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    Blockhead got a reaction from harrygill111 in Silver and gold bars and coins   
    Hi all.
    UK postage based on each lot. Multiple lots would reduce the postage. Would prefer to sell as the per the lots in the listings. 
     
    UPDATE: all now sold! 
     
    Bank transfer please. 
    1) SOLD. 2x 2018 and 2x 2019Chinese Dragon 1oz silver bars. 1x Perth Mint 1oz silver bar. 10g Geiger Edelmetalle silver bar. £75 plus postage. Capsules included where shown. £7 special delivery postage. 
    2) SOLD. 2014 Year of the Horse 5oz coin. £90. Capsule included. £7 special delivery postage. 
    3) SOLD. PAMP 10oz Lady Fortuna bar. Capsule included. £185 plus postage. £7 special delivery postage. 
    4) SOLD. Heraeus 1g gold bar. Still sealed in Bullion by Post cellophane bag. £45 plus postage. £3 recorded delivery. 
    5) SOLD. 2014 Gold Britannia proof 1/40 oz (0.8g) £55 plus postage. £3 recorded delivery. 










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    Blockhead reacted to ChrisSIlver in Scroll to top button   
    I have added a button that allows you to quickly scroll to the top, very useful when viewing long posts or just when browsing the lower depths of the forum pages.
    Screenshot shows mobile but also will show on desktop.

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    Blockhead reacted to nee4891 in Advice on £4k Diversification   
    Just an update on this, I have opened a SIPP today. Figured I could start now whilst I have the spare cash. I live within my means as well, im not flashy, never seen the point, I have a roof over my head, healthy food in my fridge and stomach, and clothes on my back, its all I need. I'm one of those (in my opinion) lucky people that never had a lot when they were growing up so the value of money has been instilled from a very young age. 
    Thanks for all the advice guys,  you've all been a great help!
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    Blockhead reacted to silenceissilver in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received a 2012 Diamond Jubilee Sovereign thanks to @Blockhead

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    Blockhead reacted to Sparky in You have £300. What gold coin/s would you buy for that?   
    I just received this today - I bought it on the forum earlier in the week from Blockhead. Very nice coin so I can add this to my little collection of gold coins I have the Lion and the Griffin. I paid £300 including special delivery and it was money well spent. I don't have any sovereigns, if I saw a 1960 I would buy it.

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    Blockhead reacted to BackyardBullion in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    I just say collectable metal tokens and it's all good. They are trained to ask what is in it so that if you do say silver coin they will insist on upselling to special delivery or parcelforce where it costs an arm and a leg.
    SD will have cover for PM's and the claim process has absolutely no baring on what is said to the nosey cashier at the local post office!
    All you will need to do (in the event of a claim) is prove that you posted it and what the value of the item was, usually done by proof that someone paid you etc.
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    Blockhead got a reaction from Roy in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead got a reaction from jultorsk in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead got a reaction from goldmember44 in Various gold bullion   
    I have done - thanks
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    Blockhead got a reaction from goldmember44 in Various gold bullion   
    I have two 2015 and two 2018
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    Blockhead got a reaction from goldmember44 in Various gold bullion   
    EVERYTHING NOW SOLD. THANK YOU TO THE BUYERS AND TO THE SILVER FORUM FOR ENABLING THE TRANSACTIONS.
     
    All items include next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.
    SOLD 1/4 ozt Falcon of the Plantagenets 2019, bullion, in capsule and velvet wallet with COA card. SOLD. 2016 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. SOLD TWO AVAILABLE 1/10 ozt Britannia 2015, bullion, sealed in Royal Mint blister pack. Very small red spot on queen's side. SOLD 1/10 ozt Britannia 2018, bullion.One in Atkinsons plastic coin wallet and one in capsule SOLD SOLD: 2.5g and 1g PAMP gold bars both unopened with plastic scratch sheets still in place. Tried to illustrate thickness of plastic bubble around gold in photos. SOLD.  Apologies if this thread is a bit picture-heavy.











     








     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Blockhead got a reaction from Tn21 in Various gold bullion   
    EVERYTHING NOW SOLD. THANK YOU TO THE BUYERS AND TO THE SILVER FORUM FOR ENABLING THE TRANSACTIONS.
     
    All items include next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.
    SOLD 1/4 ozt Falcon of the Plantagenets 2019, bullion, in capsule and velvet wallet with COA card. SOLD. 2016 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. SOLD TWO AVAILABLE 1/10 ozt Britannia 2015, bullion, sealed in Royal Mint blister pack. Very small red spot on queen's side. SOLD 1/10 ozt Britannia 2018, bullion.One in Atkinsons plastic coin wallet and one in capsule SOLD SOLD: 2.5g and 1g PAMP gold bars both unopened with plastic scratch sheets still in place. Tried to illustrate thickness of plastic bubble around gold in photos. SOLD.  Apologies if this thread is a bit picture-heavy.











