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    FoolzGold reacted to Justjoshinya in Mandalorian Beskar CoinBar   
    Here's a better pic

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    FoolzGold reacted to Nowhereman in Mandalorian Beskar CoinBar   
    Massive premium on these. Do people realise Its not really Beskar but silver.
     If anyone is interested I'm going to cast some unobtainium bars out of some old beer cans next weekend.🤣🍻
     That said, I wont pretend I dont want some 👍
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from kimchi in Mandalorian Beskar CoinBar   
    For 795€ you could buy 2 10oz Queen's Beasts White Horse coins (309 each at GSBe) and have 177€ left over to buy another 5oz or so of bullion silver coins. Will those 25oz of silver be worth more than the 10oz Beskar coin-bar in a couple of years? Who knows?
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from kimchi in Mandalorian Beskar CoinBar   
    For 795€ you could buy 2 10oz Queen's Beasts White Horse coins (309 each at GSBe) and have 177€ left over to buy another 5oz or so of bullion silver coins. Will those 25oz of silver be worth more than the 10oz Beskar coin-bar in a couple of years? Who knows?
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from GoldenGriffin in New here, advice on collecting queens beasts please   
    I was never taken with the artwork of the previous Lunar series - to me they were like cut-and-paste images from a Ladybird book of animals.
    For the Lunar 3 mouse I thought both the silver and gold/platinum designs were much better, with more style and visual appeal. For the Ox I'm afraid I don't like the silver version at all, but I really like the Gold/Platinum artwork.
    Collecting a long series is always something of a risk - what are the chances all 10 (QB) or 12 (Lunar) designs will be appealing to you personally? - but I tend to treat each coin on its own merits. If a given coin is appealing enough as a standalone piece then I'll buy on that basis. If the series goes off the rails at a later date then I still appreciate the individual coins I bought so I'm happy to skip some and no longer worry about collecting the set.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from GoldenGriffin in New here, advice on collecting queens beasts please   
    I was never taken with the artwork of the previous Lunar series - to me they were like cut-and-paste images from a Ladybird book of animals.
    For the Lunar 3 mouse I thought both the silver and gold/platinum designs were much better, with more style and visual appeal. For the Ox I'm afraid I don't like the silver version at all, but I really like the Gold/Platinum artwork.
    Collecting a long series is always something of a risk - what are the chances all 10 (QB) or 12 (Lunar) designs will be appealing to you personally? - but I tend to treat each coin on its own merits. If a given coin is appealing enough as a standalone piece then I'll buy on that basis. If the series goes off the rails at a later date then I still appreciate the individual coins I bought so I'm happy to skip some and no longer worry about collecting the set.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in New here, advice on collecting queens beasts please   
    You mention that you usually buy gold bullion with 3 to 5% premiums, but bear in mind that when most of these 1oz bullion QB coins were released the premiums were around 5% on average. There's a big difference between collecting them as they were released and trying to put together a set now. It would be nice to be able to recommend a similar set that you could start collecting now but I personally don't see one at the moment. I do like the Perth Mint Lunar 3 series so far but it's not a unique theme in the way the QBs were.
    As for bullion vs proof that's a personal thing. Proof collectors may dismiss collectible bullion as "just 1oz of gold" but why should an extra-shiny gold coin be worth more than a slightly less shiny gold coin? The extra value on either is entirely due to scarcity and desirability and is unrelated to the bullion value. There is no intrinsic reason why a rare and desirable bullion coin shouldn't be as valuable as a proof coin.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in New here, advice on collecting queens beasts please   
    You mention that you usually buy gold bullion with 3 to 5% premiums, but bear in mind that when most of these 1oz bullion QB coins were released the premiums were around 5% on average. There's a big difference between collecting them as they were released and trying to put together a set now. It would be nice to be able to recommend a similar set that you could start collecting now but I personally don't see one at the moment. I do like the Perth Mint Lunar 3 series so far but it's not a unique theme in the way the QBs were.
