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  1. whittington2308

    Gold standard. What if?

    Also i guess, private individuals could get richer than government with finite gold. No? Has this happened. Must of?
  2. whittington2308

    Gold standard. What if?

    So if we went back to gold and silver. You could make up anything you want but if the gold aint there it aint there. You would have to place faith in the owner personally. Oh wait... think we just went full circle!
  3. whittington2308

    Gold standard. What if?

    Cant say crypto will keep me warm in bed at night knowing my money is safe. Saying that i lost a sizable amount to crypto which i feel pretty damn embarrassed about. But by the by. What sparked my line of thought on this was i always thought the gold standard was 100pc and was always confused that it went so wrong. It was only today i realised how much it had been leveraged. But i think the GS is a system where everyone has to play fair. I bet the gov/banks loved the idea of printing free ious. Was we the first? Was it always leveraged ever since iou's? What would the economic world look like? My guess is a hell of a lot different.
  4. whittington2308

    Gold standard. What if?

    But if everyone was paying in gold and silver coins say. The money would indeed run out. But it would go somewhere else. And they would have more. It feels like having your cake and eating it. If we couldnt fund something as a nation we would borrow from allies. Instead we just.... made it up?
  5. whittington2308

    Gold standard. What if?

    I could probably just google it but i thought i would see the forums opinion. But what if the gold standard had not been leveraged? If the gold standard was say 80pc plus backed. Then there would not have been a run and had to come off the gold standard. Would 80pc gold standard of worked? (As opposed to 20pc i think?) And who decided to start leveraging the reserves? In my mind business would have been harder for a countries economy but it was at least a true reflection of the real worth of that country. Or does it all comedown to faith. That as long as everyone belived they would be paid back eventually with gold it was all fine. Which it wasnt. Now we have faith the banks will give us paper when whenever we want. Which it wont. Many thanks for any thoughts ill enjoy any links references and ideas.
  6. whittington2308

    PM Premiums

    I had milk spotting on 7 out of 10 QB lions . Hope people of the future see this spotting as a 'unique fingerprint of history' or something like that and its individual nature commands higher premiums in the future. #notlikely
  7. whittington2308

    Vat free 10oz QB's

    Looks like a typical knee jerk reaction that will need a lot of work to undo. And since its only a few traders benefit and no real tax gained prob wont happen any time soon. And since probably 99pc of trades are paper anyway. Tho i think the vat thing seems to effect amazon silver also? So if it was 'un-vatted' i think the uk traders still wont get that much market share. 🤔 or is there another reason amazon silver is so over priced?
  8. whittington2308

    Vat free 10oz QB's

    Many thanks for the clarification. Looks like the ones to suffer most are uk sellers of new coins? Since we just buy abroad.
  9. whittington2308

    Vat free 10oz QB's

    So where does this leave us. Silver is not vat free to buy new in the uk. Hence i use stg, but coininvest is kinda saying silver is always vat free. Am i getting my lines crossed here? Or is CI just omitting this? If this was gold calling it vat free makes sense.
  10. whittington2308

    Vat free 10oz QB's

    I have been out the silver loop for a while and just bought a couple of these bad boys from stg. When looking at coininvest it has written 'the 10 oz Silver Lion is an essential buy for serious collectors. Plus, as legal UK currency, it’s free from VAT and Capital Gains Tax and a smart buy for investors.' Err? Did i miss something? Silver is not usually vat free?
  11. whittington2308

    Alfa romao key chain

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ge17w2qiz4r0mrv/20170526_173554.jpg?dl=0 Wouldnt let me upload picture. So i need to use a link.
  12. whittington2308

    Alfa romao key chain

    Its time to play 'guess what crap me dad bought at the carbootie' game. Alfa romao, has a castle, *96 va, and 925 stamped in the back. Any ideas where this has come from and my dads burning question of 'whatsit worth?'. Many thanks everyone.
  13. whittington2308

    Where are we buying gold

    Thanks! Very comprehensive, got thousand to buy something shiny.
  14. whittington2308

    Where are we buying gold

    I used to buy at HGM, but they seem pricey now? i was checking gold silver.be and they seem better but although i have bought silver from silvertogo (so abroad) for the tax benefit, with the no tax on gold in the uk there surely must be somewhere cheaper or at least the same? im just after bullion really nothing fancy. many thanks!
  15. whittington2308

    Russian badges?

    thanks muchly for your help!