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  1. Iv seen an add in the metro for £279.99 for a quarter ounce American eagle. What’s people thoughts on this? I thought the coin looks amazing! Couldn’t find them on many sites....?
  2. Worst deal in UK history? 20 years since Brown sold Britain’s gold Dubbed ‘Brown’s Bottom’, the sale of half of the UK’s gold reserves between 1999 and 2002 by then-Chancellor Gordon Brown is considered a particular low point in British history. Today marks the 20th anniversary of this event, so we revisit Gordon Brown’s mistakes; how a cautious Chancellor let down his guard and undersold more than half of Britain’s gold reserves. . The Backstory: In 1999, Chancellor Gordon Brown sought to sell off 401 tonnes (56%) of the UK’s gold reserves. The logic was that gold wasn’t being used as a safe haven as much as it had been before, and that foreign currencies like the US Dollar and the imminent Euro would generate much better returns. The price of gold in the late 1990s was roughly between $254 and $312 per ounce. A 20-year bear market - since the abandonment of the Gold Standard by President Nixon - had been pushing global prices down. Brown was worried that the price would continue to drop even further, so he sought to sell as soon as possible. At the same time, nearing the Millennium, the US Dollar was getting stronger under President Clinton’s administration, and stock markets were making steady gains as interest in tech stocks grew (into what would become the Dot Com Bubble of 2000/01). . The Sale: Originally intended to be a secret, the planned sale was brought up in a question for the Treasury in the House of Commons on Friday May 7th. The confirmation of intention from the Treasury subsequently alerted the gold market, and the gold price fell by $10 per ounce. There was also the issue of auctions; 17 were planned, suggesting that the UK Treasury did not expect the price to improve any time soon and were thus looking to hedge their bets and make multiple sales to maximise the money made. The total sale of the gold bullion sold was $3.5 billion, at $275 per ounce average sale value. It is somewhat ironic that Gordon Brown’s attempts to make as much money as possible from a staggered sale resulted in over $100 million less for the gold compared to when the sale hadn’t been announced, but it’s damning just how much more that gold would have been worth further down the line. Gold was $921 per ounce early in May 2009, which would put the gold sold at $11.8 billion in value - $8.3 billion more than Brown got. The 20-year price rise is worse still, with gold currently at $1,279 per ounce. This would make the gold bullion worth $16.4 billion - $12.9 billion more than was received in 1999. . Ignoring the Bank of England: The bear market combined with the rise of stocks, shares, and major currencies was a very tempting prospect for Gordon Brown, and a way of making the UK’s assets generate more income for the country. On paper, it looks like a fair move, but the advice from the Bank of England was not to sell – especially when large quantities were already being sold from countries including the Netherlands, Australia, and Argentina. Gold is known as a safe haven asset that has a traditionally negative correlation with the stock markets. It is strange then that Gordon Brown did not appreciate the bull/bear nature of markets and the fluctuations that come part and parcel with trading. One reason for this oversight and ignoring the guidance of the BoE could be the Special Relationship between the UK and the US; a temptation to please the USA and back the US Dollar and present a united front for geopolitical reasons internationally, and PR reasons domestically. Nobody blames Brown for not predicting the market crash after the Dot Com Bubble burst but given the benefits of gold as a diversification of assets it’s hard to forgive the then Chancellor for the oversight, and he was warned. . The Aftermath: The UK gold reserves still total between 310 and 314 tonnes of gold bullion – the remnants following Brown’s sale. Britain has not bought or sold gold since, and in the case of selling such large quantities of bullion, sales were curtailed by a central bank gold agreement signed in September 1999. The agreement was coordinated to prevent another major slump in the gold market – such as the one experienced following the Treasury’s decision to hold gold auctions – but the current trend as of 2018 and into 2019 is of growing demand for central bank reserves, with the likes of Russia and China leading the way in demand for gold; as a replacement for the US Dollar as a reserve asset.
  3. Central bank gold demand highest for Q1 since 2013. The latest figures from the World Gold Council reveal that central banks across the world bought approximately 145.5 tonnes of gold in the first quarter of this year. The purchase total is the largest since 2013, and 68% higher than the same period last year. The WGC reports that the rolling four-quarter total (Q2 2018 – Q1 2019) is currently at a record high of 715.7 tonnes of gold. Demand for coins & bars rising: It wasn’t just the central banks keen on gold in Q1 either. Private investor demand was up by 12% globally. The UK in particular saw demand increase by 58% while Brexit fears still play on the minds of the public and businesses, and the United States experienced a 38% rise in demand as employment nears an all-time high and consumer spending is rising.
  4. The results from the two polls I posted which finished on the 27/4 1. Would you buy sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne. Yes 42 No 12 2. What form do you buy your precious metals. Coins, gold or silver, bullion, proof or slabbed. 14 Bars, gold or silver. 1 Bars and coins. 12 Thank you all for voting.
