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  1. Stacker2020

    Budapest LCS

    I'm going to check out a few LCS in Budapest over the next few days. Just wondering if anyone has visited any they would recommend? Of course I'll report back with anything I think is worthwhile visiting...or avoiding!
  2. Made by OSB, check out this video and pictures I just took. I put it in a lovely display case.
  3. Hello everybody, I might have the opportunity to buy some Rwanda wildlife pre 2013 1oz BU silver coins (lion, rhino, elephant ...). What would you say is a decent price for them ? Is this a series the wise stackers of the forum think is worth it? And do you believe there is a market to flip these coins? Merci beaucoup i appreciate any imput
  4. VID_20191127_154156.3gp Hey everyone I kinda made this by accident but it was so beautiful I kept it! 👇 Is my latest YouTube vid, check it out Disregard this 👇 I had a failed upload and it won't delete lol VID_20191127_154156.3gp
  5. Howdy All! New member here from Japan. Looking forward to seeing what this forum has to offer!
  6. Barely has the dust settled from the INSANE March group order and we are now ready for the next one! So, welcome to the APRIL 2018 Group Order, this time from https://www.europeanmint.com/ PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT and JOINING THIS ORDER. Also, if you are interested in joining this order please "follow" this thread so as and when I have updates I can more easily share them. Disclaimer Joining this group order is at your own risk. Please make sure you read the following carefully. I (Backyard Bullion) cannot take financial responsibility for lost/damaged items that are part of this order. By joining this group order you agree to this. What is the group order all about? This group order is a way to combine shipping costs for buying silver from Europe. We pay drastically less for our silver because we essentially do not pay VAT. I organise these orders so that people can get cheap silver but also so that I can unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel. It helps grow my social media, my BYB brand and my reputation within the community. Last month we used GoldSilver.be - one of the cheapest bullion dealers in Europe and ordered over 1000 as a community! This month, we are going to be swapping back to https://www.europeanmint.com/ This does not mean we will never use GS.be again - it is most likely that we will rotate between the two throughout the year. The European Mint is based in Estonia. I have personally met the manager and owner and have an established business relationship with them. Unlike Goldsilver.be they are incredible with their customer services and general ethos on supplying bullion. Their products tend to be newer, of a better standard and also handled better. This leads to a better level of service. I also think it is very good to be able to give other dealers a chance because the only way that GS.be will ever improve is if we act and take our business elsewhere. It is important to note the above disclaimer and re-iterate it again. I cannot be held responsible if items are lost/damaged when arriving from the European Mint. However I have the upmost faith in them as an organisation and the fact that I am in direct contact with the owner means that I am able to ring him to ask questions, sort out issues and we have a very good business relationship already. Int he unlikely event something went wrong feel so much more confident working with The European Mint than with GS.be - and as I am the one taking some of the burden and risk organising this order I think that should count for something! Let's address the ELEPHANT in the room - PRICING! GS.be are known to be the cheapest in Europe. However - The European Mint has offered some exclusive price match guarantees to members of the forum who join this group order. The European Mint has a great ethos. They want to be the next big dealer in Europe. To that end they are always trying to compete. This order is no different. EXCLUSIVE PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE They have offered to price match the following items with GS.be Any coins from the Queen's Beast Series (bullion), 10 oz & 2 oz - including the 10 oz dragon & 2 oz bull Oriental Border Britannias Perth Mint Dragon Bars Regular bullion coins, Britannias, Maples, Philharmonicas, kangaroos, koalas, pandas, kookaburras and eagles (2018 versions). Back dated years is on a case by case basis. The new Royal Mint two dragon coin Other items will have to be on a case by case basis. Some items cannot be price matched because of the volumes that The European Mint buys them in does not allow any room for movement in price. However for the list of coins above we are able to get the same unit price per coin. There is one last thing to mention - The European Mint does not have as wide a selection of coins as GS.be - this is simply down to an economy of scale. As I mentioned earlier in this post we will be going back to GS.be in the future but for this month this is where we are going. How will the order work? The way this works is simple. You will decide what you want by looking at their website https://www.europeanmint.com/ and send me a shopping list of what you want (preferably with hyperlinks to each item!). Now, some of the prices will be different on their website as the price match guarantee is EXCLUSIVE for the silver forum group order. So - once you have sent me a shopping list I will give you a total which is based on the price match to GS.be + any items you want that are not price matched. ***It might be that the 10 oz Dragon is not listed on their site and that some of the 2 oz Queen's beast coins are not in stock. The European Mint will have these items in stock ready for this group order so we can still