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  1. pho

    Buying gold in the UK

    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object. Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature. Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too. Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  2. pho

    Buying gold in the UK

    I realize I will not change any minds, but I can’t help myself to chime in about this flat earth shenanigans 🙂 As for the lighthouse argument: https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-flat-earth-claims-about-lighthouse-ranges.t7254/ Also, a rail gun doesn’t shoot in a straight line... Please watch the video below and/or read a science textbook. Better yet, by all means, empirically try to prove a flat earth yourself instead of blindly following theories (of any side) On a beautiful sunny day on a beach where the sun sets over the ocean, lay down flat and watch the sunset over the horizon. Just as that happens, jump up as fast as you can. Boom. You just saw the sun set twice in a day. Curvature. If you have a drone at you can easily replicate this several more times. en, th
  3. I got a quote with their buy price very fast. Cannot say anything negative, really. Their price was reasonable (can't remember the details, but it was above spot for sure). There was 1 sov in the package and I got the same price as I saw them being sold on FB groups at that time. Eva even sent me a PDF with a return-shipping label I could use, which saved me some hassle (the shipping cost was deducted from the selling price of course) Payment was also made the same day it arrived at their address. All was very smooth, but I should note I'm in Belgium too, so deal in euros; not sure I'd recommend it to UK residents as there's always sour grapes when it comes to currency conversions.
  4. Welcome! Social media is fine if you have the time and patience... I follow some facebook groups but see a lot of people struggling to sell their silver. Personally I have only sold on here (for semi-numismatics) or sold back to a well known Belgian online bullion dealer (for standard bullion like silver eagles/maples). If liquidity is important to you, as others have said, stick to low premium gold. If you buy any kind of coin with (semi) numismatic value, it is best to assume beforehand that you will lose money on it down the line if you need to sell for whatever reason, even if spot doesn't rise or fall.
  5. There were LARGE DATE and Large Date designations. Can’t see any rule in it. Maybe half of the graders’ pcs caps lock is broken. I can imagine people more neurotic than myself sending them back for this ?
  6. A bit annoyed about NGC's seemingly random usage of ALL CAPS and Regular Caps texts on the panda labels within the same grading... Shame about the MS63 but all in all pretty nice panda scores
  7. Are those 2 silver pandas mine? Anxious about the rest of them :-)
  8. pho

    Silver Stacking Regrets

    No regrets here. There were some purchases I ended up not liking that much, but fortunately with PMs you can always sell them off at a minimal loss or even at cost.
  9. Sold some bullion back to goldsilver.be 2016 sovereign for €258 tube of 2016 silver maple leafs for €14.86 each (sale based off of spot prices from last week when we mailed back and forth) All in all a very smooth transaction and great communication (in stark contrast with some other people’s experience with gs.be). For regular bullion sales I’m definitely going to do this again.
  10. As a panda fan I kind of like it, but would only buy it to personally enjoy, not as an investment. Don't see that much upside potential as: very niche target audience + already very high premium to start with
  11. Are you sure your scale is measuring troy ounces and not regular (avoirdupois) ounces? if it just says "oz" with no "t" anywhere to be seen on your scale it's likely not troy weight it's measuring. 1 troy ounce is actually 1.097 "regular" ounce (which is more or less 1.1 - what you're seeing on your scale) see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_weight
  12. I don't think you'll find it cheaper anywhere, maybe in the US (but even then it will be about the same) but not in the EU here's the current prices in germany: https://www.gold.de/kaufen/platinmuenzen/
  13. Is there any difference price wise if they are sent to Heritage or if you send them to NGC yourself?
  14. The "Numistacker uploaded a new video" notification always puts a smile on my face And for that, I applaud you, good sir! (Oh and also an enormous amount of gratitude for all of your time, effort and patience)
  15. This is what puzzles me too; rationally thinking, the sheer effort that would be needed on a logistical level for any chemtrails story to be real. Thousands if not millions of people would have to be "in on it" to pull something like this off on a worldwide scale. I think it's highly unlikely. Have there been any credible whistleblowers with first hand experience about the whole matter that support a chemtrails story?