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    If you're holding gold right now you're smiling.

    I almost sold about 20% of my gold stash this week until I saw JP Morgan's projected gold price revision from $1800 up to $2500. Even though they're some of the biggest crooks out there, they're admitting $2500 because they know it's going up higher than that.

    I had the coins I wanted to sell already picked out and ready to go, but decided to wait a bit longer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
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    If you're holding gold right now you're smiling.

    I almost sold about 20% of my gold stash this week until I saw JP Morgan's projected gold price revision from $1800 up to $2500. Even though they're some of the biggest crooks out there, they're admitting $2500 because they know it's going up higher than that.

    I had the coins I wanted to sell already picked out and ready to go, but decided to wait a bit longer...
    Great minds think alike. I had taken 11 Gold First Spouse 1/2 oz coins out of my s.d. box to sell two weeks ago. Decided not to sell. Double Eagle 1 oz coins are much better investments than any other gold coin.

    Gold is going great guns now but when the price get way up there I look for silver to gain more and gold to slack off due to the high price. If the economy picks up a tad, silver will go up. So, it could be a double whammy for silver. Yep, I am sleeping great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    ChiCom silver and gold scares the hell out of me. The set I bought had a cert but the seller agreed to 2 independent authentications. Cost me a few extra bucks but too many fakes out there and some of them are very good.

    I was watching a show on Discovery, or History, or something like that about a pawn shop in Detroit, which was getting taken for thousands by fake gold which passed their standard acid testing. The son and junior partner of the pawn shop started using a very expensive machine, I assume a spectrometer of some sort, to test for gold. The father and owner was against it because the machine was so expensive, he wasn't sure it would return on the investment. The machine, which costs tens of thousands of dollars, identified a few thousand dollars worth of gold that was overrated or outright fake, but passed the acid tests, in just the first few days. They ended up buying the machine.

    I suppose the practice of alchemy is getting better and better.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    I appreciate all the knowledge and insight on PMs. I have held off on buying some of the American Eagles cause i really thought gold might slip back down to about 1K and Oz. Hadn't happened. I'm probably off to my fav coin shop and going to put a good portion of my free cash into some Silver and probably a couple of the gold coins.

    Which one do you all think is better? A standard American Eagle coin or the Buffalo Head gold coin?

    I want the Buffalo....it doesn't really seem to matter, but want some input before I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    I appreciate all the knowledge and insight on PMs. I have held off on buying some of the American Eagles cause i really thought gold might slip back down to about 1K and Oz. Hadn't happened. I'm probably off to my fav coin shop and going to put a good portion of my free cash into some Silver and probably a couple of the gold coins.

    Which one do you all think is better? A standard American Eagle coin or the Buffalo Head gold coin?

    I want the Buffalo....it doesn't really seem to matter, but want some input before I do.
    My personal hunch is that we see a slight pullback in the gold price next week after a run like we've seen during the last two weeks or so. Waiting a bit may save you a little dough, but follow your own instincts. Remember, we were just @$1500 a very short time ago...

    I like the Buffalos as well, but they can carry a bit higher of a dealer premium depending on the coin shop. Ask and compare prices. Also, if you get a Buffalo that's still wrapped in the US mint pack plastic, I would recommend not unwrapping it as tempting as it may be. Don't forget that the Buffalo is a 24k .9999 fine pure gold coin so it is extremely soft and vulnerable to dings and scratches, even if it's still in the mint pack wrapping. The Eagles are 22K so they are quite a bit more durable, but still a full troy ounce of pure gold.

    I own plenty of coins that I bought because I like them... But, from a no BS 'get the most gold for as close to spot as possible' perspective, South African Kruggerands can be an excellent option. Gold coins from Mexico carry lower premiums most of the time as well. Ask and compare prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    I appreciate all the knowledge and insight on PMs. I have held off on buying some of the American Eagles cause i really thought gold might slip back down to about 1K and Oz. Hadn't happened. I'm probably off to my fav coin shop and going to put a good portion of my free cash into some Silver and probably a couple of the gold coins.

    Which one do you all think is better? A standard American Eagle coin or the Buffalo Head gold coin?

    I want the Buffalo....it doesn't really seem to matter, but want some input before I do.
    If you buy a gold Buffalo, watch out for ones that have tiny specks that look like rust. I have one that I bought from the mint in 2009 or 10 that has a speck on it. The mint had many complaints. So, take a magnifying glass with you.

    I would stick with the gold Eagles because it is more durable than than the Buffalo; also, it is my understanding that the Eagle is the only gold coin that is not reportable regardless of the number bought or sold.
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    This thread needs some gold and silver p0rn...

    Buffalo...



    Eagles...



    Canadian Maples...



    Australian nugget...

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    Silver Eagle...



    Canadian Maple...



    Mexican Libertad...



    Peace dollar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
    This thread needs some gold and silver p0rn...

    Buffalo...



    Eagles...



    Canadian Maples...



    Australian nugget...

    Nice
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    The way the Dollar is taking a hit, the Gold and Silver investment is the only way to "keep" your investment from actually losing value.
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