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GoodAsGold

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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Serendipity in Hello Everyone!   
    Welcome @Serendipity You've got quite a broad taste there already. I think that you'll find plenty of content here to open up your mind even more. Good luck to you.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to GrahamDiamond in Royal Mint 50p's   
    The Gruffalo will be released on 19th Feb, Most likely be £60 for a Silver Proof Coloured 50p, Mintage Figures are Key, The RM seems to have reduced Mintage on its releases this year. Most likely there will be a BU Version in RM Packaging for £12.99. We will see next Tuesday, at least the RM have give notice regarding the Release of the Gruffalo Coins as Requested by collectors after the New Kew Gardens Debacle.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in Royal Mint 50p's   
    Maybe the timing was deliberate after the RM was besieged with phone calls about the Snowman coin, thanks to their own confusion regarding what was still available and in what colour box.  And what about the issue of just 75 gold 50p box sets?  How many of those sets were available to the public after they made sure rip off coin companies got what they wanted first?
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in 2019 SILVER PROOF SIX COIN BRITANNIA SET   
    Must have accidentally overlooked this vid on YouTube. Usually watch on my iPad mini. Just discovered the video section on the forum and viewed this whilst borrowing my wife’s larger iPad.  The one ounce coin looks much more impressive on the big screen. Chuckled at your “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” description @GrahamDiamond - you’re a gameshow host just waiting to be discovered matey 😀
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    GoodAsGold reacted to motorbikez in 2019 1oz silver proof Britannia   
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    GoodAsGold reacted to 5huggy in The Queen's Beasts, or why was I on a hiatus?   
    I think! similarly! @KevinFlynn
    I chose to have some of my wealth in PM's quite a while back (Storing that wealth -purchasing power) and came to the conclusion that the traceability is why there is "War on cash"!
    We have had 1984 - "they" are just slow at implementing it!
    1/ Yes they  (the powers that be)   - can track the paperwork for the purchase!    RM, Bullion dealers, Ebay, et al - - If they should come knocking for confiscation  - I DON'T HAVE ANY!  - I sold to a guy at the pub - NOW track it!- -= - - -  its "OUT" of the  "SYSTEM"!
     
    2/ As an insurance against the financial "hiccups" like 2007/8 (Lehmans et al) -  the beauty here is  - - - if eventually the "INSURANCE" is deemed unnecessary - "You  CAN GET YOUR MONEY BACK" - - -  Try asking for your car insurance back at the end of the year, when you have not had a bump!
    Its the only money back insurance I know of!
     
