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kimchi

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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in How safe is your personal data when buying Gold & Silver?   
    A key topic rightly highlighted and all very worrying.
    I had a similar problem recently with a company called Harrington and Byrne which has been talked about on the forum. I opted out of everything possible with my online order for some bullion, but still got direct marketing emails (which did cease when I clicked through to unsubscribe) and mail (which took three or four written replies to stop - dare I say 'for now'?).
    I think I need to both check their terms and conditions and remove all my info from my online account with them. My confidence in them is not good as in an unsolicited sales call their sales rep imvho (and from advice from a bullion company on here) actually lied to me on the phone about their business and the legal side of it, as well as selling very hard indeed for a huge investment.
    Many of us on here are canny enough in general to use 'front addresses' or PO Boxes etc but not everyone is. Very concerning. Also there was a company that had a data breach recently wasn't there?
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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in Short & Sweet & FUNNY   
    Where was the breakdown of the periodic table?
    Shocking customer service there!
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    kimchi got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2017 Gold Sovereign X 3. £230 each delivered   
    This is the most random question I have ever seen in my time here on a sales thread, but to be fair it was also the most random selling point I've ever seen!
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    kimchi reacted to rob6 in Hi all   
    Hi, and a big welcome to our forum
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in How safe is your personal data when buying Gold & Silver?   
    A key topic rightly highlighted and all very worrying.
    I had a similar problem recently with a company called Harrington and Byrne which has been talked about on the forum. I opted out of everything possible with my online order for some bullion, but still got direct marketing emails (which did cease when I clicked through to unsubscribe) and mail (which took three or four written replies to stop - dare I say 'for now'?).
    I think I need to both check their terms and conditions and remove all my info from my online account with them. My confidence in them is not good as in an unsolicited sales call their sales rep imvho (and from advice from a bullion company on here) actually lied to me on the phone about their business and the legal side of it, as well as selling very hard indeed for a huge investment.
    Many of us on here are canny enough in general to use 'front addresses' or PO Boxes etc but not everyone is. Very concerning. Also there was a company that had a data breach recently wasn't there?
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    kimchi reacted to Kookaburracollector in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    The SOTD Victoria Sovereign will be my first EVER sovereign purchase....just worried about opening Pandora’s box now....what will this lead to?
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    kimchi reacted to GoodAsGold in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    @Goldmick - Well that’s one place to hide your gold coins. Good luck with the box sets!!!
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    kimchi reacted to DaKine in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Steve@sovereign hit nail on head:
    Look carefully at the reverse - very poorly executed in detail & George looks almost comedic (or maybe a dunce?). I really don't see the appeal - I like the 1902 matte proof golds, excepting the dam- wiping evidently done at the mint, so got those.
     
    I have seen recently on ebay the 1902 half sovs going for a tick under 400 quid. I'd much prefer one of those!
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    kimchi reacted to terakris in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Will this coin be a future money maker, probably not. 
    Is it a nice alternative of a typical sovereign, yes i think it is. 
    I've had a good look at mine under a loupe and the strike is not particularly strong, perhaps part of the "matt" finish required but the coin itself looked spotless, so the quality is up there for sure which is nice.
    It comes with a premium somewhere between bullion and proof, and for many that will put them off perhaps as its not a shiny proof coin. For me, I like the variety's and this to me seemed like a nice variety to have for my own collection, not something to worry about flipping for money any time soon.
    They do the same kinda thing with the britannias in silver... Bullion, BU and Proof, so perhaps this is now what they will do with sovereigns every year (even the packaging is similar to that of a BU britannia). Not sure if this happens every year if its going to be a good thing or not, but the coin itself is a nice finish I think and for me the premium is ok for me for a single purchase now and again.
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    kimchi reacted to Zhorro in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    Today the mantra of the kids in marketing seems to be “varieties” – and this seems to be the case in many walks of life (in the philatelic world more and more stamps are being issued but less and less stamps are actually being used on a daily basis).  In the area of collectables the marketing assumption seems to be that collectors will want examples of everything so that their collections are “complete”.  It would seem that the short term generation of revenues appears to be being put before the long term development of the market. 
    I do fear that the people developing this strategy of “varieties” have little understanding of the nature of the products (i.e. they are not collectors themselves) and even less understanding of the people that are buying them.
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    kimchi reacted to terakris in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    oh dear god.... say goodbye to all your money!
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    kimchi reacted to jonrms in Short & Sweet & FUNNY   
    I thought this was soo funny, I made it short, but this could have easily been a long video 
     
