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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Fastnick in Collectable paper money a good investment?   
    Having recently sold some paper money I inherited on a well known auction site, I am beginning to wonder if it is a more straight forward trade and or income then pm's and numismatics.
    For one assessing the grading (IBNS system) seems simpler if done yourself not 3rd party, 2ndly no fluctuating spot price as the underlying (paper) is essentially worthless, 3rdly storage deterioration and possible shipping damage seems less of an issue.
    On the last point how many times has one of us experienced damage in shipping....
    Of coarse paper is not an absolute store of value, like pms though history, nor can you garantee which notes will rise in value.
    Let me know your views on paper money as a hobby, investment or side trade.
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    universalcurrency reacted to OllieClem in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Took an age for me to add them to my basket. Had to search the sovs up, select the sov then add. Took a couple attempts but worked 
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Safety Deposit Box   
    Ive always wondered about buying a safe... How do you ensure a descreet delivery?   No one wants 'the bullion safe delivery company' to arrive on their doorstep.  Makes me feel funny  just thinking of the neighbours curtain twitching 🤣
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    universalcurrency reacted to Guybrush in goldsilver.be very dodgey   
    Well to be fair they are incompetent but I cannot say they haven't been helpful.  After all, they obviously checked under the sofa and everywhere else and they eventually "found" money I sent.  Maybe next time I should send via a carrier pigeon with GPS so we can see where it is!
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    universalcurrency reacted to Abyss in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Spot gold has gone up almost $20 today. It is a shame limited to three per household instead of three per person. Limited to three per person then my wife get three, my two year son will have another three and then all my son's friends (teddy, lion, giraffe and all his cuddly toys (I will name them all first) will each have three as well).
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    universalcurrency reacted to Goldhooked in Huge Gold Chain   
    Was it this guy?!

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    universalcurrency got a reaction from danmc82 in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Reminds me of a shopping experience in my local Coop, I bought some fish which had a deep discount label on the pack.  Like an idiot I casually remarked that the manager must be feeling generous as he had knocked £3 off instead of the usual 50p.  The minute I said that the sales assistant refused to sell it to me... Should have kept my trap shut!🙄
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    universalcurrency reacted to Kman in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    That's stingy, if that had been teen me working there id have let you have it lol
    I worked at Somerfield for a couple years 17-19 on the till and some fruit you weigh, some you put an amount, lemons and limes I always forgot you have to put the amount not weigh them
    The local Chinese resteraunt had a guy buy about 10 lemons, I only charged him for one, he came back in 2 minutes later to his credit and said hey I only paid for one? I said yes, my mistake all yours 
    I was very generous with Somerfields produce 
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from MickB in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Reminds me of a shopping experience in my local Coop, I bought some fish which had a deep discount label on the pack.  Like an idiot I casually remarked that the manager must be feeling generous as he had knocked £3 off instead of the usual 50p.  The minute I said that the sales assistant refused to sell it to me... Should have kept my trap shut!🙄
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    universalcurrency reacted to MickB in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    I bet Atkinsons don't honour anyone lucky enough. It would be worth the comedy value seeing their faces when they realised multiple orders were going through
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    universalcurrency reacted to Abyss in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    That good deal BUT it does not beat the deal of a lifetime that I found with Baird & Co last year 50+ Sovereigns for £0.00. Shame I have not come across anyone who has managed to get these bargains....