    3/ I also believe less and less in the digitised world that is happening (Having been in I.T. for over 30 years)   I can use it extremely well to my advantage!      BUT SO CAN SO MANY OTHERS!  - - - - Fraudsters, Government  etc etc - - - - JUST TRY!  switch off your computer/phone/tablet - and immediately pickup your money in your hand!  
    IF you do not HOLD it you do not OWN it!
    4/ When "They" control or remove cash and it is all digitised , privacy/freedom has gone! - - - - "negative interest rates" can be implemented at the push of a button.
    Bank accounts can be locked/frozen (and there will be NOTHING you can do about it!) - - - Just ask Greeks and Cypriots!! - - (I think that was a "trial" of the ability to do it) 
    In between times I can admire and smile at my "SECURITY"  - just try holding share certificates or the digitized equivalent  So with Sunday morning rant over -I hope this will stimulate "outside the box" thinking especially younger or newbies to stacking/collecting/investing.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to KevinFlynn in The Queen's Beasts, or why was I on a hiatus?   
    Greetings everyone,
    I am a returning precious metal stacker and I discovered the very interesting Queen's Beast series.
    Within my world of precious metal stacking I classify these as 'bullion coins with collector's value' and given the rise in price that I see that is true. Now I'm very rational where my gold is concerned, but I'm always willing to invest into shiny things in silver. Gold is still a major investment for me and I rather keep it in safe one ounce standard coins, deep within my safety deposit box. Silver however is well within my impulse buy range and so I do allow myself some adventures and speculation.
    In addition to that I am a huge fan of british history so where the Queen's Beasts are concerned, my heart is calling out to the collector in me - sadly I'm in three years late, and the price for some of the first coins has risen a lot. I also like the two ounce weight, which is a nice change from the usual one ouncers. It reminds me of the very haptic feeling of discovering my first one pound coins back in London in 1987, which clearly blew our thin Deutsche Mark coins out of the water...
    I am disgressing, please just bear with me...
    So what are my thoughts?
    I have the growing feeling of wanting a whole set of the collection, which would make me pay the added collector's premium on the coins I missed. Hurtful, especially for the lion. Actually I would want even more than one full set, as maybe a set would fetch a much higher price in a couple of years than indivual sought after coins. Though depending on the price, I would even part with my personal collector's set. This would not neccesarily be part of my permastack.
    I would want to get a good number of the respective current coin to be able to flip them as soon as the price is getting higher. I realize that not all coins in this series are equally sought after, but the overall premium over spot is not that bad (say, compared to buying silver bars with 19% VAT), and I would not mind to keep these in my stack otherwise.
    I would want to get a large number of the White Horse of Hannover, as I am from Hannover by birth and these would make especially nice presents to other Hannoverians. I already located suitable coin capsules of which I would order a lot, even though I would want to buy coins by the tube.
    To disgress some more, I usually like to make my bulk bullion purchases anonymously as a Tafelgeschäft, directly at a shop. With collector's items, I am running into the dilemma that that is not always possible. So with collector's bullion I decided to do it the other way round and buy these under my name online. The added effect is I would have a supposed collector's hobby as a front if the state one day comes knocking at my door to confiscate my gold (I will go back onto my psychiatrist's couch now...).
    Thanks for reading
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from Goldmick in Wanted 2017 £5 sovereign bu   
    @Goldmick Please refer to my comments and recommendation in the "Sovereign help" post which you created. Good luck.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from richatthecroft in Sovereign help   
    @Goldmick When I looked at the pictures the coin appeared to be the £5 proof but the description and COA state BU. That makes sense because the £5 proof was only sold in the sets, whereas the BU was issued in individual boxes. I've got both and, trust me, the beautiful reverse sides are virtually indistinguishable on each. The visible difference is on each obverse. Her Majesty is only in glorious proof on the proof coin (doh) and she's in BU on the BU coin (double doh). I hadn't advanced onto gold coins when they came out and had to play catch up. The BU version first became available and I jumped at it. Later I located a proof which was a slabbed grade 70. The reverse of the BU is so proof like that it's far better than BU on that particular side of the coin.  N.B. I bought my BU sealed in original Mint packaging from Allgold Coins and their website still has them advertised for £ 1950 - just £ 75 over the original Mint price if I remember correctly. I've dealt with them twice and was happy with their service. That's where I would go if you want to take the plunge.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to HelpingHands in The Britannia 2019 Coin Range   
    In the past new releases appeared at midnight but the recent 50p sets went on at 9am.
    I hope that's not the new normal as that doesnt work for me and you end up in a queue.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to KDave in Crypto firm boss dies with the only password to £145,000,000   
    Gold is good money. Fiat is a good means of exchange.
    Crypto was trying to take those concepts and put them together, but has failed at both. Fiat is still best for trade. Gold is still the best money. Crypto is poor as an exchange mechanism and poor at being money. This article is just one example why; too reliant on third party infrastructure, too reliant on the competence and honesty of other people and far too fragile.
    Reminds me of this; 
     
