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Blockhead

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    Blockhead got a reaction from Sliopjbsail in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    I've never actually handled 22 or 24ct gold. The few bits of gold I own are either in their original sealed certicards or left in their capsules, even though they're only bullion grade. This is because I've left them attached to whatever paperwork they came with. I don't know if it'll help but I thought it might help with their authenticity. I've never sold any gold so don't know how useful it'll be. 
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    Blockhead got a reaction from Cking83 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 reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    No H&B 2019 Sovereigns...however, did receive a Perth Mint 2019 Australia Gold Sovereign Proof, with a special privy mark recognising the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. Mintage of 1,000.

    Also, arrived, courtesy of @Numistacker, a very nice 2018 I Gold Sovereign BU with an exceptional grade of MS 70 Deep Proof Like!

    And to round it out, five 2019 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver Una & The Lion Frosted BU. Just can’t get enough of this design!

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    Blockhead reacted to Britannia47 in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    Here’s my handling collection! Fondling your assets gives you that gold fix we all need. Not everything has to be locked into plastic. The gold 3.2oz cast bar does it for me, with the ‘buffalo’ in support - with 2 great sides to the coin. Just feel those sharp edges.... Phew!

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    Blockhead reacted to ChardsCoinandBullionDealer in How to spot a fake.   
    This weeks video is out. Not something we come across often, although it isn't a high quality fake - the obverse is a nice design.
     
     
     
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    Blockhead reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Is Travel all its cracked up to be?   
    Pembrokeshire! I think it is often overlooked by folks as most I know who have gone on holiday to Wales have gone to North Wales (Snowdonia usually) and thats it. Pembrokeshire features some breathtakingly beautiful rugged coastline and tends to be quite quiet most of the year outside of the summer months. I do my best to get out there once a year for a week or two usually either in October or March. The weather can be iffy but that is par for the course in most of the UK. My favourite place in Pembrokeshire is St David's Head. If you are in to walks there is a pretty unbeatable one for breathtaking scenery that starts and ends at Whitesands Bay and basically takes you around the prominent mountain or hill there - Carn Llidi. Here are a few pictures from the last time I did that walk. 




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    Blockhead reacted to caloundracats in Today I Received.....   
    British currency rules dictate that all legal tender show the current monarch on the coins.  Our sovereigns are sovereigns for life. They are not voted in for a term of office.
    When the Queen has had her day, Charles will be the new monarch and will continue to do so until his day is up. Then it will be William, then George.
    It's called a monarchy. 
    History is a subject worth understanding.
     
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    Blockhead reacted to Bullionaire in Anyone feelin inflation take a bite out of their ass?   
    Oh yeah. Didn't spot that, just wanted to do my batman quote! 
     
    As for shrinkflation, when it comes up every Christmas in the papers people complaining about the Quality Street tins/tubs getting smaller, I always think they're missing a trick by not having an advertising campaign with the slogan: "Quality, not quantity..."
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    Blockhead got a reaction from sovereignsteve in taste in music   
    Love camel in their early years. Superb mainly instrumental prog rock. 
    The intro to the Snow Goose album is great. Hope I have done the link correctly 
    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=_J0drGQJHjY&feature=share
    It continues straight into this:
    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=mpL52h7VtH0&feature=share
     
    I'm definitely more of a fan of lyric-less mood albums, unless the lyrics are witty or subversive 
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    Blockhead got a reaction from Sliopjbsail in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    I love getting something new - browsing, deciding, paying, waiting. Love getting the new item and I tend to keep it till I have a few purchases to store safely away from home. 
    Does anybody ever get the tiny niggle in their mind that the item will get lost in the post? I've only had it with some Paddington coins - no PMs yet. But I do get a slight niggle after ordering, although not enough to really spoil it. 
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    Blockhead reacted to mr-dead in How do you enjoy your gold/silver?   
    The dream

    The reality

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    Blockhead got a reaction from Tn21 in Panda Photo thread...   
    Apologies for the photo quality but here is my collection so far (started two months ago). 
     




