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  1. ziknik

    SILVER

    I'm swapping 5% at 45:1, 7.5% at 40:1, 10% at 35:1, 12.5% at 30:1 etc. The percentage must grow each time or I will be left with 50% of my silver at 1:1. Though, I will still have some silver to swap when the silver price is 15 times greater than the gold price (really)
  2. ziknik

    GOLD

    Aahhh. Now I get where this came from From:
  3. ziknik

    SILVER

    Are you still in Wakey? If so you could ask http://www.airedalecoins.co.uk/ for a price. They are in Bratford.
  4. ziknik

    SILVER

    Medals. I have lots of silver bullion coins already I have lots of scrap silver coins too Silver is Silver There's a good market for hallmarked 0.925 You aren't paying VAT
  5. ziknik

    GOLD

    That's a really precise number. What is the significance of the 0.21? [Genuine question]
  6. ziknik

    SILVER

    I’m glad someone else's coins have fallen out too. I was beginning to feel like CID gave me all the crappy packaging. I think you gold coins will be OK. Silver coins need a lot more care. The square plastic cover is stamped with 'The Royal Mint'. This material should be suitable if the Royal Mint are using it. Right? You can buy tubes from CID for a few quid.
  7. ziknik

    SILVER

    I have found all the coins you mention to be over-weight too. Test your scales with a one ounce silver Britannia, these are the most accurate coin in my experience. They should be between 32.4 and 32.6 if your scale is accurate
  8. ziknik

    SILVER

    I ordered the day the Britannia's arrived at CID. Mine didn't come with any cardboard. Maybe CID has learnt from the experience of the early customers and is taking more care with the packaging. Around 5% of my coins came of out the plastic while I was taking them out of the box and counting them. These were all at the edge of the ‘pages. The coins go back in to the plastic but they don't seal properly. At least one layer of plastic fell off and couldn't be put back on. I think there was 3 or 4 layers total. I was very very careful with them after that.
  9. ziknik

    SILVER

    I thought my square plastic containers were good too.... that was until a coin fell out and wouldn't go back in.... and then another coin fell out and then another. Be careful with them. Mine were all connected together to form a 'page' of square plastic crap.
  10. ziknik

    SILVER

    Did you get Britannia's in capsules from CID?
  11. ziknik

    SILVER

    Not necessarily. My coins from CID have come in allsorts of different packets, capsules and tubes. The last lot I bought were Britannia's and Philharmonics:- Britannia’s came in a weird heat shrunk plastic leaf. Some of the coins fell out of the plastic as I took them out of the cardboard box (I bought a multiple of 20). Philharmonics came in a 20 coin tube (I bought a multiple of 20) I also bought a few Maples, Eagles, Libertads, Panda’s and Aussie coins, these all came in a capsule or a little plastic packet (I bought less than 5 of each)
  12. ziknik

    SILVER

    I thought the POS would fall too…. Those thoughts flew straight out of the window when the BofE extended its QE programme. Mother ******* are determined to monetise every last bit of debt. They are not even bothering to pretend otherwise. Nothing wall fall in price while this crazy money printing continues. Nothing! By the end of this year (when I am more certain about my job) I will be buying hard assets with every last bit of Sterling from my bank accounts and taking out some extra Sterling debt – Probably in the form of a life-of-balance interest rate on a credit card and silver coins from Airdale Coins.
  13. ziknik

    UK House prices: News & Views

    The depression is going to be an inflationary depression IMO. It is possible that house prices rise in nominal terms but fall when measured against anything else. That said, South Manchester has been falling steadily with zero signs of a bounce. I’m going to see a flat on Friday evening. The asking price is 45% lower than the 2007 selling price. I’m hoping to see many more discounted flats in the coming months.
  14. ziknik

    UK House prices: News & Views

    HMG and BofE respectively
  15. ziknik

    SILVER

    Yes, you will see your total in Euro You can change your home currency at any time. Click ‘profile & settings’ then ‘preferences’
  16. ziknik

    SILVER

    Thanks, I’m going to pop that coin in my signature for one post (this one). I’m sticking with my prediction. I don’t think we will see silver below £7.50 or $12.00. I’m not in anyway changing my buying patterns btw, I will buy a little in GoldMoney each week and hold it. -----------------
  17. ziknik

    SILVER

    If what you have written was true*, I would take my salary in gold sovereigns. * It isn't true.
  18. ziknik

    SILVER

    You should take your disagreement up with the ISO. I will agree with you when I see silver removed from the list of currencies. Until then – Silver IS currency http://www.iso.org/iso/currency_codes_list-1 I have nothing to hand that I can provide as evidence to prove you wrong on this point expect to say – "I don’t believe HMRC would be stupid enough to leave such a big loophole". If I ever leave or enter any country with silver (or gold), I will ensure that I am below the £/€/$ threshold for taking cash abroad. Did you hear about the two Japanese men who were travelling with US Bonds? They faced seizure of over $40bn of bonds for failing to declare. Bonds don’t exactly fit the definition of ‘cash’ you provided earlier. If a US Bond can be deemed to be a ‘note’ – a silver bar (or lump) can be deemed to be a ‘coin’.
  19. ziknik

    SILVER

    Silver IS currency
  20. ziknik

    SILVER

    I know someone who has done it. This person flew from Beijing to Manchester via Paris (because these were the cheapest and quickest flights) with a small sack of silver Panda’s. He was prepared to pay VAT when we returned to the UK. At Manchester (Terminal 2 I think), there were barriers on the red and green exits so he asked a security guard where to declare goods (without naming the goods). The security guard said, “Go through there”, pointing to the EU Arrivals gate. He walked through to blue gate and into Arrivals. He asked another security guard where to declare goods (without naming the goods). This security guard said, “You’ve come through Customs, you cannot go back. Go home”. So he left and has heard nothing of it
  21. ziknik

    SILVER

    Thanks for the correction. I didn’t know that. And thanks to id5 for the extra information Silver IS currency. http://www.iso.org/iso/currency_codes_list-1 Were you stopped in Dublin or Manchester?
  22. ziknik

    SILVER

    I’ve heard some despicable* people take advantage of the blue gate Regional airports are often under staffed and can’t afford to open the red and green gates (especially if no flights from outside the EU ever arrive at the airport/terminal. So you could fly from the USA to Paris, change planes and walk straight through customs on returning to the UK. *
  23. ziknik

    SILVER

    There’s no VAT to pay if you are travelling in to the UK from another EU country. You don’t even have the option to declare anything if you want to. There is a blue gate for EU (Red gate is ‘declare’. green gate is ‘nothing to declare’). Silver is treated as cash. There is a limit to how much you can import/export. I think (check for yourself) France will allow €15k to leave the country and the UK will allow £10k in to the country. So make sure you are under the lower of the two. Your friend cannot take any money from you for the coins or there will be taxes to pay. You won’t have a problem if you paid for your coins from your bank account… BUT, your friend must declare “I am carrying a package for my friend” when he checks in at the airport. I’d allow some extra time at the airport for body searches and so on
  24. I suspect there was some shorting prior to the ex dividend followed by longs anticipating the auto dividend re-investment (guessing)
  25. they did. it was 8.503 pence per share to be paid tommorrow http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericar...ntentId=2017253 http://www.bp.com/extendedgenericarticle.d...ntentId=2004288
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