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2020 METAL PORN WRAP UP!! LAST METAL PORN OF THE YEAR!

WeissWeiss Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 26, 2020 8:58PM in Precious Metals

Next Friday will be 01-01-21, believe it or not. So this is the last metal porn of the year.

It's been one hell of a year and I'm not sad to see it go.

But I did pick up some pretty great additions to the precious metal stack this year.

Here are some of my favorites. What were yours? Let's see if we can make this a heart-pounding, mouth-watering METAL PORN THREAD!

Emirates Gold (Dubai) 1 kilo .999 silver bar. 1990s vintage, I think.

Assorted turquoise and silver jewelry by Guadalajara silversmith "RMS", circa 1950:

Mid-century modern cigar ashtray by Salvador de la Serna:

50 ounce .999 bar by Sheffield Smelting:

We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

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  • rickoricko Posts: 78,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TPGS .... Looks like a bunch of CAM's and even some DCAM's there....Cheers, RickO

  • TPGSTPGS Posts: 113 ✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @TPGS .... Looks like a bunch of CAM's and even some DCAM's there....Cheers, RickO

    DCAM doesn't really matter post 1972. I'm a proof set serial killer. :|

  • rickoricko Posts: 78,995 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TPGS .... Not even a PR/MS70 DCAM?.... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2020 was a good year for bars:
    the highlights:


  • WeissWeiss Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great bars, @asheland. What's the story on the Sunshine bar?

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • bp777bp777 Posts: 48 ✭✭



  • TPGSTPGS Posts: 113 ✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @TPGS .... Not even a PR/MS70 DCAM?.... Cheers, RickO

    Good point ricko. I'm sure their are a bunch of PR70DCAMs in the rolls. I carefully broke up like 175 1992 silver proof sets. Keeping the silver and selling off all the proof 1c and 5c.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Great bars, @asheland. What's the story on the Sunshine bar?

    I'm not really sure to be honest, they are scarcer and I believe it's the same Sunshine as now, possibly from the mining side of things... Not really sure, I couldn't really find anything specific on it...

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd never seen one before. That "1984" date is very interesting!

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,022 ✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    I'd never seen one before. That "1984" date is very interesting!

    Those are cool, it reminds me of the 100oz handy and harman where the actual date is stamped on the bar.

    Here is one from the web that was apparently made on February 10th, 1984

    It's all about what the people want...

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 7,324 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • carew4mecarew4me Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭

    one of my few non-SAE acquisitions in 2020


    Loves me some shiny!
  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 7,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree Downtown! I got to keep a pair for myself so that was a win/win for us both!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 17,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great stuff everybody!

  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 18,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great story that doesn't hold water but.......
    _HOFFMAN & HOFFMAN SILVER ROUND, "UNICORN".CONTAINS 1 FULL TROY OUNCE OF SILVER! A vintage round, much sought-after in Europe!Issued to pay the costs of the famous Hoffman & Hoffman trial.When the US government defaulted on payment of silver certificates in silver bullion, Hoffman & Hoffman, (a law company), launched a court case against them. They lost the case and were left with huge costs, so they took the silver metal off the edges of the huge number of silver certificates in their possession and melted it down, creating these stunning rounds in 1981. The obverse has a simple design of a unicorn leaping over the H&H logo, whilst the reverse states clearly that this is a one troy ounce round made in 1981. This round is made from a full 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams) of .999 purity _
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  • rte592rte592 Posts: 629 ✭✭✭✭

  • Hello there. I'm a newbie and though I bought 1 oz of silver early in the Hunt brothers debacle 😆 I had given $ to a coworker who was buying some for himself. How do you go about safely buying bullion? Also, some of these bar collections are spectacular. How does someone safely buy the older, larger bars and when do you know if it's a decent price? Is "spot" price the existing market quotes? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm tired of just thinking how nice it would be to have a few of these and am interested in actually buying some. 😁

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A nice love affair for sure

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