I recieved this the other day and finally got a bit of spare time to put it on, it's my first ever 1kg bar, I have always wanted one and it's my biggest bit of silver to date. I can't describe how awesome these are, this will definitely not be my last!
Isn't a key part of such schemes that you can't take physical possession of the goods before retirement? If so, that would really reduce the incentive for me/folks who want to see/hold their pretty numismatic coins
2018 is almost here and I am already planning big things for the coming year!
Here are a few of the plans I have for 2018.
Leaf Ripple Series
This is where BYB started. I stamped a leaf on the rippled side of a pour (to imitate the leaf creating ripples on the molten silver). I pour what I like and what people want. I try new moulds and weights and just pour what takes my fancy, call it dealers choice! The 2017 edition finished with 250 as the final mintage. In 2018 I will be starting the mintage from "001" again. The key part of this series is that every single piece that is made is videoed so that you can see it being poured. They will all be hallmarked and be branded with my "BYB" logo as well. I don't think we will get to 250 as a mintage again as this was stretched over 18 months since I started this adventure. But I estimate that we will get to 200.
If you have got an existing piece in the "2017" edition and you would like to reserve your number again then just get in touch and let me know - if you would like the same shape or a different piece making this is totally possible as well!
"BYB" Branded Investment Bars
I plan on creating a limited mintage of both 1oz and 100g "BYB" branded investment bars for 2018. I am not sure of the mintage at this stage but they will probably be between 30 - 50 "1oz" bars and about 25 "100g" bars.
1oz & 100g Silver Forum Bars
We will be creating 1oz and 100g Silver forum bars again in 2018. People who have a 2017 version of a bar will have first refusal of their existing serial numbers. More information on this will come out over the course of 2018. I am planning on having the 1 oz bars to be all done and released by the end of May 2018 and the 100g Bars to be released by the end of September 2018.
250g Silver Forum Bars
Yes that is right - you heard it here first! We will be introducing a new weight of silver forum bars, 250g. We have not worked out the particulars at this stage but more information will follow in 2018. If you are interested in this size of bar please let me know. Due to the size of these bars they will likely be minted to order only and over the course of 2018.
Brand new and exciting and original hand poured silver special releases
Mrs BYB and I have been brainstorming lots over the last few months and have some really exciting ideas for some original designs. We don't want to ruin any surprises but we are quite excited about some of the ideas we have. Hopefully 2018 will see some of these come to life and prove exciting to all of you!
Custom made hand poured silver pieces
I will of course continue to make new pieces to request for really any occasion. If you want a special something for just you or a wedding, christening, anniversary or "whatever you like" present then just get in touch!
Yes that is right - GOLD - I want to give it a go, so watch this space!
Getting the BYB Brand bigger and better!
This last goal is to start expanding the BYB Brand to dealers. I am already talking with a few bullion dealers in Europe about some BYB bars that might end up on the global stage. Who knows - but it is one of my goals to get my products listed on some of the biggest dealers in Europe and North America. Along similar lines we are looking to expand to local trade. Small jewellery and nick nack shops in the UK primarily. If you know of any shops that might be interested in some hand made craft work then please point them my way!
So as you can tell 2018 will be a very busy year!
Please feel free to comment here with your thoughts and feedback!
All that is left to say is have a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! and I wish you all a very prosperous 2018!