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kimchi

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    kimchi got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Thank you to STACKSELLREPEAT   
    Huge props to @StackSellRepeat, how kind!
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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in Thank you to STACKSELLREPEAT   
    Huge props to @StackSellRepeat, how kind!
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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Thank you to STACKSELLREPEAT   
    @StackSellRepeat
    A MASSIVE thanks bud. My boys love these. 
    Beyond kind and generous my friend 
     
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from Serendipity in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Never again. Their delivery/product/price for three bullion Sovs was great but...
    In a perhaps (!) completely unrelated matter you know how you sometimes read about vulnerable folk who have been hard-sold many thousands of pounds of coins that will 'make them a fortune, and set their family up for life' when they eventually sell on but when the time comes the family find out they have lost tens of thousands? We are too canny on here but many are not. I caouldn't support such a company if I came across one myself.
     
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from Serendipity in Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Oh I had lots of fun on the phone, I enjoyed it so much I kept the guy chatting for an hour! I was delighted to find out that my 1989 half sov is worth a grand, and you can make big money on a gold Gruffalo even buying them at £1500. I also enjoyed correcting the chap on mintages 
    After the call though he had been so 'persuasive' I thought it was shocking, many naive folk would fall for such spiel. Who doesn't want to double or quadruple their money in the short term?
    Their offers do make me chuckle though! The funniest one so far was a 2016 bullion Brit, Kook, Roo (Perth), Panda, Philly and ASE 'collection' boxed with COA (what on earth!) for a 'bargain price' of £200 🤣
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Today I made.....   
    Can't believe I'm about to say this.....
    If you really want some of Jon's wood, we have this small heart board in stock
    Just shout if you do 😉

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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Today I made.....   
    OI Do I get a say who handles my wood????  ok..... I will now retreat to the naught step in hopes this never and I mean NEVER comes back up in conversation of any type..
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    kimchi reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Where should I start?   
    It depends on a range of issues, here are a few things to consider: 
    1. Storage - silver quickly adds up on storage and takes up a lot of space if you keep buying. If you are storing at home, safes will quickly overflow. 
    2. Exit strategy - how are you planning on exit? If you have to sell at a hats drop, then on silver you may take a hit. I always advice starters to buy close to spot whether its gold or silver. silver is harder to get close to spot, unless its junk silver (circulation coins such as British pre 47 coins with silver content from 92.5% to 50% silver in them)
    3. Again, when starting out, if you are in it just for the "store of wealth" argument of PMs then buy the lowest value bullion which can be sold quickly and stored easily - in which case gold sovereigns, cheapest at spot are a good option. 
    4. Understand your reason to buy PMs - as a store of wealth / savings, then low premium, safe buys. If "investment" then [premium coins which have potential to increase in value over time. (general precious metals arent really "investments" - they yield no returns. Usually best to see them as an inflation hedge. 
    5. Understand the prices and buy / sell speeds of various coin types - Britannia will always sell well  - if priced reasonably in the UK for example if silver, and sovereigns will do the same for gold in the UK. 
     
     
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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Today I made.....   
    SHINY     
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Today I made.....   
    The reason for my epic blister within a blister!

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    kimchi reacted to StackSellRepeat in FREE LUCKY DIP HALF PENNYS FREEBIE   
    @Toddie @kimchi @rob6 @Johnnyp @jonrms Guys I guess your the lucky few aye, what ever I have above I’ll split it 5 ways with you, Could you please drop me a message with your details please  👍
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    kimchi reacted to JaggyThistle in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    Your a gentleman sir..
     
    This forum is fantastic 😊
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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    I will still root and be here ti encourage you all the way. I am super pleased you knew to order new crucibles too!!! PS great glazing. Alot of people struggle!! 
     
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    kimchi reacted to JaggyThistle in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    Yip Only. 925 in that crucible and mold and new ones will be ordered when I start on. 999 but. 925 will be my practice until I am way way more experienced 
     
    Kitchen is only place I have would love a dedicated workshop /studio but don't ever see that happening so kitchen it is 😏
     
    And than you and everyone for your kind wishes and encouragement 
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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    @BackyardBullion I wish I could work from my kitchen!! 
     