    As for bullion vs proof that's a personal thing. Proof collectors may dismiss collectible bullion as "just 1oz of gold" but why should an extra-shiny gold coin be worth more than a slightly less shiny gold coin? The extra value on either is entirely due to scarcity and desirability and is unrelated to the bullion value. There is no intrinsic reason why a rare and desirable bullion coin shouldn't be as valuable as a proof coin.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from Lennyd in Queens beast too popular?   
    I didn't mention proofs because it's a bizarro world I can't get my head around. Prices based entirely on shininess, limited numbers and perceived demand, every coin immediately graded and sealed in a piece of plastic... I understand the semi-numismatic stuff - the appeal of a particular design or it's rarity - but the proof side of things is too much for my poor brain. Ooh this one's really, really shiny so we're going to create a whole new grade we're going to call ultra-mega-shiny+++, but only we can call something that so you're going to have to pay us to look at your coin and tell you how shiny it is. 🙄
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    FoolzGold reacted to BackyardBullion in GSBE Scam - Screwed me over.   
    I would count yourself lucky you got a refund and just move on.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from Tn21 in 2017 red dragon 2oz queens beast coins   
    The fact that you own not far short of 1% of the entire mintage of this particular coin does mean you will have to spread out the sales to avoid overwhelming the market. That said, the fact that Bullion By Post sent you these instead of Britannias was a stroke of luck as these have far more resale value per oz than the plain vanilla Britannia.
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    FoolzGold reacted to Mike in PayPal Scam over Festive Period   
    Beware Paypal Fraudsters - Folks, a friend's son has been scammed over Christmas. Selling something on eBay, the purchaser suggested a payment using friends and family to save fees.   He provided his email address and whilst waiting for payment, received an email "from PayPal" (purportedly), asking him to click here and confirm receipt of funds, which brought up the PayPal login screen, which he logged into.   Needless to say no funds materialised, but the link captured his password and then fraudsters took control of his PayPal account, immediately changing his email and password.   This all happened on Christmas Eve, over the last 2 days £000s of have been spent on his Paypal account, taking him massively overdrawn at his bank. PayPal are closed for the festive period and whilst the bank has put a stop on his card, there is an agreement between the banks and PayPal, that banks honour all legitimate requests from PayPal to his account, as there isn't a check between PayPal and the fact that his account is now massively overdrawn. Until PayPal are back online, there is nothing he can do to stop these fraudsters - very clever.   Please be very careful when selling via PayPal F&F. PayPal will never ask you to log in to receive funds. Check the email address field from PayPal or indeed any financial services company to ensure it is really from them and NEVER input passwords from a link on an email   Keep safe coinsters
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from westminstrel in The Queens Beasts 2nd Series   
    It was a good series with some outstanding designs and so ho-hum ones. Re-hashing it would be a real shame, and very unlikely to be as successful as the first series.
    Surely they can come up with some new ideas?
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from westminstrel in The Queens Beasts 2nd Series   
    It was a good series with some outstanding designs and so ho-hum ones. Re-hashing it would be a real shame, and very unlikely to be as successful as the first series.
    Surely they can come up with some new ideas?
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from westminstrel in The Queens Beasts 2nd Series   
    It was a good series with some outstanding designs and so ho-hum ones. Re-hashing it would be a real shame, and very unlikely to be as successful as the first series.
    Surely they can come up with some new ideas?
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    FoolzGold reacted to Belgianstacker in South African Mint - Big 5   
    @FoolzGold 
    I know for the platinum versions every coin will be available in bullion.
    I send an email when the elephant bullion came out to the south african mint...
    But when exactly i dont know
     
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    FoolzGold reacted to IanS in How will US Election affect value of gold?   
    If society as we know it collapses then PMs will just be paper weights. I wouldn't swap a loaf of bread for a shiny paperweight.
    So we should all invest in chickens... and turnips. at least we'll be able to barter.
    I've got lots of turnips this year. Bumper crop  - I implore you all. Think of your families. Send me your gold and I'll send you a turnip.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from Tn21 in 2017 red dragon 2oz queens beast coins   
    The fact that you own not far short of 1% of the entire mintage of this particular coin does mean you will have to spread out the sales to avoid overwhelming the market. That said, the fact that Bullion By Post sent you these instead of Britannias was a stroke of luck as these have far more resale value per oz than the plain vanilla Britannia.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from Airhead in 2017 red dragon 2oz queens beast coins   
    It may be worth talking to a dealer as they might be the only ones who could handle such a volume. Knowing that the dealers currently charge a fat premium for this particular coin you should be in a position to negotiate at least some fraction of that for yourself. You certainly shouldn't be selling at spot when they can turn around and resell at spot+90%.
