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    Default IRA Investments - Precious Metals

    Anyone else have IRA's or invested in precious metals? I recently converted 1/4 of my private 401K into Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. I started buying precious metal coins and such from coin dealers years ago. You can buy in small amounts and up until recently, I had a crown Royal bag full of coins and it was just neat to have. I felt like I lived in the ages when this was actual currency.

    Who else invests or collects coins? Any numismatics out there?
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    A friend of mine has done about the same a while back. I had a small inheritance from my European Ancestors that brought me some British Sovereigns from the Victorian period (nothing rare, they're quite common)--evidently, that's how people stored extra value or hedged it against the coin of their land--which, BTW, is once again in 'serious' question.

    I also have some old, mostly silver Drachmas, again nothing formidable--a few pounds perhaps. Not currently on the market and don't plan to sell anything I have in the near future--just keep it around in case, well you know. In case paper money becomes what we light our fires with. lol

    Some precious metals in ones portfolio these days, not a bad idea. Also some bonds...but those can fall too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    ...just keep it around in case, well you know. In case paper money becomes what we light our fires with. lol Some precious metals in ones portfolio these days, not a bad idea....
    If it gets to the point that we're lighting our fires with paper money, the only precious metal worth having around will be lead.
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    As part of my job I buy precious metals all day long. The selling slowed down a little when gold took a dump a short while ago but with the holidays here it has picked back up. I pay the most out of anyone in town so I am constantly buying. On average my typical payout is 20%-40% higher than my competition. I do have quite a bit personally but I also have my eye on a badass VPI TT right now so I may have to get rid of a few Krugerrands.
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    I have a small collection of coins, mostly silver, I have collected over the years. Mostly from metal detecting.
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    I sold my gold at $800 an oz. You can guess what i'm doin now. Had a nice collection of 1oz buffaloe dollars. All proof coins. Also had all the silver eagle's in proof. Kept me out of the poorhouse though. Best to buy from the U S Mint. Amazing how some coins would skyrocket 1 or 2 yrs later. Especialy limited sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    If it gets to the point that we're lighting our fires with paper money, the only precious metal worth having around will be lead.
    true all day everyday...

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    I keep a hedge fund in a secure place. It's right behind a nice collection of brass tubes with lead plugs at one end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    I have a small collection of coins, mostly silver, I have collected over the years. Mostly from metal detecting.
    What's the coolest thing you've found with the metal detector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    What's the coolest thing you've found with the metal detector?
    Coin wise- probably an 1801 Large Cent, a penny that is the size of a half dollar. And a 1925 Stone Mountain Silver half dollar. Have found many silver dimes and quarters, wheat pennies, very few nickels for some reason.

    Relic wise (Civil War)-CSA belt buckle, sold it a few years ago though. Several uniform jacket buttons, 1 gold plated. Dozens of mini balls and bullets etc. I have also found lantern turns, horse bridles and other oddball things.

    Jewelry- 1/2 carat diamond solitare set in platinum. Various gold chains and rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    Relic wise (Civil War)-CSA belt buckle, sold it a few years ago though. Several uniform jacket buttons, 1 gold plated. Dozens of mini balls and bullets etc. I have also found lantern turns, horse bridles and other oddball things..
    You do know that around where you live is where the Confederate gold disappeared (Chenault). Probably buried under the river now.

    When I was a small lad, my father would give us a dollar a week in allowance. Silver dollars. Still have them.

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    Ken, yes I know all about the Chenault gold legend. I actually live about 2 miles from the Chenault mansion that was built a year after the gold disappeared. His brother built another mansion about 500 yards from his. I know where the original Chenault homestead is as well. Even have permission from the land owner to metal detect there but have not gotten around to it yet.

    I have been on the property where Heard's Fort is just over the Wilkes county line. Been all over the woods around Hester's Ferry which is just up the road from the Chenault houses. Just off Graball road. This road was named Graball (Grab All) years after the gold went missing supposedly. There has actually been some gold coins found in this area over the years.

    You should come up one weekend. I can show you where the old town of Lisbon is. It was covered over when the lake was backed up. Right now with the water being so low you can see the tops of some buildings. AND see some of the walls from a Revolutionary War fort! This is kinda at the fork of where Broad River and Savannah River join. I can also show you an old mill on the Broad River that is pre Civil War.

    All of this is within 5 miles of my house.
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    Bumping this to the top instead of starting a new thread...

    I recently spoke with the company I have my IRA's with. I was able to open a brokerage account which allows me to direct $$$ out of my typical Mutual Fund accounts and into physical precious metals. Since the brokerage account is still an IRA, I can't take possession of the physical metals. There's a buy/sell commission and a storage fee for them to store it in a vault.

    Still, it's nice to now have the option to direct funds into this area. I'm also looking to make purchases outside of that so I can physically possess them.
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    I was speculating silver a while back right before the peak. I timed things pretty well. Bought between $16-28 per ounce. Sold just before it hit its high. Small time stuff, but it was fun.

    Going forward I am going to devote a percentage of investment funds towards gold and silver. This time for the long haul.

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    I like that idea of metal detection...sure beats my current plans of mastering alchemy.

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    It's weird that you can't actually hold this currency but I also wouldn't want that just sitting in my house, squirreled underneath some old porn and socks either....that would terrify me and I'm a serious gun owner. I'm sure my couple coins is not a big deal to the usual suspects in these dealings but I think it's a nice investment.

    The vault is in Delaware and you can however, drop by if scheduled and see your account holdings. How neat is that? I'd just like to touch that stuff at some point....before the zombies attack that is.

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    You sir are absolutely correct...FideliTrade in Wilimgton DE is the keeper of my holdings. I may give them a call to see if I can ride up there one day to at least see and touch what I purchased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    but I also wouldn't want that just sitting in my house, squirreled underneath some old porn and socks either
    Seriously, you think someone would pick up your sticky magazines and stick their hands under your dirty socks? I say that would be better than a hidden safe!
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    In and out of GLD and SLV since '08. Small current pos.
    Long TIE for 7-8 yrs; adding here.
    A few gold coins, plenty of silver, nothing remarkable.
    Some lead too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    Seriously, you think someone would pick up your sticky magazines and stick their hands under your dirty socks? I say that would be better than a hidden safe!
    Well, it appears you know my hiding place.

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    Bought some more bullion today.

    BofA Merrill Lynch have a target price of $2400 per oz of gold by then end of 2014. The announcement of QE3 had them revise their position on the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammerchell View Post
    It is a common sense that gold is very percious and now more and more people like the gold metal, and more and more people now join ge group of hunting for treasure and gold. This is like the "gold rush". But what is different form before is that now people use more advanced equippmemt to help them to find the gold. And it seems among different equippments, people like the metal detectors most, because that such a device can help them to identify the detail information of the metal so that people can find it in a short time.
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