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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Live Premiere - 5 great ways to test your gold and silver at home!   
    Enjoyed the bit I caught very much BYB many thanks, will catch up with the full vid later
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Live Premiere - 5 great ways to test your gold and silver at home!   
    This is one of the reasons why shot is a terrible thing to buy as an investment. Unless you melt it down into a bar there is no easy way to check, even if there was there are thousands of beads of silver to check so no dealer is going to take it. What they would do is take it, melt it and then test it and pay you accordingly. Probably 50% spot at best I would think.
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    kimchi reacted to StackerNoob in Removing toning from vintage pieces!   
    Part two of my beautifying of the 10 oz Engelhard. I’m quite pleased!
     
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from Pottedbeef in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection
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    kimchi got a reaction from sovereignsteve in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    Well let's hope one's not shafted too
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    kimchi got a reaction from westminstrel in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from mdp2505 in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection
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    kimchi got a reaction from goldmember44 in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    Canny flippers are going to be all over this one making easy money on the very quick sell, well before any more come out next year...not my style (probably why I can't afford all these coins 🤣), but horses for courses, I don't have a problem with them, and of course it's silly not to see the attraction of buy one get one (almost) free, but you have to have the readies. I now however have a growing problem with the Mint, and I've been a loyal customer who supported many releases in good faith and now feel tricked, and not just once.
    They can stuff this year's Snowman/Snowdog, for example, where the sun don't shine. I'm sure it'll be pumped and dumped as usual. Long-term a winner but the initial feeding frenzy and all that jazz is not for me.
     
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    kimchi reacted to SILVERFINGER in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    Ok I get notification that you made a post about Prince Alberts and when I get here its a different kind to what I thought.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Albert_(genital_piercing)
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    kimchi got a reaction from Zhorro in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from goldmember44 in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from Kman in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    kimchi reacted to Sovereign in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    anyone on here buying ? 
    -like for yes 
    -sad face for no 
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    kimchi got a reaction from Sovereign in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    kimchi reacted to Kman in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    My first reaction was "oh ffs.."
    If this was guaranteed the last sotd matt finish, plain edge with a privy id buy it but they can't just keep watering things down like this
    The more they make, the less special they are
     
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    kimchi reacted to DarkChameleon in Safes and PM storage   
    1) Take some plasticine and squish your expensive gold items into it, now stick it anywhere you feel like, if found its just a ball of clay to the casual observer.
    2) If you have loose diamonds then do the same thing but squeeze the plasticine mush into a door knob, they are usually hollow, sorted, who is going to nick a door knob?.
    3) How about inside that cheap assed boom box at the back of the cupboard floor.
    4) What about in the toe space of some particularly nasty wellies, farmers have done that one for years.
    5) What about those pull apart tables where the leaf is under the pull apart to be put in to make the table larger, simply pull it apart and put the stuff on top of the leaf, you cant see it underneath and who is going to pull a table apart and not just fling it over?.
    6) Behind a socket, be it electrical or tv cable, etc, there's plenty of space for a few gold coins.
    7) Inside your vacuum cleaner bag, or better yet, inside the straight tube that is part of your vacuum cleaner, nobody is going to want to turn that on to check while robbing your house.
    😎 Under your cat little, inside a bag of course.
    9) In the soap dispenser if you have a built in as part of your kitchen.
    10) Inside a cheap hollow door, put it in before you hang it so there are no signs after painting that it was ever touched.
     
    Those are off the top of my head for cheap and easy places to stash for long term or while your away places.
     
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    kimchi reacted to Zhorro in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    In addition to the ones mentioned, there was a 2013 SOTD for the birth of Prince George (22nd July 2013) with a mintage of 2013.
    The 2015 SOTD for the 2nd birthday of Prince George is quite distinctive.  I think it is the only BU sovereign that year to use the Jody Clark Queen's Head design - the Princess Charlotte SOTD and the regular bullion sovereigns for 2015 use the Ian Rank-Broadley design.  Therefore there are only 400 non-proof 2015 Jody Clark head sovereigns.
    Regarding the 2017 Sapphire Accession and Platinum Wedding SOTD sovereigns, I thought the Sapphire Accession sovereigns had a normal reeded [milled] edge whereas the Platinum Wedding sovereign had a flatter, wider reeded edge (Coin News, July 2018, p.35), so it may be possible to differentiate between them.
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    kimchi got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Safes and PM storage   
    As a (presently) single gentleman whose housekeeping skills have not progressed at all since his first year at university (not even sure we even had a hoover, still trying to work out if we have one now!) I think the very best defence is a messy home. After all, if I can't find a certain coin (or any of them at all) given a few hours, what chance have any burglars got in a few minutes? Plus, they can torture me all like, but the most they will ever get out of me is 'well, there might be something under that pile over there if you look really carefully, but I'd advise a facemask'. They'd be doing me a favour sorting some of the rubble out tbh
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    kimchi reacted to Caratacus in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    Perhaps there will be a John Brown onestruck for loyal servants?
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    kimchi reacted to MickB in Smart phone broken   
    It's been five days now since I sent away my smart phone for repair and they sent a cheap basic Nokia out as a replacement. I've been feeling more relaxed since I haven't had my usual phone and I don't actually miss it. No more checking emails on the go, no more immediate checking of Whattsapp messages and no more browsing websites for the sake of it.
    A friend of mine in Croatia text me to see if I was ok as I never replied to any Whattsapp messages, he actually thought I was in hospital. Got my wife to reply to him.
    Once my phone is back from repair I'm not sure if I want to bother with it as I've realised how much time it takes up in my day.
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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection
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    kimchi got a reaction from TonyS in Safes and PM storage   
    As a (presently) single gentleman whose housekeeping skills have not progressed at all since his first year at university (not even sure we even had a hoover, still trying to work out if we have one now!) I think the very best defence is a messy home. After all, if I can't find a certain coin (or any of them at all) given a few hours, what chance have any burglars got in a few minutes? Plus, they can torture me all like, but the most they will ever get out of me is 'well, there might be something under that pile over there if you look really carefully, but I'd advise a facemask'. They'd be doing me a favour sorting some of the rubble out tbh
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    kimchi got a reaction from MetalMandible in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection
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    kimchi got a reaction from Ablist in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection
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    kimchi got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Why is gold so sexy?   
    I hate gold and silver, I only buy the coins for the stunning hottie on the obverse...that's why those of us with significant others have to hide our purchases from them, I stash mine with my 'sexytime magazine' collection