    @Serendipity
    They had a photo of a clear crisp guinea and listed as such.


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