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RacerCool

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  1. The cure for gold coin insecurity is to keep a 2 peso coin on hand. Compare your new acquisition to that and you'll feel much better. Here you can see the 2 pesos and a 10 pesos, which is the same size as a sovereign.
  2. RacerCool

    US Gold

    None of the public know but my guess is that the single place with the most gold is the City of London. That might be where most nations gold is kept, including the US's.
  3. That's my ultimate goal for gold, to get one of those hefty beasts.
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    Which Coins?

    There are certain Mexican coins that I think are interesting. The one peso from 1910-1914. The two peso from 1921, from which the 1982-1995 libertad and gold 50 peso design came. There are also two UK trade dollars that are interesting. (1890s-1930s)(early 1900s for Straits Settlements) Each of them are Crown sized, approximately 38mm or 39mm, and each are at least .900 or .925 pure.
  5. RacerCool

    Eagles

    Eagles are always too high of a premium. Beautiful coins, but too expensive to stack for pure bullion purposes. But they're nice to have in a collection, for sure. Go with what you really like.
  6. How are those grown? I'm just curious.
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    Libertads

    In 1980 there were the Onzas, which were one ounce rounds but we're .925 sterling silver. They were 42mm diameter and we're similar to the 1949 and 1978 and 1979 rounds which had the "coin press" design. There was no 1981 coin, then from 1982 until 1995 they used the "winged victory" design from 1921 two peso coin. But those rounds were 36mm diameter and were .999 silver. Then from 1996 to now we have the current design, which are also .999 silver but are 40mm diameter. newbysilver, you can still collect Libertad/onzas if they interest you while stacking bullion otherwise. There's nothing wrong with that. It's what I do, by the way.
  8. When I started rebuilding my stack I began to focus the majority of my silver on 90% junk silver, though most of it is uncirculated. The rest are mostly onzas and Libertads, with a small amount of generic silver. I figure that if I actually need to use it for barter, then the junk silver will be more useful. As for numismatic vs bullion, last couple of years I've been selling off almost everything that isn't actually needed, and using that money to buy useful things, including silver and gold. That philosophy includes numi vs bullion: if it's not actually building the stack then with certain exceptions the cash going into PMs is focused on bullion.
  9. Now I'll amaze you all with the absolute best coinage photography you've ever seen. I call it "abstract coin art". New York's Museum of Modern Art called me and they're interested. So I've been slowly completing the stack/collection of Mexican Onzas/Libertads, and added a 1991, '92, '93, and '94. A '95 is on the way. The goal is to have one from every year they've been minted. A couple of these have some tarnishing. By contrast that the '93 has a slight smudge area but otherwise is amazing to look at. The detail and consistent satin finish is wonderful. The camera doesn't do it justice at all. (They're all pretty nice, really) Also added yet another 5 peso gold coin, and yet another roll of BU dimes. (sorry guys, I simply cannot photograph coins to save my life. I actually blame all of it on the camera, and the sun, and the room, and whatever else besides myself)
  10. Those Big Five's are very impressive. Excellent art work!
  11. Or it's the tungsten showing through.
  12. Don't know, not far yet, I'm guessing. But many businesses were completely shut down, and jobs were lost, instantly. Now the gov't has literally printed trillions, and are likely to do even more. The full consequences have yet to be seen or understood, but they were set in motion instantly.
  13. That and architecture. Or really, anything that's done well enough that it looks good on a small medium like a coin.
  14. I started as the poor man stacker years ago: I'd get a few silver coins here and there as I was able, to add to the tiny collection of silver dimes and quarters I might find in change. And I mean it was the poor man's way, by buying $1 face whenever I could. Gold wasn't even a dream. No one like that can reach high enough to pay off his debts, let alone buy gold! But a few years ago I was finally in a position to pay down most of my debt, and begin buying gold. And since then I've been building a gold stack as well a bigger silver stack.
  15. He might be the same one I heard who said that nearly 20% of all known above-ground gold is held by central banks. There are also Bullion banks who lend based on gold and silver deposits. So to answer another question, yeah gold really is the world's money. I mean the money of the wealthy and the elites. It's only the rabble, the commoners who use their monopoly money.
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