Sunday, August 23, 2015

Silver Bullion Purchase: Canadian Maples, Birds of Prey Series and Scottsdale Silver

We were recently able to add a few ounces into our silver stack. We added two 1-ounce 2015 Canadian Maples, two 1-ounce 2015 Red-Tail Hawks from the RCM Birds of Prey series and a 100 gram Scottsdale silver bar.

With the current price of silver we are looking to add a few more ounces into our silver stack very soon and we would be happy to hear your suggestions and what you've purchased recently. Thank you for the support as always and we hope you are enjoying your additions as well.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #64 - Adding More 99.9% Nickel Bullion!

We are back coin roll hunting two $100 boxes of Canadian nickels a week! Check out our coin roll hunting finds from box #63 in the video above, including the following:

$100 Canadian Nickel Box #64
-70 99.9% nickel nickels (3.5%)
-3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-1 pre-1960 American nickels

We love hearing about your coin roll hunting results too, so please do not hesitate to let us know what you guys are finding in the boxes. All the best in your searches this week!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #63 - Nickel Bullion Search Continues!

We are back coin roll hunting two $100 boxes of Canadian nickels a week! Check out our coin roll hunting finds from box #63 in the video above, including the following:

$100 Canadian Nickel Box #63
-85 99.9% nickel nickels (4.25%)
-3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-1 pre-1960 American nickels

We love hearing about your coin roll hunting results too, so please do not hesitate to let us know what you guys are finding in the boxes. All the best in your searches this week!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Coincast Episode 2 - Do We Regret Buying Silver at $35?

In episode 2 of Coincast, we discuss whether we regret buying our first ounces of silver at $35 per ounce in May 2011 with the current price of silver at roughly $15 per ounce.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Coincast Episode 1 - Canadian Debt, Coin Roll Hunting Endgame and Silver Retirement Plan

Here is the first episode of Coincast! We have been wanting to do a podcast-like video series together for the past couple of months now and we hope that you enjoy episode 1. We are currently planning on doing at least two episodes a week, but if the feedback is positive we would be happy to do more.

In this first episode, we discuss the following topics:

  • Why Canadians are getting themselves into record debt
  • Whether you need to melt copper pennies or 99.9% nickel nickels in order to benefit from coin roll hunting
  • Whether silver is a good asset for retirement

We are more than happy to hear your views and opinions on any of these topics, so please feel free to leave a comment below. We hope you guys enjoy the discussion and kindly ask that you please like, comment and subscribe if you enjoyed it. Thank you as always everyone!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Silver Stack Additions: 2015 Austrian Philharmonics and American Eagles

If you read our previous post, you know that we have not been able to add a significant number of ounces into our silver collection this past year. In 2014, we set a goal of adding 100 ounces of silver into our stack and we were fortunate enough to blow past that goal by the end of the year. However, for 2015, we determined that we would not set a number of ounces to aim for but instead looked to add what we could here and there.

We started the year off very slowly with no significant purchases until only recently when we added the 2015 Somalian Elephant 1-ounce silver coins, which we are big fans of. However, those 4 ounces aside, we did not add any other silver this year.

But we are committed to continue to stack silver for the rest of 2015 and we took a step in that direction with a recent silver purchase. We were able to add 8 more ounces into our silver stack by purchasing 4 1-ounce 2015 American Silver Eagles and 4 1-ounce 2015 Austrian Philharmonics. It feels good to get back into the action on the year. As I mentioned in the video above, we are big fans of both of these series, and as far as adding lower premium, government issued bullion, the Eagles and the Philharmonics are our go-to coins. Not only can we get them at relatively the same price that we can get the Canadian Silver Maples, or at different times even cheaper, we are big fans of the design of these coins and think they look great. The Philharmonics and Eagles help us to lower our dollar cost average and we hope to be able to add a few each purchase in order to ultimately fill a tube of them.

This recent silver purchase has brought our total ounces for 2015 to 12 ounces. That certainly is a small drop in the pan to many silver stackers out there, but for us it represents another step in the right direction in our humble opinion and keeps us motivated to continue upon this path for the remainder of the year. We don't know where we will end, but we are confident that we will be in a better spot at year's end than at its start.

Thank you all for the support as always and please let us know how your 2015 silver stacking goals are going or whether you have made any silver purchases recently.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Our Direction and Plan for Coin Roll Hunting, Silver Stacking and Podcasts

The past few months have been difficult for us in terms of our goals in regard to stacking silver and coin roll hunting Canadian nickels. The necessity of having to focus on the traditionally considered important aspects of life that we all have meant that we had to put our silver stacking and nickel coin roll hunting on hold. However, we love silver stacking and coin roll hunting, and more importantly, we love sharing our journey in these respects with the amazing communities that have grown around these topics and the great individuals who we have the pleasure to engage with on YouTube and through social media.

