Today I Bought...

Discussion in 'General Precious Metals Discussion' started by bloomst, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. ozcopper

    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    The stamps are hallmarks telling you it is silver, the maker, where it was made and when it was made.
     
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    The first Mark is the journeyman’s mark (silversmith), the 2nd mark ‘IH’ is the silver maker John Harris, the 3rd Mark is the Lion Passant indicating sterling silver, the 4th Mark is the date mark ‘m’ is 1827 (yes King George IV ), 5th Mark is Leopard head indicating made in London, last Mark is the duty mark of the King.
    This is the most interesting item I have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love it.
     
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    Oops got the order mixed up but you know what I mean.
     
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    Number 47, now consider yourself living in late 1979 when the silver price went parabolic. You are sitting on 6 teaspoons which would bring in somewhere between 800 - 1200 dollars ( I am guessing the total weight of 2 to 3 ounces ) in today’s price. Tempting to sell and change to stainless wouldn’t you think!
    I wonder how many sets like this and old coins for that matter were melted down in those crazy days?
     
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    I often wonder just how many people had their asses saved by being able to hock the family silverware in during tough times, even better if the timing was right value wise.
     
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    Personal question......did you get these beauties close to spot?
     
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    They are ‘money’ in all sense of the word.
     
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    Argor Heraeus Year of the Rat 2020 999.9 Gold Bar 1 oz
    Argor Rat A.jpg Argor Rat B.jpg
     
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    I picked up a Popeye silver round. Says cartoon collectibles and minted by amc and hes holding a can of spinach haha.
    I grew up with those cartoons and it caught my eye.
    My son got it for spot and I really wanted it so he let me take it. He buys and sells alot and just picked up a hoard from the lcs so he let me look through it. I gave him a $20 for it and it's all good.
    I would have taken more but that other sdbullion spot deal cleaned me out. I got all Ben Franklins with that and recieved it yesterday so I was stoked.
    I cant get a pic of the Popeye round to load. It says the file is too big.
     
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    SteelHand Active Member Silver Stacker

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    You can use an online picture reduction website to shrink the file size. Just google "reduce jpeg file size" and you will be spoilt for choice
     
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    Not today but last night, picked up my first gold coin..a Canadian maple from a local dealer.

    Looking forward to collecting during the week
     
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    sgbuyer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just took delivery, bought in oct, the premium is insane, so just for collection, not for investment. Luckily, it's a nice coin. In my opinion, better than the Lunar 2. For some reason, it feels heavier than 1 oz of gold, I think it's a mind trick that when something is smaller and of the same weight, it feels heavier. I don't have any lunar 3 silver, perhaps I should have bought the kilo in Nov?

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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Obverse looks horrible, reverse a nice and clean design.
     
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    sgbuyer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It actually looks better in real life. The glossy pictures on the frosted background is nice. My photos are too large, the ones in your quote is more realistic.
     
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