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    universalcurrency got a reaction from MickB in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Anyone seen this deal, or had the great fortune to snag it? 😮
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/1oz-gold-coins/2018-south-african-krugerrand-1oz-gold-coin-with-g
    Needless to say it has 'run out of stock'
    Somebody in the Atkinson team must of been s##tting bricks!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Abyss in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Anyone seen this deal, or had the great fortune to snag it? 😮
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/1oz-gold-coins/2018-south-african-krugerrand-1oz-gold-coin-with-g
    Needless to say it has 'run out of stock'
    Somebody in the Atkinson team must of been s##tting bricks!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Mark43 in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Anyone seen this deal, or had the great fortune to snag it? 😮
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/1oz-gold-coins/2018-south-african-krugerrand-1oz-gold-coin-with-g
    Needless to say it has 'run out of stock'
    Somebody in the Atkinson team must of been s##tting bricks!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from gsimpson in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Anyone seen this deal, or had the great fortune to snag it? 😮
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/1oz-gold-coins/2018-south-african-krugerrand-1oz-gold-coin-with-g
    Needless to say it has 'run out of stock'
    Somebody in the Atkinson team must of been s##tting bricks!
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Goldmick in Atkinsons deal of the century?   
    Anyone seen this deal, or had the great fortune to snag it? 😮
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/1oz-gold-coins/2018-south-african-krugerrand-1oz-gold-coin-with-g
    Needless to say it has 'run out of stock'
    Somebody in the Atkinson team must of been s##tting bricks!
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    universalcurrency reacted to mr-dead in Brexit status ...   
    Another bill the EU can pick up, the TV license.
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from Agpanda in High price vinyl???   
    I saw this on ebay and thought wtf!!???  Then I saw the albums title and it all made sense.  🤣
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iggy-Pop-The-Idiot-LP-Vinyl-Record-NEW-SEALED-David-Bowie-/253977743327?hash=item3b2240cfdf%3Ag%3AGA4AAOSwVL5a8J~z&nma=true&si=XKTYCS7TPVQZjhiFq9G43fa1Syo%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to Oldun in Brexit status ...   
    What could possibly go wrong with this ?
     
    https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/new-eu-directive-to-create-public-data-pool/
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    universalcurrency got a reaction from 5huggy in atkinsons have you noticed   
    Surely most bullion dealers would hold paper shorts on gold and silver to protect themselves from declining spot prices?
    Holding onto pm stock in the  hope it might go back up is a foolish as trying to catch a falling knife.
    Ive done that in the past with sharedealing, and lost a lot of money! 😮
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    universalcurrency reacted to HelpingHands in New Brexit 50p Commemorative Coin   
    The Dad's Army opening credits?

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    universalcurrency reacted to greendragon in Not so 'swift'?   
    i use to pop into my partners bank and put £30-£40 in, in cash, so she could pay a bill
    got told i can no longer do this as paying money into someone else,s account is against bank rules. WTF?
    we changed banks
     
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    universalcurrency reacted to bluemoon in Not so 'swift'?   
    Banks are increasingly authoritarian when you go through them to spend your own money. Everyone is a potential money launderer to them and so treat you like one.
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    universalcurrency reacted to Pete in Brexit status ...   
    Having listened to many interviews today on both the BBC and Sky I despair.
    I don't like the thought of handing the keys over to Brussels, paying them £40 billion and being dictated to by the bureaucrats that found a trump card using the Irish border that accounts for about 0.2% of UK trade. We should take the route of the hard Brexit and quit completely in March next year. Before the deadline, Audi VW, BMW, Bosch et al will be lobbying their government for a free trade deal, as will the Italian Prosseco producers, the French wine producers and the Spanish fruit & vegetable producers. We can sit back and wait a few days then when the politicians wake up to the fact that we are not a soft touch, aren't handing over £40 billion to support a failing project, deals will be struck. As for charging import duties on goods crossing the channel - this doesn't need to happen as this decision will be made by us or the EU according to who burns tyres in the streets. Has anyone heard from the EU as to how they will survive the loss of the UK's contribution ? Bet they are counting on this income for a few more years to bail out Greece and maybe Italy next ? We have a tremendously strong negotiating hand but it looks as if the cracks in our government and the idiots in opposition are playing right into the hands of the EU who are simply waiting and watching our internal self destruction.
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    universalcurrency reacted to Pete in Britannia's overrated compared to cheaper offerings?   
    The Britannias that were 958 silver ( pre 2013 I think ( too lazy to check )) rather than the softer 999 silver were definitely collectible and in great demand.
    They were lovely coins and you might want to check prices before condemning them to Maple or Philly status.
    The big mistake in my mind was when the RM decided to make the Brits fine silver and truly cocked up.
    The way they were minted and handled resulted in very poor quality - big scuffs, reeded dings and the rest.
    To get round the QC they moved to the patterned fields which don't show the scratches so readily.
    I agree the newer fine silver Brits are no more desireable than the Perth Mint Kangaroo and other cheaper bullion but the earlier Brits will always attract premiums.
    The oriental border Brit however, supplied in a cap, from the Mint is a good looking quality coin so they can make 'em if they choose to do so.
    @QStack - the silver Krugs are a real quality bullion coin.