     
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    kimchi reacted to Norskgeld in Reading glasses or laser eye surgery?   
    My brother had Lasik on his eyes and he experiences glare at night from headlights and reflections off wet roads.
    He says it's still worth it though and tells me to get mine done too.
    I have a friend who says it was the best thing he ever had done.
    Personally I would never let anyone burn the surface of my eyeball with a laser.
    Try the Bates Method of natural vision correction...you can get books on it.
    Also google Joseph Lieberman and Martin Brofman...they have books on natural vision correction.
    Brofman et al maintain it is stress and tension in the eye muscles that distort the eyeball and that it can be released.
    I use MSM and silver eye drops which soften up the eye tissues and I do the Bates eye exercises....I also wear pin hole glasses at home.
    Look at your diet and hydration levels as this has a huge impact.
    I would use reading glasses if needed but just be aware over time, like all glasses, they will make your vision worse.
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    kimchi got a reaction from AlL in 2017 Gold Sovereign X 3. £230 each delivered   
    This is the most random question I have ever seen in my time here on a sales thread, but to be fair it was also the most random selling point I've ever seen!
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    kimchi reacted to dicker in A friend found this in his garden   
    This is another fascinating gold discovery. Over the last few years we have seen:
    Gold sovs in a piano 
    Saddle ridge hoard - buried on a ranch
    East London Double Eagle hoard - found buried in a garden 
    28 gold ingots found in a garden in France
    A load of gold coins found in a pot in a cellar in a house in France
    Huge gold ingots found in the fuel tank of an Iraqi tank imported to the UK
    Those are just the ones I have read about and remember. How many extraordinary finds are never reported.... I suspect quite a few. 
    Best
    Dicker
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    kimchi got a reaction from jonrms in Saving ACE.   
    Some real bargains to be had there with your own pieces delivery included and the Germanias as per your sales thread (I don't know much about the medals but if you say that's a good deal too I trust you ).
    Can't you simply 3D scan the mold and 'clean up' the damaged area in the software to then have a template? I'm sure folks on here might be able to advise on that, @mr-dead posted some lovely 3D scans and then 3D prints on here iirc?
    Nice to see the Fat Ace featured alongside the Pronounced! I think everyone goes for the Pronounced first and I can see why (because of the 'pop'), but actually having both in hand I was pleasantly surprised how close it was to call a favourite, they both have their lovely aspects, but in some ways Fat wins for me because of the 'balance' of the design
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    kimchi got a reaction from Derv in Brexit status ...   
    So I see all the time, but actually only on TV and it gives people stuff to argue about on the radio! People I know and meet out and about are sick of talking about it or hearing about it and just seem to have accepted that the politicians are all doing it for themselves and don't care about the people at all, which has been true for years of course, but with this one it really seems to have been bludgeoned into people who mostly just accept and ignore it, which I suspect was some of the point of the whole thing.
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    kimchi reacted to mr-dead in Saving ACE.   
    Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but it took about 3 minutes to make the below in tinkercard (no idea of dimensions or font used in the original):
    https://www.tinkercad.com/
     
    Drop me a pm with some measurements and the font used and ill see if I can get it closer to the original and will send you the 3D file so you can pack those nice looking coins away for another day.
     

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    kimchi reacted to PansPurse in Taking The Plunge   
    Best thing I've read today:

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    kimchi got a reaction from rob6 in Saving ACE.   
    Some real bargains to be had there with your own pieces delivery included and the Germanias as per your sales thread (I don't know much about the medals but if you say that's a good deal too I trust you ).
    Can't you simply 3D scan the mold and 'clean up' the damaged area in the software to then have a template? I'm sure folks on here might be able to advise on that, @mr-dead posted some lovely 3D scans and then 3D prints on here iirc?
    Nice to see the Fat Ace featured alongside the Pronounced! I think everyone goes for the Pronounced first and I can see why (because of the 'pop'), but actually having both in hand I was pleasantly surprised how close it was to call a favourite, they both have their lovely aspects, but in some ways Fat wins for me because of the 'balance' of the design
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    kimchi got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in House prices post Brexit fallout?   
    I am a Baked Beans millionaire
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    kimchi reacted to jultorsk in Today I Received.....   
    A rather smokey 10oz PM vintage bar (type A) and a riot of early Kooks. 🇦🇺 😊