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Lr103

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    Lr103 reacted to Gildeon in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    That's why it's a good idea to collect a few things at the same time, to satisfy this side of yourself as well. And knowing that you may take a loss in some of them. 
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Fish827 in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    For me (also in the USA) ASEs were the very first silver I purchased, but I've now switched primarily to Queen's Beasts.  You can buy the new issue bullion at a lower per oz premium than an ASE, and there is potential for premium increase.  In my opinion the downside is the same between these two choices (spot price of silver), but a series such as the Queen's Beasts have the potential for upside beyond the price of the metal as a premium develops.  Of course there won't always be Queen's Beasts, but the concept is the same with other bullion silver and gold.  I've sold some of both on eBay and back to a dealer, and even though they won't give you anywhere near the the enormous premium they now sell older versions of these coins, silver was a few dollars higher when I bought them, and when you buy the new issues in the $15 to $20 range, and even dealers are paying $45, you can see the appeal relative to generic bullion.  
    When I sold griffins and lions recently, I rolled the proceeds into new issue Yales and Falcons.  I'm happy with the silver sales, but I do actually have fairly substantial regrets about selling some of the gold griffins.  I think I got attached to them as I really do enjoy the designs, and this is a downside of buying any kind of non-generics.  You can end up making irrational and non-economic decisions more easily 🙂
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Fish827 in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    ...and as a counter-example to my post above, I sold some of the Landmarks series bullion and the dealer paid spot+5 cents (they sell them for spot plus $8).  I certainly don't want to create the impression the all series will work out the way the Queen's Beasts have.  My point was that if I could "re-start" my buying, I would focus on bullion that has a chance to development a premium at some point in the future, as long as they can be purchased inexpensively at the outset.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Gildeon in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    For me (also in the USA) ASEs were the very first silver I purchased, but I've now switched primarily to Queen's Beasts.  You can buy the new issue bullion at a lower per oz premium than an ASE, and there is potential for premium increase.  In my opinion the downside is the same between these two choices (spot price of silver), but a series such as the Queen's Beasts have the potential for upside beyond the price of the metal as a premium develops.  Of course there won't always be Queen's Beasts, but the concept is the same with other bullion silver and gold.  I've sold some of both on eBay and back to a dealer, and even though they won't give you anywhere near the the enormous premium they now sell older versions of these coins, silver was a few dollars higher when I bought them, and when you buy the new issues in the $15 to $20 range, and even dealers are paying $45, you can see the appeal relative to generic bullion.  
    When I sold griffins and lions recently, I rolled the proceeds into new issue Yales and Falcons.  I'm happy with the silver sales, but I do actually have fairly substantial regrets about selling some of the gold griffins.  I think I got attached to them as I really do enjoy the designs, and this is a downside of buying any kind of non-generics.  You can end up making irrational and non-economic decisions more easily 🙂
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    Lr103 reacted to Lindeman in Queen's Beasts (Gold & Silver) Photo Thread   
    Slowly trying to get the series in MS70 ...its a labour of love and grief with NGC.  
     

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    Lr103 reacted to SilverStan in DDay Aniversary 2019 Silverstan Creations Release. Taking Orders Now   
    So Ive invested into a New Project and hope people like them
    We have a DDAY presentation 2019 Britannia and American Silver Eagle 2019
    Both BU .999 Fine Silver 
    There are 2 varietys of each coin.
    Britannia - Gold Plated - Individually Numbered Packaging.
    Britannia - Light Colour - Individually Numbered Packaging.
    American Silver Eagle - Gold Plated - Individually Numbered packaging.
    American Silver Eagle - Light Colour - Individually Numbered packaging.
    Maximum Mintage is 250 of each coin.
    They will come in a quadrum capsule with outer sleeve COA and artwork as you can see. 

    This is a fully Licenced product which in basic terms I have bought the Image rites to use on merchandise.
    The image in my opinion was the best quality and captured the landing very well with so much going on.
    It was the US led invasion on Omaha Beach in Normandy France. 
    It was the largest invasion ever assembled, before or since, landed 156,000 Allied troops by sea and air on five beachheads in Normandy, France.
    D-Day was the start of Allied operations which would ultimately liberate Western Europe, defeat Nazi Germany and end the Second World War.
    This project is my first real life themed coin, Ive been working on it for months. 
    I am the only person selling this release.
    If youd like one please let me know which type  BrtG BrtC ASEG ASEC
    Prices:
    Colour ASE Britannia  £29.99 
    Gold   ASE Britannia  £33.99
    Please add your choice of postage.
    I am also offering discount in anyone would like all 4 I will offer free Insured Postage All 4 delivered for £120 
    Im also taking applications for trade sales minimum order 5 of each please message me for Prices.
    The work has been outsourced and I have paid for them just the wait Im told around 15/5/2019
    Which should fall in line for the 75th Aniversary in June.  
    Thanks in advance for your support and please share 
    I will offer Numbers from 5 Onwards 69 has gone. I will only offer this if a deposit is made Thank You
    And numbers first come first served.  And I always regret offering this but I know its important to some people so If I can do it I will. 




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    Lr103 reacted to augur in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    Lr103 reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    There is provenance, there is documented history, and in the end a customer that likes the bar for whatever it is. I would be happy to own it too despite the silver snafu. Fact is it was the first attempt, taken into account with the customer @Lr103 and eventually their opinion trumps. 

    Think about it this way too, BYB normal silver bars are at significant premium, even at 999 - you can only sell them on to another BYB enthusiast or hand pour enthusiast. The gold will retain its value if you melt and refine (which can be done at a fairly low cost if you have the contacts) - but an art bar collector may be happy to have this bar with its proven provenance as is. 

     
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Rat in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received.....   
    Last week ..but just got one into a deep capsule today: a pile of silver BU Yales. 
    Also a gold 1/4  Yale ....sadly got a tiny visible mark on the Queen’s neck, so this will not be going for grading. Yale side is magnificent. 



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    Lr103 reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks to @TheCoinConnection, received the latest Royal Mint releases...
    An awesome 2019 1/4 oz Gold The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort Proof...

     
    The 2019 Peter Rabbit Silver 50p Proof.

     
    A really cool design, in hand, 2019 Stephen Hawking Silver Proof Piedfort 50p...

     
    And lastly, from APMEX, a 2019 1oz Silver Proof Krugerrand. 

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    Lr103 reacted to Nick1368 in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Sorry to hear this went wrong, when I saw the pouring video a few weeks ago I looked at this bar with envy and I still look at it with envy knowing that there is some silver in it as well as gold.
    Thanks for sharing this experience with us anyways, that's why I love this forum, unlike the outside world this forum is filled with honest members.
     
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    Lr103 got a reaction from BackyardBullion in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from jonrms in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from h103efa in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
  17. Like
    Lr103 got a reaction from augur in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from dunmac in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Gildeon in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from kimchi in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Abyss in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Bullionaire in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Fastnick in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Wackattak924 in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    I'm just now seeing this thread, but I can verify that the buyer is indeed very happy with this gold bar!! 😊
    @BackyardBullion kept me well informed the whole time, and did give me several options including rework and resale.  But I told him I'm still happy to have it.  Think of what we're (some of us anyway) willing to pay in premium over spot for proof coins.  I paid spot plus his labor, and I still I think it's a great looking bar.  It really is a one of kind piece given the ripple pattern, and now YouTube videos.
    I understood the risks and I could have ended up with much worse than a nice looking bar that cannot be hallmarked.  In my mind @BackyardBullion went above and beyond, and while the end result could have been better, I'm still a happy customer.