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Finally Friday! Let's see that new heavy metal

MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 7, 2021 4:11AM in Precious Metals

I've been wanting one of these ever since missing out on buying them directly from the Mint a few years back.
Feel free to share your new purchases this week.
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  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,299 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 7, 2021 4:37AM

    Nice, mine is still in the mint packaging. This walked into the bar the other day. Already have a roll but a buddy was making pendant necklaces with these and had an extra one.

    The shmootz on the S was on the capsule.

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing for me this week.

    Well, there was this one thing:

    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
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like that gold SLQ.... Did not get one of those..... stacked instead. ;) Cheers, RickO

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    I have one of those gold SLQs. They are really sharp!

    These are last weeks arrivals.

    Just curious... Are you paying crazy premiums for the silver? I haven't been able to talk myself into it for like 2 months.

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not ASE premiums, but yes...there are premiums attached to these. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m terrible at stacking silver. That is why I went to gold. I am much more disciplined in my gold purchases, where as with silver...I make a lot of impulse buys.
    This is the type of silver I like though....aged with patina.

  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 7, 2021 10:08AM

    Makes sense... I'm the same way. I was pretty lopsided heavy on silver so it's been an easy transition to fractional gold purchases lately. I guess I'm paying a premium either way but at least I'm getting closer to evening out the two.
    I do miss the relatively cheap and more frequent impulse purchasing of small amounts of silver though.

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Meltdown said:

    @Downtown1974 said:
    I have one of those gold SLQs. They are really sharp!

    These are last weeks arrivals.

    Just curious... Are you paying crazy premiums for the silver? I haven't been able to talk myself into it for like 2 months.

    No, The recent 20oz engelhard was a $1 over spot at $27.25...then spot went up a little while it was in transit from the private party seller.

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss is this a second one you found?
    If memory serves me correctly, you had a similar bar. Also a very nice box to do display it.
    Quite rare from what I remember.

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Downtown1974 said:
    @Weiss is this a second one you found?
    If memory serves me correctly, you had a similar bar. Also a very nice box to do display it.
    Quite rare from what I remember.

    Good memory! That first one was a 24 lạng, clocking in at 30 troy ounces. I stole that one, because Heritage didn't use anything for scale and it was mixed in with dozens of tiny bars. Or maybe nobody wanted it. I paid $480 with the juice :D

    This one I actually paid a premium for, but not much considering. Heritage called it "cleaned". I mean, yeah, maybe. But it's a 150 year old bar of bullion. I'm not sure "cleaning" really matters.

    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
  • That "cleaned" bar is really pretty. I love the Asian marks on it. 150 years old? Really nice! I bet that looks awesome on display. 😁

  • element159element159 Posts: 492 ✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:

    @Downtown1974 said:
    @Weiss is this a second one you found?
    If memory serves me correctly, you had a similar bar. Also a very nice box to do display it.
    Quite rare from what I remember.

    Good memory! That first one was a 24 lạng, clocking in at 30 troy ounces. I stole that one, because Heritage didn't use anything for scale and it was mixed in with dozens of tiny bars. Or maybe nobody wanted it. I paid $480 with the juice :D

    I remember that also I think, and I am happy that you decided to keep it. And now it has a nice friend! I like it.

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Nobody is gonna take my thirst bait and ask what the hell that silver bar is? :'(

    I actually found the Heritage page for it to see what it was :)

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:

    @Weiss said:
    Nobody is gonna take my thirst bait and ask what the hell that silver bar is? :'(

    I actually found the Heritage page for it to see what it was :)

    I left the Heritage tag so that the curious could look into it :)

    I know Heritage has limitations on what they can and can't photograph or show online. But I think in this instance, they did the equivalent of trying to auction a silver dollar by showing nothing but the edge.

    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
  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 8, 2021 10:07AM

    @Weiss said:
    I know Heritage has limitations on what they can and can't photograph or show online. But I think in this instance, they did the equivalent of trying to auction a silver dollar by showing nothing but the edge.

    Sounds like your complaining a bit
    (insert rolling on the ground laughing emoticon)

  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭

    I really the Standing Liberty gold! It's a great design that looks even better in gold than it does in silver. <3

  • philographerphilographer Posts: 1,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Nobody is gonna take my thirst bait and ask what the hell that silver bar is? :'(

    That picture is how Heritage auctioned it. This is what it actually looks like:

    Annam (Vietnam) Nguyen Dynasty silver 10 Lang Bar (1841-1883), Opitz-pg. 33. 113x32mm. 378.88gm.

    That's really beautiful in and of itself. Artistic curve.

    He who knows he has enough is rich.

  • alexercaalexerca Posts: 243 ✭✭✭

    @Meltdown said:
    I've been wanting one of these ever since missing out on buying them directly from the Mint a few years back.
    Feel free to share your new purchases this week.
    .



    I have several of all three. The mercury dime isn't as nice as the other two!

  • alexercaalexerca Posts: 243 ✭✭✭

    I bought one of these 2 days ago. Will pick it up in Missoula next week. I always wanted a mint set!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alexerca.... Those gold Buffs make a really nice set. Cheers, RickO

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got this earlier this year, but I think it qualifies as “Heavy Metal”

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

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    @LukeMarshall Sweet 100oz! B)

    Thanks Ashland,
    All Engelhard featured a picture I provided with a mention... the first bars of this series (low serials) were stamped w/ Engelhard in the middle of the bar before being moved to the top.

    I think it has something to do with the pour divot in the center of many of the bars this series, making for weak/muted hallmarks when trying to stamp the in the middle.

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

  • taxmadtaxmad Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭

    Bought it back in March - always have liked fractional silver….

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