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A couple of the 2 oz Goats courtesy of our sponsors at JMB. Great value and low premium.
Hard to find someone that beats JMB's low premiums. It would be great to see a side by side between a one Oz coin and the two Oz coin you are showing us. The two Oz coins will not be twice a large, but it is substantially larger?
 

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Hey shortstack how do those plat coins sound? A little different than G & S coins.
I purchased the Fisch ringer and a few of their wallets a few weeks ago. I will put the PT coin on the ringer and see what (if anything) happens. I will repeat what I said earlier. These PT coins are absolutely brilliant in the light. They are not dull and boring. The ridges may have help refract additional light as compared to the old Maple design. Which is why I cannot wait to see what a 2015 Gold Maple looks like.

Another thing on the Fisch ringer. I tried this with my one Oz Gold Maple and the coin did not ring. All my other maples are in my safe deposit box so I guess I will have to wait until I order my 2015 Gold Maples. But the coin I rang was purchased from A***X so I doubt it is a fake. It seemed like the striker on the Fisch ringer could was not reaching the coin. On the thread below, someone is saying in post #3 that "Gold maples don't ring either"

https://gold-forum.kitco.com/showthread.php?105557-Platinum-coin-ring-test
 

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^^^^^^^^^

Yep. Archie Kidd is the silver art bar "god" as far as I am concerned and his guidebooks are the "bible" for silver art bar collectors to read and learn. Without his guidebooks, I would not be the '70's silver art bar collector that I am today.
 
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A five oz wedge tail high relief. Would not have known about these if searcher had not posted the salvatate metal videos on the 10 oz pour thread.
 

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Some 5 Oz proof Panda’s. The 2013 is my favorite of all the Panda’s designs, but they both look great in my display case.
 

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I bought my 1st Pre-1933 gold purchase earlier today from a LCS. It was a 1914-D Indian Head gold coin. I paid $145.00 for it but it is an ex-Jewelry piece (i.e. damaged) and it was cleaned. Since there is a history of these being faked, I took it to other LCS's to verify that it was gold. The 1st two LCS's that I took it too verified the gold content (by using an "x-ray" gun) and since I ventured into a different territory from what I usually collect, I had another LCS take a closer look at the detail of the coin and told me that it was real based on what he saw in his magnifier. Actually I did learn a lesson here today and that is buying the books to learn about the numi coins before actually diving in and buying the coin. Here is what it looks like:
Update (5-1-2017):

I did sell this 1914-D Indian Head Gold coin on November 2016 on ebay for $210.00 (Best offer deal). After paying Ebay/Paypal fees and paying USPS shipping. I made close to $31 in FRN profit.
 
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During today's silver smackdown to under $17 ($16.88 as I wrote this post), I picked up three 1996 SAEs from a LCS for a total of $60.00 ($20 per SAE):

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These three 1996 SAE's are "scruffy" but that's fine with me. I plan to flip at least one of these on ebay but I am not in a rush to do so. Paying only $20 for a 1996 SAE is something that does not happen very often for me.
 

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During today's silver smackdown to under $17 ($16.88 as I wrote this post), I picked up three 1996 SAEs from a LCS for a total of $60.00 ($20 per SAE):
These three 1996 SAE's are "scruffy" but that's fine with me. I plan to flip at least one of these on ebay but I am not in a rush to do so. Paying only $20 for a 1996 SAE is something that does not happen very often for me.
Nice score.
 

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Even in "scruffy" condition, there is no way that I could have walked away from that low price on a key date 1996 SAE especially when he had 3 of them available at that price. I am very happy that I bought those three 1996 SAEs for that low price.
 
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They minted 3.6 million in 1996. NGC has graded over 100,000 of them at ms69. That's higher than the entire mintage of the coin in my avatar. Nice score, but flip them all.
 

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They minted 3.6 million in 1996. NGC has graded over 100,000 of them at ms69. That's higher than the entire mintage of the coin in my avatar. Nice score, but flip them all.
I will think about it. I know for sure that I will plan to flip 1st one of the three in the very near future (within the next 2-3 weeks). I will probably stash the 2nd one in my "business inventory" (for my ebay sideline business that is strictly for resale in the distant future) and stash the 3rd one in my "personal inventory" (to keep for myself). All subject to change since I am still deciding.
 

