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Piggybank

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    Piggybank got a reaction from HelpingHands in New Sections for the Forum   
    I welcome this new addition. I collect gold and silver. However I also collect non precious metal. I have all the £2 bu up to date except the technology ones only 1997. Have all £1 bu except some shields and all the 50p bu again except for some shields as I like to collect all the different designs. I also have a lot of extra £1 bu coins as I believe they will go up in value in a few years time. My best purchase was getting 20 blue peter coins dated 2009 for between £10-£15 pounds. Just look on ebay to see how much there selling for. I still have mine because I think the price will still rise. So to put it in a nutshell sometimes non precious metal will make you a lot more money than precious metals.
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    Piggybank got a reaction from HelpingHands in New Sections for the Forum   
    I welcome this new addition. I collect gold and silver. However I also collect non precious metal. I have all the £2 bu up to date except the technology ones only 1997. Have all £1 bu except some shields and all the 50p bu again except for some shields as I like to collect all the different designs. I also have a lot of extra £1 bu coins as I believe they will go up in value in a few years time. My best purchase was getting 20 blue peter coins dated 2009 for between £10-£15 pounds. Just look on ebay to see how much there selling for. I still have mine because I think the price will still rise. So to put it in a nutshell sometimes non precious metal will make you a lot more money than precious metals.
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    Piggybank reacted to ZatStackz in Today I Received   
    Queen's Beast box for 10oz Silver Coins
    My wife got me the box as a gift and then helped me to customize it by machine cutting another layer of foam so that I could use it for both the 10 oz Silver and 1/4 oz gold coins.  I will be collecting the full set of each.  I think it came out great


     


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    Piggybank reacted to SILVERFINGER in TOTAL WEIGHT OF ALL THE FORUMS SILVER   
    My signature is now 'old money' friendly 
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    Piggybank reacted to Thelonerangershorse in TOTAL WEIGHT OF ALL THE FORUMS SILVER   
    Will people please STOP using grams and just stick to Troy oz. FFS
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    Piggybank reacted to SILVERFINGER in What to do.   
    Its best most times to not put all your eggs in one basket and have possibly a mix of silver, gold and platinum, and possibly a mix of coins and bars, funds allowing, there is 2 ways of collecting, buy something you really like, that way if the value drops you dont mind being stuck with it, the minus side is you might be hard pushed to want to sell it when the time comes, so in that case buy something more bland like plain bars, this will help you get more for your money and hopefully you wont be as attached to it (unless you are Golum out of Lord of my Ring films).
    Just my view and not neccesary suitable/correct/desirable for everyone.
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    Piggybank got a reaction from StackerCollector in Hello from Germany/ London   
    Hello and welcome to the silver forum☺️
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    Piggybank reacted to KDave in Nazi Silver   
    I confess I have a few Nazi coins, a denomination type set, please don't tell the government. I have studied extensively this period of history specifically Germany from 1918 and Russia from 1914 though have not taken it further than A level equivalent - it is an interesting time. These are not coins to talk about in public and as others have said Nazi - bad, Communist - good. 😗 
    It is the German coinage from 1924 onwards through to the fall of Berlin that tells the more complete story rather than just the Nazi coinage, as it has some lessons about what money is and where silver fits under a gold standard. Much more subtle than the hyperinflation of the papiermark but just as important and interesting.
    The Nazi coins tell a few subtle stories too, more social and political than economic but still interesting. They rise to power in 1933 and the coinage stays largely the same, the Weimar design is used on almost all of the coinage with the odd exception. The potsdam church 2&5 reichsmark are the only coins with a swastika, and they are small little things on the obverse. The reverse is a church and a date (just the church sometimes on the 5), not really out of keeping with the Wiemar designs, which included airships, oak trees, that kind of thing. Nothing too controversial to start with as they get their foot in the door. 
    In 1936 the Nazi's get confident and change the coinage with large swastikas on nearly every coin (not the 1 reichsmark which retains the Weimar design oddly). The designs are very attractive and display an Eagle that is much more military and aggressive looking compared to the previous imperial counterpart. It reflects the Nazi's political confidence, their designs for Germany and reflects how Germany has developed into a powerful military industrial complex. 
    From 1939 (big war time) silver coinage is no longer minted and fractional pfennigs are minted in Zinc and Aluminium as the previous base metals of copper, bronze and nickel are needed for the war effort. There are some interesting pieces among this lot, including the zinc occupation coins, which were minted specifically to pay soldiers in occupied territory. These coins could not be spent in Germany which meant the host country which the solider occupied ended up economically providing for the invading troops at no cost to Germany, quite ingenious. The fact the later coins are made from Zinc means most have corroded away and some of them are quite rare. The material makes for poor coinage, but makes for a good reflection of a failing political and military power. It reminds me somewhat of the Roman coinage which was constantly debased over centuries, only the Nazi coinage was debased to worthlessness over a much shorter period due to the mutual destruction of war. 
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    Piggybank reacted to Sherabnamdhak in Nazi Silver   
    Thanks oldun was feeling a bit left out up here beyond the wall. 
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    Piggybank reacted to Oldun in Nazi Silver   
    It was Britain, not England, and France that declared war after Germany invaded Poland by dishonoring the Versailles Treaty.
    Just sticking to facts, not opinions.
     
    Personally, I have no interest in any of the nazi silver. It only serves one purpose for me....to remind people that it should not happen again, but actually did (Bosnia etc) and probably will again.
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    Piggybank reacted to PansPurse in Coin Orientations   
    A short(ish) video looking at different orientations between the obverse and reverse of coins
    Working on the sound quality. This one came out louder but with a few rumbles from accidentally breathing on the mic... work in progress.
     
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    Piggybank reacted to PansPurse in Selling silver   
    Frankly, SHTF really doesn't crop up on my radar. If stuff gets that bad I'll have way bigger things to think about than PMs
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    Piggybank got a reaction from SovTracker in Stacking Porn Name   
    Penny's Angel Delight
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    Piggybank reacted to Norskgeld in Hi from the Netherlands!   
    Hi Maurice,
    Welkom op het forum.
    The Queen's Beast Virus has no cure but like all viruses it can mutate into things like Sovereign Sickness, Maple Madness, Philharmonic Fever and even the deadly Panda Pleurisy.
    Either way you're dooooomed!!!!
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    Piggybank reacted to Nora in YouTube Videos about Gold and Silver Money   
    Hey everyone!  I was wondering if we could start a thread where we share some of the best youtube videos we have found about gold and silver money, rather than just videos about your personal coin collections (although those are cool too!)  For example, here are some great ones that I have found.  I hope you will all share some of your favorites as well
    (This is episode one of what I think is very interesting and informative series)
    (this one is made by a company that I have bought some precious metals from - they've been really great to work with ) 
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    Piggybank reacted to mr-dead in Edward VIII   
    Stated in the description at the top :
     
    Condition: “The coins are cupro-nickel proof and have some handling marks and toning.”