     








     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Blockhead got a reaction from Sovereign in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead got a reaction from danmc82 in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead got a reaction from Tn21 in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead got a reaction from MickD in 2012 Sovereign bullion unopened   
    SOLD
    2012 full sovereign, bullion, in capsule and never removed from its Bullion by Post bag sellotaped to the dispatch note. 
    Looking for £275 including next day special delivery by 1pm within the UK.
    Payment by bank transfer please.






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    Blockhead reacted to Xander in "WHat's in the package?" - Royal Mail Special Delivery   
    The R Mail ask me the value of the coin/s as this will affect the cost of posting, I think they only cover it up to the value of £2.500 I make sure they know and the teller records it in the event I have to make a claim.  
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    Blockhead reacted to Paul in Pawnbroking in UK - A guide to " How It Works & What To Expect ""   
    Inspired by another thread today, someone needing quick cash, i thought i would put together this small guide to how pawnbroking works in the UK in case anyone is ever in a sticky jam, and needs cash quick same-day and how you can use your gold to make it happen.  Hope nobody ever needs it but it is here to help  
    Pawnbrokers – How do they work ? When you approach a pawnbroker you have two choices
    1. Either to leave something valuable as security for a £ loan, for example, an asset such as a gold coin, jewellery or an antique,
    or
    2. Sell the item to the pawnbroker  
    This info below explains the first option.
    Pawnbrokers can lend money quickly BUT charge higher % rates of interest than high street banks/credit cards/overdrafts.
    What are Pawnbrokers? You hand over the item (known as a pawn or pledge) to the pawnbroker who will value it for you. 
    With the likes of a 1oz gold coin for example, it is easy to know the current market value of your item ie just look what spot price of gold is
    The pawnbroker should give you a ‘Pre-contract Credit Information form’ if you are a new customer
    A reputable Pawnbroker is very likely to ask you for valid ID (passport/driving license) and address proofs (utility bill/bank/council tax statement) to verify your identity/address
    if you’ve borrowed from the pawnbroker in the last 3 years, you can ask for this (and it’s always best to do so).
    Once valued, and loan amount agreed
    You’ll be given a "Credit Agreement" to sign - check this carefully and ask questions if you don’t understand anything. Be sure the APR % you will be paying is visible
    The agreement will set out "how long" the loan lasts and how much £ it will cost.
    It will usually be a minimum of six months (but you can agree a shorter or longer period). APR on the loan will vary accordingly, shorter period expect a higher APR,
    Unless it’s part of the credit agreement, the pawnbroker will give you a separate pawn receipt which you’ll need to keep to prove you own the item.