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    GoodAsGold reacted to MickB in Crypto firm boss dies with the only password to £145,000,000   
    https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/04/crypto-exchange-loses-145000000-founder-dies-password-8434065/
    Anyone fancy holding a seance to contact him?
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from richatthecroft in Sovereign help   
    @Goldmick When I looked at the pictures the coin appeared to be the £5 proof but the description and COA state BU. That makes sense because the £5 proof was only sold in the sets, whereas the BU was issued in individual boxes. I've got both and, trust me, the beautiful reverse sides are virtually indistinguishable on each. The visible difference is on each obverse. Her Majesty is only in glorious proof on the proof coin (doh) and she's in BU on the BU coin (double doh). I hadn't advanced onto gold coins when they came out and had to play catch up. The BU version first became available and I jumped at it. Later I located a proof which was a slabbed grade 70. The reverse of the BU is so proof like that it's far better than BU on that particular side of the coin.  N.B. I bought my BU sealed in original Mint packaging from Allgold Coins and their website still has them advertised for £ 1950 - just £ 75 over the original Mint price if I remember correctly. I've dealt with them twice and was happy with their service. That's where I would go if you want to take the plunge.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to wnkt in Brand new member   
    Thanks @GoodAsGold, it was a few years after selling them and I started really appreciating what was lost, that I have been wanting to get some back. I have since been buying a few from the same coin shop I sold the old ones to.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to wnkt in Brand new member   
    Hello everyone,
    I'm a new member here and just dipping my toes into the silver coin and bullion arena. I'm from South Carolina in the US, and I got started after finding some old coins that my Dad had saved over the years. I have found a lot of different US 90% silver coins that I didn't really know much about until we had to sell some when family finances got thin. When I found there was real value in these coins I started researching, mostly from Youtube videos, and I wanted to get some of those coins back. I really like the Walking Liberty design of the American Eagle and the half dollar coin. 
    I have recently been digging in my world coin collection and have been finding a few silver coins there, Like a British Half Crown from 1921 and an 1894 10 cent coin from Hong Kong with Queen Victoria on it. Pretty cool
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from danmc82 in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    I believe that a lot of the 1989 sovereign sets have been broken up, possibly slabbed and sold off as individual coins over the years. You don't need me to tell you there's demand for that special design.  I think when you open the presentation box and see all 4 coins displayed within there's a certain wow factor that the 4 individually slabbed coins cannot match (even in the unlikely event they all achieved 70 gradings).  30 years along the line since they were issued, 1989 complete box sets such as yours and mine are becoming fewer and fewer (apparently).  Ultimately it's your choice but it's original Mint packaging so far as I'm concerned, along with others who've responded. Great collection friend.
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    GoodAsGold got a reaction from danmc82 in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    I believe that a lot of the 1989 sovereign sets have been broken up, possibly slabbed and sold off as individual coins over the years. You don't need me to tell you there's demand for that special design.  I think when you open the presentation box and see all 4 coins displayed within there's a certain wow factor that the 4 individually slabbed coins cannot match (even in the unlikely event they all achieved 70 gradings).  30 years along the line since they were issued, 1989 complete box sets such as yours and mine are becoming fewer and fewer (apparently).  Ultimately it's your choice but it's original Mint packaging so far as I'm concerned, along with others who've responded. Great collection friend.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to shortstack68 in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    British numismatic coins are better off left as original ast hey came, take your 1902 set as an example, been in that box 117 years and still look great. Some that grade are grading for a higher reward eventually, but numismatic coin do rise in value without being surrounded in plastic. The Clare Balding you can throw in as much plastic as you want, it won’t change how ugly it is 😁💃🏽
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    GoodAsGold reacted to Cornishfarmer in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    Nearly everyone here is more experienced than me with grading but here are my views,  
    1 Look and NGC holders from 20/30 years if you think they look dated that’s what yours will look like in 30 years
    2 without generalising too much it will probably be old codgers that would buy and they aren’t so keen on grading 
    3 if you grade them to keep in good condition shouldn’t matter with this age coin
    4 look how beautiful they are in the presentation you would loose that graded
    5 get a bad grade on one coin in the set could knock value
    6 they are your coins so do what you think best, they can always be broken free
    7 imagine what poor old princess do would think if she saw her self looking like that, I’d sell for scrap and rid the world of it!!!!
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    GoodAsGold reacted to trozau in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    Your coin, your choice/dime. Personally, I would NOT send any of my coins for TPG slabbing. Primary reason is I worry they would get lost or damaged while in someone else's possession. Whatever few slabbed coins I have in my collection were acquired that way. Your modern coins will be fine in their OEM lucite holders. The Victoria jubilee, old head and Eddie 7 sets do not appear to be proof sets. Unless you know their provenance, they could just be mint/circulation coins assembled outside the mint and put in an OEM mint box. Just my 2 pence opinion. 
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    GoodAsGold reacted to Thomas78 in A part of my collection: to grade or not?   
    Hello guys, these are a few of the coins in my collection. I'm handing over about 50 coins to get graded but am still doubting wether to include these.  They do look stunning in their original casings, but it does make them vulnerable to damage.  Next to that some complete semi numismatics: i am really in two minds about these too.  So have a look please and tell me what you would do...







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    GoodAsGold reacted to shortstack68 in Is this bullion or numismatic. Your thoughts ?   
    You are right in what you say, but the 1832 was the highest mintage of Williams Reign, also, numismatic coins in high grade rise much faster in price. But as you collect bullion (and most do here) there is also another side to collecting, numismatics, if someone here were to sell a proof coin, then you'd want it in the best grade (PF70) those who collect older coins aren't any different, if they have the money available and the finest known comes up for sale then you can bet there will be a frenzy of bidding, don't think of it as snobbery, or else everyone here wouldn't bother about modern proofs being in 65 or 60 grades instead of 70
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    GoodAsGold reacted to Cornishfarmer in Is this bullion or numismatic. Your thoughts ?   
    Depending what you call bullion?    If you mean spot worth a fair bit more.    More semi,    Something I’d have in collection but probably something the real collectors would turn nose up at.
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    GoodAsGold reacted to sovereignsteve in 2019 Silver Una & The Lion Series   
    Needs to be gold😊