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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 😁

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    Blockhead got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    "I went on a once in a lifetime holiday. I tell you what - never again" 
    - Tim Vine
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    Blockhead reacted to vand in How to pay no taxes on your income   
    OK, its taken a few weeks for me to get everything set up and in place, but now I have done so and I couldn't be happier.
    How I pay no taxes on my income:
    Gross annual Income: 46k from dayjob
    - Put everything above 19k into my work pension scheme via salary sacrifice (this means contributions come from my gross pay). Together with the bog standard 5% employer match, that fills out 30k into my work pension. I would then ordinarily pay standard income tax of £1300 and NIC of £1244 on that 19k, and get to take home £16,457.
    - Claim £243 per month in childcare vouchers, again this is a salary sacrifice scheme where I can buy the vouchers from gross salary. This further reduces my income tax bill to £715 and NICs to £895 and my take home pay to £14,475.
    - From the £14,475 net take home, I bung 8k into a separate private pension (SIPP), which automatically claws back 20% tax relief, so I get £10k in total. That already more than offsets the total income tax + NICs that I paid, and I have fully used my annual pension allowance of 40k (30k work pension + 10k SIPP). I have 14,475 - 8000 = £6,475 left of my take home pay per year (and I haven't even made use of any carry-forward).
    - Put £2.5k into daughter's JSIPP, again I get 20% tax relief of £625 so £3125 gross goes in, and leaves me with £3975 left of my take home pay.
    In total I get:
    30k pension
    10k SIPP
    2.9k childcare
    3.1k JSIPP
    £3975 take home
    Total: £49,975 from a 46k salary
    Now, I'm a pretty frugal chap, but £3975 a year for living expenses won't cut it. The key is that I do have a decent tax-free side income from Advantage Playing which makes a lot of this possible. "Unfair - that's a unique position and so not applicable to me" I hear you say... well, maybe, but there are other hustles you can do to earn money on the side and thus similarly optimise your "official" finances, eg you can rent out up to 2 rooms in your home for up to 7500/pa each without having to pay any tax, or if you have a situation where you can take voluntary redundancy and line up another job pretty quick, you get a tax-free lumpsum to live off for however long you can make it last while similarly arranging your tax affairs from your new job.
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    Blockhead reacted to lightjaw in Today I Received.....   
    Something a bit different. 6.22g 18ct white gold

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    Blockhead reacted to ChrisG in Bars Photo Thread...   
    A few more bars from my collection.

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    Blockhead reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in 20 Francs Advice Please   
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    Blockhead reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    10oz pamp bar from @Rat wasted 15 minutes of my life trying to get to it lol 
    1817 full and half sovereigns fine condition 

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    Blockhead reacted to kneehow2018 in Gold 15g 2019 OMP sealed Panda   
    UK Based. Payment by bank transfer please. Inclusive postal offer limited to within UK mainland.
    £515.00 posted    SOLD (many thanks to all watching)
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    Blockhead reacted to Fathallazf in Today I bought.....   
    I finally ordered the 2019 1/4oz Gold Proof Britannia  from the coin connection. 
    Cant wait to receive it. 

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    Blockhead reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in 1962 Young Head Sovereigns   
    Pristine Uncirculated 1962 Young Head Sovereigns. £250 plus post. Bank transfer only please.

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    Blockhead reacted to Nick1368 in Today I Received.....   
    Beautiful coins, only %3 premium, not bad at all.

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    Blockhead reacted to Gildeon in Today I bought.....   
    Visit to Dublin coin fair today and some pick ups: 2 x 10 oz bars (love the ingot type one, although know nothing about it), an IoM half sovereign, the latest QB for my son's set and a coloured 2€ coin.

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    Blockhead reacted to Silversaving in Bars Photo Thread...   
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    Blockhead reacted to SilverStan in Geiger Squares Full Box 30 x 20g Plus Box.   
    New weight Nice These.
    Full Box 30 x 20G 
    In original Mint Box
    These are very new.  Just Landed.
    £435  Posted Insured UK
    Thanks All

    Added 0 minutes later... Sorry Paypal Friends Or Transfer please Thanks.
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    Blockhead reacted to Gildeon in Silver Pandas 1989-1997   
    I have for sale the 1 oz Pandas from the first bullion year up to 1997. All coins are bought from reliable sellers and checked for authenticity (weight, diameter etc.). They are sold as bullion condition, so please check detailed photos to make your own assessment.
    Price is 55€ per item plus postage cost from Ireland. I will post them only in the forum for the weekend and additional sites on Monday.

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    Blockhead reacted to Frenchie in Today I Received.....   
    I received today the long awaited "Hephaestus" , third coin in the "Gods" serie from mint of Poland 

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    Blockhead reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    1880 Venezuela 20 Bolivares 

    2nd year of issue since Venezuela joined the LMU in 1879. There were 3 variants: 18 apart, 18 clos and 88 tight. This one is probably 18 close and 88 tight? 

    And it is also a 1 over 1 and 8 over 8 but that seems to be standard for this year. 
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    Blockhead reacted to BackyardBullion in 2007 Proof Sovereign with Display Box & COA   
    I have a 2007 Gold Proof Sovereign available for sale. 
    Coin itself is in perfect condition (to the naked eye, no guarantee of PF70 grading) however the box has a few dents. 
    COA supplied too, COA number 1714
    Maximum mintage of this coin was 10,000 and in this presentation I believe around 8,200
    Price: £275 + Postage of your choice
    Will ship worldwide at your choice and cost of postage. 
    Happy to give postage discounts if you order BYB hand poured silver and/or want to vault for future group orders. 
    Payment via Banks Transfer, PayPal or Crypto Currencies
    If you would like any photos from different angles/closer up on certain parts please feel free to ask. 

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    Blockhead got a reaction from Goldmick in Today I Received.....   
    Belated birthday presents from my dad