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Kookaburracollector

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Kookaburracollector last won the day on February 13

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    1oz Privy Kookaburras, 20 francs roosters Guardian Angels and Pamp silver bars

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  1. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    I couldn’t agree more about ‘A complete collection is boring’..it’s all about the journey, and not just arriving at the destination,
  2. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Hi @Goldhooked I think when I mentioned the 2-3% premium, I was referring to people shopping around and buying all sorts of coins in general, from less reliable sources than a main dealer...and not on getting these beautiful coins a little over spot. Hope that makes sense!
  3. Kookaburracollector

    Royal Mint 50p's

    Me too...I might grab a couple but was hoping for a 5 coin set really. One winner here..MickD ..he has a Pamp kilo bar with my name on it. I told him I would have it if I didn’t go mad on Gruffalo stuff 😂
  4. Kookaburracollector

    Royal Mint 50p's

    Ebay filling up fast with all sorts of promises of delivery.. Its a pity I live so far away from the mint, otherwise I would call in personally ..if that would work?
  5. Kookaburracollector

    Royal Mint 50p's

    Well that’s just saved me a lot of money..hope you are right. Many thanks.
  6. Kookaburracollector

    Royal Mint 50p's

    I was hoping there would be a proof set of 5 and not just a one off coin... Not long to wait until we all find out anyways..I just know I will fall asleep at 11-55pm 💤 💤 💤
  7. Kookaburracollector

    Royal Mint 50p's

    Hi @zeusss4 what is that for please..
  8. Kookaburracollector

    If silver shot up in value.......

    You are very fixed in your views HH. You also seem to like making quotes of things that people never actually said? For example. ‘I didn’t know JP Morgan only had one client in the world,’. I never said that. I said that J.P. Morgan act as a broker for the American government. I did not say they only had one client. FACT Example 2 - if the us government wanted to ban gold the would simply make a law to do so.(they've done it before). Where did I suggest they wanted to ban gold??? I didn’t FACT Having read several of your musings, I find it hard to comprehend much of what you say. Where you lack facts, you seem to insert your own personal opinion. I am a bright individual (degree in business studies, IQ 140+, and traded for 30 years) and am only offering an alternative view to others on this forum. One fact that is undeniable.. you have posted 2123 times and only got 591 community reputation points...that’s 28 per 100 posts I have posted 246 times and received 414 community reputation points. That’s 168 per 100 posts. The learned members on this forum, I am sure will draw their own conclusions from the above. HH This is the last time I will post on this thread, because i fear that whatever I say you will take issue with. So, feel free to continue with your musings on this thread unchallenged. No doubt you will quote me again to get the last word, and no doubt no one will give you a reputation point for doing so. Farewell HH.
  9. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Finally, my last educational contribution to the thread for a while!.... HOW DEALERS HAVE CHANGED TACT RECENTLY....not to our advantage! This exemplifies it perfectly... Two 20 Francs Angels were minted - 1848 and 1849. The next wasnt until 1871! In August 2018, I was able to call BBP, get them to have a sort through their stock, and then purchase what dates I wanted without paying a premium above their listed price. Their customer service I have always found to be brilliant, but this often comes at a price! So, six months ago I bought my 1849 from them for £220 including postage. A coin in pretty good condition... Wind the clock forward to today..they now sell a lot of their angels by date and charge accordingly. No idea who came up with this price,as it’s crazy, but look at the 1848 that they currently have for sale...(note: the mintage for the 1848 is higher than my 1849) Don’t think I will be buying this one any time soon.. On top of this, they are getting harder to source as @ilovesilverireallydo mentioned earlier. Six moths ago I could have bought several from Chards, today they have none for sale- even at 25% above spot they have sold out! Perhaps they are all in Germany 🇩🇪 !@eddi
  10. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Just worth here clarifying the two different engraver marks I mentioned above..one is so slight you can hardly notice.(Anchor vs Barred Anchor) 1896..Axe vs Torch
  11. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Angels I am missing:- 1848 (see separate post later today), 1871,1879(both types),1887,1889,1892,1894 & 1896(Torch). I could go online and buy most of them today, but I would be absolutely taken to the cleaners price wise. If anyone does spot one of these on their travels, please feel free to send me some photos..it’s then the tricky task of weighing up price vs quality.
  12. Kookaburracollector

    If silver shot up in value.......

    Let’s get real about J.P. Morgan and what their role is in the silver market and why they do what they do. 1. They are one of the pillars of the Federal Reserve Bank (Which isn’t Federal and has is no Reserve) 2. They are the American governments acting agent in the silver market.. The first 5 minutes of this YouTube clip should clarify the facts about what is actually going on. Hope you enjoy! https://arcadiaeconomics.com/silver-price/gatas-chris-powell-on-jp-morgan-silver-and-how-it-all-plays-out/
  13. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    You can say that again! Just done some maths and the angels I have to date have cost me about 11% over current spot.Its only the high current spot that keeps this premium so low, which suggests most of my purchases at the time would have been spot +15-20%. That said, most of the angels I possess are better than bullion grade, and would command a premium if I were to ever sell them privately. My figure also includes the purchase of a very rare (and even more expensive) 1888. To compound my misery..I am trying to collect a date run so can’t just buy at random, plus..dealers are more sophisticated now and realise that different dates have different mintages and charge accordingly. By my reconning there are 23 different 20 francs angels to collect, and so far I have 14..a long hard road ahead me thinks. (23 includes some years which have two different engraver marks within the same year - 1879 & 1896). Its a good job I like a challenge!
  14. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Hello @whuamai Welcome to this thread..we are a quite civilised and friendly group of people! 20 Francs Coins are easy to sell, as they are 90% gold like most other coins used in circulation. Sovereigns will always carry a small premium, as they are more widely collected. For me the odd 2 or 3% is irrelevant in what I collect, and I really don’t know why so many people obsess about it. If you get 2% less on £10000 it’s only £200..not a big deal! Personally, I collect the 20 francs coins because I find them more interesting than sovereigns..the financial side of things is less important, as I don’t believe I will ever sell my collection. It sounds like Germany is a good place to collect the LMU coins..I have never bought one at spot!
  15. Kookaburracollector

    20 Francs Advice Please

    Just found a little light reading which relates to LMU 20 francs coins. https://goldadvert.com/knowledgebase/en/20-francs-of-the-angel-series-1871-1898/