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    Blockhead reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Interesting morning today. Picked these lot up. I always wanted sterling £1 coins but thought the prices were too high. I bagged a lot of proof and piedfort proofs without boxes or capsules sadly, but lovely nonetheless. Those chunky pounds are fun to hold. 
    Also a couple of sterling 5p coins and the interesting Pistrucci medal. 
    Lastly 1997 Britannia at spot, not in great condition but good enough for my bullion year run and for a low mintage coin not too bad.







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    Blockhead reacted to Maundy in Today I Received.....   
    Rwandan Nautical Ounces.

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    Blockhead reacted to Kookaburracollector in Equipment / Instruments you use at work/home/hobby   
    @Blockhead @kimchi @h103efa
    I love this old tech...and to be honest...as a Yorkshireman, I am far too tight to splash out on anything new...every time I get some spare £££ I go and buy a coin or a bar..thanks TSF members..you know who you are!!
    The amp has just about had it, and when I got outbid on an Arcam Alpha 10 Integrated Amp a few months ago, I fealt destiny had intervened and told me to to keep this a while longer...after all, it’s only about 30 years old...!
    The loft is full of vinyl from the 80’s, and I knew it would make a comeback if I held on to it long enough...just a pity I don’t have a turntable to play them on...is it me!!
    ...I so miss Terry Wogan in the mornings...
    Got a mini disk by the way...also had a broken original Sony Walkman WM2 which I sold on eBay for £175!! I so love that Guardians of the Galaxy film (ask a teenager about why I say that).
    Anyway, I really don’t give a monkeys bum about much today, i’m far too happy 😃 why? a) I Opened a bottle of red wine an hour ago, and more importantly b)  I just got tracking details from Muenzdachs, and my Gold 1oz Reverse Proof Libertad is on it’s way..YABADABADOO.........
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    Blockhead got a reaction from kimchi in Equipment / Instruments you use at work/home/hobby   
    Got a Cyrus sound key digital audio converter hooked up to a USB port of an old laptop. That dac goes into my mum's old kenwood amp with her old mission speakers so I can play my flac files through my hifi. Got a rega planar 1 turntable for when I want vinyl. 
    No work-based gadgets I'm afraid. Can't even get a work laptop nor a secure dongle to work from home... 
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    Blockhead got a reaction from kimchi in Equipment / Instruments you use at work/home/hobby   
    Got a Cyrus sound key digital audio converter hooked up to a USB port of an old laptop. That dac goes into my mum's old kenwood amp with her old mission speakers so I can play my flac files through my hifi. Got a rega planar 1 turntable for when I want vinyl. 
    No work-based gadgets I'm afraid. Can't even get a work laptop nor a secure dongle to work from home... 
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    Blockhead reacted to Kookaburracollector in Equipment / Instruments you use at work/home/hobby   
    A Schott Duran H2O thermal enhancer..
     

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    Blockhead reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    So these two are enroute to me, traded a whole lot of my ingots to the seller, worked out a decent price. They look uncirculated which would be a bonus, hopefully they are that good!





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    Blockhead reacted to SilverTanner in Today I bought.....   
    Beautiful coin, I was looking at a few lots in that sale but decided to save the funds I have left for Goldberg at the end of the month!
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    Blockhead got a reaction from KevinFlynn in Today I Received.....   
    Looks like you got a few dozen when you were only... after eight
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    Blockhead reacted to Numistacker in Today I bought.....   
    Delighted to say that I bought this delightful coin.
    In 1831 there were 225 of these minted for the Proof Set. 




     
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    Blockhead reacted to Bullionbilly in Brexit status ...   
    Just had this one sent me. Made me chuckle

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    Blockhead reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    I like picking up odd medals when they are cheap enough. Love this British Railways one I just picked up.



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    Blockhead reacted to StackerNoob in Today I Received.....   
    I’ll just leave these here a wait for the likes 😉