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AppleZippoandMetronome

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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to AgCoyote in 2019 2 oz. RCM Orca/Killer Whale   
    I actually bought a ten ounce of this from a brokerage. I can say stock photos do no justice as the portion of the whale below water and above water have a different finish and the water around the whale is textured in a way that is different from the rest of the coin. It is stunning.
    The 2 ounce is now available on bold.RCM 2 oz Orca
     
    Here is a photo of my ten ouncer



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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from Tn21 in Men's Health   
    Mental health is a big one for sure - something that I am confident affects most of us at some point in our life.
    As for health generally...  I have avascular necrosis in my right shoulder. Its bone death essentially and means instead of having a nice round humeral head to fit in the socket it has collapsed and is misshapen. The pain is constant and intense and there isn't anything they can do for it since I'm too young to qualify for joint replacement. Its the end result of a road traffic accident caused by some muppet that simply wasn't paying attention to what they were doing. It ended my career which was a tough blow at the time but I thankfully managed to bounce back starting a business and have at least maitained my own income.
    These days the hardest part to deal with is the invisible nature of the injury. I've always been a big strong guy and outwardly that appearance persists but something as simple as reaching up for an item can cause such intense pain that I need to withdraw and rest for a while. People generally just don't accept things like this the same way when they can't actually see the problem.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to TheGeneral in Men's Health   
    Glad you have managed to keep a sense of humour judging by your screen name. 
    Do us a favour and don’t quit this coin club. 
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to blindguy in Men's Health   
    Hi, I lost all my vision in my right eye and 90% of my vision in my left eye 6 years ago when I was 54 years old. The little vision I have is grey and cloudy at times. At times it makes me mad and bitter that this happened to me but I try to stay upbeat. The worst part is the 8 to 10 hours a day when my wife is working. Being alone is very hard. One side effect of being disabled is that almost all your so called friends will treat you like you have leprosy and you will never hear from them again. I just quit my coin club this year because of this. I have no faith in most people any more and think 90% are a total waste of skin!!  
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to TheGeneral in Men's Health   
    Fair play to you.  
    I have been a soldier for the last 17 years and despite being in good nick compared to some of my peers I had to have surgery on my back last year. Had a bit of a wake up call to say the least. 
    Healthy people dream of wealth, success, travel, fame. Injured people only dream of one thing, to be well again. 
    I have been lucky on the mental health front but the problem and awareness is growing amongst the forces community. 
    Wish you all good health. 
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to Roy in Men's Health   
    I think it's bigger than we realise?
     
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to BackyardBullion in Men's Health   
    I have a dodgy foot. Suspected mortons neuroma as well as inflamed bursa sacks between the toes.
    Not so fun to walk on and causes quite a lot of pain! 
    Surgery to follow to slice it open and find out exactly what's going on!
    Men's mental health is a big one too. 
    I still suffer from anxiety fairly frequently and that can be even harder to talk about
     
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to Roy in Men's Health   
    Let's do it.
    Men do not like to talk about this?
    I'll begin.
    I have Hypertension. It's hereditary so I'm under maintenance, I take medication daily. My sys/dia figures are good and my cardiologist is satisfied with my stress tests/ecg etc.
    I try to maintain a healthy diet but I drink too much. @Clens92
    I'm old and I've worked hard. I'm enjoying my time off 😊
     
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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from BackyardBullion in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    Another happy recipient here and everything is awesome. As ever thanks so much @BackyardBullion and Mrs BYB!
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to BackyardBullion in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    If people had not guessed it yet, Mrs BYB and I had a very busy weekend!
     


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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to MaxeBaumann in USA silver rounds and bars   
    i start with a silverbugs island , very nice medals of highest embossing quality.                  
    Greetings from Maxe


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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from silversurf in What is the most random anniversary celebrated on a coin?   
    As soon as I read the title of this topic I was confident that this must be inspired by a Royal Canadian Mint product 😂
    They do love to churn coins out for just about everything. I agree that it is a very nice design though.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to silversurf in What is the most random anniversary celebrated on a coin?   
    A bit of fun.....Whilst wondering through various websites, I came across this coin and my first thought was why? To celebrate a time zone is pretty obscure but 120th anniversary is even more random IMHO.  Must have been a quiet week in the ideas department lol. Nice design though. Anyone got anything else out there?

