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    100g Silver Forum Bars Reservations - NOW OPEN

    Can i have 56 ( current age ) ta Steve
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    100g Hallmarked Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars

    Interested, put me down for one
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    The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!

    I have mine, i thank you
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    The Silver Forum Branded Investment Bars!

    I will take one, any number not fussed, ta
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    Silver Deals.....

    Just brought a couple, lets see what turns up :)
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    New £20 coin

    Forget the moaning coin arrived yesterday, bit small has some have mentioned, but very nice .
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    New £20 coin

    The buggers, now it says shipping within x 2 wks. Quick enough to take my money, 3 days my arse
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    Thanks all for the replies, they seem to have a decent range of coins at Yorkshire, so will look at them , but will talk to Hans first at Silvercoins. Ta. Steve
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    Hi, Looking ta buy some of these ( just for collecting etc) not bothered before, any idea best place to buy from ? In uk ? or online from the States ? I assume too pricey from abroad with delivery costs. Don't really trust much on Ebay. Seen some from Yorkshire Bullion, anyone dealt with these before ? Ta.
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    New £20 coin

    Managed to get one tonite , took its time tho
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    Hi, First a thank you to everyone who said hello from my post on the new members thread, most welcome. Question, I have only really brought Silver from known dealers ( Chard's/ Weightons etc ) as a collecter so far & have avoided a lot of the stuff on ebay from fear of rip off. Can anyone recommend a decent set of scales i could buy that would help to confirm fakes etc. I have read that silver is less likely to be counterfeited due to the cost involved of trying to make a good fake, is this true ? Do I need scales, will a magnet suffice ? Ta.
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    The most beautiful coin ever.......

    Over 3 thou for a E/F , wonder if I could blag it with the missus, tell her it only cost a few hundred
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    The most beautiful coin ever.......

    Would love one, but my other half would kill me at the price a decent one would cost
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    new items atkinsons

    I do like them,cannot buy again yet
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    lions and tigers...

    My Lion arrived today, not a bad coin, I also ordered x 1 Kook + a Scottsdale Round to to have a looksie at them.
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    XAG 1oz bars - a few quick photos

    HI, whats it like to order from them from the Uk ?
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    who has used chards.co.uk

    Been using Chards for a while, maybe not the cheapest, but I have never had a prob with them so far , on time & the price as quoted
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    Just to say hello, have been reading site for a while, have only been collecting for 18 months or so, mainly individual coins, only a couple of stacks.
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    Perhaps if he read the instructions before using he may have got better results
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    Thanks for the replies, it does appear that just going by weight can cause more worry than not checking at all. Most of the coins I have brought , whether silver or not , I have purchased from known dealers with a history behind them, so I,m not worried too much with regards to the diffs from the specs. I do not expect budget scales at the level I have paid at to be perfect, but they at lest give an idea . From reading other sites etc there can be a noticable amount in the gram weight between fakes & the real thing, none of my coins fail the magnet test ( I know it is not proof on it's own ), but I will sort out some calipers as Hooky suggests & see how I get on . Ta
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    I have now weighed 10 of my Morgan dollers & they come in at between 26.66 & 27.76 which appears to be the range with these worn dollers according to the American sites.
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    Thanks for the reply, the Brits I just weighed are showing between 31.24 & 31.9.against a spec of 31.21, so are slightly on the plus side. These have been brought from the likes of Chards & Weightons so have no cause to think of any concerns. Now this scale is only a cheap model ( Smart Weigh Elite ) but has good reviews. Does it make much of a diff how you place the coins on the scale ? I use gloves, should I be using some tweezers instead ? Ta
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    Right, I have now gone & brought meself some scales and calibration weights. Question, Just weighed a 2012 Auzzie 1oz Year of the Dragon coin for a test, now the scales show a weight of 31.94g when the specs for the coin ( taken from the Chard website) say it should be 31.634 .Do I assume that this is down to the scales or is the weight variance as to be expected ? Ta.
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    No prob with wandering, part of the fun. Like a lot of people on here , I suppose, I look at a lot of listings on e-bay & kinda think "No" that is not right. I'm a general collector as regards to coins,only fairly recently got into sliver, but it always makes me laugh when someone lists a two pound coin for sale at a stupid price with the word " Rare" attached to it, as tho that makes all the diff, more so when the Royal mint are still selling them But back to the topic, I will buy one of the scales mentioned above & poss a set of calibration weights as you suggest & see how I get on, but I think the safest way is to stick with well known sellers, with shops attached.