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  1. I'm finding that my strategy in collecting is evolving slightly, and I'm looking for advice or thoughts from older or long-time collectors. I started out as a stacker of mostly silver back in the 08 crisis days. Rode the PM wave up and down (should've sold, but 20/20 hindsight...). Moved from pure bullion to fancier silver proofs and such. Anyway, I've been focusing on gold and more numismatics in the past few years. My general strategy has been to find gold (and some silver) that is fairly close to spot but might have a chance at higher premiums in future. But its mostly been all over the map, anything from modern gold like libertads and proofs to sovereigns to old world gold to pre-33 US. Should I be concentrating on just one area (say pre-33 US gold, which is interesting to me) ? Should I get more numismatic coins (higher premiums over spot)? If most collectors follow a similar evolution in collecting, if I was to fast-forward 20 years, what would I tell my younger self to do? Any words of advice from the older/long-time collectors out there? Thanks in advance!
  2. What made some of you start collecting or stacking, I used to see the odd program on the TV decades ago where they brought up precious metal bars from shipwrecks etc and thought to myself I would love one of those, then I think the thing that finally did it for me was when the first ever Bullionbypost adverts were shown on TV, they highlighted the fact that the ordinary man on the street could now buy something like this and there was sizes/weights for all pockets available, I then spent a while doing a lot of research, looking at prices and feedback for different dealers, read lots of articles on this forum, subscribed to channels like Backyardbullion, cybercurtaintwitcher, numistacker, silverslacker and others on youtube before making my first purchase about 4 months later. I stack only bars from CML, SAO and Albion, I love the simplicity of them and the fact they are poured, British, hallmarked. I prefer silver to gold (always have colourwise since a kid, I was the one who wanted the silver glitter to make a picture when everyone else wanted the gold ) luckily for me its much cheaper, I stack firstly because I like the shiney stuff (like Golum out of Lord of My Ring) and secondly in the hope that it will make a profit for me when I fully retire in the not too distant future. My first ever piece was a 100g Sheffield Assay Office bar
  3. NewMSmatist15

    Old or Gold?

    This is a general comment about collecting coins and gold coins. I've noticed since being a collector that there seems to be two directions numismatists go when they "mature" in their collecting - gold or old. I realize there are exceptions to this, and I know some people collect paper currency, precious metals for stacking and not coins, and of course exonumia, but I'm fairly confident I can clump most serious collectors of coins into either of those categories. For instance... Some of the most popular coins collected amongst serious numismatists in the UK are the sovereigns (Gold) and crowns (Old). Some of the most popular coins collected in the US are Morgan Silver Dollars (Old) and the Eagle, Double Eagle, and Indian head dollar coins (Gold). I'm sure other countries have similar patterns. As a younger collector my question to the Silver Forum Community is - is it worth it to even bother with modern silver, semi-numismatics, limited mintages, non-Precious Metal coins, etc. if eventually all great collections contain very old coins or (very?) gold coins? I appreciate all comments and criticism!
  4. This is my second video for my new YouTube channel and I share my coin shop finds for the weekend, and talk about how important my local coin shop is for me, and how it should be important to others too. I hope you enjoy!!! Like, Share, Subscribe, Comment!!! Thank you!
  5. I was visiting the NGC site and they had an ad for a special autographed label for the baseball hall of fame domed silver coin. And it bothered me for a bit, couldn't figure out why. Until it hit me...is my collecting in slabbed gold and silver the same as collecting baseball cards? Except for intrinsic value of the underlying metal, if I am buying numismatics, is it really much different than collecting rare baseball cards? From NGC: From PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator): Note the similar terms too (grading, Set registry, etc)