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  1. @westminstrel I was being silly and making a 0.0001 correction pi, as opposed to entering the draw...I understand that non-integers do not mesh well with a random number generator, as I'm sure @greendragon does. So please remove me from your master list, and thank you for bringing some order to the chaos!! 😊
  2. 3.14159....perhaps I like it a little more 😜
  3. I had this same thought as well. If it were up to me I would add or substitute some other metric besides time as premium or gold, such as a certain number of completed successful trades and/or endorsement by a number of other established/gold/longer standing premium members. I signed up as I wanted to do more to support the forum, but I am certainly much less "established" than members with several thousand posts and likes (so maybe this membership tier could have been called something else, as I definitely consider myself to be less established than many on the forum).
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    Bars vs Coins

    The company still exists, but their bullion operations were sold to Asahi. So no more Johnson Matthey bars will be struck unless Asahi decides to rebrand (I'm not sure if they would need to secure permission, or if these rights were transferred in the sale). For now they just strike Asahi bars. Heres is a brief summary: https://www.jmbullion.com/johnson-matthey-now-asahi/
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    Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018

    To push us over the threshold from last year, I'm in for 10 tickets! Hopefully we can double it so BYB needs to part with some gold 😉
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    Today I Received.....

    It certainly is, and the Royal Mint did a nice job selecting the form factor. It's much thicker than other 100oz bars I've seen like Baird and RCM.
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    Today I Received.....

    I received this replacement 100oz Britannia bar from APMEX. To their credit they replaced to bar without hesitation even though it's very close to spot bullion! It did take a while as they sold out and needed to buy more. I included a "before replacement" picture below, or you can look back in the thread history.
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    Poppy Appeal Charity Raffle 2018

    In keeping with the theme of this charity raffle, I will contribution a pair of Peace Dollars (1922 and 1923). As background, Peace Dollars were minted to commemorate peace after the end of World War 1. They are US silver dollar coins struck for circulation from 1921 to 1928, and then again in 1934 and 1935. The look of the coin was the result of a competition to find a design emblematic of peace.
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    🎅 Christmas Prize Draw 🎅

    I'll join in again, and up my prize from last year! 🎄 2018 1/10oz gold American Eagle
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    North Dakota

    Which is home the the best college hockey arena, and one of the most enthusiastic fan bases in North America!! Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the team up until recently known as the Fighting Sioux, just respect for their program 😀
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    100oz U.S Assay Office poured silver bar

    There were two versions of these 100oz bars: pressed and poured. I believe the poured bar is quite rare. In the late 1960s, the Defense Logistics Agency had over 165 million ounces of silver in its stockpile. The government dumped a large amount of this silver on the open market in 1980 and 1981 to drive down silver prices after the Hunt brothers tried to corner the market. Continental Coin (a private mint...the CC on the bar) purchased a large quantity of this silver and minted 1oz rounds and 10 and 100oz bars from it. I have some of the 1oz rounds, and enjoy that there is a bit of history attached. For reference, here is an APMEX link for when they had one of these 100oz bars stock. Although this is the struck version, not the poured that you have: https://www.apmex.com/product/81370/100-oz-silver-bar-u-s-assay-office-struck
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    Today I Received.....

    Some gold given the decline in price. I really do like these Britannia bars, and the premiums are lower than the Eagles in both gold and silver!.
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    Oriental Britannia launching soon

    I bet the 325 is the "limited edition presentation" (the wooden display), and MCM was given 175 for the "graded presentation". This is how it works with the Queen's Beasts...the graded presentation has a different COA and a graded presentation mintage. With the Queen's Beasts, If you add the MCM graded mintage with the Royal Mint limited edition mintage, you arrive at their number for total mintage.
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    BRITANNIA 2018 oriental border 100 box?

    These limited edition bullion coins (Oriental border Britannia, Landmarks etc) from the Royal Mint that come from the mint already in plastic capsules do not come in tubes/monster boxes. They come in plastic rolls/cardboard boxes. If you buy 20, you get a plastic bag, and 100 you get 5 bags in a box. It's not the prettiest way to store them, but you do get a nice plastic capsule. Here is what 100 will look like: