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Xander

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    Xander reacted to Guitar12 in Benefits of dating a bank teller   
    Haha I’ll stick with the honest and legal scores.
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    Xander reacted to mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    LCS pickup today.  1916-S St. Gaudens Double Eagle and a 1/4 oz 2018 QB Unicorn.


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    Xander reacted to savoyard in The value of PM’s in an economic collapse   
    Probably not straigh bartering, but an intermediate step such as each town printing their own fiat currency, a bit like it happened (I was told) in Austria in the mid 1800s,  when there was no liquidity and farmers started issuing fiat currencies that were backed by bartering.
    When it comes to gold &/or silver, they can be used as collateral to new currencies. This is simply what used to happen before 1971. One needs not imagine apocalyptic scenarios, but just see what happened in the past. In my opinion, PM's are not an investment but a long term insurance vs inflation or systemic collapses.
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    Xander reacted to Bullionbill01 in Gold Monitoring Thread £ GBP only   
    At least we can all agree that silver is a shite investment 😂
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    Xander reacted to h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Been a bit excited for the last few weeks, but today I finally received this 30 g golden beauty! Hugest of thanks to @Marc
    Long story short, i'm a bit of a fan of The Phoenix (sentimental place from my uni+ days), hence my collecting of most things Phoenix such as the dragon and phoenix coins here! https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=247324
    During my many discussions with @Marc i told him about my affinity for Phoenix coins and he showed me one he had. From that moment i wanted it. Just loved the super design with the Phoenix and obviously the gold! I've got to learn more about the history behind it too. I think he was very reluctant to let it go, but i'm chuffed he did!
    Here its is, A 30 g (¥100,000) gold proof (PF70) coin commemorating The Enthronement of Emperor Akihito (Heisei). This emperor recently abdicated, the first time an emperor has done so in over 200 years. They are not rare coins, about 100,000 of them in proof, but they are very scarce outside of Japan. Now that the emperor has abdicated they probably hold a bit more historical significance! There's quite a story about the Japanese 20 g gold coin from this era, but maybe @Marc can tell that story in another post!


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    Xander reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Just picked this up for next to nothing.from a local antiques shop It's a later 5 shilling. But pretty cool


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    Xander reacted to Tn21 in Today I Received.....   
    10oz Scottsdale - from Mrscottsdale (first of a kind for me, such a cool item)
    2017 Sov - from onlyroadtoheaven (fantastic price, could have priced it a lot higher so really good of him)
    Thank you to you both,

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    Xander got a reaction from Groundup in This explains middle lane road hogs   
    If your excuse is, changing lanes is dangerous...you shouldn't be driving.😎
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    Xander got a reaction from jonrms in This explains middle lane road hogs   
    If your excuse is, changing lanes is dangerous...you shouldn't be driving.😎
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    Xander got a reaction from motorbikez in Jo Brand   
    Mispronounce someones chosen gender and the police are round knocking on your door...incite violence through hate speech, such as this nasty woman did, and every one laughs, well, not every one, only the Knuckle Draggers. This is all going to end badly. 
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    Xander reacted to HighlandTiger in Today I Received.....   
    Well I can't say that this 1/2 sov from eBay wasn't well packaged.

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    Xander reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    A prussian double crown in a rather impressive grade. 1888 is also the three emperor year with Wilhelm I marking the first Emperor to reign this remarkable year. 


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    Xander reacted to Groundup in Tax rebate   
    It sounds like you have to be a pensioner to get one. Lol😂
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    Xander reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received.....   
    Two arrivals today both will of course be graded...
    1831 HalfPenny
    1821 Sixpence




     
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    Xander reacted to sg86 in Today I Received.....   
    1883-M, not many of these around either and very few in this grade. 

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    Xander reacted to sg86 in Today I Received.....   
    1886-M, 1887-M - The two rarest of all Shieldback sovereigns. 
    Finally have the pair 😍👌

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    Xander reacted to Darren9330 in Today I bought.....   
    Bit of an impulse purchase yesterday, a 2006 Brittania Silhouette Collection. 
    Note to self, mustn't keep buying shiny items!! 

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    Xander got a reaction from kimchi in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    The banks have been stringing us along for decades regarding the cashless society plan they are working on.
    Around about 2001 there were approx 84 thousand ATM,s in the country, apparently to make it more convenient for us to access our cash, which was true. 
    The unintended consequences ( the band played believe it if you like ) more and more people stopped using Banks, (you don't say) leading to bank closures, poor banking industry couldn't afford to operate them as they have become a financial liability. Now we are supposed to believe the ATM's have also become a financial liability and are disappearing like snow off a dyke. 
    Puts me in mind of one man and his dog.
     
     
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    Xander got a reaction from Oldun in Trump   
    The fact he removed the bust of Churchill from the oval office says it all about Obama. At least D Trump had the decency to return it.
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    Xander got a reaction from Oldun in Trump   
    Obama did!
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    Xander got a reaction from danmc82 in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    I think this just about sums up this thread😊
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    Xander got a reaction from Roy in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    I think this just about sums up this thread😊
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    Xander reacted to mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    Stopped by the LCS to buy a $3 Indian Princess I had him set aside for me, when he showed me a coin that he had just bought an hour before and that doesn't come thru his shop very often.  I was first person to see it and It was love at first sight.  Big, chunky and lots of history.  Oldest coin I own and my new favorite.
    1799 8 Escudo


    Also picked up an 1880 Young Head sov to get over the purchase amount needed here in California for exemption from sales tax.


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    Xander got a reaction from JunkBond in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    I think this just about sums up this thread😊
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