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Gildeon

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    Gildeon got a reaction from Lr103 in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    That's why it's a good idea to collect a few things at the same time, to satisfy this side of yourself as well. And knowing that you may take a loss in some of them. 
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    Gildeon reacted to Murph in Expert View on the Gold Price   
    I didn’t think he looked old enough to have been working with gold for around 50 years.  His own investments couldn’t have been that good if he’s still working after approximately 50 years and he said he wanted to wind down to retirement a number of years ago.
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    Gildeon reacted to motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    2 x 2oz slabbed Queens beasts.
     


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    Gildeon reacted to Lr103 in Selling silver gold etc. regrets on purchases? Portfolio of stacking?   
    For me (also in the USA) ASEs were the very first silver I purchased, but I've now switched primarily to Queen's Beasts.  You can buy the new issue bullion at a lower per oz premium than an ASE, and there is potential for premium increase.  In my opinion the downside is the same between these two choices (spot price of silver), but a series such as the Queen's Beasts have the potential for upside beyond the price of the metal as a premium develops.  Of course there won't always be Queen's Beasts, but the concept is the same with other bullion silver and gold.  I've sold some of both on eBay and back to a dealer, and even though they won't give you anywhere near the the enormous premium they now sell older versions of these coins, silver was a few dollars higher when I bought them, and when you buy the new issues in the $15 to $20 range, and even dealers are paying $45, you can see the appeal relative to generic bullion.  
    When I sold griffins and lions recently, I rolled the proceeds into new issue Yales and Falcons.  I'm happy with the silver sales, but I do actually have fairly substantial regrets about selling some of the gold griffins.  I think I got attached to them as I really do enjoy the designs, and this is a downside of buying any kind of non-generics.  You can end up making irrational and non-economic decisions more easily 🙂
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    Gildeon reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Just received this with the help of a great forum member; small 20th century date run.

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    Gildeon reacted to Draconicus in Congo Silverback Gorilla 2019   
    Agree! when I look to it for some weird reason I just can think in King Kong...lol
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    Gildeon got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I bought.....   
    ZI:SIN Gallus 1/10 oz Gold
     

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    Gildeon reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @SilverStan completed the Cryptozoology series by intaglio mint bought some other interesting 2 oz rounds from the same mint.

    Monarch10 oz Fine Silver - Dragon vs Vikings Ultra High Relief
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    Gildeon got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Whom would you trust to keep your silver and gold?   
    It also has to do with the place you leave. I am fortunate enough to be in a place with low chance of burglary and very low of someone getting in while you're there. So highest risk is when we're away. I have a small deposit box keeping some gold there and filling it as much as I can during vacations. 
    As for home it's a combination of alarm system, home safe and insurance. Not gone in any paper assets at the moment but I may consider it in the future. 
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    Gildeon reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Received a stack of hammered coin reproductions that wee done custom for me in 999 silver. The guy does these the old school way with dies hammered onto the blanks. 
    List of what’s on there: 
    Penny sized coins:
    Baldwin Prince of Antioch
    Henry II of England
    Viking York
    Cnut 
    Viking Hedeby “Ship” Penny
    Athelstan
    Tomb of the Holy Sepulcher Denier
    Harold of Wessex
    William the Conquer 
    Charlemagne
    Elizabeth I 
    Alfred
    Robert the Bruce
    Eric Blood Axe
    Ragnald 
    Louis XI Denier
    Venice Grosso
    Almoravid Half Dirham 
    Coenwulf
    Philip II Half Reale
    Groat sized coins:
    Bezant
    French Gros
    Milan Gros
    German Groschen
    Knights of Rhodes
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Florin
    Ducat
    Louis XI Blanc
    James V Place
    Edward I-III Groat
    Omayyad Dirham
    Edward VI 6 pence
    Basil II Nomismata
    Byzantine Miliaresion
    Elizabeth I Crown
    May Queen of Scots Bawbee
    Philip the Good Double Mite
    Philip II of Spain 2 Escudo
    Jetton

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    Gildeon got a reaction from Abyss in Today I bought.....   
    ZI:SIN Gallus 1/10 oz Gold
     

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    Gildeon got a reaction from Pampfan in Today I bought.....   
    ZI:SIN Gallus 1/10 oz Gold
     

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    Gildeon got a reaction from seXes in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon got a reaction from mikeiones32 in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon reacted to Jamesd in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Now your trying to tempt me. What an amazing coin. The history behind coins is what first got me Into collecting. 
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    Gildeon got a reaction from Jamesd in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon got a reaction from itslikegolddust in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon got a reaction from Kowloon88 in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon got a reaction from MickD in Byzantine Silver Coin   
    Since there is some talk about ancient coins, I decided to put one of mine for sale. Some may have seen it in one of the @Numistacker videos.
    It is a silver Hexagram from the Heraclius I reign, I think the heaviest Byzantine silver coin. There is an interesting story about these: In a nutshell Heraclius desperately needed money to fund his war against the Persians, so he took (or given) all the silver that could be gathered from the Church and with it minted these coins. The Byzantines and Persians fought for many years and when finally a piece was achieved, the rising Arabs came and totally conquered the Persian Empire and took about half of the Byzantine one (Syria and Egypt basically).  In this coin Heraclius is depicted with his first born son, a common practice of the time, in order to establish the next emperor and ensure smooth succession to the throne.
    The asking price is 80€ plus postage, which is very competitive, as these coins go for more uncertified and the certification itself is not cheap for the Ancient tier.
     


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    Gildeon reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Ancient silver   
    I buy them when budgets allow. Here are some of mine










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    Gildeon got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I bought.....   
    ZI:SIN Gallus 1/10 oz Gold
     

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    Gildeon reacted to Danny-boy in Ancient silver   
    200,000 year old?
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    Gildeon reacted to Hugo in Ancient silver   
    Hi, I just wanted to know why nobody in either the  stacking and collecting community. It baffles me as there are so many beautiful ancient coins that are at amazing prices. I know it’s probally not a good investment but fascinating never the less, lately I decided to pick up some roman denari and just find then fascinating none of these coins are above 100 pounds so hopefully you can see what I mean by them being great value. Don’t forget these are two 
    thousand year old coins the oldest dating back to 78 BC when looking at the amazing detail they have kept.