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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to MaxeBaumann in USA & Canadian Coins Thread   
    Faster than expected we are heading for the winter time again. To get you in the mood, a nice coin from Canada from the year 2007 in polished plate.
    Greetings from Maxe



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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to SILVERFINGER in SILVERFINGERS Big Box Of Fun   
    Recently I bought a very large box of mixed world coins, I have quite enjoyed sorting through them into their different countries and am now in the process of researching the ones I don't know and sorting them into denomination and dates, then cataloging what I have to sell, I have pulled out quite a few beauties for myself the rest will be going up for sale, I took a gamble offering £10 for the coins, but my back wouldn't stop nagging at me while I was looking through them so it was worth it at the time, I have made a separate topic as I don't want to bore anyone shiteless on one of the main topics who is not interested, as I go through them country by country I will photograph them and stick some pics on here.

     
    First up I had an experiment with cleaning a coin in a way that I hoped wouldn't ruin it looks wise, none of these are grade worthy though some are minty and I am not bothered about sending off for grading so I thought I would have an experiment with different things,
    I found two equally grimey Norwegian 2 Ore coins in that box, a 1931 & 1937, one I cleaned with baking soda, warm water and lime juice (had this festering in the back of the fridge) in an old pie dish lined with silver foil, seen it done on silver, wanted to try it on other coins that are not valuable, I was pleased with the result.
     

     

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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to Cornishfarmer in Brexit status ...   
    Why?   No one know what it will mean,    Most still don’t think it will happen.      But the day after (if it happens) the sun will come up, will do a days work come in see the kids, play a bit of football with them, read with them and put to bed.      Life will go on and I’ll still have a smile on my face.
    take each day as it comes appreciate the wife and family and all will be good
     
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to MickB in Brexit status ...   
    No matter what your ethnicity or nationality, you need to believe in the country you are living in. This is where you find a true national in your country who will stand with you.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Silver bar shortage   
    My go to's are Canadian PMX and Bullion Mart but there are a lot of dealers and coin stores in the downtown Toronto area as well as the greater Toronto area. Generally some good coin shows too in some of the greater Toronto area cities like Brampton. Well worth a look.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from KitboyE17 in Silver bar shortage   
    My go to's are Canadian PMX and Bullion Mart but there are a lot of dealers and coin stores in the downtown Toronto area as well as the greater Toronto area. Generally some good coin shows too in some of the greater Toronto area cities like Brampton. Well worth a look.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to MancunianStacker in Brexit status ...   
    On another matter the ECB will start quantitative easing at a rate of (wait for it) €20 Billion per month from November this year. They are loosening their belt buying more bonds after they stopped in 2016. That puts our £38 Billion divorce bill into perspective a little doesn’t it.
    Interest rates are getting a shave too from minus 0.4% to minus 0.5%. 
    Yeah, EU looks great 👍🏻 Would you like to join? No thanks!
    After what they did to Greece and it’s peiple. I’m glad we aren’t in the Euro and tied into their future inflation. Let’s leave Germany, France and a few others to bail out the rest when shtf. Is it just me or has the mainstream totally forgotten the bail-in. They are blowing up this balloon rope to pop. We will be lucky to escape.
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    AppleZippoandMetronome got a reaction from Seasider in 2019 Canada 2 oz Silver 100 Years RCMP King George V   
    The RCMP started as the North West Mounted Police. This was founded in 1873. The 1973 quarter and dollar were celebrating 100 years since this founding. However the North West Mounted Police became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920 so this 2020 2oz coin is for that 100th anniversary.
    Pictures of the 1973 quarter and dollar for those unfamiliar with them
     


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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to KevinG in 2019 Canada 2 oz Silver 100 Years RCMP King George V   
    A new coin from the Canadian mint to commemorate 100 years of mounted police. Looks like a nice coin to be honest hopefully it will not milk spot after awhile.


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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to RichmondStacker in Model making   
    Is there anyone else into painting miniatures/model making?  This is something I took up last year starting on some viking figures and a boat.  I’ve just finished my latest project, California gold rush era miners, this is my first go at model scenery making.














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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to BackyardBullion in 100g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    Nothing like a little bit of silver all laid out on the table......
    I say little....its 10kg + of silver!








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    AppleZippoandMetronome reacted to BackyardBullion in 100g Silver Forum Bars (2019)   
    100g Bars are back from Hallmarking!

    Serial numbers are applied....

     

    All that needs doing is cleaning and polishing EVERY bar....
    Then photographing every single bar for the photo database of 2019
    And then....SHIPPING!
    We have got bars available for those who do not have a 2018 bar so if you want one please get in touch!