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  1. This happens to me all the time. I buy a coin I’ve wanted for a long time and when it comes I’m disappointed. Vice versa also. I recently bought a Ceres head 20f and it when it came it was a gorgeous coin. I'm tempted with your buy thread. I’ve got my eye on the Spanish coin and the Carlo felice..... I’ll have to have a think 😁.
  2. The 20 francs rooster is a good looking coin. I have a 20f angel as my ‘lucky coin’. I even want to be buried with it when the inevitable happens 😂. It was my first 20 franc and that coin ain’t going nowhere haha.
  3. I enjoyed that. A refreshing distraction from the anxieties and horrors of work for me atm. entry 8
  4. I’m a newbie, where do I start? This post was written for the silver forum writing competition and is meant for newbie stackers/collectors. If your reading this the post it’s pretty likely you have discovered an interest in collecting/stacking Precious Metals. You have probably bought an over priced silver bullion bar from bullion by post or have been left a lone gold sovereign by a loving family member. What ever the reason you have found this forum, welcome. Welcome to the rabbit hole. Collecting gold and silver is an addictive, all consuming hobby that will fill your thoughts with pictures of the past and dreams of the future. The feeling of that newly acquired treasure in the palm of your hand will leave you yearning to discover a bigger and rarer piece over and over again. From hammered silver slaters to shiny new gold maples the abundance of choice is overwhelming. Your first step to becoming a successful collector/stacker is to delve deep into the reason you are here. What do you want from these shiny rocks? Do you want to make as much money as you can? Do you have an interest in a specific series? Do you want an investment for the future? Are you stacking for inheritance for your children? Whatever your reason for collecting, this will be your anchor. This will be what all your choices are focused on. The plan. Now that you have your anchor, you need to build the boat. Knowing why your collecting should steer your choice of what to collect. If you are collecting for purely monetary reasons. Stacking bullion is usually the cheapest option. Patience is the key in stacking. There are hundreds of YouTube videos showing huge shiny stacks of beautiful coins and bars. These stacks take time to build. Unless you are seriously wealthy, stacks that big are built with passion and dedication. Most of the time stacking is governed by budget. Decide how much and how often you are going to invest in precious metals and stick to it. How ever much you have to invest, it will be enough. Your stack will grow quicker than you think. Take pictures so you can look back on how far you’ve come in 6 months time. The exit strategy There might come a time when you need to sell some precious metals to fund a house deposit or a new car or whatever curve ball life throws you. It’s important that you know where and how your going to sell your metals if your in a jam or if you have changed your interests. Bullion is easy to sell as most places offer a few percent below spot price. Numismatic coins are a whole different ball game. Numismatics are more difficult to sell as they require knowledge of the market, but can be more profitable if you know what your looking for and how much collectors are willing to pay for a specific coin. Research Doing your research before buying into precious metals is vital. The silver forum is full of helpful posts and articulates that will help build your knowledge surrounding your chosen poison. It is full of random internet people who will offer you advice, myself included. It is your choice if you listen. This is your hobby, choose what you like. It will help you stick with it. I have included some links of trusted dealers and helpful information on this bottom of this post to assist in your journey. I hope you enjoy your time looking for your treasures as much as I do. https://goldprice.org/spot-gold.html https://atkinsonsbullion.com https://www.chards.co.uk/ https://goldsilver.be/en/146-coins https://www.coininvest.com/en/ https://www.silver-to-go.com/en/ https://www.bleyerbullion.co.uk https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-grading/grading-scale/
  5. I thought the 20 perpera was LMU spec.... oh well one less to have to buy and it looks like I got my Carlos wrong 😃
  6. What I want is a lot 😃; 20 Swiss franc Helvetia 20 franc Napoleon Bonaparte emperor 20 franc nepoleon III Empereur 20 franc nepoleon III wreath 20 franc leopold I Belgium 20 franc Tunisia Ali bey 20 franken Franz Josef II 20 franc Albert French txt Semi numi 20 peseta child 20 peseta baby 20 francs Charles x 20 lire Carlo Felice 20 lei 20 drachma 1876 20 dinara Milan Premium 20 markkaa 20 franka Albania zogu 20 perpera 20 leva 20 Lire Murat 20 lire Lombardy 20 lire Maria Parma 20 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele I 1816 1820 20 lire Carlo Alberto 20 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele I 1821 20 lire Venice 1848 20 franc republic of piedmont 20 franken WESTPHALIA 20 Lire Vittorio Emanuele III Johnson paternal strike careful as are some gold plated. 20 Lire Vittorio Emanuele III 20 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele III fascism anniversary
  7. I have; AN12 20 franc napoleon Bonaparte AN13 20 franc Napoleon Bonaparte 1841 20 franc Louis Philippe I 20 franc Louis nepolian 1852. 20 fr angel. 20 fr rooster. 20 fr Louis xv111. 20 Tunisian francs 20 francs Albert Belgium 20 Italian lire Umberto 20 lire Vittorio 20 franc Helvetica 20 drachma 20 franc Monaco 20 bolveres venensuala 20 franc Cérès head 20 lire Papal States 20 lire napoleon 20 dinara Serbia 20 dinara Yugoslavia 20 franc Hungary 20 zlotych Poland 20 franga skander burg x 2 20 franc austria 20 franc Belgium Leopold 11
  8. Haha I imagine a complete date run on any coin is hard to achieve. I couldn’t collect the same coin over and over. A bit of variety is the spice of so they say 😉.
  9. Added another 2 today from HGM. Takes the total up to 25 different designs.... hmmm what to buy nxt 🤔
  10. That’s a fantastic price!! It’s one of the more difficult coins to get too.
  11. I looked for the 20 lire San Marino the other day and couldn’t find one for sale anywhere. A beautiful coin and a truly rare find.
  12. Just saw this on eBay.... a real rarity with a price tag to match!!
  13. Here is the 20 dinara Yugoslavia coin. A Nice little addition to my collection. I also had the le franc poche book. From what I’ve read in it so far it seems pretty good 😃. If anyone would like a pic of a specific coin page let me know. There are more variations to some coins than I previously realised.
  14. I got the 1925 20 dinara Yugoslavia today as a present. When I get 5 I’ll stick a pic on. The Napoleon Bonaparte’s are lovely coins. Technically no French coin issued before napoleon III was coined as part of the LMU but would have been circulated and used interchangeably with the LMU nations. Some countries didn’t even join but issued LMU equivalent currencies. I like them all. It makes for a more varied collection 😃.
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