    Great Job on 5 attempts!!👍👍👍👍👍
    Remember Not to put anything but .925 in that crucible now. 
     
    awesome 
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    Great stuff, thanks for sharing, an exciting start!
    I see BYB has seen this already by his reaction, I'm sure @jonrms will be interested too!
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    kimchi got a reaction from Fastnick in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    I can only imagine! It must feel very hard indeed but also incredibly rewarding to send these off to the customers, knowing the journey you and the bars have been on together, so perhaps hard to let go, but also no doubt you are hoping that they bring folk as much pleasure as you wish (and mine certainly did last year, cannot wait for this!)
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    I can only imagine! It must feel very hard indeed but also incredibly rewarding to send these off to the customers, knowing the journey you and the bars have been on together, so perhaps hard to let go, but also no doubt you are hoping that they bring folk as much pleasure as you wish (and mine certainly did last year, cannot wait for this!)
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    kimchi got a reaction from JaggyThistle in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    Great stuff, thanks for sharing, an exciting start!
    I see BYB has seen this already by his reaction, I'm sure @jonrms will be interested too!
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Folk do not know what they are missing until they have one of these beauties in hand, they are absolutely superb
    I mean..cough cough...only when the final chocolate is eaten and the moon is in capricorn may the march hare race against the tortoise and win
    Sorry for that slip
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    kimchi reacted to JaggyThistle in Bank Holiday Monday First attempt at Hand Pouring   
    What better way to spend a sunny bank holiday Monday attempting my first ever Hand Pour
     
    I decided that I was going to attempt a tiny 7.77grams ( 1/4 oz) of .925 scrap jewellery to see how it melted , how my pouring techniques was and if my cheap and cheerful hand torches were up for the task 
    well   I can report the following
    I need more practice much much more practice
    I need a furnace ( with my birthday coming up in may I will be treating myself to one)
    I had lots of fun in my 5 attempts 
    so although  did not manage to get a full 1/4 ounce bar I did manage to get a 4.20 Gram bar  which it may be small  but I am rather happy with it for my first day of trying to pour 
    I have posted a few wee pics below of my exploits and result hope you like and I look forward to learning and practicing more
     
     




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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    In fact, the first wave is about to go up to Edinburgh 😊😉

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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in 250g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    You can indeed - we will get this sorted when the time comes 😊😉
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    kimchi reacted to StackSellRepeat in FREE LUCKY DIP HALF PENNYS FREEBIE   
    HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF YE LOVELY FORUM MEMBERS, HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE SECOND LUCKY DIP GIVEAWAY! IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE NOWS YOUR CHANCE  
     
    I’VE HAD THESE FOR OVER A DECADE SOME MAY SAY WHY NOW ? THESE ARE GEMS & JUST IMAGINE THE HANDS THESE COULD OF BEEN THROUGH... WITH THAT SAID THEY UNFORTUNATELY DON’T FIT IN MY PRO-FOLIO & I’D LIKE TO SEE THESE GO TO FOLK WHO WOULD APPRECIATE THE HISTORY AS THEIR LITERARY COLLECTING DUST AS SEEN PICTURED.
     
     
    SO LET’S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF, DATED FROM 1900-60’S THERE ARE JUST A LITTLE OVER 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE, ONE PER A FORUM MEMBER PLEASE & YOU WILL RECEIVE A RANDOM COIN FREE OF CHARGE, ALL I ASK IS FOR YOU TO COVER POSTAGE & PACKAGING  WHICH IS £1 FOR SECOND CLASS WHICH WILL NEED TO BE SENT BY BANK TRANSFER.
     
     
    ALL ARE WELCOME, PLEASE NOTE WILL BE AWAY TILL THE EVENING SO UNABLE TO CHECK MY INBOX BUT FEEL FREE TO CLAIM YOUR FREEBIE BELOW, WILL GET BACK TO EVERYONE IN ORDER OF THEIR POST  
     
     
    GOOD LUCK 

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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in 1 oz Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Thanks, we try very hard to make them look as good as possible.