youngmetalstacker reacted to AgCoyote in A must have from Australian Mints?
I think anything from the Perth Mint is awesome. They make up well over half my stack. I would recommend buying the Kangaroos for standard bullion holdings, and then purchase Kookaburras, Koalas and the Next Generation Series(right now 2 oz. Koala and 10 oz. Koala, eventually there will be new releases).
youngmetalstacker reacted to Frost in A must have from Australian Mints?
I don't know about rounds, Perth Mint produces coins.
These are my favourites:
Rectangular Dragon https://bullionexchanges.com/2019-1-oz-silver-australian-dragon-coin-bar
Wedge-Tailed Eagle https://goldsilver.be/en/1-oz-30-gr/2430-1-oz-silver-perth-mint-1-wedge-tailed-eagle-2019.html
and from Royal Australian Mint Kangaroo series https://www.apmex.com/category/27025/royal-australian-mint-silver-kangaroo-coins
youngmetalstacker got a reaction from Wackattak924 in A must have from Australian Mints?
I would like to know what are the top 5 rounds that one should own from the mints in Australia , considering the prices of rounds are as close to spot (minimum premium). Some of my relatives are coming to India and I am given the opportunity to ask them for a favour. Let me know
If you could comment with pictures/links I would appreciate it
youngmetalstacker reacted to Fastnick in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
I have to say that this thread has now whetted my appetite to start collecting Kookaburras
youngmetalstacker got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
I have watched a couple of videos on the Kooks and people tend to like the older kooks as compared to newer ones, why so?
I read and heard that some people are pointing out that only one leg of the Kook is being shown instead of both them.
I just want to know because I live in India and getting something like this here is very rare, even though I got to review it a few days ago and here are the pics
I have absolutely no complaints, maybe because this is the first kook that I ever held but yeah, what’s your take on this?
PS: Any indian stacker on this forum who’d want to buy it you can buy it from CoinBazaar.in since in India only they have in stock.
youngmetalstacker reacted to Finbinfin in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
I think the past few years have been fantastic. Will continue to collect for sure!
youngmetalstacker reacted to Gildeon in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
The older Kookaburras from the 90s are not so expensive as the Pandas, Elephants or the Rwandas. I don't think it will be very hard to backdate the regular coins, but of course there will be premiums to be paid. If now someone is going for specialized things like proofs, privys, gilded etc. it's a whole different story.
youngmetalstacker reacted to Abyss in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
Australian Kookaburra series beautiful coin but I don’t own a single Kookaburra. When started stacking felt missed out on to many series and to backdate the coins cost an arm and leg. Slowly becoming more collector but have learnt a popular series (Rwanda Africa wildlife) too expensive if you have not started to buy close to the start of the series. I don’t buy any coin in a series I don’t want to complete because their is to much temptation to overspend in backdating and need to keep level head.
youngmetalstacker reacted to Kookaburracollector in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
Anyone looking to collect a series of silver coins, which are interesting (change design every year), very well made (never seen a milk spot), and inexpensive..relatively..would be hard pushed to find better. I can’t think of one that even comes close.
I have a few Eagles,Maples, Britannia’s, Royal Mint Lunar Series and Pandas (next best but can get expensive and lots of fakes out there!) but these don’t come anywhere close to the enjoyment found in collecting the kooks.
Collecting the 1oz series from 1990 is easily done, and shouldn’t cost a fortune...if anything too easy for me, as I like a challenge...fun of the chase and all that!!
This is why I turned my attention to the 1oz Privy Coins...now If you want a challenge...try and get all of these...I am getting close to having a complete collection..but a few remain...this has taken 3 years, and a lot of very enjoyable research..Many of the rarer sets I have had to buy from Australia, which adds to the cost....just had a look at my spreadsheet:-
I have about 94 different 1oz Privy Kookaburras, and they have cost me a little over £3700 GBP, so think long and hard before going down this route..that said..many people would pay that for one rare sovereign....each to their own.
