All this talk about silver prices falling, but no mention of gold

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by myownprivy, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Aesthetically, I've always preferred White PMs to Yellow. (I even ordered my UT grad. ring in white gold) However, for investment I'd pick yellow over white anytime.
    Any silver I own has a hefty collector's/numismatic value attached. e.g. 1916
    MS-63FH SLQ.
    & a silver partridge in a pear tree.
    (Didn't mean to sound so 'bragiferious')
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
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  3. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency

    Yes. But they're really small and light.
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  4. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    That's a matter of opinion. Silver is Poor Man's gold. It allows people that can't afford the yellow crap to own something.
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  5. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    That's only a little over 20 pounds. Even most geezers can lift that.
  6. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    I'm 70, have two artificial hips and one artificial shoulder. I've had 27 surgeries, head-to-toe, metal all over, but I regularly carry 50 lbs plus when gardening, or helping others. I could carry a heck of a lot of silver if need be. I love the stuff.

    My father who died just short of 92 years had the grip strength of a young man. He got it peeling potatoes for the senior citizen center meals for 25 years after retiring from owning a cafe (where he must have peeled carloads of potatoes over those 40 years).

    It is a blatant form of ageism to make a blanket statement of physical disability for the elderly population.

  7. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I agree. Just because someone might have a disability or two does not mean that they are necessarily weak.
  8. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and some dudes like fat chicks. But that doesn't mean he should be judging beauty pageants.
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  9. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    That's awesome! I'm glad that in your condition you are still able to do those things.

    But your personal experience doesn't change the fact that a) the older you are the more likely you are to be disabled and b) that people who are disabled would, on average, have a harder time transporting 233 ounces of silver compared to ablebodied people.

    There is simply no disagreeing with point A and point B. Those statements say nothing about you personally, only about the averages of people in your age group and condition.

  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    By all means, keep digging. Let us know if you need a bigger shovel, we'll toss one down.
  11. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Well-Known Member

    This thread took an interesting turn. :cigar:
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  12. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    I know a guy in a wheelchair who is under 200 pounds and can bench press 300. Most people cannot do that.
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  13. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    No, they can't. I probably can't anymore, either.
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Beauty is still in the eyes of the beholder.
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  15. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Wrong. Standards of beauty typically relate to health. There is an evolutionary advantage to beauty: increasing chances of reproduction because beauty is a sign of good health.
    While there are certainly exceptions (like anorexic models in recent times), standards of beauty mostly center around human features that show high health. Good teeth, not too fat or skinny, good complexion, hips capable of bearing a child, etc.
  16. losthomer

    losthomer Active Member

    233 oz is about 16 lbs. Not exactly dragging an uncooperative elephant with you.
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  17. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Imagine for one moment someone saying to you: I find girls with missing teeth attractive. The inability to chew food properly really drives me wild.

    No, sorry, but beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you for your definition of beauty. Mine is different so beauty is still in the eyes of the beholder.
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  19. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Is that what the coin collector who likes fat chicks says when he tries to convince his wife to go to coin shows with him?
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You now assume my wife is fat and that I like fat chicks. As usual you're wrong!
    To a toothless man she could be very attractive and no, I am not toothless.
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  21. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    For the record, it wasn't directed at you, so that's why I edited it for clarity.
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