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Zhorro

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    Zhorro reacted to AgD in New Paddington 50p releases   
    Well that is true but the Gruffalo was only 30k and that has not done great so will people see the new paddington as the same. Just the mint churning them out 
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    Zhorro reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Small silver purchase to  scratch the itch.  Most of my attention has been on gold for a while now, as I pretty much reached my bullion silver weight goals.  But I still like buying singles like these for designs I'm fond of, or completing sets/series.

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    Zhorro reacted to Gildeon in Today I Received.....   
    Nine silver medals from Switzerland Two sterling silver medals from Franklin Mint A large 70 mm bronze medal from Portugal And of course all from the magical 1967! 😎
     

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    Zhorro reacted to Nick1368 in Today I Received.....   
    King Tut 5oz silver round.
    Nice chunky piece of of silver, love the design, it’s so beautiful and it does feel like it just came out of the wall of an Egyptian tomb.
    thanks @MrScottsdale
     

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    Zhorro got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in GSR 92.68:1 27 year high   
    Whilst some may look back on the gold to silver ratio with some nostalgia, I think we need to recognise that there have been some factors specific to gold that have resulted in the current gold surge (and the resulting gold to silver ratio):
    ·         The buying of gold by China, Russia, India etc.
    ·         The desire by some of the above countries to reduce dependence on the US dollar for international trade.
    ·         Oil-for yuans (backed by gold).
    ·         Basel III reclassifying gold as a Tier I asset for banks’ balance sheets.
    So, these are four factors that are very specific to gold (which are in addition to the usually cited safe haven in times of global tensions, recession, etc).  Gold looks to be getting a new lease of life as a medium of exchange.  I don’t think this can be said of silver.  Yes, silver is used in production (and if there is a recession, less silver will be needed!), so, what else can be said in its favour in order to justify a reduction in the gold to silver ratio?  Simply expecting the ratio to return to levels nearer to what has been seen in the past does seem a bit simplistic.
    I am starting to wonder whether the often cited gold to silver ratio is an irrelevance in this day and age.  Just because there has been a loose relationship in the past, surely this does not necessarily mean that this ratio is still relevant today?
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    Zhorro got a reaction from Kman in Is there a way to tell if a coin is a full sovereign vs a half from a picture?   
    The 1893 half sovereign does not have the letters "B.P." after the date, so this must be a full sovereign.
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    Zhorro reacted to Tn21 in Today I Received.....   
    Oriental Brits from Goldmick
    Griffin 1/4oz Ebay

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    Zhorro reacted to goldmember44 in Gold high spot price   
    I think the gold market is very clearly bullish at this point... We have a direction now but there will be deniers all the way up. There always are. Perhaps even short sellers (although for their own wellbeing, I hope not).
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    Zhorro got a reaction from richatthecroft in Is there a way to tell if a coin is a full sovereign vs a half from a picture?   
    The 1893 half sovereign does not have the letters "B.P." after the date, so this must be a full sovereign.
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    Zhorro reacted to silenceissilver in Today I bought.....   
    Today I bought a real Edward VII Sovereign rather than fake silver - see here for how this happened:
    https://thesilverforum.com/topic/22577-fake-australian-crocodiles/?tab=comments#comment-267818



     

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    Zhorro got a reaction from silenceissilver in Is there a way to tell if a coin is a full sovereign vs a half from a picture?   
    The 1893 half sovereign does not have the letters "B.P." after the date, so this must be a full sovereign.
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    Zhorro got a reaction from NorthEast in Is there a way to tell if a coin is a full sovereign vs a half from a picture?   
    The 1893 half sovereign does not have the letters "B.P." after the date, so this must be a full sovereign.
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    Zhorro reacted to DarkChameleon in Increase of gold sales on the forum, are you buying?   
    Too maNY stories ahead of it right now, the mainstream financial news has it but it has to beat Iran and sky divers being killed, cops being killed and global warming to even stand a chance at midday news even...Trumps peop,e don't want us dwelling on it because it's not from strength of the me,at but weakness of the dollar, who wants to promote that?.
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    Zhorro reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Increase of gold sales on the forum, are you buying?   
    I do suspect that unless you are paying attention to it you aren't likely to know what has happened to the price. Nothing seems to be said in the regular news (in the UK) about gold at all. I have no idea if this is still the case but the news in Canada (the main outlets in Toronto, anyway) used to tell you the price of Gold, Oil and the coversion between the Canadian and US $ as part of every main newscast (12 noon and 6pm). I haven't watched one of these since 2008 when I moved to the UK but hope they still include this information.
    Edit - I just flipped through the CTV Toronto news from last night @ 6pm and they still show the price of oil, the exchange for the US/Canadian $ and now the TSX index but not gold anymore. How times change.
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    Zhorro reacted to goluckystayhappy in Increase of gold sales on the forum, are you buying?   
    Now mentioned on the bbc news website in the business section.
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    Zhorro reacted to Xander in Tooled   
    Here is a picture.

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    Zhorro reacted to sg86 in 1874 Shield - Die 35 (Myth coin)   
    1874 represents the last year for the shield Sovereign at the London Royal Mint and is therefore the rarest.
    The calendar year mintage for the Sovereign this year is a mere 520,713 but this also includes the more numerous St George reverse pieces. The shield reverse must have totalled a mere fraction of this mintage. The shield Sovereigns of this period have individually numbered dies, a way of identifying which press on which journey of which day minted the coinage.
    Only seven different die numbers are purported to exist as defined by Marsh, but only 3 numbers 28, 32 and 33, have ever been seen.
     
    Until now...... Yes I've acquired this coin which has remained effectively a Myth until today! Extremely excited about this one
     
    note: marks on obverse aren't digs it is some kind of resin, will get this professionally cleaned at some point in the future


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    Zhorro reacted to SVcollector in 1874 Shield - Die 35 (Myth coin)   
    My newest upgrade. I sold my previous AU53 and got this beauty. Although there is a 62 top grade , according to New York Sale auction in January , the owner of the 62 broke the slab and regraded as 61. So apparently there are 2 -61 on exist , the one is on my hands. None better.  Die number 32. Enjoy.

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    Zhorro reacted to RichRock in Gold price in £ 29/6/19   
    £1074.
    Been switching into some silver over last few weeks with the G/S ratio above 90, currently over 91.5, highest since early 1990's. I'll find the nearest exit...

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    Zhorro reacted to richatthecroft in 2019 Uncirculated Libertad Kilo   
    Here’s 2x 1kg Libertads side by side- all the Libs in the photo are dated 2017- The Kilo on the left is the ‘Proof Like’ mintage of 500 and the right is the bullion- 200 mintage.

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    Zhorro reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Are these Sovereigns worth Grading?   
    1. Letters look flattened
    2. Hook nose
    3. Those uplifted scratches
    4. Severe loss of detail on chest
    5. that brooch  placement looks too low. 
    6. bow is completely flat






    Compare to known genuine: 


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    Zhorro reacted to Deputydog in Michael Gove song   
    Hi, I saw this on YouTube.
    Enjoy
    Deputydog
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    Zhorro reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Very pleased to receive this beautiful 1oz of 22kt goodness. Thanks to @Nick1368 for a great deal. 


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    Zhorro reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    I was up in Whitby working today and after a fish & chip lunch,  I was flabbergasted to find a 2019 Sovereign at a cracking price in an antique/collectible shop.
    And two pocket money eBay pick ups- a Silver Victoria medal and a Silver Proof £5 Vivat Regina! 



     
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    Zhorro reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    Latest ATB from the U.S. Mint.  2019-P War in the Pacific National Park.