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  1. Caratacus

    Safety Deposit Box

    Thanks. As a "newbie", I don't have more than a few small coins that wouldn't cover 7 months fees, but I have never been in a vault so just looking might inspire my very very long term outlook. I wish I had started a few years ago when silver was better priced- that aside I am really enjoying learning from the more technical posts! I am very appreciative of the very kind advice experienced Forum members have offered, thank you so much.
  2. Caratacus

    Safety Deposit Box

    Thank you "Mr Emery". I may wander over there next week to have a nose around-just ghastly traffic. I didn't realise metrobank were there
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    Ted Butler

    In the short term, I guess silver is unlikely to drop in pound terms unless Brexit results in a recovery of the pound against the dollar/euro or another recession hits If Brexit shocks the market further then silvers price could rise temporarily - but I don't see Euro's as being worth more than about 70-75p as half of the Euro-states are baked with debt; and the US has enormous debts (over $22trillion) & surely can't longterm equate to being on parr with the pound? However parallel to this there remains the anomaly of the paper trading of Silver which I understand is circa 200 x the volume of actual tradable silver. A similar anomaly occurrs to a lesser extent with gold. (Gold/silver ratio also looks pretty high). Should there be a hedge/derivative blunder then who knows what that will do to confidence in PM's-
  4. Caratacus

    Safety Deposit Box

    Thankyou for the kind responses. I take the point about gold storage rather than silver-I'll have to start saving! I guess there's a break even point if you are paying say £150 a year. I need to find something nearer Royston! Thank you again
  5. Caratacus

    Safety Deposit Box

    Happened to note a few posts with a reference to Safety Deposit Box's, not that I need one currently but looking v.long term wondered at what point you chaps advised moving from silver in the cupboard, to a home safe and then a Safety Deposit Box? Please!! Mentioned it to my local bank and the smart Customer Assistant had no idea what I was talking about. Apparently they stopped having them years ago. Where do you chaps find one? Sorry if this has been a well chewed subject-I did a Topic search
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    Apollo 11 8 coin series from North American mint

    I don't remember a Royal Mint Silver Coin celebrating HG Wells, The First Man On The Moon? Seems the RM missed an opportunity there.
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    Royal Mint Britannia bars

    Highly tempting!!
  8. Caratacus

    2019 Gold Bullion Cheap

    Have you weighed/tested it?
  9. Caratacus

    Apollo 11 8 coin series from North American mint

    There was tremendous interest when the moon landings occurred, but I wonder if the low mintage reflects lack of interest?; or even knowledge of it occuring to youngsters?
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    Royal Mint Britannia bars

    What an interesting coin. Never seen one before. I wonder what HM thought of it?
  11. Caratacus

    Silver straining spoon 16th century?

    I saw this old posting-I don't know if you still have it, but could the bowl be a sugar sprinkler, rather than a strainer - perhaps with a replacement handle repair??
  12. Caratacus

    Scandinavian silver

    You probably need to identify the Scandinavian country first. And I guess is it GB or G8? There is a site called T Niklasson gallery which has a list of some Danish/scandinavian hallmarks- does that help??
  13. Caratacus

    Another new member

    Thank you chaps
  14. Caratacus

    Another new member

    Good evening; Obviously just joined and started a huge learning curve!! My father was an avid coin collector (as a child I was sometimes given his low valued rejects!!) Recently have set a few bullion odds & ends aside for my small children rather than toys! -but the "cheap" days of collecting my dad use to refer to have gone. Have considered a few silver Britannias but interested in French Francs (they look interesting but funds are very tight). Wondered about a few 1/2 sovereigns but are they worth it due to premiums -would appreciate sound advice. Thanks- sorry I don't have any knowledge to offer - just interest!! Caratacus