I’m not foolin’, and i’m not going to make yet another presumptuous guess about what is going to happen to the metals market — if you want that action, just scroll down a little bit, they’re everywhere!
And many of them are even great: well written, extremely informative articles backed up by every kind of chart you can imagine and even accurate citings of what has happened before. But really...let’s be serious for just a second and admit: no one knows. And no one knows what’s going to happen with bitcoin, or any of the alts, or the dolllar, or the pound or the peso...
With all that being said though, it does appear that premiums on physical metal are on the rise. I spoke about an Engelhard 5oz bar that sold recently for $350 and just realized i had a pic of it that i surreptitiously snapped through the glass case at my lcs (cameras not allowed in there...) With a wee crop here it is:
Funnily, there was an old 10oz JM bar that was sitting right beside it, for $350 too (twice the metal) and it’s still there! But the Sweet E-bar is gonzo. $70 Silver has arrived! This was in canadian dollars mind you, but still, that’s well over $50usd per ounce!
And the 2017 1oz silver Krugerrand was over $70 cad when i bought it — that’s about the highest primo i’ve ever paid for an ounce of silver. Although i must admit: i think my most extravagant purchase was the 2012 Perth Mint year of the Dragon. An absolutely exceptional coin that i think is in my top three for desirability. There are others of course, but the 2012 Dragon is a near mythical coin in its rarity. I’ll have to dig that out...Hmmm, just got an idea for a cool post :)
Now, since we can’t know the future — Here’s a blast from the past:
[edit: apologies for lousy pic editing in next 3pics]
Good times and $70 dollar silver are closer than you think! D’Oh!!! Was I just predicting the future too? Ha...! Nope! Just talking about this glorious present before us all.
Get out there! Buy it up! Do it now, not next week...because maybe, just maybe, there will be none left at these prices before long — no one really knows ;)
Now, on to some other bidnass...
Do you remember the contest i held where i offered up a Steem Round to whomever could get to know me the first and the fastest based on 13 questions from my blog? Oh wait... that was a different giveaway (congrats again Kouloumos you big 5oz winner!), no, this was for my remembrance day post “Lest we Forget,” and it was fun to revisit. I forget the parameters of the giveaway now, but a guy in India won it and has finally sent me his addy! Lol! Well, @thedamus does what he sez he’s gonna’ do — even if it takes a little longer sometimes...
Like i say to Mrs. @thedamus: when a man says he’s going to do something, he does it! You don’t have to keep reminding him every six months!!!
Anyway, here’s what it looked like:
Huh? What!!!? @kiwiscanfly? what are you doing here??? Freaking kiwis...! Always playing silly bugger and having a good time!!!
Lemme’ try that again...
Bah ha ha! Much better! So #1158 is being sent overseas to India and into the hands of @jznsamuel — congratulations man! I will send this spectacular round out this week.
So that’s pretty cool! I’d love to know which, of all the countries of the world, that actually have a 2017 Community round... Although many of them hold gold in reserves — how many of them actually have any silver?
Which brings me to my next order of business:
I realized after i’d posted “Help Me Obi Wan” that that title did presume i was Princess Leia... Zoinks!!! ...ah well, sometimes ya just gotta make an ass out of yourself to keep ‘em smiling.
And make an ass i did! That post was from like 12 days ago and i had said it ran a week! Well, you know how it goes... when @thedamus sez he’s gonna’ do something, he’s gonna’ do it...
So i’m paying it out today!
I had asked for help from the community, and i had wanted it quick! I was offering three prizes for the best, shortest, simplest, efficient and thorough explanation of how to use blocktrades, withdraw etc, etc. Here were the prizes
1st — 25 sbd to a booster bot
2nd — 10 “
3rd — 5 “
Well @raybrockman came out with guns blazing and knives flashing and laid down the freshly smoked bacon and said BOOM! He also offered to coach me in steem chat if i needed it — what a guy! However, i was asking for the most comprehensive too, and one other ssg mofo provided it. @owenwat sent a link and a full explanation of exactly what i was looking for.
Congrats Owen! You won 1st prize!
And congrats Ray! You won 2nd prize!
Now after these two titans had laid down their sparkling posts, nobody else even stepped up... e
So Congratulations @owenwat!!! You have won 3rd prize as well!!
Owen: lemme’ know your choice, otherwise i will pick which bot i’m sending 30sdb to
Ray: same as O, except you’re just getting a 10bagger!
And just ‘cause i have a huge hammer, i’m gonna’ send @themothership my first month in liquid — and pay someone else’s first month in liquid too, and, i’m gonna’ send an extra sbd to further support the family. If you are in #thealliance get down on it!!!
Oh..., yeah, hi Stax! i was um, just talking about ahhh, you know, titter titter, um, well actually, say Wow! You look so hot in Purple baby!!!
Hope yer all having a great day building your own rebel empires and looting the system — even if today is only a day to conspire.
Cheers! from @thedamus