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1 oz Silver Forum Bars (2019)

ChrisSIlver

 I have quoted this part of @BackyardBullion 's post and put it in this message here so that the deadline is clear for existing members to reserve their existing serial numbers, and for new members to get on the waiting list as these bars will no doubt sell out like last year with demand being more than the mintage.

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In summary, you have until 31st March to reserve your existing serial numbers if you already own them. If you are new, or an existing member who wants additional bars then you need to reply here and I will put you on the first come, first served waiting list. 

There are also the limited 25 max mintage 250g bars found here: https://thesilverforum.com/topic/20092-250g-silver-forum-bars-2019/

 

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7 minutes ago, medalman said:

HI BYB

Thanks for the reply can i reserve 066 in the 100g size as my order last year please. I will think about eating later.

We will have to sort this out later in the year, thanks for the early reservation though!

 

6 minutes ago, Bobble said:

Hello, new member here. Just bought 2 Bleyer Owl bars!

Please can I put my name for two bars?

thanks

Ah, you got some of the super secret owl bars! Thanks!
I have put you down on the list for two of these!

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On 09/03/2019 at 14:11, BackyardBullion said:

Hello everyone. @ChrisSIlver and I are very happy to announce the official reveal of the 2019 1 oz Silver Forum Bars!

Here is the prototype for 2019 and what you can expect from these bars

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We have been working on the design year upon year and we have evolved the design one step further to incorporate an all in one "2019" year date stamp. I think these are the best looking Silver Forum Bars we have created to date. 

These bars are all hand poured, stamped and finished by myself meaning each and every bar is unique in some way. The weights will vary bar to bar (although none less than 1 ozt) and the cooling patterns of the silver will also be unique and different for each one. 

The allure of hand poured silver is growing stronger month by month and these bars are a brilliant way to start collecting hand poured silver and at the same time supporting the forum and my own business too!

There are a lot of different aspects to tell you about so I have split this post up into various sections, hopefully this will cover most of your questions but if there is something I have not covered then please feel free to get in touch or comment on this thread. 

What are The Silver Forum Bars all about?

The Silver Forum Bars (in all their sizes) have been created as a way to draw the silver forum community together but also as a fundraising and brand awareness raising exercise. Proceeds from the sales of these bars help keep the forum running in the way we have become accustomed to. Silver Premium and Gold Premium and now Platinum memberships go a long way to helping the running of the forum and to help keep the membership prices as low as practical, The Silver Forum Bars we make help a lot. 

Also, it is about raising the brand awareness of the forum and to encourage new people to join the forum and to make standard members think about supporting the forum by upgrading their membership or simply supporting the forum on a one off basis. 

Schedule, production and delivery

We are currently working towards an estimated delivery week of deadline of the week commencing 29th April 2019 for these bars to be made, stamped, hallmarked, cleaned, polished and ready for shipping.

They are all individually made and can be quite tricky to pour and make look good at the correct weight. If there are any delays or extensions to this I will let you all know via this thread.

Hallmarking

As with all of my Hand Poured Silver products these bars will be Assay Tested and Hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office. 

Hallmarking is a very good addition to any poured silver. It is your guarantee that these bars are indeed 999 fine silver and made by me in 2019.

Mintage & Serial Number reservations

The mintage for 2019 will be 200 bars. This mintage is set and will not change. We decided not to increase the mintage this year to keep the exclusivity of the bars as appealing as possible.

Serial number reservation is probably the biggest question that a lot of you will ask. Now, we are never going to be able to please everyone and to that end we gave very careful consideration to how we would go about serial number reservation. So the following is how we will run things. 

If you currently own a certain serial number then you will have first refusal at reserving that serial number for 2019. So, if you bought bar #75 last year then you need to let me know if you want to keep that number. If you do, great it is yours (once you have paid!). If you don't get in touch to let me know before Sunday 31st March then all remaining unclaimed serial numbers will be opened up to other people. 

If you do not own a serial number from 2018 but would like to get a 1 oz bar for 2019 - there will inevitably be some serial numbers available in due course. I will start a first come first served waiting list for people without a 2018 bar and we can fairly allocate available bars in due course. 

When the time comes to allocate unclaimed serial numbers we will be opening up a first come first served thread in April (a date yet to be confirmed). Any left over numbers/reservations will be assigned randomly. 

To join the waiting list all you need to do is comment on this thread or drop me a PM. 

I hope that all makes sense. In summary, you have until 31st March to reserve your existing serial numbers if you already own them. If you are new, or an existing member who wants additional bars then you need to reply here and I will put you on the first come, first served waiting list. 

Prices are set as follows

Standard or Non member price - £25 per bar

Silver Premium member price - £23 per bar

Gold & Platinum member price - £21 per bar

UK Postage: +£3 via Royal Mail Signed for delivery for just one bar

FREE POSTAGE: if you buy more than one bar 

International postage: +£10 tracked, +£5 untracked. For international customers we can offer £3 off shipping for each additional bar purchased above 1 (so 3 bars will cost you £4 tracked or free untracked, 4 bars will be £1 tracked or free untracked - 5 bars or more, free tracked. 

Forum membership and pricing 

As you can see there are some very good savings to be had for upgrading your membership - so take a look at the benefits that are available for premium and gold premium members today!

 

 

A few notes on pricing

These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support the Backyard Bullion business, my brand and most importantly, The Silver Forum. As I said earlier, proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. 

Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. 

The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of the hallmark.

Payment Information

To secure the reservation of your bars and serial numbers you will need to pay me before 31st March 2019

If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. 

Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. 

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!

Hi BYB...do you have any left to purchase? Looking to buy 1 bar.

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Update and clarification of the waiting list and serial number reservations

OK, just wanted to share an update and clarification on the waiting list and serial number reservations.

Ownership of the previous years issue (in this case the 2018 bar) gives you the right to take up the current years bar of the same number. This right only exists until 31st March. If a member does not confirm and pay for their bar by then then those serial numbers are put into general circulation and all unclaimed serial numbers will be opened up to other members, new and old.

I have been building a "waiting list" based on the timings of replies on this thread and forum messages of those confirming they want some bars. Just commenting on the thread does not add you to the list, you have to actually say you want some bars!

If you are on the waiting list, you will be given preference over people not on the formal list to get a bar. If there are fewer bars availalable then names on the waiting list then preference will be given to those higher up on the list.

Being on the list does not guarantee you a specific serial number. Once we know how many bars will be available (after 31st March) a list of the available numbers will be published, a thread announced and subsequently made public to those on the waiting list at a pre scheduled (and communicated) time.

After a set time (to be determined) we will then open up the reservations to all members on or off the waiting list.

Assuming there are fewer bars available than names on the waiting list then the order of the waiting list will come into play. The higher up names on the waiting list will have preference over those lower on the list to secure bars.

Any members on the waiting list that do not select a specific serial number will be allocated a random when we come to ship the bars (assuming they have paid for their bar(s)).

Quite hard to understand, but basically if you are on the formal waiting list you are very likely to get a bar.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Caratacus said:

Please reserve  23  and 13 if still available if possible....? Merci bien

Hi Caratacus, 

At this time we cannot reserve specific numbers. 13 has already been taken up by its previous owner but 23 might not yet. 

Shall I put you on the formal waiting list for two bars and then we can see what is available in April?

BYB

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I know I am a total Noob here but can I reserve one / go on the waiting list  please. the bar looks absolutely stunning and will be my first poured bar if I am lucky enough to get one , numbers wise if 123 is not taken would love to have that if  not im easy osy . thanks

Jaggy

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