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Is anybody else into wearing a bit of thier stash?

My wife has 2 of the 2.5 gram Suisse pendants and a 1/10 GAE in a bezel she wears.

I have a 1/10 Krugerrand I wear at times. Im thinking of putting a proof sovereign in a bezel too.

I think they look great!:bowdown:

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I dont wear any, I bought 2 off a girl that was in need of some frn's. I thought my wife would wear them the neclace had a1/4oz gae and bracelet with a 1/10 oz gae. I did'nt find they looked all that great . yours are nice looking though!
 

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I dont wear any, I bought 2 off a girl that was in need of some frn's. I thought my wife would wear them the neclace had a1/4oz gae and bracelet with a 1/10 oz gae. I did'nt find they looked all that great . yours are nice looking though!
They are expensive to buy, but not bad if you already have the coins. Many are junk that scratch the coins all up.
 

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I wear a 1/4 ounce gold eagle on a twenty four inch chain. I get lots of compliments on it.
 
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Im an old airman. I wear dog tags only on my neck.

Maybe I could find silver ones? <snicker>
 

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My wife fell in love with one of the early Panda designs so I bought her the 1/20 ounce size and used a bezel that came with another coin from a feebay auction. I recently bought her the 1/10oz version as an upgrade and am actually waiting on a bezel for that one that I ordered a week or so ago.
 
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I used to wear a 1 oz Credit Suisse bar, but had to sell it when I ran into trouble out on the road a long time back. Been thinking about getting another something-or-other to wear on a chain.

My wife has a 1/2 oz GAE in a bezel, but she doesn't wear it often. Just jewelry to her. For me the idea was always insurance. Something with enough value to get me out of a jam if I got into one. Things have changed, but not necessarily for the better. I still think an oz of gold is the way to go. Easier to replace than my Omega, and a 1/10th isn't even going to cover a flat tire these days (aside from looking kinda' sissy around a man's neck... go big or get out!).

One thing I will remember next time, sell the gold piece if you need to but keep the bezel and chain. I'd have replaced mine a long time ago if I'd been smart enough to sell the bar and keep the rest.
 

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Gggggggggggggggggg .................... Guys, do not be cheap! Do not wear bullion. Have some nice JEWELRY!!!
 
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Gggggggggggggggggg .................... Guys, do not be cheap! Do not wear bullion. Have some nice JEWELRY!!!
Jewelry is a losing proposition.
 

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My wife likes Panda bears to begin with and I'll tell you this coin looks very cute on her. It was a mint packaged coin that is in a 14k Bezel and due to her personal preference is on a silver chain. It actually works well with that combination on her.

 

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I do not care. I will have a beauty on my neck, not a 163234245342th GAE.
People have been wearing PM coins since coins were invented, it's a very old tradition.
 

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Good prices on 14k bezels here: http://www.centercoin.com/coin_jewelry/14k_gold_coin_bezels.htm

They average $20 less than ebay or other sites, I got a diamond cut 1/10 GAE bezel from them for a christmas gift and they are beautiful.

I only use the screw top bezels as they do not scratch up the coins.

You need a small screwdriver that fits the screw just right and those are cheap anywhere, and maybe a magnafying glass.
 

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Thanks for the website. I have been wanting one for a lunar year of the ox 1/10 oz and they have a good selection.
 

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that is a cool chain, Is it black hills gold? cant tell the color.
I bought this from a girl at work and I know little about jewelry. It is silver and gold in color.
 

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I think coin jewelry is attractive; whenever I see it, I also want to know what coin and year it is.
Over the years on various holidays I've purchased my mother, sisters and other female relatives, a silver chain with a silver half dollar of the year of their birth, or one of the Chinese silver zodiac for their birth year. I've never gotten a negative response!

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I wear a 1/4 ounce gold eagle on a twenty four inch chain. I get lots of compliments on it.
I have gotten a few compliments, but mostly if the people staring say anything (everybody stares, I work in public) it's "is that real?"

Then I decide weather to say if it's real or not.
 

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I have gotten a few compliments, but mostly if the people staring say anything (everybody stares, I work in public) it's "is that real?"

Then I decide weather to say if it's real or not.

Meanwhile they are deciding based on your answers wether to take the pistol from their pocket! No thank you!
 

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They had better be faster than me, and I'm ready to be robbed.
I understand. I carry myself, but if you cause things to get to the point where you have to draw a weapon then you have already lost. and what if they are faster or have more than 1 at different points of the compass? Better no not draw attention to yourself out in public imo.

People are unemployed and hurting. After a while they can get desperate. An ounce of Au is more than enough reason to kill you for some desperate people.

Just be aware of your surroundings please.
 
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Meanwhile they are deciding based on your answers wether to take the pistol from their pocket! No thank you!
Long chain, worn inside your shirt. My purpose was never to show off what I had. It was for me alone... my own peace of mind. In fact, I always suspected that if I got mugged that gold piece would be the only thing left to get me home. Wallet and watch are gone, but who's going to go digging inside my shirt when they're in a hurry to grab and go?
 

