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mikeiones32

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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from mr-dead in Today I Received.....   
    Nice - borrowing that idea
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    mikeiones32 reacted to Wackattak924 in Silver giveaway! - Children With Cancer UK   
    Just want to put an update on. 
    Donations have been very generous and I want to thank everyone who has donated so far. £265 has been raised so far! Thank you everyone. 
    A few coins have been donated, some went for sale and some more have been added to the giveaway which has become quite a pot of silver. 
    @SilverStan Donated a 2018 newzealand mint year of the dog coin. This item went for sale and raised £45. Thank you Silverstan. 
    Martin from http://www.silvertrader.uk donated a 2016 coloured Britannia. This item had instant interest and sold for £35. Thank you Martin.
    @Agpanda has donated a 2011 panda - thank you Agpanda.
    @KevinFlynn won the January Premium member prize draw. And as he is a gold member also won the gold member extras. He was very kind to offer half of his winnings to help raise more interest in this cause. Thank you kevinflynn.
    My training is going well I am currently walking 65 miles per week. Since making the decision in October to fundraise for Children With Cancer UK I have lost almost 4 stone with the aim to loose another half a stone. In October I weighed 19 and a half stone now I'm a little under 15 and a half. That's enough about me 😴.
    Thank you everyone 
     
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from mr-dead in Today I Received.....   
    Nice - borrowing that idea
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from mr-dead in Today I Received.....   
    Nice - borrowing that idea
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    or some knob head from Europe telling you they have a "special place in hell for you" 
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Canada War in the Pacific 1/2 oz rounds   
    I will take those 2 with some 1st class signed for postage please
     
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    mikeiones32 reacted to *tada* in Today I Received.....   
    Here's a very cool 1kg silver medal, one of my favorite, the 1980 golden monkey stamp is very well loved in China.


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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from KDave in Gold & Silver vs Mortgage   
    This year my plan is to put more into mortgage overpayments than silver/gold. I made a nice little stack over last couple of years and now our fixed rate deal ends in 2 years or so.
    So I want to get that down now incase (when) the rates jump up, it's surprising how every £50 extra paid in saves approx £68 in interest over the term. Trying to get the term down so Im not working myself into an early grave
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    mikeiones32 reacted to Abyss in Gold & Silver vs Mortgage   
    Happy days bought my new build house 2008 4 Bedroom detached house good size garden in culdesac and today paid off the mortgage and took 11 years and 1 month. Had 20% value property as a deposit when we purchased the house. I was IT contractor for 5 years and during this time frame I devoted 100% salary into paying off the mortgage and we lived off my wife salary. Harder proposition now as we have 2 year old son and I am no longer IT contractor but a permanent (lower paid) employee. Living life debt free something my late father instilled in me.
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Sadly no
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    mikeiones32 reacted to Abyss in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    Recently come back from India and emptied a safety deposit box in India while I was there (no longer required). Managed to bring back into UK fair amount of gold without being questioned by customs. Visited Saint James in Manchester today to deposit some items and took opportunity photograph the family entire gold stack:
    A lot gold held in the form of Indian jewellery
    I have no idea how many oz gold is in jewellery form and 18 to 22 carat gold with some items having real diamonds. Best part of the gold stack Queens Beast bullion coins.

    Six months stacking fortunate picked up most of the stack when spot prices much lower. Most of the jewellery purchased by my late dad when gold spot prices $250 oz.
    Hand poured silver by BYB adding Tetris and Puzzle set to this collection

    10 oz coins have 50 of them

    Proof Sets



    Coins in capsules

    Rwanda Series

    Miscellaneous

    2 oz Queens Beast


    Gold stack 60 oz unknown quantity gold jewellery. Silver stack 1,400 oz.
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    mikeiones32 reacted to 5huggy in Today I Received.....   
    Well it arrived "HATCHED" yesterday actually - but this will no doubt make @Kookaburracollectorsmile!
    It sure made me happy - since there are only 500! and I have number 275




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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from AgD in My Mexican stack   
    Good work - I've got a long way to go to match that lot
    Oh man - that 20 pesos
    I want one of those..... maybe this year 👍
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    mikeiones32 reacted to AgD in My Mexican stack   
    I was asked by @mikeiones32 to see my Mexican coins so dug them out and took some (Not so good pics 😁) of them all I think the only thing I could not get my hands on was my notes but there is a good mix of everything here.
    Enjoy the look 👍
     








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    mikeiones32 reacted to sixgun in Today I Received.....   
    Reposted - i'm not on a mobile and i'm twisting my neck. Very interesting stamp and hammered finish -
    Hammer logo and hammered finish. 😊

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    mikeiones32 reacted to MickD in Capsules for Canadian 1.5 oz   
    Hi @mikeiones32, I picked some queens beast capsules up one-bay for about £1.40 each (the ones with the black ring and they seem fine to me.  I'll PM you the seller's id and item description if you like.
    Cheers
    Mick
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    mikeiones32 reacted to Pete in Capsules for Canadian 1.5 oz   
    I bought my caps from Aurinum.de who currently offer them at €0.69 each but you have to check shipping costs.
     
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    mikeiones32 reacted to spanit in Capsules for Canadian 1.5 oz   
    I bought from aurinum also.
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from Sovereign in top cash back no longer doing cash back on ebay ?   
    Same for me now
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from Bluenitsuj in Lidl Coin Cases   
    Yep they fit 1o/z fine on the larger trays - I've used a couple for this.
    Also, the red trays you find on Ebay will fit in these cases fine - you can get 24 x 45mm to hold 1o/z
    I'll be getting 2 or 3 more then on Sunday - thanks for the heads up
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from Bullionaire in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    Yum

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    mikeiones32 reacted to Roy in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    Enjoyed throughout Asia!

     

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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from kimchi in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    maybe, but so are standards in photo shopping looking at that
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    mikeiones32 reacted to kimchi in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    Course it's a photoshop! Funny though (also probably nearer the truth than the official label!)
    There was loads of good ones when I lived in Japan. My favourite soft drink was Calpis (say it!). I was very disappointed at the regional post office HQ by the service at the Erectronic Mail desk though...
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    mikeiones32 got a reaction from kimchi in Are English Standards in Schools Slipping ?   
    maybe, but so are standards in photo shopping looking at that