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Mosquito

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    Mosquito reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    Sourced another 1887 half sovereign, much happier with this one, looks genuine!
     


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    Mosquito reacted to Pragmatist in Today I Received   
    My first Guinea. 
    1793.
    feels lovely to hold 
     

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    Mosquito got a reaction from TheHaven in Hello from Ireland   
    Welcome to the Forum  
    @TheHaven You have come to the right place, from my personal experience the members of the forum are very happy to share advice, information and trade.
     
     
     
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    Mosquito reacted to mustynewb in newb   
    I really like the 2018 half sovereign but that could just be me being biased
    Its a chain i had in my early teens, abit chokey for me now.
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    Mosquito reacted to Goldmick in newb   
    Hi and welcome. I would sell your bits and buy a sovereign m8 they often turn up on here or try Atkinson.s good coin to buy I love sovereign.s 
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    Mosquito got a reaction from PansPurse in First Video   
    Hi PansPurse,
    Great video buddy, its really nice to know some history relating to a coin and where its from, im looking forward to the next video.
    Regards,
    Mosquito
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    Mosquito reacted to PansPurse in First Video   
    Heya,
    So, after the London coin fair I was feeling a bit inspired so here's my first ever YouTube video 
     
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    Mosquito reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Big Stack Smuggling   
    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/02/venezuelan-heading-for-the-netherlands-is-arrested-with-46-gold-bars/ 

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    Mosquito reacted to PansPurse in Is silver stacking a loss leader?   
    I'd say that it's not strictly an investment. Investments, like shares, produce something in the meantime (dividends etc) whereas buying PMs is more about a store of wealth (that historically tends to do better than currency over time in terms of buying power)
    For me it's partly about savings discipline. I buy coins that are harder to liquidate than cash in a savings account, removing temptation. Also I get to buy pretty and interesting things to hold, and feel like I'm spending relatively guilt free.
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    Mosquito reacted to BackyardBullion in Is silver stacking a loss leader?   
    @BookBayJOHN 
    You have kind of nailed everything on the head with your post. Silver as an investment is risky, especially if you buy high premium items. 95% of these coins will end up being worth melt value in the future - but there are some gems out there that will earn you a very healthy return on the premium you buy. Those become collectors coins and are easily sold on to collectors for the right price. 
    Hypothetically lets say your Queens beasts become a rockstar coin. You bought them for £39 (£24 silver and £15 premium) Lets say in 10 years time the silver content is worth £30 (inflation and growth). The coin is desirable, you get double your original premium, £30. You get £60 back over all. You have turned £39 into £60. 
    However, if the coin is a dud - you probably wont get the premium you paid. However, if the silver you are buying is as close to spot price as possible when you buy it you will make a profit if you sell when the spot price is higher. Selling at a time of your choosing is always the way to so well with metals. Selling when not of your choosing is how you lose money. 
    The best advice I can and always give when someone wants to invest in silver is, always buy within your means, have a clear exit strategy and plan to get there (e.g. 5 years, 10 years, 30 years) and evolve it as you go along the way. 
    Ultimately silver and gold are preservation of wealth investments. They help preserve the buying power of you cash right now. Keeping £100 in the bank for 30 years will just mean you get fewer goods for that cash, holding silver means that £100 is converted into £300 in 30 years time and allows you to buy £300 of stuff, which happens to be the same £100 of stuff you could have bought 30 years ago. 
    It sounds like you bought your silver from the UK - paying £39 for a QB coin is mostly VAT. We can buy them from Europe for £30 each at the moment. I am organising an group order as we speak.
    Here is the thread. 
    And here is the unboxing video of the last order we arranged. 
     
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    Mosquito reacted to BookBayJOHN in Is silver stacking a loss leader?   
    I recently bought the 4 available Queen's Beasts coins because i think they look fantastic, have a great story behind them and the set will look great when all 10 are  mounted. This has been my introduction into precious metals.
    Now, I have been reading up on the subject of silver stacking and one thing puzzles me. Why is it seen as an investment and not a loss making hobby?
    Please correct me if I'm wrong,  but if you buy a 2 ounce coin at £39 with a silver content worth about £24 this has a premium mark up of £15. Which is fair enough.
    Now, if I sell this coin and I'm only offered around the Spot price, I basically lose around £15. So how can that be seen as an investment?  
    YouTube is full of videos of people with piles of identical coins. I would really like to know the reason why.
    Thanks
     
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    Mosquito got a reaction from Pragmatist in Hello from Ipswich, UK   
    Welcome to the Forum, nice to see a neighbouring county guy on here 
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    Mosquito reacted to Pragmatist in Hello from Ipswich, UK   
    I have just started gathering a little bit of gold together and I love Sovereigns. Seems like a great forum and I look forward to making new friends on here and sharing in this great journey of glittery stuff.
    matty
     

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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito reacted to NRSovereign in Disney steamboat willie 1/4 gold investment?   
    Only 1000 mint
    good investment or not?
    what do you think people ?????

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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito reacted to PansPurse in Impulse Buy   
    Was expecting to get outbid at the last moment on eBay and wasn't... Although this means I got it for a reasonable price even with postage
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito reacted to LiX in Mintshield technology Royal Canadian Mint   
    Just watched this video on youtube:
     
    Royal Canadian Mint are claiming that they have produced a technology to significantly reduce the milk spots!
    The info from the video here - http://www.mint.ca/store/campaign/Mintshield-7700022?lang=en_CA#
    Anyone with 2018 maple leaf to give some feedback? It this thing worth eliminating milk spots?
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in Impulse Buy   
    Hello Forum
    I hope everyone is well and avoiding the January bugs floating around, I have not been so lucky.
    Anyway I came across this little shiny Silver Piedfort Five Pence Coin with a COA online going for reasonable price (under £20).
    It Weighs in at a massive 6.5 grams Stirling with a mintage of 20k.
    Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and also include some of your most recent Impulse buys .
      
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in A New Purchase   
    Hello Forum
    After my first post and all the advice I received regarding to what would be a good foundation to my stack, I have taken that advice and I thought I would show a couple of photos. The new additions to my small collection are stunning. 
    A 2018 1/10 Gold Britannia and Several 2018 Silver Britannia.
    Thanks again everyone, I am very pleased with this purchase.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mosquito got a reaction from kimchi in A New Purchase   
    Hello Forum
    After my first post and all the advice I received regarding to what would be a good foundation to my stack, I have taken that advice and I thought I would show a couple of photos. The new additions to my small collection are stunning. 
    A 2018 1/10 Gold Britannia and Several 2018 Silver Britannia.
    Thanks again everyone, I am very pleased with this purchase.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mosquito got a reaction from WealdenWoodsman in A New Purchase   
    @LiX  Sorry to hear about your Britannia's, mine are without any milk spots for now. I have read a lot and watched a lot of videos online concerning milk spots and I have come to the realisation that I have three viable options.
    First: Sell them.
    Second: Put them in a tube for generic weight bullion - out of sight
    Third: If its not a low mintage proof - use a clean white rubber or silver cloth on them - if it is a proof try to get over it with a drink and then, see options 1 and 2.
     
    @WealdenWoodsman     I might keep going this direction for a year with the odd proof now and then, however, next I will most likely be getting a Silver Panda for my daughters' birthday as she has pointed it out to be her favourite one when she saw me browsing online last week.