order them now. I will send you a screen dump of the basket and total on their website and then I will send you another screen dump from www.transferwise.com showing the conversion and total in £. You then send this via PayPal F&F or Banks transfer and as soon as I get the funds I will place the order. Your order is then locked in and confirmed, you cannot cancel after this stage. When to order and pay Backyard Bullion? I will only be placing orders on the weekends. I will not be able to place orders mid week unless there are extenuating circumstances. This is simply because I am a busy person and organising and keeping track of these orders is difficult. Feel free to send me your shopping lists during the week but understand that I will not be able to lock it in until the weekend - this is just the way it has to be so be aware that prices may fluctuate in the run up to the weekend. I would rather do it like this than potentially forget or miss recording orders and making mistakes. Deadlines & Timelines for this order The order will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018 @ 8pm UK Time You will need to have got funds to me by then if you would like to order anything. Please note that this order is going to be dependant on certain items being available for shipping, namely the new 10 oz QB dragons. Should there be any delays in this it will mean the group order will be delayed and I will communicate any changes out to people via this thread. It is therefore likely that you will not receive your coins before the end of April at the earliest - I am happy to combine shipping with 1 oz Forum bars in May. Shipping costs & Share of international postage. With our previous Belgian dealer, shipping was free if the order was more than €5,000. There was a reason for this - they used cheaper and less reliable shipping providers. European Mint uses the likes of FedEx/TNT/UPS etc. which will be more expensive but provides a much better quality of service and peace of mind. So there will be a share of shipping for people joining the order. I have agreed an exclusive 20% off for shipping for this group order so whilst the shipping will be a little more - it won't be that much of an increase for a decent sized order. So - even with the discount the shipping will be a little more than people are used to. But, split out between all the orders it will not add up to much. As I have said before the risk and burden of this group order lies with me - I would prefer to pay a little more for that peace of mind than have my parcel left in a bin or in the neighbours garden. So, here are the prices based on the weight of the order. How do I get my coins from Backyard Bullion? You will have to pay for onwards postage and packaging from me to you. We will sort out the onwards postage and packaging once the order has been completed. Onwards shipping is at your choice and risk via Royal Mail. It is at this stage that we will sort out the share of international postage (if any applies). Here is a quick guide as to what the onwards postage costs will be. THE BELOW TABLE IS NOT UP TO DATE WITH THE NEW POSTAGE INCREASES - I will update it when I have some more time! Please note that the maximum that you can send via Royal Mail Special delivery for a decent price is 2kg (about 55 oz). If you would like to order more than this please get in touch to discuss shipping options. Is it worth it to join? Yes - buying silver from Europe is the single cheapest way of buying silver. Doing it as part of this group order is cheaper still. Some of their coins may be more expensive (the more collectable type coins) but certainly not by much. Another reason to join the more you buy the cheaper it gets for everybody! Does Backyard Bullion charge for this service? I do not charge for you to join this group order. But I do ask for an optional "service charge" in the form of a tip, the suggested amount is £1 per person. I will not be offended or angry if you choose not to pay the "tip" - but bear in mind that proceeds from the tip help feed Mrs BYB a slap up curry as a thank you for helping to package up all of your orders! The main benefit for me is to be able to unbox a large quantity of silver for my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/backyardbullion which helps grow my channel, brand and reputation. What happens in the event of an issue with delivery? As I said in the disclaimer at the top of this thread, I cannot be held financially responsible for the loss/damage of any items in this group order. The European Mint and their delivery partner company have insurance for their parcels but I have never had to put a claim in and I do not know how likely it might be that something is refunded should it go missing in transit. There is an intrinsic risk in ordering from any international company but I am confident that we will be able to resolve anything that might happen. Please bear this in mind before joining the order. Have you got any questions? If you have any questions or would like any more information then please don't hesitate to ask here or via PM. In the meantime - get me your shopping lists! Backyard Bullion
  7. So apparantly they will be releasing The Allegories in may and the Oak leaf in june. ( https://germaniamint.com/issue-plan/2019/ ) The Oak leaf will have a mintage of 50.000 but they will release multiple versions of the Allegories. A 1 Oz. Allegorie with mintage of 25.000 pieces A 2 Oz. Allegorie with mintage of 2500. And a 5 Oz. version with mintage of only 500 pieces. I quite like them but what are your thoughts on the design and mintages of this series ? And did anyone receive their Germania silver proof yet ?
  8. Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Today I celebrate it here in England due to not having the time to put such a amazing meal together.
