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Pete

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    Pete got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
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    Pete got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from Rat in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
  4. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Ansel in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
  5. Like
    Pete got a reaction from MancunianStacker in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
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    Pete got a reaction from ittle5huggy in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
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    Pete got a reaction from 5huggy in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Everyone should watch the addictive series ( UK film crew by the way ) shown on Discovery channel called Gold Rush.
    Repeats of series 9 are currently being screened but it helps if you have watched the earlier series but that's a lot of telly viewing now.
    Latest series 10 is due to screen in about a month from now.
    Watch them strip vast amounts of land in and around Alaska and wash rocks to find gold.
    Getting a few flecks from a metric tonne of "pay dirt" puts things into perspective when you hold that one ounce in your hand.
    Alternatively "Parkers Trail" in Papua New Guinea is an eyeopener in finding gold.
    See what the locals have to do to find a couple of grams per day to try to survive.
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    Pete got a reaction from 5huggy in Stopping People Traffickers - Really ??   
    Without wishing to open any background discussion, as I am sure there are many personal viewpoints on this matter ...
    Just for a second imagine you are young and fit and wanting to make a life ( illegally ) in the UK.
    Standing on the French coast on a clear day you can see the white cliffs of Dover and after dark the twinkling lights along the English coast.
    Someone approaches you and offers a seat on a rubber dingy for all your cash.
    You hesitate because you wonder if it will be hazardous as everyone seems to make out, then this person shows you this on his phone -
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49719210
    What would you do - for me I would take the risk bearing in mind that on the horizon there is likely to be a water taxi disguised as a Border Force patrol ship.
    No wonder so many people are risking their lives. A trafficker will have lots of material ( 5 star defacto rated no doubt ) showing successful crossings and if someone can cross non-stop 3 or 4 times by swimming, surely a small boat would be a piece of cake.
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    Pete reacted to ittle5huggy in Royal mint to sell PAPER!   
    Is this paper to be used with that Bog that got stolen ??????
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    Pete reacted to 5huggy in EU - "when in a hole - STOP DIGGING"!!   
    AND SO the "IN FIGHTING STARTS"  - -another good reason for us to "LEAVE" them to it!!!😉🤣
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    Pete reacted to arshimo2012 in Britannia sets wanted.   
    2013 five coin set £2550

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    Pete got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Some years I have multiples so feel free to enquire any time.
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    Pete got a reaction from Tn21 in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from MickB in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from Xander in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from 5huggy in Silver storage for collection type coins.   
    If a coin is going to milk spot there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent this.
    To avoid tarnish you have to try and exclude surrounding air that contains traces of smoke ( sulphur is the primary culprit ) so no smoking, open fires, BBQs garden bonfires etc.
    Unfortunately this is sometimes impossible if in summer weather your neighbour's BBQ blows indoors.
    Good tight caps are best and maybe store in a ziplock bag or tupperware box with a sachet of silica gel.
    NOTE - I am concerned about some black inner rings that you find in some capsules.
    Some of my coins in these caps are rapidly tarnishing around their rims whereas the same coins in non-ringed caps are not.
    I've also noted in my early dated Britannia proof sets, tarnish appearing mainly on the smallest sized coins and these have the black rings inside their caps from the Royal Mint so I guess there is some chemical agent causing tarnishing.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from goldmember44 in NO MORE COLLECTOR COINS FOR ME!!!   
    Health tourism gets under my skin and I have a lot of good information from several friends of mine who are GPs and consultants.
    It genuinely makes me cringe at how soft our nanny state has become and the hundreds of millions wasted by not charging health tourists or following up.
    By comparison, whilst skiing, on more than one occasion a friend has broken a limb and needed urgent medical attention in France.
    Even though we all carry the EU health card and have winter sports insurance BEFORE anyone touches you it is essential to provide a credit card.
    I've handed over a card to a friend and the idea is that you only get charged if the alternative methods of payment fail.
    You might see an authorisation of €5,000 appear on your card.
    Why our NHS doesn't do this I don't know.
    I also have a good friend who works in a medical centre reception.
    So many people turning up fortnightly wanting a free prescription for items that cost about 80 pence in the pharmacy but they are mostly people from overseas who don't speak any English but they still have painted nails and iPhones.
    This clogs the appointments system and makes a mockery of healthcare.
    I was recently prescribed paracetamol and I immediately refused the prescription - not a joke.

     
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    Pete got a reaction from TheBeast in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from Artictim in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.
     

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    Pete got a reaction from AndrewSL76 in Today I Received.....   
    Finally tracked down one of these to complete my set that didn't break the bank.
    A high price for the cardboard compared to just the coin which itself is relatively expensive for bullion silver.
    Now battling with customs to have them apply the correct 5% numismatic VAT and not the 20% charged.