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  1. RacerCool

    Flat Earth Coin by PowerCoin & 5% discount code!

    One version is that the planets are actually etched in the dome. Or maybe like some sort of stained glass on the dome? Or holes in the dome, which itself is dark, and whatever light behind it shines through them. Something like that. Their ideas seem to morph and shift all the time. 👀
  2. RacerCool

    Flat Earth Coin by PowerCoin & 5% discount code!

    Hmm. Let's hope there's also, somewhere down the line, a RacerCool kickback conspiracy. Heh-heh...
  3. RacerCool

    Flat Earth Coin by PowerCoin & 5% discount code!

    The coin itself is amazing, quality-wise. If they didn't have such a high premium (understandable, though), I'd probably be getting the whole series. Especially since we just got the "moon landing" coins from the US mint. Can't wait for the Backyard Bullion kickback conspiracy coin! 🤔
  4. RacerCool

    Libertad Gold Reverse Proof 2018 are ahead...

    Welp, I'm in for a 1/2 ounce version. We'll see if it turns out to be a reasonable investment.
  5. RacerCool

    Recovering PMs from electronics

    Nitric acid is very very nasty. I prefer to stay away from such things if possible.
  6. RacerCool

    How do you enjoy your gold/silver?

    Or she can go back in the kitchen and finish making that sandwich while I admire the stack. By the way, I'm single.
  7. RacerCool

    i think this is a good benchmark

    Is that £15.80 per ounce? My basic rule of thumb for whether a silver item is a reasonable price, is I compare it to the price of an average (non-special issue, etc) one ounce silver Eagle. If it has a lower premium than that, then I might seriously consider buying it. Otherwise I might just be better off buying a silver Eagle. (Which I rarely do because I can usually find comparable items for less.)
  8. Sometimes I'll browse the Bay of E, just to see what I could add to my stack, if money weren't an issue. Because of course coins and bars are great, but how nice to be able to classy up the place, while also building the stack? For example, this huge sterling serving bowl. It weighs a paltry 15,225 grams. That turns out to be about 453 ounces of silver, if my calculations are correct. It demands about a 600% premium on that silver, but what a nice looking bowl. https://www.ebay.com/itm/INCREDIBLY-MASSIVE-solid-sterling-silver-Bowl-wine-cistern-OVER-15-KG/254022971003?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4ad801c597644b80bf3a5c3a7e48e43c%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D254022971003%26itm%3D254022971003&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aced2285e-2bf2-11e9-bcc5-74dbd180e969|parentrq%3Acf46bd931680ac1f585ac7eeffc2488c|iid%3A1
  9. RacerCool

    What portion of savings should be in PM

    Recently I've been rebuilding my stack, and my focus this time has been heavily on Mexican coins and bullion, as well as US coins, and a little in other national coins and rounds. One thing I'm doing is stacking/collecting silver Onzas and Libertads, at least one from every year since 1949, which is the first year they started minting them. In gold, my default go-to fractional coin is the 5 peso (.1205 ounce). It is consistently the sweet spot for lowest premium.
  10. As others have stated, if you live in the UK and plan to potentially sell them there, then Brittanias would be the logical choice. Other than those, get what you can find at the most reasonable price (meaning: with a reasonable premium), if you're using them as stacking bullion. Tangent: I live literally just down the road from Scottsdale, and don't have anything from the Scottsdale mint. Just never really thought too much about it since other coins and rounds are higher on my to-get list. However, I do like their 100 ounce bars. Those look like excellent stacking bars.
  11. RacerCool

    Dos Onzas Libertad rounds, ID help

    Me too. If I find them again, I'll (try to) remember to post here and give the heads-up.
  12. RacerCool

    How do you enjoy your gold/silver?

    Partly, I enjoy it just knowing it's there. Also, while I am primarily a stacker, I'm also a collector of coins that I find artistically appealing or historically interesting. Sometimes I'll take them out and look at them more closely, just to appreciate the tiny work of art.
  13. RacerCool

    Is it worth buying graded silver rounds?

    I wouldn't pay any significant premium for bullion rounds. Only for numismatics and collectible stuff. Pure bullion is meant for stacking, and that's all.
  14. RacerCool

    Where to hide your stack

    One way to hide your stack is my current preferred method: keep it very very small.
  15. RacerCool

    Libertad Gold Reverse Proof 2018 are ahead...

    I'm also seriously thinking of getting one now.