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PansPurse

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    PansPurse reacted to BackyardBullion in Retirement age - Plan B   
    I view retirement as being able to do exactly what you want, enjoying it and being able to continue doing it.
    To that end I am essentially retired right now - I am self employed as well as running BYB and I love it. Neither aspects are work to me and I can easily see myself continuing with both until I am in a wooden box. 
    If you work does not feel like work are you technically working? 
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    PansPurse reacted to jonrms in Any one used goldsilver.be ?   
    Well I am using them through the group order for the first time. So my experience is the group order. 
     
     
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    PansPurse reacted to Provvidenza in Today I Received   
    No it is definitely a proof, I have the cupronickel version already so can compare, the picture is poor and the coin has been handled quite a bit but the coin shows frosting etc, I've already done the magnet test and the weighed the coin.

    925 Silver proof vs Cupronickel
     

    925 Silver Proof
     

    Cupronickel
     
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    PansPurse reacted to Provvidenza in Today I Received   
    925 Silver 50% below spot ☺️
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    PansPurse got a reaction from JunkBond in What to do.   
    I actually disagree on this one (my opinion, but not based on nothing). Silver is one of those industrial materials that is preferable, but not absolutely necessary. Like gold, which is better than copper for use in electronic circuitry, but the high cost mean it's only used a small number of components where its better performance justifies the cost.
    There was a point a few years back where China supplied almost all industrial rare earth materials. The country tried to leverage its position but to little effect because companies switched to alternative materials.
    In particular, advances in carbon nanomaterials could be disruptive to silver's use in industry (a recent study looking at the available literature concluded that carbon nanomaterials could potentially fill the role of pretty much all rare earth materials, apart from the jewelry sector).
    In industrial terms I actually think platinum has much more growth potential because it's so useful as a catalyst for lots of applications beyond just catalytic converters on cars.
    Just my thoughts, feel free to disagree 🙂
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    PansPurse got a reaction from JunkBond in What to do.   
    I actually disagree on this one (my opinion, but not based on nothing). Silver is one of those industrial materials that is preferable, but not absolutely necessary. Like gold, which is better than copper for use in electronic circuitry, but the high cost mean it's only used a small number of components where its better performance justifies the cost.
    There was a point a few years back where China supplied almost all industrial rare earth materials. The country tried to leverage its position but to little effect because companies switched to alternative materials.
    In particular, advances in carbon nanomaterials could be disruptive to silver's use in industry (a recent study looking at the available literature concluded that carbon nanomaterials could potentially fill the role of pretty much all rare earth materials, apart from the jewelry sector).
    In industrial terms I actually think platinum has much more growth potential because it's so useful as a catalyst for lots of applications beyond just catalytic converters on cars.
    Just my thoughts, feel free to disagree 🙂
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    PansPurse reacted to Silverhunter in Today I made.....   
    @dixiesilvergirl   Must be a flower day my wife made these roses what's the metal copper?

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse reacted to dixiesilvergirl in Today I made.....   
    I took the pictures but my husband made this piece, it is part of a table art piece but this part is done


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    PansPurse reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in In case you are looking for a new past time...   
    Only if you haven’t got someone watching over your shoulder mate
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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

  16. Like
    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received   
    Not precious but got something interesting in my change today:

    Then bartered this one from a colleague:

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    PansPurse reacted to Bullionaire in RM 2018 Paddington Bear 50p Spotted   
    They should have had some writing around the edge saying "Please look after this coin"
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    PansPurse reacted to StackerNoob in **JUNE 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    I love how diverse an order this is. So many different coins. Its nice because it reveals that we all like different thig but also we have our favourites as a community.
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    PansPurse reacted to Bullionaire in **JUNE 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Will be good to have a look at all the different ones on the video. Although I think I've ordered about 10-15 different coins
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    PansPurse got a reaction from Trumar in Today I made.....   
    Short answer; I don't know. I longer answer is it's better to be safe than sorry. I've probably been annealing more frequently than I need to. If I was working with an ounce of gold I'd be taking every precaution I could to try to prevent unwanted damage.
    In terms of material, both 900 gold and 925 silver are alloyed to make them stronger so both probably also need more frequent annealing than 999 or 999.9 silver or gold.
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    PansPurse got a reaction from Trumar in Today I made.....   
    There's some great YouTube videos illustrating the process (working on one currently). Here's one of my favourites from a chap over in the US
     Although I used a much more bare bones technique that's basically a lot of filing and hammering
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    PansPurse reacted to BackyardBullion in **JUNE 2018** Group order from GoldSilver.be   
    Well, hopefully it won't get that big. It was so much work before! A cool 700 Oz will be fine thanks!
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    PansPurse reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Each coin has a label which says 
    Label Required
    first Early release
    photo
    owner
    ncs or just grading
    scratch resistant
     I saw them into tiers when they are submitted and I number them on a schedule and on the coin so that each coin can be referenced to its owner and its position on the schedule which in turn becomes the NGC invoice number and certificate number for the coin.
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    PansPurse reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in E-Bay   
    I just checked my setting - I had opted out of all marketing promotions. Just changed it back - hopefully will get some in the future!