    You can redeem the pawn at any time, by paying back what you owe + the accrued interest and getting the item back. The pawn broker will most likely have a minimum amount of interest to be paid (i.e. x1 month)
    If you don’t repay the loan during the redemption period, the pawnbroker can sell it to recover the lent cash.
    !!! 100% ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS - KEEP YOUR CREDIT AGREEMENT & PLEDGE RECEIPT - AS IT IS 100% ESSENTIAL FOR THE REDEEMING OF YOUR GOODS !!!
    There is a 14-day cooling off period, within which you have a right to withdraw from the agreement and just pay interest for the period of the credit.
    If you want to use a pawnbroker choose one that is a member of the National Pawnbrokers’ Association, which has a code of conduct for members.
    Visit the National Pawnbroker’s Association’s website
    http://www.thenpa.com/
    How do pawnbrokers work? – what you’ll pay, and how You can expect to pay a pawnbroker a rate of APR % interest that is more than a high street bank loan/credit card cash advance/overdraft, but normally a lot less than a payday loan company (Wonga.QuickQuid,Sunny etc) or door stop lender (ie Provident) or even worse yet local loan shark
    You might be quoted a monthly OR daily interest rate, although the pawnbroker MUST also show the annual interest rate and the APR ( the annual percentage rate of charge).
    A daily rate may used to make it look less % just x by 365
    and monthly rate x by 12 to check the APR's figures both tally up.
    Shop around to find the most competitive rates. An APR rate of 70% - 125% is typical
    You’ll usually repay the loan in one payment, rather than in instalments. ( ie once you have the borrow amount & interest on contract)
    If you need more time to repay, the pawnbroker might agree to extend the term and draw up a new credit agreement, although they can refuse.
    They’ll normally expect you to at least pay back the interest you owe, before drawing up another extended agreement.
    What you can pawn You can pawn anything of value that can be re-sold.
    Jewellery is the most popular item to pawn, but people have been known to pawn anything from designer handbags to an exotic or vintage car.
    For the purposes of this forum gold coins are perfect items to pawn as they are easily priced/valued against current market rate of gold spot price
    Pawnbrokers – the pros If you have a poor credit rating it might be easier to borrow from a pawnbroker than another lender, as the value of the item determines what you can borrow, not your previous borrowing/payment history
    No credit checks are done, no personal judgements are made on you. A pawnbroker, wants and values your business as it pays his wages.  
    It’s a quick service – normally you will have your money the same day.  Payment is most often wanted in hard cash
    A pawnbroker should let you redeem your goods at any time and only charge interest for the period you have borrowed the money.
    If the item is sold and there is a shortfall, the pawnbroker will usually not pursue you for this (but check whether that will be the case).
    Pawnbrokers – the cons Using a pawnbroker is an expensive way to borrow. Compared to traditional borrowing like credit cards/overdrafts/personal loans.  
    You can only borrow a percentage of the value of the item you want to pawn. So if, for example, you have a 1oz gold coin worth £1,000, you might only be able to borrow £600 against it.  You will never be offered full current market value
    What to do if you can’t pay them back If you can’t repay your loan by the deadline and you don’t want your item to be sold, you can ask the pawnbroker if they are prepared to extend the deadline, but they’re not obliged to agree.
    If you borrowed up to £75 and you cannot repay the loan, ownership of the item will pass automatically to the pawnbroker.
    If you borrowed more than £75, the pawnbroker can sell it and keep the proceeds - but they have to try to get the best value for the item, and if there’s any surplus (after the debt is paid and costs deducted such as auction costs) they have to return this to you.
    If the loan is for over £100 the pawnbroker has to tell you in advance, they are going to sell it.
    This gives you a chance to pay them and get your goods back.
    What happens if you lose your receipt If you borrowed up to £75 you can ask the pawnbroker for a ‘standard form’ which you sign to say the property is yours.
    If you borrowed more than £75, you will need to sign a statutory declaration.
    This might involve going to a magistrate or a Commissioner for Oaths, or a Justice of the Peace if you live in Scotland.
    You can also go to a solicitor, but they are likely to charge a fee for this.
    What happens if you don’t repay the debt Make sure you know the value of the item before you pawn it, that way you have evidence if you feel the pawnbroker has sold it for less than it was worth.
    First, complain to the pawnbroker in writing.
    You can use evidence such as newspaper clippings or written quotes to back up your claim.
    If the pawnbroker doesn’t respond or you don’t manage to sort out the problem within eight weeks, you can take your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
    You can take a pawnbroker to the Small Claims Court but there are fees to pay and there is always a risk that the settlement reached might not be what you want.
    http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/consumer/complaints.htm
    Hope this helps anyone who might be in a temporary financial pickle  
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    Blockhead reacted to Agpanda in funny   
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    Blockhead reacted to trozau in Favorite Pocket Piece Coin   
    Here's mine...


    1923 Germany Notgeld Rhine-Ruhr 50, 100, and 500 Million Mark
    Things were very grim in Germany. War, human atrocities, ruthless dictators, crushing defeats, and financial collapse plagued the nation. German cities issued their own coinage since the imperial coins were completely worthless. It was an emergency and replacement money was needed. That's what notgeld means: emergency money. This piece of notgeld from the Rhine-Ruhr region is particularly gruesome. The coin was struck at 33 mm in diameter, designed by the famous German medalist Karl Goetz. Greek god Prometheus appears on the obverse, chained to a rock with an eagle eating his liver as part of his eternal punishment by Zeus. On the reverse a child appears in an eternal flame. There are incused letter on edge: NOTGELD.
    There are three denominations of the  Rhine-Ruhr notgeld:
    50 million mark -- brass
    100 million mark -- white metal or silvered bronze
    500 million mark -- gilded metal   I own a full set of 3, plus an additional 2 - 500 million mark coins for a whopping 1.65 billion marks. To put it in relatable context: by November 1923, one US Dollar was equal to 4.21 trillion marks.
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    Blockhead reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    Many thanks to @Lr103 who was absolutely amazing in helping me acquire and receive some georgeous coins. 
    This is just a little selection to give you all a little flavour for the London Coin Show,  where there will be more than just sovereigns...

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    Blockhead got a reaction from V1ctorzd in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    As always, apologies for the poor photos. Also apologies for not getting everything out (ooh err) as I was pushed for time. 




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    Blockhead got a reaction from BleyerBullion in 10oz Scottsdale Stacker   
    Just bought one. Thanks 
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    Blockhead reacted to JosephM in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    Stack finally moved to deposit box
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    Blockhead reacted to Jamesd in Panda Photo thread...   
    My date run so far 😁