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Lr103

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    Lr103 reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    1932 Indian Head Ten Dollars for my little "half oz or there abouts" collection.
     


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    Lr103 reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    First of two coins purchased from respected forum member @Paul
    1924 $20 Dollar St Gaudens. It is safe to say this coin has blown me away!
    Paul is a top fella to deal with.
     


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    Lr103 reacted to BoredGit in Today I Received   
    My first 1/4oz gold Britannia. I have quite a few 1oz gold coins, but this is my first fractional coin.
    I quite like it. Not as much as the full Britannia, but it's still nice, and still gold!


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    Lr103 reacted to CosmikDebris in Today I Received   
    Recent acquisitions from Baird & Co and Hatton Garden Metals. 

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    Lr103 reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received   
    As a Fathers Day gift today: Marsh “The Gold Sovereign” 😊
    what a great book - don’t know how I have survived so long without Marsh...Now i dont have to Google up the branch mintages! 

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    Lr103 reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received   
    I admit - I succumbed to the collector gene: a 2018 proof Rwanda Nautical ounce, HMS Endeavour.  
    Nice coin though! 


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    Lr103 reacted to KevinJam in Today I Received   
    Hello, received quite a few coins this week. The last package was from an Australain eBay seller and included the proof 2002 1/2 sovereign, 1990 silver £1 proof coin, the 1995 £2 2nd world war silver proof and the 1986 U.K. BU coin collection. A bit of a mixed bag and was really only after the 1/2 sovereign but the others are nice looking coins. 







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    Lr103 reacted to PansPurse in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    Lr103 reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    Second pickup was a 2014 Gold Buffalo.
    The depth of strike on this coin has to be seen in the flesh!
    Turned into an expensive Sunday!
     


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    Lr103 reacted to Paul in LOTS of Nice Gold - even nicer prices - trusted seller here   
    Well, that is me done for today.  My funds needed to be raised and all deals complete, everything packed and buyers updated in just under 6.5 hours. 
    Closing this thread as complete - thanks to everyone who has bought today, you have made a real difference to me and my life
    £7.6k raised, £1600 more than I needed but hey, I might even spoil myself to something nice cos I can and I've helped a chap out in the process
    As @Roy says above. Liquidity of gold.   I have done this without resorting to pawnbroking, loan sharking, paying handling fees on credit card cash advances, calling bank cap in hand to beg to request an overdraft raise or visiting a little Hitler behind her desk for a loan and computer in a bank for it to say NO
    This thread proves, gold is a store of value and store of wealth. It has stored wealth for when I needed it, that business opportunity in my case or could be for the rainy day/black swan event/unexpected tax bill when you just need it. 
    Had I not bought gold I could have easily drunk, gambled, ate, holidayed away like I would have done in my 20s
    Also shows when you price right here, your items sell. Be a good chap, price good and sales will come.  
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    Lr103 reacted to Paul in Today I Received   
    Happy World Cup Everyone !



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    Lr103 reacted to PansPurse in Today I Received   
    Griffin courtesy of @seXes


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    Lr103 reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received   
    I have been patiently waiting to strike and bag one of these SS Gairsoppa 10oz Bars at a reasonable price. 



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    Lr103 reacted to engire in Today I Received   
    I just got my lastest order from @BackyardBullion It started with the silver globe, one of which I managed to get hold of. Really love how it looks, with the finish and the base (props to BYB senior). Added another silver forum bar, a ripple square and some copper coins (because of the dragon design 😊) to my order. I really love the ripples on the square. It's a bit difficult to properly photograph, but it's a cool effect in the lighting.


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    Lr103 got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Don't you hate it when Mints do this - Same product, different privy or box!   
    My initial assumption with these globes was that you would not make more this year, but would in the future.  However if it does turn out that you never make these again, as a buyer I would be more likely to pay an even larger premium if you developed a reputation for single mintage items (assuming of course I also liked the design). 
    In any case, as others have said, I would be supportive of however you determine it's best to run your business....higher volume, lower margin, or lower volume with a higher margin.  I can see logic in either, and as long as you let customers know your intention in terms of mintage, and as you said don't play games with privy marks or special boxes to then inflate the stated mintage, you will be fine.
    If it were me, I wouldn't destroy the mold though (...however it might be good for YouTube views 😊)
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    Lr103 reacted to augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Arrived today:

    surprisingly solid packaging for the UK, too:

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    Lr103 got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Don't you hate it when Mints do this - Same product, different privy or box!   
    My initial assumption with these globes was that you would not make more this year, but would in the future.  However if it does turn out that you never make these again, as a buyer I would be more likely to pay an even larger premium if you developed a reputation for single mintage items (assuming of course I also liked the design). 
    In any case, as others have said, I would be supportive of however you determine it's best to run your business....higher volume, lower margin, or lower volume with a higher margin.  I can see logic in either, and as long as you let customers know your intention in terms of mintage, and as you said don't play games with privy marks or special boxes to then inflate the stated mintage, you will be fine.
    If it were me, I wouldn't destroy the mold though (...however it might be good for YouTube views 😊)
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    Lr103 got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Don't you hate it when Mints do this - Same product, different privy or box!   
    My initial assumption with these globes was that you would not make more this year, but would in the future.  However if it does turn out that you never make these again, as a buyer I would be more likely to pay an even larger premium if you developed a reputation for single mintage items (assuming of course I also liked the design). 
    In any case, as others have said, I would be supportive of however you determine it's best to run your business....higher volume, lower margin, or lower volume with a higher margin.  I can see logic in either, and as long as you let customers know your intention in terms of mintage, and as you said don't play games with privy marks or special boxes to then inflate the stated mintage, you will be fine.
    If it were me, I wouldn't destroy the mold though (...however it might be good for YouTube views 😊)
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    Lr103 reacted to BackyardBullion in Don't you hate it when Mints do this - Same product, different privy or box!   
    After this weekend's very exciting sell out of my spherical hand poured silver globes I have had about 6 separate enquiries from people who have missed out on the limited mintage of 25 and have requested a stand-alone silver globe.
    Now before I go on with this post I just want to reassure anybody and everybody who might be reading this I categorically will NOT be producing any standalone globes.   The main reason for this is that part of the whole process of me creating a unique product that has a specific mintage is that they are exclusive. As a consumer of silver and gold products from various mints around the world it is always very frustrating when a new variation of an existing product comes out and dilutes a product and an investment which I have already made. Whether that be a privy Mark or a special edition with a different display box for example. Even up as high as the Royal Mint we see this - they have created a number of strike on the day sovereign or sovereigns with special presentation boxes which are ultimately exactly the same as others.   So as a small producer of products which are limited I am very firm in my belief that when I declare a mintage upfront that is what the mintage will be.    I know we have had discussions on privy marks before on this forum and the various iterations of Royal Mint Sovereign's have also been the hot Topic here before...   But let's jump into the hypothetical, I just want to stress again this is NOT happening - this is just me finding out general market opinion on something which I suspect I already know the answer to.   How would you feel if I produced stand-alone globes for special requests. Even if you have not bought one of the globes would it make you look at Backyard Bullion as a brand differently? If you are one of the lucky few who picked up a globe I'd love to know what you would have said (and shouted at me!) should I have released a number of other globes upon special request.   I should just say there is one other globe in existence which is my 5 oz prototype globe this one I will be keeping solely for myself but beyond that this mould will not see another iteration until at least 2019. But even then I might well make something different or bigger, so it might well be that this mould is completely retired - and if it is as a onlooker to the Backyard Bullion brand and business, would you think it's a good thing for me too publicly destroy this mould on camera so that you then have no further doubts that the 25 that were created plus the prototype are indeed unique and cannot be recreated?   Makes interesting food for thought as I said this is a completely hypothetical situation - remember I am categorically NOT producing any more globes, but I'd love to know everybody's opinions!
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    Lr103 reacted to tallthinkev in Today I Received   
    1/2 Sov and the Newton 50p in my change. (well Saturday anyway)

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    Lr103 reacted to zeusss4 in Today I Received   
    Nice beast with eBay 20% off

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    Lr103 reacted to HyHy in Today I Received   
    Finally keep my PF70 collection updated


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    Lr103 reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received   
    1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, 1904 and 1905 Sovereigns, and an 1897 French Lucky Angel 20 franc.


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    Lr103 reacted to JohnAnsink in Today I Received   
    Not the greatest condition but OK for me. I want the 1940, 41, 44 now.
     


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    Lr103 reacted to Elements in Today I Received   
    1911 half proof PF65 cam. Beautiful coin