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  1. knighthawk

    What's the point of capsules?

    I'm not sure what kind of stacker I am yet, as far as I'm aware I haven't bought any coins with numismatic value except maybe the Nieu Star Wars ones. I'm still new to this hobby so I have a lot to learn about what kind of coins are valuable and why, etc. Which is why I joined up here I haven't bought any non-silver PMs yet but if I do they will definitely be getting capsules. It might just be that the last batch of capsules I got were terrible and it's clouding my judgment of them. I've capsuled everything except my dragon bar so far (I'll need to look for those capsules) but I don't think I'll be doing it for Britannias or Eagles or similar in the future (unless it's a really nice one like the orientals or anniversary coins). I've been storing my coins in a jewellery box that is divided up into little sections that are the perfect width for capped coins but I have no idea if it's suitable for non capped coins. Some of the checkout / product page recommended coin capsules I got weren't even the right size for the coin they were meant to be for haha. I don't mind the rattle if the amount of movement is miniscule, I prefer it to capsules that are too tight for the coin. I'm not really sure what it is the capsules protect the coins from myself so I'm not sure if there being air in it or not matters. I only have silver just now so I'm not sure about gold coins but if I was to I would make absolutely sure that it came with a capsule that fits or that I can get one elsewhere because gold coins are much more valuable and it's not something I want to take any risks with.
  2. Hi guys, I'm starting to get a nice stack going but I'm starting to get fed up with capsules. All of my stack is capped (except a Perth dragon bar I couldn't find a cap for) and I'm not sure if I want to bother continuing to cap them. I've had a bunch of them break on me now because they were too tight for the coin and it made me wonder why I'm even bothering to use capsules. The only reason I bought caps for each coin is because they were listed on the coin's page or recommended at the checkout. I can understand using them on collectable coins / gold / platinum / palladium / etc because they are much more valuable but it seems like it's a waste of time for silver bullion. What reasons are there to use them? Thanks for any advice.
  3. knighthawk

    Buying gold and silver in Costa Rica

    If you buy Britannias can they charge you VAT at customs? I wasn't charged VAT to bring back legal tender last time I was on holiday
  4. knighthawk

    How to Turn Trash into Cash! (Then Silver)

    Interesting. If I could still get money back on my empty cans and bottles I'd be a happy man. Company here in Scotland used to give you 20p (it went up to 30p) if you brought their bottles back to them via a shop that sells them. But most of them would only let you use it as credit in that shop. Some would just give you the money anyway though. I remember when I was 12 running around with a black bin bag picking up everyone I saw and getting about £40 in one week.
  5. knighthawk

    Lets talk Whiskey

    Does anyone know if the minimum pricing laws affect sales, offers and other discounts? I might be in England for a few days in August and if it's cheaper for me to get some down there I might do that instead. My mate drinks that, might give it a try next time I'm over there.
  6. Thanks for the info. I'm not sure what I'm after yet but I wouldn't want any more than 1 empty box / tube.
  7. What do you plan on doing with it? Melting it down and pouring it or selling it for scrap? I have more copper lying about in leads and cables I don't need than I know what to do with and I'm looking for ideas other than binning them haha.
  8. knighthawk


    I hate capsules on my coins but I don't have anything else to put them in and it makes me sad. If I want to have a play about with my stack I need to sit there and open them all. Might just stop buying caps for 1oz or silver in general.
  9. I would like to see something like the Golden State Mint / Silver Shield Gadsen snake but as it appears on the flag instead of looking like its coughing, also some coins with other flags would be cool too. I'd love it if there was a series with knights, samurai, soldiers, etc of different time periods. Start with Romans / Spartans and work through the centuries. I'd prefer if they were "legal tender" of some kind though, I don't know why but I like being able to tell what country they are from just by looking at them.
  10. I should have known better than to click a LiveLeak link haha. I'd buy a couple of ounces of lead bars for banter. Having a couple of bricks of metallic poison lying about might have some uses.
  11. knighthawk

    Next queens beast?

    I plan to start the QB series with my next order but I guess I'm out of luck for getting the Lion / Griffin. Hopefully I can get the Dragon - Bull at least before the Falcon comes out. Maybe this is a dumb question but do they do re-issues of the older coins? I like the design of the Lion and Griffin but I'm not willing to pay £60+ for a 2oz coin.
  12. How did you come to acquire these?
  13. knighthawk

    Lets talk Whiskey

    I'll have a look at this one, thanks. I'll be sure to have a look at this one too. I li The only brand I know is Glenfiddich but there are like 5 or 6 different ones haha. Fair enough. Thanks for all the ideas guys, I have an idea of what to shop around for now. I'll be sure to update you on what I get when I get it.
  14. knighthawk

    Next queens beast?

    You're right, there are ten. Which one is next I have no idea but I hope its the Falcon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen's_Beasts