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Pete

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    Pete got a reaction from Abyss in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    Best value 2019 gold sovereign today -
    Harrington Byrne - £229
    Free delivery
    Supplied in coin capsule with black inner ring, wallet and certificate
     
    For comparison at the time of writing -
    Atkinsons £250.83
    Bullion by Post £252.40
    Chard £243.85 + delivery
    Cheapest used sovereign ( any date ) from HGM £240.94 + shipping
    The H&B seems unbeatable so how can they still have these in stock ?
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    Pete got a reaction from Serendipity in Whom would you trust to keep your silver and gold?   
    If you read the small print on bank deposit boxes you may find that their contents are uninsured.
    No-one ever breaks into and steals from bank vaults - haha ....
    Can you really trust big banks and financial institutions ?
    I lost one of my shirts when Northern Rock bank crashed and then another few shirts when Lehman Bros collapsed - all S&P etc super-star rated by the way.
    So can you really trust you stash with anyone but yourself ?
    This has been a problem even since Roman times as metal detector enthusiasts uncover buried hoards.
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    Pete reacted to Paul in Portfolio Diversification   
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    Pete got a reaction from EdRossi624 in Counterfeit "silver" coins sold on Ebay   
    The problem I see is that regardless of the description, the coin is a precise copy with no marking to state otherwise and shows 1oz 9999 silver AND the Queen's head with the $1 denomination.
    It is therefore a fake i.e. counterfeit item.
    Doesn't matter what the seller states as once the item has left his or her hands this could be resold incorrectly as a genuine coin.
    To me this is no different to photocopying a £20 bank note, stating it is a copy in the text, selling for 50 pence.
    How many of these would be sold before you are arrested ?
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    Pete got a reaction from goldmember44 in Counterfeit "silver" coins sold on Ebay   
    The problem I see is that regardless of the description, the coin is a precise copy with no marking to state otherwise and shows 1oz 9999 silver AND the Queen's head with the $1 denomination.
    It is therefore a fake i.e. counterfeit item.
    Doesn't matter what the seller states as once the item has left his or her hands this could be resold incorrectly as a genuine coin.
    To me this is no different to photocopying a £20 bank note, stating it is a copy in the text, selling for 50 pence.
    How many of these would be sold before you are arrested ?
  6. Haha
    Pete got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Who's upping their gold buying, in case comrade Corbyn gets elected   
    At least in the USA you can buy guns and ammo to protect your property and cans of baked beans stored in your bomb-proof shelters for survival, but over here we have to use sticks & stones.
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    Pete got a reaction from daz in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    Pete got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 15 American Silver Eagles Proofs Cheap!   
    If @goluckystayhappy has second thoughts then I will take them.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from flim in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    Pete got a reaction from SiliconToad in Counterfeit "silver" coins sold on Ebay   
    The problem I see is that regardless of the description, the coin is a precise copy with no marking to state otherwise and shows 1oz 9999 silver AND the Queen's head with the $1 denomination.
    It is therefore a fake i.e. counterfeit item.
    Doesn't matter what the seller states as once the item has left his or her hands this could be resold incorrectly as a genuine coin.
    To me this is no different to photocopying a £20 bank note, stating it is a copy in the text, selling for 50 pence.
    How many of these would be sold before you are arrested ?
  11. Like
    Pete got a reaction from jonrms in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    Pete got a reaction from augur in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    Pete got a reaction from Fastnick in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    H & B have confirmed my order for 2019 full sovereigns at £229 shipping free and payment accepted with a credit card.
    This is currently below spot price and these are shiny new coins so no wear & tear to worry about.
    The downside is you may be on a call list to tempt you into buying collectible and rarer coins but that's not a reason to look the other way.
    I always look for the BOGOF or special deals in supermarkets as you get diddly-squat for your hard-earned cash in the bank so why not take full advantage of loss leaders ?
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    Pete got a reaction from Fastnick in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    Yes - I placed an order on Saturday for 3 as a new customer and paid using a Visa card.
    Unable to log-in though to see if my order has been accepted.
    Guess it will have to wait until Monday when people are at work.
    Great price as Atkinsons were asking £251.49 and the cheapest full sovereigns from HGM were £241.61 plus cost of shipping circa £6.
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    Pete got a reaction from Fastnick in Full & half sovereign prices   
    My 2019 UNC sovereigns arrived today from Harrington & Byrne and I was pleasantly surprised to find each coin encapsulated with a certificate and inside a wallet.
    Considering I paid less than spot, free delivery, paid using a credit card with no surcharge - this has definitely been a bargain.

