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ChrisSilver

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    ChrisSilver reacted to AuricGoldfinger in Lets talk watches!   
    Lovely yachtmaster
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    ChrisSilver reacted to motorbikez in Lets talk watches!   
    Cheers pal its the 40mm version & looks better in the flesh so to speak. I was very lucky to get this, when I went to pick up my GMT a fortnight ago I mentioned I liked the rhodium dial yacht master & would like to go on the waiting list for one.
    I could have gone on the waiting list at Christmas last year but not being particularly patient I couldn't be bothered. But someone else on here has the same watch & showed me pics etc & I thought what a beautiful watch, it also has the new 70 hr movement in it & platinum bezel which as a PM collector appeals to me.
    Anyway to cut a long story short they checked up to see if any were available & there was 1 allocated to a Goldsmiths shop in London & if I wanted it I could pay a deposit & get it sent up here. So I bought it.
    I asked why there is such a shortage of sports watches. Two reasons 1 Rolex have cut production on sports watches & in particular the stainless steel versions (the more blingy the watch the easier they are to get hold of) & 2 the Chinese are buying everything in sight. When I picked my watch up there were 2 Chinese ladies in one buying a Submariner & a Daytona the other buying a Yacht master. Salesperson wouldn't disclose how long they had been on the waiting list for those watches, other than it was over two years. I was told the reason they come to the UK for Rolex watches is they are a lot cheaper here than in China.
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    ChrisSilver reacted to motorbikez in Lets talk watches!   
    Picked this beauty up yesterday from Goldsmiths Newcastle.
     

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    ChrisSilver got a reaction from JJSBARSANDBULLION in 10,000 TSF members!   
    We have now hit 10,000 members!! ūü•≥¬†
    Announcement of a Prize Draw to celebrate coming soon will be announced publicly soon, Platinum Premium Members are already aware of the coming Draws  
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    ChrisSilver reacted to Liam84 in Today I Received.....   
    Thank you again @terakris for donating the prize to the raffle, and thanks @ChrisSilver and all the mods for running the site that enables them to happen.
    Shiny! ūüėĀ¬†*Also, cool capsule!


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    ChrisSilver reacted to SILVERFINGER in Today I Received.....   
    This arrived today, a 1942 dated, Irish 1/2 Crown, second type, made of .750 silver.
    A quite large coin the Irish Half Crown featured an Irish Hunter horse on the reverse, all Irish coins of this period had a national animal on their reverse, a Gaelic Harp featured on the obverse of all coins.
    The 1/2 Crown was the highest denomination of coin that Ireland had during the pre decimal period, the first type of coin released was in 1928 and the harp separated the date with the century one side and the year the other, also on the reverse was the words Saorstat Eireann or 'Free State' , in 1939 there was a second type of coin released which had the date all in one area and the words Free State replaced with Eire or Ireland.
    The mintage for these coins was very low, that combined with the high silver content meant that not many of these coins have survived in uncirculated condition, silver was used in circulation Irish coins until 1943, though very few were made that last year.
    My coin while in mint condition with all its lustre looks to have a slight manufacturing fault, above the horse it looks like a rogue piece of silver got stamped into the coin with some other bits, perhaps this is why its in such good condition, was it put aside as a reject possibly ? it came from London where they were minted by the Royal Mint.
    The production figures for the second type 1/2 Crown are as follows, as can be seen, each year production got lower and lower,
    1939,   888,000
    1940,   752,000
    1941,   320,000
    1942,   285,600
    1943,   1,000
     


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    ChrisSilver reacted to Tangomachine in Today I Received.....   
    Yes Roy it has 

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    ChrisSilver reacted to matt1r in Today I Received.....   
    My most recent purchases


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    ChrisSilver reacted to Tangomachine in Today I Received.....   
    Lovely dinky 1oz A mark bar
     

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    ChrisSilver reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Gunna be a drip fed week lol. Some lovely bits for my personal stack today. Thanks @Tomcbol for the lovely noble and @RiverbankSilver for yet more epic rounds. Also to @morezone for 2 very cool airtight and tube combo's and a ebay bargain with the 2017 chiwoo 




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    ChrisSilver reacted to GrahamDiamond in Today I Received.....   
    Hat's off to Sir Elton !!!!



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    ChrisSilver reacted to FTYBR in Today I Received.....   
    Pleased to pick up¬†these Atlantis Mint poured bars for a decent price. Wish American silver was a bit more freely available here in the UK ūü§ě

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    ChrisSilver reacted to diesel in Today I Received.....   
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    ChrisSilver reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks to @BleyerBullion & @BackyardBullion for these nice pieces of silver. I love the Owl logo. I got the 2019 & 2020 rectangle versions.
     


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    ChrisSilver reacted to Silverman2U in Today I Received.....   
    Just got another 10oz coaster to add of the stock pile ...  

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    ChrisSilver reacted to MrFreezerrr in Today I Received.....   
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    ChrisSilver reacted to Silverman2U in Today I Received.....   
    Just got some more coins... including the limited edition 5oz 007. Limited to 500 coins!  Sweet! 
     
    What do people think? 





    Added 0 minutes later... Very nice! 
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