  5. Hi people. Very new to this, don't really have a huge amount of time to go through all of the forum threads, which to be honest, to a newcomer are quite overwhelming. So a couple of questions. Where are the best places to buy silver from? What is the best coins to invest in? Any help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks P.
  6. I hope you enjoy, Silver forum members get to choose a number first!! This is my home, my humble beginnings as @BackyardBullion would say. I have NO plans to grow like him, because I physically cant. But here you go.
  7. Hello everyone, I'm a newbie collector and investor and stumbled upon this forum whilst doing research on how to invest in gold and silver. Looking forward to learning from the pooled experience of all the members. Hope you all have a wonderful evening! Best regards, Alex
  8. Well I hope everyone enjoys. I love this community
  9. Hello Community, I am a very softspoken person by nature so I will keep this short. I am very new to coin & bullion collecting for investment purposes as well as the mental stimulation it offers. To date I have only been any in these types of persuits for a year. My hope and purpose for joining this forum is to be around like minded individuals who have wisdom to share and hopefully a little will trickle into my think skull. I will likely be very quiet for awhile until I get a good understanding on how discussions work here and I gain some proficiency in using the archival forum. I find it good form to navigate the landscape first. My ultimate goal is be an active member through mutual discovery, purchasing, selling and dialogue. Thank you.
  10. Hi everyone, Just letting you know that Chards is having a sale starting 4th February. Unlike our bonanza we’ll be letting you know what’s on offer beforehand – lots of bullion and commemorative items at massive savings! We're currently preparing for the World Money Fair in Berlin, but as soon as we've done a bit more work we'll share the list of goodies on offer!
  11. Hello everyone Just setup the Silver bullet category on the https://ejpbullion.co.uk Follow this link to view our range. https://ejpbullion.com/product-category/silver/bullets/ We have a full range from 1oz .45 cal to 100z 30mm cannon. Fantastic. They are all pre-order which will take 3-4 week to be delivered to you. All the best and happy stacking Jay
  12. I bought all these from various members and companies, I love Milky bullion as its often the cheapest way to buy silver to melt. And since I am on a very tight budget for my ACE BULLION hobby, I need to keep ALL cost to the absolute minimum.
  13. I have made it safe and sound to Scotland. What a difference in weather. I must have been umm speeding. Only took me 4 hours compared to 5 normally.
  14. Scary reality check. No money, or precious metals owned can help you in a crisis. First glimpse of reality. Check out the long list of medications currently low or not available to the UK by googling Medication Shortage UK now. You might be surprised to find your medication may be in the list. But if worried speak to your doctor now.
  15. Final 2018 POURERS SPECIAL 2019 will start the new series. But now here is 2018s final pourers special. Enjoy
  16. From reserarching the last few weeks it seems like APMEX is more expensive Also what are the best brands for retrading? Is it best to get a Government mint like the Canadian mint for Silver bars? Or is it good to get premiums from private companies Asahi, Engel, Silvertowne, or RMC etc? To me I see cheaper to get certain companies like Sunshine, but if I resell am i gonna lose that "over Spot' premium I really am attractted to some of the 'poured silver bars' from Engel and some of the olds school looking rustic bars but they have premiums Seems like the Silver coins from places like US mint ie silver eagles or from countries like Canada, England or South Africa are super high over spot prices. I was wondering when I resell will i get that 'over spot' premium too My goal is to resell in 2-10 years, and continue stacking. I also already have a lot of '90% junk silver' for SHTF scenario My question is how to retain the most bang for your buck and ability to resell Like should I keep the same types of companies... so keep all bars the same from Silvertowne or all from the RCM royal canadian mint versus mixing a bunch of differnt brands/countries
  17. We have introduced the Cheapest Newly Minted CGT Free 1oz Silver Coin in the UK! Lawrence has secured 30,000 one ounce Royal Mint Lunar Roosters and we're selling them at our lowest premium ever. Have a look and let me know what you think. https://www.chards.co.uk/1oz-silver-coin/one-ounce-silver-coin-bullion-cgt-exempt/4036
  18. Enjoy this from Brian.
  19. I did a bit if a shout to the Silver Forum, and 2 members @kimchi and @arshimo2012. I hope you enjoy, I think the first proofs are good, but the only one I would sell ( if I poured these for sale purposes) would be the 2nt ACE. The poppy came out good but was just short of silver to finish, so it will stay in my proof collection. Now I will get onto making ones which are perfect, and I will finish these off by stamping them, 1) for practice 2) to ensure they remain as my FIRST ever produced proofs.
  20. I hope you all enjoy, Added 0 minutes later... Stamped by me badly now too. LOL.
  21. Here is 2 bags I pulled out to show you which is just over 100g of gold bullion.