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Newbie's first bullion buy


Deadwood

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So today I received , although it should maybe read today I made my first buy and possibly my first newbie buy (Royal Mint), however I still feel quite pleased with myself as it is the first bullion I have ever owned.

Wait for it ...........

A full gold Sovereign and X 2 Britannia's (Silver) via the Royal mint, I won't bore you all with photos as I am sure you have all seen them before.

First impressions and probably normal ones, I was surprised at the size of the Sovereign , however it was still a special moment to hold one (Newb)  on the other hand I was blown away by the Britannia coin , although not a proof coin it was stunning to look at out of the wrapper and it has left me wanting more.

I am not sure if I am now to become a stacker or a collector or a combination of both, I have enjoyed reading the advice and post's from member's here and now I have taken the first step into Silver/Gold I am itching to learn and own more.

Thank you if you took time to read this.

Kind regard's

Deadwood

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Nice pick ups, keep an eye on the premiums buying individual coins like that. Better to buy elsewhere if you want to get more for your money - anywhere but the royal mint for gold and look for VAT free coins from the EU for silver. STG for example. 

As for the first impressions I had a similar experience with my first sovereigns which were 2014 newly minted back when I started stacking. Sovereigns are fractional coins, which from my point of view are never quite as awe inspiring as a full ounce of gold. Also bear in mind that gold is also much denser than silver - this is more noticeable when comparing a fractional gold piece side by side with a full ounce of silver.

Try a gold Britannia next time perhaps, treat yourself to a full ounce of the pure stuff! Nothing quite like a ounce of pure gold in hand. Very dense metal and the colour is very attractive - totally different to the copper gold colour of a sovereign. The modern sovs are more comparable to a brand new penny in colour, heavier of course. I am not sure why the colour is so off on the new ones compared to the older coins, I personally really don't like them because of this. The older sovs are wonderful things though.    

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Now your addicted :), I remember when i first started stacking, money was tight and i wanted as many silver Eagles as i could own, i went round the house, even felt round the furniture, went through the car to get enough for a coin, i went to the bank put it in and bought another eagle,after that i started selling stuff to buy silver,It can be very addictive. 

I have a birthday coming up and it will be silver i ask for, as it has been for years.Your ours now Deadwood welcome to the P.M. twilight zone.:ph34r:.

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Lot's of replies to my post and I felt the love, Sorry KDave I could not like your post as I have restricted newbie privileges , loving the advice though .

I am still working my way through the forum post's on advice etc.

I did note there was a newbie advice page and credit to the author but shame on me for this late hour and maybe a dram or 12 I cannot remember their name.

It was however an excellent post and I will look it up again .

The one thing I have got my head around so far is to read through the forums, it take's time but ,I have found answer's and giggle's before I have to ask question's.

Kind regard's

Deadwood

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