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dicker

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    dicker got a reaction from Serendipity in A friend found this in his garden   
    This is another fascinating gold discovery. Over the last few years we have seen:
    Gold sovs in a piano 
    Saddle ridge hoard - buried on a ranch
    East London Double Eagle hoard - found buried in a garden 
    28 gold ingots found in a garden in France
    A load of gold coins found in a pot in a cellar in a house in France
    Huge gold ingots found in the fuel tank of an Iraqi tank imported to the UK
    Those are just the ones I have read about and remember. How many extraordinary finds are never reported.... I suspect quite a few. 
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    Dicker
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    dicker got a reaction from Serendipity in Ancient silver   
    I bought a very nice Ancient Greek coin at the London Coin Fair - it had been cleaned and was cheap, but what a thing!
    There are a lot of interesting coins on eBay  - the genuine ancient coins  (e.g GB Nobles, Angels etc) are interesting but provenance is tricky. A good friend asked a seller about a stunning gold Noble a few years ago and the seller brazenly told my friend that he found it detecting and would not confirm if it had gone through the portable antiquities scheme. Obviously he didn’t buy it!
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    dicker got a reaction from argentmajor in Kew 50p vs. Half-sovereign. Who wins?   
    My very personal opinion would be to *sell* the 50 and switch for gold or silver.
    There were 210,000 minted.  Not really a small number and to my mind, nowhere near small enough to command some of the values they are currently achieved. 
     
     
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    dicker got a reaction from motorbikez in Brexit status ...   
    I suspect they will do even better than predicted.....The Conservatives under May will be absolutely hammered. 
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    dicker got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in A friend found this in his garden   
    This is another fascinating gold discovery. Over the last few years we have seen:
    Gold sovs in a piano 
    Saddle ridge hoard - buried on a ranch
    East London Double Eagle hoard - found buried in a garden 
    28 gold ingots found in a garden in France
    A load of gold coins found in a pot in a cellar in a house in France
    Huge gold ingots found in the fuel tank of an Iraqi tank imported to the UK
    Those are just the ones I have read about and remember. How many extraordinary finds are never reported.... I suspect quite a few. 
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    Dicker
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    dicker reacted to motorbikez in Brexit status ...   
    Yes
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    dicker reacted to Oldun in Brexit status ...   
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    That is a great example of the sort of thing fake news is about.You are presenting your own opinion as a potential fact when it is actually pure speculation.
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    dicker got a reaction from kimchi in A friend found this in his garden   
    This is another fascinating gold discovery. Over the last few years we have seen:
    Gold sovs in a piano 
    Saddle ridge hoard - buried on a ranch
    East London Double Eagle hoard - found buried in a garden 
    28 gold ingots found in a garden in France
    A load of gold coins found in a pot in a cellar in a house in France
    Huge gold ingots found in the fuel tank of an Iraqi tank imported to the UK
    Those are just the ones I have read about and remember. How many extraordinary finds are never reported.... I suspect quite a few. 
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    Dicker
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    dicker reacted to HighlandTiger in A friend found this in his garden   
    This has got to be in the top three posts of all time on this forum. 
    Just loving all the updates, however I do expect to seeing photos of two people sitting on a bed throwing piles of money in the air, once it's sold. 😁
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    dicker reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in A friend found this in his garden   
    If that was dropped by a gold bug - then I would get a metal detector FIRST - you can hire them cheaper and a bit more discreet - will also allow you to scan the building itself, especially if they stashed away other stuff in the walls, bricks or flooring - eve the attic sometimes. I have heard of weird places stuff like this was found. 
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    dicker reacted to goldmember44 in Negative Premium   
    I'm no expert, but my quick answers to your questions:
    1) Yes, either stimulate the sales of the particular coin, or -- more likely -- stimulate sales interest for the seller/business outlet  Likely the wish is that a buyer of the below spot piece would see other stock available for sale, too, and perhaps buy something else too. The other reason could be that the seller is hard-up for cash and needs to generate a sale/s quickly... and the best way to do that is to offer an unbeatable deal.
    2) Buying gold under spot is always a good idea... for the simple reason that, when the gold is finally sold, a higher profit could be realised. There are many people looking to buy gold for as cheap as possible in order to profit from it -- either in the short term or in the long term.
    3) For sure I would  Just make sure the item's gold content is legitimately what is advertised... you need to make doubly sure because gold below spot is not something you see every day... it is unusual.
     
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    dicker reacted to AllThingsShiny in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    Very smart dogs. Had one myself till he unfortunately past on. Not aggressive and the perfect stack guard dog. 
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    dicker reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    Yeah they are lovely dogs. So loyal and protective yet the softest things when amongst their humans. Mine is currently squidged up on the sofa beside me sound asleep and of course snoring.

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    dicker reacted to sovereignsteve in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    The only right and proper place for a dog😊, except mine is so big we can't fit on the sofa together.
    Or is it me that's too big, he manages OK with my wife.😀
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    dicker reacted to Bullionbilly in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    Lol... lovely ! 
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    dicker got a reaction from Serendipity in eBay Joker - Makes me so cross!   
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    Just look at the state of this listing. The seller has multiple similar lots listed as “drawer finds”, “house clearance finds”
    Clearly fake sovs, double sovs, US dollars etc  
    Reported to eBay 12 hrs ago and they are still listed.   These coins are very easy to identify as counterfeit and just flow into the system.
    Whilst the quality of these counterfeits terrible, there are very good copies out there.
    Perhaps reporting to eBay is a thankless and pointless task but I do it, because of its impact and I dislike chancers.
    Perhaps if you have a couple of free minutes you could also report as counterfeit   
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    HOUSE CLEARANCE  JOB LOT SOVEREIGN COINS ETC FREE POSTAGE https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F333181976511
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    dicker got a reaction from Serendipity in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    I am not preaching but it is exactly why I use a safety deposit box and don’t keep anything valuable at home!
    Just now worth if for my peace of mind but everyone has their own preferences
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    Dicker
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    dicker got a reaction from Xander in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    I am not preaching but it is exactly why I use a safety deposit box and don’t keep anything valuable at home!
    Just now worth if for my peace of mind but everyone has their own preferences
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    Dicker
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    dicker got a reaction from AppleZippoandMetronome in Careful who you tell what you got! £30k robbery   
    Indeed RacerCool.  All any robbers would find at my house are my two neurotic Rottweilers who adore my family but anyone else is definitely food. 
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    dicker got a reaction from universalcurrency in 45 million Germans owning gold?   
    When Germany gave up their treasured Deutschemark, in favour of Euro’s there was naturally a lot of cash which people stored / stashed. 
    They had two option....take the cash to the bank and pay it in at which point it became visible to the tax authorities.  Or spend it. 
    I am given to understand that many many careful Germans didn’t want to blow cash on a new BMW, but instead bought gold with Deutschemark cash just before the switch to Euros
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    dicker reacted to savoyard in What is wrong with this photo?   
    I've counted six problems here, all paid for by the taxpayer.
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    dicker reacted to Norskgeld in Buy back prices, I wish.!   
    "My missus now wants me to cash in our gold..."?
    Time to cash in the Missus!!! 😁
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    dicker reacted to Oldun in RM Yale proof flaw   
    Disagree. Dealers also have a duty of care to inspect any coins. Problems can also occur after inspection at The RM.
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    dicker reacted to Oldun in RM Yale proof flaw   
    Would you accept a brand new car with a scratch down the side ? 
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    dicker reacted to sovereignsteve in RM Yale proof flaw   
    it is a proof coin, albeit with a flaw.
    "Proof" is a method of minting a coin, not a grade or condition.