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Discussion in 'Collecting, along with Metals and Numi's' started by searcher, Jan 27, 2015.



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    10 Ounce Silver Bar Pour: Part 1: Loafing Around



    Published on Jan 27, 2015
    Enjoy this first pour of 10 ounces of silver from silver hair and previously poured silver.
     
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    He needs to polish the crud off.
     
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    Was that some kind of flux put in on top of the silver at the start of the process?

    R.
     
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    Are you talking about the silver hair/wool?
     
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    I always wonder if salivate's voice is deliberately fake for his videos.
     
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    WTH is "silver hair/wool" and what is it used for, never heard of it before.

    Edit: one online source mentioned that it is used in microanalysis.

    R.
     
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    In the video, he mentions a borax additive for a 'cleaner' pour. But I think they didn't use it.
     
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    Silver Unboxing Struggle: Crying Over Spilled Silver



    Published on Mar 3, 2015
    Watch this video to see me "crack" open this box and bolt on over for some silver and copper! By the way, when I cry over spilled silver, it's tears of joy.
     
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    I prefer Dothraki poured bars.


     
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    The Ghost Quarter Silver Unboxing Dance



    Published on Mar 6, 2015
     
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    Silver Bar Pour: Part 2: 5 Ounce Loafing Around



    https://youtu.be/0NiuJwe8Um4

    Published on Mar 13, 2015
    In this video, we pour a 5 ounce bar. The torch is loud, but the pour is proud. ,The look is harsh because the Borax is sparse.
     
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    Absolutely terrible looking dirty bar!! Usually, crud on the outside means crud on the inside. Can clean it up somewhat by adding small pinches of borax and a bb or 2 of sodium nitrate at a time. The sodium nitrate oxidizes some of the impurities and they rise to the top. Just a little borax tends to collect them on the edge. When the molten surface is bright and shiny with no white stuff visible, the silver should be fairly pure. This method will only remove small amounts of metallic impurities and works well for silver that is slightly off-purity. If too impure, it will have to be refined.
     
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    Silver Options & Opinions: It's All About Respect



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    Published on Mar 30, 2015
    With the increasing amount of silver options out there for purchase, there are just as many opinions. The intrinsic is the glue that holds us together and the love of collecting for others.
     
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    2015 Silver Easter Message: Renewal & Collecting



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    Published on Apr 5, 2015
    Happy Easter to the YouTube silver community with a message and open discussion about what new series or silver coins/rounds/bars you'd like to collect in the remaining months of this year. :)
     
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    JM Bullion Unboxing: 2015 1.25 oz Canadian Silver Bison Coin



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    Published on Nov 19, 2014
    The fastest shipping I have ever experienced on an order. Amazing coins. Rest assured I will do a close up video on these.
     
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    Very Rare Silver Certificates (One with a serial number of 1)



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    Published on Apr 11, 2015
    This is one video silver stackers and collectors will want to see. Watch to the end!
     
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    Take this fwiw (and dyodd)

    2015 The Year Of Cheap Silver



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    Published on Apr 24, 2015
    It's the year of cheap silver. What are you gonna do?
     
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    The Lamest Silver Unboxing EVER!



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    Published on May 1, 2015
    But, still maybe worth a view. I am prepared for the thumbs down as long as I don't get any dislikes.
     
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    US Modern Commemorative Tower



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    Published on May 3, 2015
    This is a prelude to madness, aside from that, it's a precursor to the showing of my entire US Modern commemorative coin collection since the programs inception in 1982. Enjoy!!
     
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    Silver Vs Soda



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    Published on May 8, 2015
    Who will win in this epic battle between acid and sugar and the most reflective metal in the world?
     
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    Metal Skyscraping Frustration



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    Published on May 9, 2015
    Either I'm not mechanically inclined or this thing is impossible to put together.
     
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    2015 March Of Dimes Special Silver Set



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    Published on May 12, 2015
    In tis video we see three coin silver set released by the United States Mint that showcases for the first time the reverse proof dime, and it's about time because getting this set was not a crime, even if it was sublime..oh hey yeah, that does rhyme.

    Notice at the beginning I say Marshal Dimes. ;)
     
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    Silver Slacker Silver Skull



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    Published on May 15, 2015
    In this video you shall see the ever so popular 4 oz silver skull! Sold out in 21 minutes. Silver Slacker has a great channel and he's a great guy.
     
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    2015 Reverse Proof Silver Dime: Up Close & Personal



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    Published on May 17, 2015
    Enjoy this up close and magnified look at the new reverse proof silver dime.
     
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    A Full Time Light From A Part Time Prepper



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    Published on May 19, 2015
    With a little copper and silver. Thanks PTP and SB
     
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    Tubular Journey Sidetracked



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    Collecting enough American Silver Eagles to fill up this tube. Sometimes when setting goals, one can get sidetracked, you dig?
     
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    Memorial Day Reflection In Silver & Clad



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    Published on May 25, 2015
    In memory of those who lost their lives in service and honoring those who served and live on.
     