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    Pete got a reaction from SamCW in RAM Bottlenose Dolphins 1oz *PRICE REDUCED*   
    If this series follows the RAM Kangaroos it could be a winner but another series to collect ... OMG !!
  17. Like
    Pete got a reaction from Coolsmp in Full & half sovereign prices   
    My 2019 UNC sovereigns arrived today from Harrington & Byrne and I was pleasantly surprised to find each coin encapsulated with a certificate and inside a wallet.
    Considering I paid less than spot, free delivery, paid using a credit card with no surcharge - this has definitely been a bargain.

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    Pete reacted to sixgun in How gold is refined - Baird & Co   
    Not sure if this has been posted before but i came across this video from Baird and Co the only UK gold refinery - quite interesting i thought.
     
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    Pete got a reaction from Blockhead in Full & half sovereign prices   
    My 2019 UNC sovereigns arrived today from Harrington & Byrne and I was pleasantly surprised to find each coin encapsulated with a certificate and inside a wallet.
    Considering I paid less than spot, free delivery, paid using a credit card with no surcharge - this has definitely been a bargain.

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    Pete got a reaction from Gildeon in Coin Specifications & Errors When Blindly Copying   
    I recently purchased some 2oz silver Kookaburras from the forum and one coin did not have a capsule ( the seller made this clear ).
    I have now started looking for a suitable clear capsule and my first instinct was to check the quoted diameters on various websites.
    Nearly all websites show the 2 oz Kook diameter as 53.3mm whilst Apmex stated 50.3mm.
    I therefore measured the true diameter of my coin ( and I have several from different years ) at 50.0mm
    All my others rattled a tiny bit inside their original Perth Mint capsules and the cap inner diameter was measured at 50.3mm
    I have therefore ordered some 50mm diameter capsules on eBay and hope ( expect ! ) the coin to fit.
    My immediate conclusion is that most dealers never bother to check coin specifications before publishing on their websites and go to ( most probably ) "Wikipedia" for supposedly accurate data.
    Exactly - Wiki stated the diameter as 53.3mm - so everyone almost appears to be copying and pasting data from Wiki - blindly.
    I then, for the first time, discovered that I could simply edit Wikipedia so I have changed the diameter specification today to read 50.3mm
    Two things came to mind - how easy it was to change something as important as a coin specification and how can you trust anything when trying to ensure you are not buying fakes when the data itself can be manipulated ? Just a thought !!
    PS - I have an old copy of the World Coins catalogue by Krause ( the standard catalogue ) and for a 2 oz Kook the diameter is specified at 50 mm
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    Pete got a reaction from Shergar in Coin Specifications & Errors When Blindly Copying   
    I recently purchased some 2oz silver Kookaburras from the forum and one coin did not have a capsule ( the seller made this clear ).
    I have now started looking for a suitable clear capsule and my first instinct was to check the quoted diameters on various websites.
    Nearly all websites show the 2 oz Kook diameter as 53.3mm whilst Apmex stated 50.3mm.
    I therefore measured the true diameter of my coin ( and I have several from different years ) at 50.0mm
    All my others rattled a tiny bit inside their original Perth Mint capsules and the cap inner diameter was measured at 50.3mm
    I have therefore ordered some 50mm diameter capsules on eBay and hope ( expect ! ) the coin to fit.
    My immediate conclusion is that most dealers never bother to check coin specifications before publishing on their websites and go to ( most probably ) "Wikipedia" for supposedly accurate data.
    Exactly - Wiki stated the diameter as 53.3mm - so everyone almost appears to be copying and pasting data from Wiki - blindly.