  9. Hey everyone!! MANTIS METALS here,,, I wanna see your work!! Anything and everything!! I'll post a few of mine!! Jus joined here a few mins ago! Need to get my name out there haha
  10. Hey everyone! Jus wanted to start a new thread cause there's a bunch of "today I" threads,, so I decided to make one for today I made.. so fire away and I'd love to see your work!!! I technically made this last night,, but it was close to midnight haha VID_20191125_204330.3gp
  11. It's been announced that the The Royal Mint will release a Queen coin next year, likely celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band being formed. We had our photographer make a mock image and we loved it too much not to share (obviously Queen Elizabeth II will be on the real coin!) The actual design will feature "a keyboard, drum, bass and electric guitar accompanied by a microphone and the inscription QUEEN.
  12. Hey guys,,, jus literally poured this 10 minutes ago,,, I tried a new "technique" of my own design,,, and u can def say it produced an incredibly unique pour!!! Now if I can replicate it haha, let me know what you all think!! I am cleaning it in the dip,, and I will post after pics as well,, my phone died while taking the pics
  13. What are your thoughts on these coins, I doubt they would be cheap to start with but I would sooner pay a premium and have the coin be solid silver instead of silver wrapped copper coins, not for me, just want to know others views on this, is it something you would buy ? https://agaunews.com/pmc-wraps-2oz-of-silver-around-a-large-copper-core-for-an-innovative-hector-the-nine-worthies-debut/
  14. Hi guys, I'm new here so would just like to introduce myself, my name is James I'm from Manchester UK, I have recently started stacking silver as a way to save for my daughter's 21st who is currently 1 years old so for the next 20 years, my budget for silver is around about £100 per month, may increase in the future, I'm currently paying between £20 and £22 per ounce, but as a noobie I'm not sure if that is acceptable, any advice or tips you guys can give would be much appreciated.
  15. Just had to share as I recover from a dang flu.
  16. Like the title says I am new to silver and found this forum from Youtube. I don't have a lot of money to throw around only $100-200 a month, I am mainly looking for fractional silver 1/2oz or less to trade with but the spot on them are alot compared to buying 1 oz generic rounds. I would like to know if any dealer has any good deals on silver for barter and the best way to stack it.
  17. Although I’m a relatively new collector of modest (BUNC) silver coins, whose worth lies more in the spot price than their numismatic value, I’m still loath to touch the things. I don’t expect I’m alone in finding it anathema to put sticky fingerprints all over that silvery loveliness. Most of my purchases arrive in capsules and remain in capsules. The odd ones which turn up in mint bags or other packaging than capsules, get gingerly picked out by gloved hand and put in capsules. So it has been a pleasure to buy an Albion 100g bar which is basically a lump- albeit nicely made and precisely measured- of fine silver, which I don’t mind handling. I’d recommend collectors buy at least one such poured bar for a bit of cathartic fondling after carefully stashing away one’s pristine coin collection 😁.
  18. Dear Silver Forum Community, I am interested in your feedback on flaws due to the minting process. I designed a one ounce reverse proof silver round which I had manufactured by a mint in Australia. I produced it with the intention of it being a premium product, limited edition, numbered COA and individual laser engraved number. I have been individually inspecting each piece to make sure I am satisfied with the quality. I have found a few so far with an impression of a hair or fiber, but the main issue is what I believe to be striation lines. Some are more obvious than others but the luster is dulled to varying degrees where they are present. Some need to be viewed from an acute angle to notice, whereas others are immediately visible when viewing the round normally. I have attached a short clip showing the lines on one round that can be seen clearly. I rejected this one. I have just been looking some coins from my collection that have been produced by the Perth mint etc. and the first thing I noticed was that the polished areas often had the lowest relief. This is of interest because I had noticed on some of my pieces that the striation lines disappeared in the lower relief areas of the design. This leads me to wonder if the greater movement of physical material in the lower relief areas in the stamping process can remove certain types of striation lines that appear on a blank. Anyway, after looking at these other coins from major mints I think my rounds are quite good generally, and maybe I am being too harsh, but so far I have rejected about a third of the rounds, due to any obvious flaw including a dulled area of luster due to fine lines on either side of the round. Before I had a look at the other coins in my collection I was discouraged by the number I was rejecting, and I was considering getting them all remade by another mint. However, now I am thinking about just getting the mint to remake the rejected ones. Personally, I think it comes down to whether or not I would be happy to have this round in my collection after buying it. And since I really like how the design turned out, and if there is no obvious flaw, the simple answer is yes. The limited edition and individual numbering are just bonuses. I would like to know the perspective of the community. lines.mp4