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BackyardBullion

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    BackyardBullion reacted to sixgun in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    i posted these questions for your interview - i expected you would know most of the answers before hand - you should send all the questions to the CEO and then no shocks for anyone.
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    BackyardBullion reacted to PansPurse in Today I made.....   
    I always get maple leaves and cannabis leaves mixed up...
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    BackyardBullion reacted to StackerNoob in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    I have a question for you actually BYB....
     
    What effect would a dramatic change in the price of silver and gold have on your business?
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from PansPurse in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    @kimchi @StackerNoob @MickD @PansPurse
    Thanks for all the tips! 
    Basically - contribution from the forum for the interview, "Where is the best placed to get thoroughly sloshed in Edinburgh" 😉
    Sadly I am there just for the day and cannot partake on this visit - but I will take notes for a future bender!
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Bullionaire in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    What happens if they make a mistake (e.g slip with the hallmark stamp) on a very valuable piece? 
    What is the most valuable piece they've ever hallmarked
     What is the nicest piece they've ever hallmarked?
     
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Roy in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Has the office ever come across a piece with their hallmark that is counterfeit or not to specification.
    What is the appeal process? 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to sixgun in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Here are a few questions -
    When did the Edinburgh office open?
    Have the marks changed over the years?
    What is the ratio of gold to silver and of 999 silver to Sterling?
    Have the items coming in changed over the years?
    Do you get much hand poured silver?
    You send in a lot of bars, is it unusual seeing bars hallmarked?
    What is the strangest item sent in for hallmarking?
    Do you reject many items?
    What tests does the average piece of gold/silver get to ensure it is what it is claimed to be?
    Could BYB get a piece of unhallmarked silver hallmarked if BYB didn't make it?
    In the above cases can you get hallmarkings done without the maker's mark?
    Can anyone send in pieces to be hallmarked if you don't want a maker's mark on the piece?
     
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from AgD in Today I made.....   
    The grand prize from my 5000 Subs giveaway!
    He was Canadian if you had not gathered...



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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Bullionaire in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Hello all - production is well underway for the 100g Silver Forum Bars (an update coming on those this weekend!)
    And similarly to last year I will actually be hand delivering these to the Edinburgh Assay Office for Hallmarking (it is cheaper to fly 16kg of silver to Edinburgh (Twice!) than it is to post it!)
    Last time I went I made a VLOG of my trip and it was an amazing day out. I got to meet a lot of the staff up there and had a tour of the Assay Office. 
    This year we are going one step further. I am having a sit down with the CEO of the Edinburgh Assay Office and will be trying my hand at some journalism! 
    So, if you have any burning questions that you would like to know the answers to then please let me know. It should make a really interesting interview and give a lot more depth and understanding to what hallmarking is and why it is so important. 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Tn21 in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Possible question for CEO- How is business generally for them ? Are they finding an increase in demand for their services or decline. Also what do they think seperates them from other hallmakers?
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from PansPurse in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    @kimchi @StackerNoob @MickD @PansPurse
    Thanks for all the tips! 
    Basically - contribution from the forum for the interview, "Where is the best placed to get thoroughly sloshed in Edinburgh" 😉
    Sadly I am there just for the day and cannot partake on this visit - but I will take notes for a future bender!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from PansPurse in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    @kimchi @StackerNoob @MickD @PansPurse
    Thanks for all the tips! 
    Basically - contribution from the forum for the interview, "Where is the best placed to get thoroughly sloshed in Edinburgh" 😉
    Sadly I am there just for the day and cannot partake on this visit - but I will take notes for a future bender!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from PansPurse in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    @kimchi @StackerNoob @MickD @PansPurse
    Thanks for all the tips! 
    Basically - contribution from the forum for the interview, "Where is the best placed to get thoroughly sloshed in Edinburgh" 😉
    Sadly I am there just for the day and cannot partake on this visit - but I will take notes for a future bender!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Big23 in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Perhaps also some detailed schematics of the building and blueprints too - would look good on my 4k camera I bet. 
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Big23 in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Perhaps also some detailed schematics of the building and blueprints too - would look good on my 4k camera I bet. 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to sixgun in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    i would like to pre-pre-order my usual numbers please.
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Sherabnamdhak in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Will they remain Scotland’s assay office after we gain our freedom. Lol. 
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from Bullionaire in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    Hello all - production is well underway for the 100g Silver Forum Bars (an update coming on those this weekend!)
    And similarly to last year I will actually be hand delivering these to the Edinburgh Assay Office for Hallmarking (it is cheaper to fly 16kg of silver to Edinburgh (Twice!) than it is to post it!)
    Last time I went I made a VLOG of my trip and it was an amazing day out. I got to meet a lot of the staff up there and had a tour of the Assay Office. 
    This year we are going one step further. I am having a sit down with the CEO of the Edinburgh Assay Office and will be trying my hand at some journalism! 
    So, if you have any burning questions that you would like to know the answers to then please let me know. It should make a really interesting interview and give a lot more depth and understanding to what hallmarking is and why it is so important. 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to Thelonerangershorse in Any questions for The Edinburgh Assay Office?   
    I suppose the most obvious one would be how many tons of silver do they hallmark each year. more usefully, what sort of strong room, and what make and model of alarm system.
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    BackyardBullion reacted to knighthawk in **July/August 2018** Group order from The European Mint   
    Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what I'm after yet but I wouldn't want any more than 1 empty box / tube.
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    BackyardBullion reacted to KDave in New from UK/London - Let it Begin!   
    Buy smaller denominations, half sovereigns, sovereigns, low premium bullion. You can always swap these for a 1oz coin later. Or save up and buy, be spartan in your discipline and reap the rewards. 
    Don't bother buying silver to swap into gold due to difference in spread. A bullion gold fractional will be near spot to 3% over gold price. A silver ounce will be 15-20% over spot even buying from Europe. On an ounce of gold, you can see how expensive you are making it when you look at it in terms of % additional cost. 
    People will say buy and sell silver. Of course you can trade silver coins and make profit, buy and sell, get your money back, maybe this is the way to go if you have the time and inclination, but if mechanically basing it on 'when I have enough silver I will trade into gold', then no, as per above.
    Hope that helps.
    Welcome to the forum. 
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    BackyardBullion reacted to KibbleWatches in New from UK/London - Let it Begin!   
    Thank you! I've had a few people mentioned these to me as a potential better investment, a few people I know solely buy Sovereigns. Time to do some more reading and research lol!
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from KibbleWatches in New from UK/London - Let it Begin!   
    @KibbleWatches Welcome to the forum!
    If you are buying silver with the intention of trading them up for gold in time - be warned that silver carries heavy premiums over gold. 
    Unless you buy from a european dealer VAT free you will be lucky to be paying less than £20 per oz of silver. Huge premium which will not easily translate to cash to buy that gold.
    Good luck though!
     
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    BackyardBullion reacted to KibbleWatches in **July/August 2018** Group order from The European Mint   
    Perfect, just read through everything and it sounds perfect!
    Will take a look and get my order over to you, obviously I'll be patient in waiting for a reply
    - James
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    BackyardBullion got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Can you invest in Copper or is it a waste of time and money?   
    I hope you are happy @Roy
    Just filmed an 18 minute waffle ready for Wednesday -  all about pension stacking 😉