    I then, for the first time, discovered that I could simply edit Wikipedia so I have changed the diameter specification today to read 50.3mm
    Two things came to mind - how easy it was to change something as important as a coin specification and how can you trust anything when trying to ensure you are not buying fakes when the data itself can be manipulated ? Just a thought !!
    PS - I have an old copy of the World Coins catalogue by Krause ( the standard catalogue ) and for a 2 oz Kook the diameter is specified at 50 mm
  22. Like
    Pete got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Coin Specifications & Errors When Blindly Copying   
    I recently purchased some 2oz silver Kookaburras from the forum and one coin did not have a capsule ( the seller made this clear ).
    I have now started looking for a suitable clear capsule and my first instinct was to check the quoted diameters on various websites.
    Nearly all websites show the 2 oz Kook diameter as 53.3mm whilst Apmex stated 50.3mm.
    I therefore measured the true diameter of my coin ( and I have several from different years ) at 50.0mm
    All my others rattled a tiny bit inside their original Perth Mint capsules and the cap inner diameter was measured at 50.3mm
    I have therefore ordered some 50mm diameter capsules on eBay and hope ( expect ! ) the coin to fit.
    My immediate conclusion is that most dealers never bother to check coin specifications before publishing on their websites and go to ( most probably ) "Wikipedia" for supposedly accurate data.
    Exactly - Wiki stated the diameter as 53.3mm - so everyone almost appears to be copying and pasting data from Wiki - blindly.
    I then, for the first time, discovered that I could simply edit Wikipedia so I have changed the diameter specification today to read 50.3mm
    Two things came to mind - how easy it was to change something as important as a coin specification and how can you trust anything when trying to ensure you are not buying fakes when the data itself can be manipulated ? Just a thought !!
    PS - I have an old copy of the World Coins catalogue by Krause ( the standard catalogue ) and for a 2 oz Kook the diameter is specified at 50 mm
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    Pete got a reaction from Paul in HOTTER THAN YOUR FIRST CRUSH, 2013 SILVER EAGLES 1 OZ .999 ROUNDS 20 IN MINT TUBES   
    I share your pain !!
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    Pete got a reaction from Blockhead in Coin Specifications & Errors When Blindly Copying   
    I recently purchased some 2oz silver Kookaburras from the forum and one coin did not have a capsule ( the seller made this clear ).
    I have now started looking for a suitable clear capsule and my first instinct was to check the quoted diameters on various websites.
    Nearly all websites show the 2 oz Kook diameter as 53.3mm whilst Apmex stated 50.3mm.
    I therefore measured the true diameter of my coin ( and I have several from different years ) at 50.0mm
    All my others rattled a tiny bit inside their original Perth Mint capsules and the cap inner diameter was measured at 50.3mm
    I have therefore ordered some 50mm diameter capsules on eBay and hope ( expect ! ) the coin to fit.
    My immediate conclusion is that most dealers never bother to check coin specifications before publishing on their websites and go to ( most probably ) "Wikipedia" for supposedly accurate data.
    Exactly - Wiki stated the diameter as 53.3mm - so everyone almost appears to be copying and pasting data from Wiki - blindly.
    I then, for the first time, discovered that I could simply edit Wikipedia so I have changed the diameter specification today to read 50.3mm
    Two things came to mind - how easy it was to change something as important as a coin specification and how can you trust anything when trying to ensure you are not buying fakes when the data itself can be manipulated ? Just a thought !!
    PS - I have an old copy of the World Coins catalogue by Krause ( the standard catalogue ) and for a 2 oz Kook the diameter is specified at 50 mm