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They minted 3.6 million in 1996. NGC has graded over 100,000 of them at ms69. That's higher than the entire mintage of the coin in my avatar. Nice score, but flip them all.
I forgot to mention that I also picked up a 1996 proof SAE for only $22 when I was at a big coin show in North Georgia last month. It is very "scruffy" and it did not come in original gov't packaging. That part did not matter to me since I was able to get a proof 1996 SAE for about the same premium that a regular BU SAE is currently going for. I do not plan to sell the 1996 proof SAE because I do not feel that I will get that lucky again to find a proof SAE for that low of a premium over spot. I do plan to flip at least one of the three 1996 SAEs that I bought this past Monday (May 1, 2017).
 

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They minted 3.6 million in 1996. NGC has graded over 100,000 of them at ms69. That's higher than the entire mintage of the coin in my avatar. Nice score, but flip them all.
I will think about it. I know for sure that I will plan to flip 1st one of the three in the very near future (within the next 2-3 weeks). I will probably stash the 2nd one in my "business inventory" (for my ebay sideline business that is strictly for resale in the distant future) and stash the 3rd one in my "personal inventory" (to keep for myself). All subject to change since I am still deciding.
I decided what I am going to do with those 3 1996 SAE's that I bought earlier this month. Here is how I am going to do this:

1.) I am going to keep 1st one and put it in my personal collection of '70's silver art bars and silver coins. This is the stuff that I will not sell but I will look at and fondle when the need arises (which is very frequent).

2.) I am going to put the second one in my "business stack". The "business stack" is the stack of '70's silver art bars and silver coins (and sometimes fractional gold) that is only for resale purposes in the distant future (i.e. in several months up to as long as "several years" from time of purchase). The "business stack" is reserve inventory for my ebay sideline business that I will tap into if it has been at least 2 months time of not finding anything at the LCS's and coin shows and my "short-term" flip stack is getting low (below 5 oz's of silver).

3.) I am going to put the 3rd one in the "short-term flip" stack. This "short term" flip" stack is the stuff that I have set aside from my other two stacks that I will flip in the very near future (usually within 2-3 weeks from the time of purchase with a few exceptions) on ebay. When I hunt for '70's silver art bars and other collectible silver at the LCS coin shows and flea markets, I will frequently came across '70's silver bars and certain collectible silver coins (i.e. key SAE dates, certain ATB pucks, etc.) for .999 generic silver premiums that I already have in my personal collection but I know what they are and what they can "retail" for and will buy it for the short-term flip for an FRN profit. This particular stack changes on a frequent basis depending on how much and how fast I sell per week.

I do this with every '70's silver art bar, ATB puck (bullion and "P" versions), certain key date SAE, and other silver. Doing three separate stacks helps me keep track of what I will sell and what I will keep. With that said, I have a bunch of '70's silver art bars stored away that I bought in the last 3-4 weeks that I am making a decision on what stack I am going to put it in.
 

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That's fair. I have done this for a while so I do not mind mentioning how I will divvy up what I will keep and what I will flip. It does not bother me at all. A lot of people know me as a collector and a reseller. I enjoy what I collect and making profit on what I sell with my ebay sideline business. I am successful at what I do as a side business. The only thing that I will not do on here is reveal is how many total oz's of silver I have (if I actually knew). Since I buy and sell on a regular basis, I do not keep up with how many oz's I have so I do not know how many total oz's I have at the moment. I just keep up with how much I paid for each item for the sole purpose of reselling.
 

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I pulled a 1996 SAE out of my "short-term" flip stack (See post # 423 for details) and listed it on ebay last Thursday (May 18). I sold it last night for just under $39. After ebay and paypal fees and USPS shipping costs, I made a net profit of just under $11 on the 1996 SAE. I banked that profit and I will use the original $20 to buy a '70's silver art bar. I could have sold it for more money but I did not do it because it was not in perfect condition with it having toning and some hazing on it and I wanted to give the customer a decent deal on it.

EDIT: The 1996 SAE in my "business stack" will be sold in the distant future (6 - 10 months from now but subject to change). I am in no rush to sell that one in my "business stack". The 1996 SAE in my personal collection will not be sold. Around this time next year, I should end up selling 2 of the 3 1996 SAE's that I bought for $20 each earlier this month.
 
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