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    FoolzGold reacted to BackyardBullion in Flat Earth Coin by PowerCoin & 5% discount code!   
    I was very fortunate this week to get my hands on the Flat Earth "Great Conspiracies" coin by PowerCoin
    It is pretty amazing I have to admit! 
    Really great touch to have a domed capsule too!
    Not only was I able to get a hands on look at the coin (a YouTube exclusive at this stage!) PowerCoin have offered a very generous 5% off discount code
    FLAT5OFF
    https://www.powercoin.it/en/power-coin/3830-flat-earth-great-conspiracies-2-oz-silver-coin-10-palau-2019.html
    Full disclaimer - I will get a small kickback from each sale that uses the discount code. 
    That said - I want to put my usual disclaimer here - THIS IS A VERY HIGH PREMIUM COIN - and really should only be purchased if it is something you want. IT IS A VERY HIGH RISK INVESTMENT if you can even call it an investment!
    Make up your mind for yourself!
     
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from Tn21 in 2017 red dragon 2oz queens beast coins   
    The fact that you own not far short of 1% of the entire mintage of this particular coin does mean you will have to spread out the sales to avoid overwhelming the market. That said, the fact that Bullion By Post sent you these instead of Britannias was a stroke of luck as these have far more resale value per oz than the plain vanilla Britannia.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from FiveStacks in Premium Percentages   
    @FiveStacks - you're not crazy, premiums on new silver coins have always been high and since COVID they've become higher still.
    I think HighlandTiger is talking about premiums when buying coins on the secondary market rather than new coins fresh from the dealer. That's the only way you could be looking at 10% or less over spot.
    Over the last few years the lowest premium I've had on a new silver 1 or 2oz coin from a European dealer was 17.5%. Many semi-numismatic (collectible) coins have premiums of 20%, 30%, 40% or more.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from FiveStacks in Premium Percentages   
    @FiveStacks - you're not crazy, premiums on new silver coins have always been high and since COVID they've become higher still.
    I think HighlandTiger is talking about premiums when buying coins on the secondary market rather than new coins fresh from the dealer. That's the only way you could be looking at 10% or less over spot.
    Over the last few years the lowest premium I've had on a new silver 1 or 2oz coin from a European dealer was 17.5%. Many semi-numismatic (collectible) coins have premiums of 20%, 30%, 40% or more.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from westminstrel in UK Lunar Bullion - No You Don't   
    Wow, that's the first time I remember hearing of a major producer abandoning a series of coins altogether. Sales must have been truly abysmal for them to completely give up on them.
    I quite liked the horse - a stylized image with a definite Chinese feel to it - and assumed that they would extend that theme to the rest of the series but instead they went with a totally different image style for every single coin.
    The sheep was pretty weird, the pot-bellied monkey ugly, the rooster okay-ish, the dog was a crazy cartoon, the pig was horrible, and the rat was the stuff of nightmares. Not so much a series of coins as a series of nightmarish random flashbacks.
    That said, in retrospect the crazy cartoon dog is by far my favourite of the 'series'.
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    FoolzGold got a reaction from westminstrel in UK Lunar Bullion - No You Don't   
    Wow, that's the first time I remember hearing of a major producer abandoning a series of coins altogether. Sales must have been truly abysmal for them to completely give up on them.
    I quite liked the horse - a stylized image with a definite Chinese feel to it - and assumed that they would extend that theme to the rest of the series but instead they went with a totally different image style for every single coin.
    The sheep was pretty weird, the pot-bellied monkey ugly, the rooster okay-ish, the dog was a crazy cartoon, the pig was horrible, and the rat was the stuff of nightmares. Not so much a series of coins as a series of nightmarish random flashbacks.
    That said, in retrospect the crazy cartoon dog is by far my favourite of the 'series'.
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