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I have gotten a few compliments, but mostly if the people staring say anything (everybody stares, I work in public) it's "is that real?"

Then I decide weather to say if it's real or not.
Yep, first it is "is it real". Then "what is it". Then "how much is it worth". I teach a lesson on what is real money for the students at our school when I introduce the three hundred section of our library. I show the kids a real silver quarter and talk about the difference between it and today's money. I also pass around a silver eagle and then point to the 1/4th ounce gold eagle around my neck and talk about how much it is worth. Which is why I want to get a 1/10 oz bezel. When I first got my 1/4th ounce it wasn't worth as much as it is today. I've noticed other people pay attention to it in places like a casino. So when I go someplace I'm leery about I hide it in my shirt.
 

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Here's one I just put together. The bezel had a plastic spacer and a 1/10 krug in it when I bought it a while back on ebay.

I took the spacer out and the bezel is 21mm.

Bingo, Helvetias, roosters and other 20 franc coins are 21mm.~:grin10:

Yeah I know the photo sucks...


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I like the Helvetia. As for wearing your gold coins around your neck I think to fully accessorize you need to be donning your 'I collect expensive precious metals and keep it hidden at my home on 1111 Main street' shirt. Sorry, had to throw that in. Maybe a good alternative is to buy one of these innumerable copy coins off of ebay and wear that. Like rich old ladies used to wear fake diamond necklaces that mirrored their real ones.

I've got a question though. I have no interest in bezels but did buy a coin off ebay that came with one, 14k. Is this really worth much of anything? It was for a smaller peso coin. It doesn't look like much, haven't had a chance to weigh it. I just noticed that when a coin is offered with a 14k bezel people bid up on it more than what seems reasonable. I put mine with the rest of my bullion and blew it off. What is the cash for gold value of these things?
 

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A new screw top bezel in 14k is $75-$120 and adds that much or more to the coins value. Scrap value ain't much as they only weigh around a gram.

As for following you home, nobody knows what a gold coin is anymore and could care less what one is worth. Wealth today is a credit or food stamp card.
 

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Do you mean the Pamp Suisse ones?

http://www.apmex.com/Product/55830/2_1_2_gram999_Fine_Gold_Oval_Pendant_Fortuna_Design_.aspx

I've thought about giving one or two of those as gifts, but always worried about the loop that attaches to the chain. Is that mounting point .9999 gold, or is it something a bit tougher?

I guess: is it rugged enough to actually wear is my question.
I would suggest getting the ring soldered closed.

For my own purposes, I also prefer a 24" chain that fits over my head so the catch can be eliminated and the chain soldered (I kinow this doesn't work for most women as they generally prefer the pendant to ride higher).
 
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A new screw top bezel in 14k is $75-$120 and adds that much or more to the coins value. Scrap value ain't much as they only weigh around a gram.

As for following you home, nobody knows what a gold coin is anymore and could care less what one is worth. Wealth today is a credit or food stamp card.
It should also be noted that some bezels are gold-filed. Have to be careful of that if adding value for a coin already in a bezel... and particularly careful of "14K GF" markings which can be deceiving.
 

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It should also be noted that some bezels are gold-filed. Have to be careful of that if adding value for a coin already in a bezel... and particularly careful of "14K GF" markings which can be deceiving.
Yah, like anything else there is junk out there to be aware of.
 

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Do you mean the Pamp Suisse ones?

http://www.apmex.com/Product/55830/2_1_2_gram999_Fine_Gold_Oval_Pendant_Fortuna_Design_.aspx

I've thought about giving one or two of those as gifts, but always worried about the loop that attaches to the chain. Is that mounting point .9999 gold, or is it something a bit tougher?

I guess: is it rugged enough to actually wear is my question.
That's the one, she has a rose and a fortuna. They are all 24k and quite delicate, the loop is solid so it won't pull apart.

You just have to use a bit more care when wearing them, you woulden't want to wear one to bed as they are very soft.

All the reports I get from her is it is worth the extra effort because other women notice them, they know it is gold but looks different from the gold they are used to seeing,

when the light hits them they scream GOLD from across the room. To clean them just dip in cleaner and rinse in warm water, you can genty rub them with a tissue dipped in cleaner

just don't attempt to dry them.
 

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I would suggest getting the ring soldered closed.
I'll keep that in mind. :ok:

That's the one, she has a rose and a fortuna. They are all 24k and quite delicate, the loop is solid so it won't pull apart.

You just have to use a bit more care when wearing them, you woulden't want to wear one to bed as they are very soft.
Cool. Thanks. :coolbeer:
 

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That's the one, she has a rose and a fortuna. They are all 24k and quite delicate, the loop is solid so it won't pull apart.
Irons, Is the ring that goes through the loop on top part of the gold weight, (which we could then presume would make it 24k as well)?
 

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Irons, Is the ring that goes through the loop on top part of the gold weight, (which we could then presume would make it 24k as well)?
Yep it is, they are 2.7 grams.

EDIT: I'm putting together a sovereign pendant tonight, thats going to look killer!
 

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GAHHHHH! You mean it might be tomorrow before we have pics?