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    Unenveloping Silver From StillKeepin1



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    Published on May 27, 2015
    One from a prize win and the other from a purchase.
     
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    2015 High Relief Proof Silver Kookaburra: 5 oz & 1 oz



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    Published on May 27, 2015
    Enjoy this unboxing of the high relief versions of the proof kookaburra's in 1 ounce and 5 ounce sizes.
     
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    Gold & Silver: What Are They Worth To YOU?



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    Published on May 31, 2015
    A discussion about your perception of gold and silver's worth in the wake of falling spot prices.
     
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    Not So Local Coin Shop Silver Purchases



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    Published on Jun 7, 2015
    And a silver hustle that might make SilverHustlin13 proud.
     
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    An Incredible & Exciting 3 Leaf Silver Opportunity



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    Listen to me pitch this incredible exciting opportunity and close the deal with some fine kitty action at the end.
     
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    Stillkeepin1's APMEX Situation: Fradulent or Negligent?



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    With everyone piling up on APMEX, I figured I would do a video Stillkeepin1's situation. I still hope that justice comes to the person who stole the package and that Stillkeepin1 is properly compensated for his frustration. Think about how Provident, JM Bullion, Gainesville, or ANY other PM dealer would handle this situation.

    [h=4][/h]
     
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    2015 Silver Proof Saltwater Crocodile



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    You want scaly crocodile in silver form? You've come to the right place. Kitties are scared of crocs. I don't understand why.
     
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    Guest Post: 150,000 Cigarettes or 3,275 Ounces of Silver, by Gary Christenson


    June 20, 2015 - 5:17 am



    Suppose on January 1, 1995, over 20 years ago, you quit smoking one pack per day and bought silver instead

    Assume:



    • One pack of cigs per day at their average price each month over those 20 years in the United States.
    • Instead of buying cigs, you purchased silver once per month on the last day of the month with the savings.
    • Some states have higher or lower taxes than average. For example, the national average price for a pack of cigs might be $6.50, while some states average over $10 per pack. Use the average price for calculations.


    Savings:




    • One pack per day is about 150,000 cigarettes over 20.5 years. Given monthly average prices for cigs and silver, you would have accumulated about 3,275 ounces of silver, which at today’s diminished silver price is worth over $50,000.
    • Using the money saved from NOT buying two packs per day for over 20 years would be about $100,000 in today’s prices. At the peak price for silver in 2011, it would have been over $300,000.



    When silver sells for $100 per ounce will cigarettes sell for $40 per pack? This isn’t as outrageous as it sounds. I remember buying Marlboros for 19 cents per pack back in ancient times. Cigarettes are about 35 times as expensive now as they were in my youth. The current price is $6.50 for a pack, and 35 times that price would be about $225 per pack. Outrageous! The loss of purchasing power in fiat currencies is also outrageous.


    Other Savings:

    What about driving to work? Assume traveling 50 miles round trip five days per week. Assume gasoline costs an average of $4.00 per gallon (U.S. prices) and your mileage changes from 15 mpg to 30 mpg. Total savings is about $145 per month, or the equivalent of ¾ of a pack of cigs per day. A more efficient car saves about 2,500 ounces of silver in 20.5 years.

    You can do the math yourself, but consider some possibilities:



    • Instead of consuming one $30 bottle of wine per night, you drink two beers. Savings is about 13,000 ounces of silver in 20.5 years.
    • Instead of a new Mercedes every three years, you might purchase a new Toyota every four years. This could be 26,000 ounces of silver.
    • Instead of a new 150-foot yacht every decade, you might purchase a used 100-foot yacht every second decade. Many ounces of silver!
    • Instead of a dozen new F-35 fighter aircraft … dream on!
    • Instead of a three wars in Iraq … I can’t count the ounces of silver, but it is a huge number.


    Another comparison:


    According to Steve St. Angelo the major U.S. and European banks have paid over $128 Billion in fines and settlements since 2009. He notes that the mine supply of silver in those six years totaled about $113 Billion. The major banks have paid more in fines than the cumulative value of all silver mined in six years. Moving fiat paper around is quite profitable. The silver is real, but how real are the banking profits?


    Summary:



    • A pack of Marlboros cost $0.19 many years ago. A typical price is now $6.50. Since we use unbacked debt based fiat currencies, inflation is here to stay, along with occasional panics, periodic crashes, and wealth transfers to the financial cartel.
    • Exchanging a small expense every day for a purchase of silver will create a considerable stack of silver over 20 years. The expense is gone, but the silver endures.
    • We have choices as individuals and as nations. More silver and less fiat currency is, in my opinion, a good choice.



    - Gary Christenson of The Deviant Investor


    http://survivalblog.com/guest-post-150000-cigarettes-or-3275-ounces-of-silver-by-gary-christenson/
     
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    Elemetal Grand Canyon Ultra High Relief Design Revealed



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    Published on Jun 23, 2015
    This is Elemetal's newest 2 oz high relief silver round from America's landmark series. What do you think of the design?
     
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