One forum member (I will respect his right to privacy) has a superb collection of kookaburra Proofs, and they are truly amazing should you wish to take that route..see kookaburra photo thread!
The only downer so far has been the F15 privy editions...the last two years have been hard to obtain and are redicolously overpriced for what they are.Those aside..
The kookaburra is a great coin to collect, and I DON’T look forward to the day when I have collected the last 1oz Privy Coin..that’s why I never advertise for the ones I need in the ‘wanted’ section...plus I feel that’s cheating! Don’t ask...
Hope you agree@kimchi
youngmetalstacker reacted to kimchi in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
In fact I love Kooks so much I bought the full cased P20 set through here, it is stunning and one of the nicest things I have ever treated myself to!
It's absolutely amazing to look through all the years (well to 2009) all in one presentation! One or two I'm not that fond of (compared to the very best designs) and some are 'average' imho but the best are stunning and the collection as a whole is quite breathtaking! There are also oddities like their choices to change the borders and typesets and whatnot, I find it fascinating.
Btw, the 2018 was the first for the series I think in that the design crossed the 'border'. The lunar dog privy version was also I think a first, in that it removed not just a bit but a huge part of the whole design (the moon!). I have a few of those, love them. I was really glad to see the series move back to something much more traditional this year though, I think it's what the series needed.
@Kookaburracollector surely you are a fan? Please chime in, would love to hear your thoughts!
youngmetalstacker reacted to kimchi in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
Kooks were my first coins after Brits when starting out in late 2015. I therefore love the 2016 and 2017 especially - lovely designs and some of the best in the series imo but then I'm biased! The 2018 was a radical change not loved by all and particularly criticised for the single leg so maybe that's where that started (?). 2019 is a return to a somewhat more traditional design which I think was needed.
I love the series but some coins much, much more than others. 2008 is generally regarded as one of the best, quite rightly imo, but 2000, 2009 and 2012 are among my faves.
youngmetalstacker reacted to Pete in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
I like the Kook series because they change the design every year.
I have collected the full date run and keep them in a specially designed wooden Kookaburra box - great set.
Not a sign of a milk spot either on any coins.
youngmetalstacker reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in 2019 Australian Kookaburra: What do the critics say?
Its a nice coin, and Kooks are popular
I would however advice you to use cotton gloves to handle if you ever want your premium back! lol.
youngmetalstacker got a reaction from Abyss in Lord Shiva 10 Gram Silver Coin
This a Mahashivaratri Special Coin featuring Lord Shiva, Mahashivaratri is a hindu festival which will be celebrated on 4th March this year.
Watch the YouTube review here: https://youtu.be/VG1xzOKXnh8
To read more about the coin visit CoinBazaar’s Website
youngmetalstacker reacted to Abyss in Jalan 999 fine silver 50gm
Thanks @youngmetalstacker that what happens when your first language is English, 2nd is Gujarati and 3rd is Hindi . Amazing holiday in Dubai/India. You can see some of the pieces I picked up while I was in India on the following thread (all MMTC Pamp) bought either from CoinBazar or MMTC Pamp retail store in Ahmedabad.
youngmetalstacker reacted to Abyss in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos
Recently come back from India and emptied a safety deposit box in India while I was there (no longer required). Managed to bring back into UK fair amount of gold without being questioned by customs. Visited Saint James in Manchester today to deposit some items and took opportunity photograph the family entire gold stack:
A lot gold held in the form of Indian jewellery
I have no idea how many oz gold is in jewellery form and 18 to 22 carat gold with some items having real diamonds. Best part of the gold stack Queens Beast bullion coins.
Six months stacking fortunate picked up most of the stack when spot prices much lower. Most of the jewellery purchased by my late dad when gold spot prices $250 oz.
Hand poured silver by BYB adding Tetris and Puzzle set to this collection
10 oz coins have 50 of them
Coins in capsules
2 oz Queens Beast
Gold stack 60 oz unknown quantity gold jewellery. Silver stack 1,400 oz.