That is why we are now taking the opportunity to refocus our silver stacking and coin roll hunting goals. Further, we have also committed to doing podcast-like discussion videos two times a week, which we hope to be able to use to discuss the topics of coin roll hunting, silver and gold stacking and economics more generally. It may not come across in all of our videos, but we are avid lovers of economics and history and the discussion videos should be a great outlet to be able to engage these topics more fully.

In terms of coin roll hunting, our goals are a bit more definable. We are hoping to be able to coin roll hunt through two $100 boxes of Canadian nickels every week. I believe that now is a great opportunity to try to get as many 99.9% nickel nickels as we can as there is the potential that these coins might not be available in significant quantities for much longer. Therefore, we will commit to making a push to hoard them and two boxes a week should be a very achievable goal for us. Finally, we do not have a set number of ounces that we would like to add into our silver stack for the rest of the year, but I think we have a number of purchases left in front of us in 2015 and I am confident that anyone following this blog or our YouTube channel will enjoy the additions as well.

That is the rest of our 2015 in a nutshell. We are definitely excited about being able to get back into our favourite hobby of coin roll hunting as well as making more consistent silver additions and we are excited to add a little more discussion in between the hunting and stacking. Thank you again to everyone for sticking with us over the past year and we hope you enjoy what is coming.

Have you made any recent silver purchases and had success with coin roll hunting recently? Please feel free to let us know in the comment section below as we always love hearing the results that others are having as well.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Silver Gold Bull Free Shipping on Orders Over $500 *EXPIRED*

Please note that this free shipping deal for Canadian and US customers expires at midnight on April 6, 2015 and is only on orders over $500

It is not often that Canadians get a chance to have free shipping on their bullion orders. For that reason, I thought that it would be prudent to make the above video sharing a pretty good deal from Silver Gold Bullion. They are offering free shipping on orders over $500 for their Canadian and US customers until April 6th at midnight. Shipping in Canada is usually around $25, so this may be a good deal to take advantage of if you had planned on making a bullion purchase in the near future.

It would be nice to see market competition begin to drive down the cost of shipping in Canada, but for now, it is great to see this deal being offered by Silver Gold Bull.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

End of 2014 Silver Additions - Increasing the Silver Stack

We started 2014 with the goal of stacking and additional 100 ounces of silver by the end of 2014. We made a strong push in the closing months of 2014 in order to successfully accomplish this goal. In the above videos, you can see our recent silver purchases that we were able to add to our silver stack. We were able to diversify quite substantially with these purchases. We added the following silver coins and silver bars into our silver stack at the end of 2014:

2 1oz Bald Eagles from the Royal Canadian Mint's Birds of Prey Series
4 1oz Australian Saltwater Crocodiles from the Perth Mint
10 1oz Australian Kookaburras from the Perth Mint
2 10oz Johnson Matthey silver bars
6 1oz Johnson Matthey silver bars
1 100gram Scottsdale silver bar
10 1oz Mexican Libertads
10 1oz American Eagles

It was not easy to make these purchases, but we have been very dedicated to accomplishing our 100 ounce goal. However, we certainly would not be able to do it without all of the support that we have received on this blog and on our YouTube channel. We are very blessed to be part of the great silver and coin roll hunting communities and we would not have been able to make the above purchases with the same enthusiasm without all of you.

Thank you for all of your support and stay tuned for a blog posting in the very near future concluding our goal of purchasing 100 ounces of silver in 2014. That video can now be seen on our YouTube channel.

Let us know in the comment section how your silver stacking goals went in 2014 and whether you have started in on your 2015 goals.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Still Here, Still Silver Stacking

Sometimes "real life" can get in the way of hobbies and interests. That is basically what happened to us in the past couple of months, as work obligations cut into a lot of the free time that would otherwise go into our hobbies of coin roll hunting, making YouTube videos and interacting with the silver stacking and coin roll hunting communities on YouTube and through this blog. I won't go into the details because everyone has obligations, whether it be work, family or otherwise, but suffice it to say we spent way too long without providing an update.

Last weekend I remedied that and provided an update on YouTube, which can be viewed in the video above. Our time away has just so happen to come at a time when the silver community has been fully engaged with the drop in the silver price. During that time, however, we have still been committed to our goal of silver stacking. Further, I believe that we are now getting into a routine that will allow us to once again consistently make YouTube videos and reply to comments again.

I just want to take the time to thank everyone for sticking with us during the past few months and for your wonderfully inspiring and motivating comments on the update video above. Also, be on the look out for videos in the future showing the results of our last few (for now) nickel boxes that we coin roll hunted through and some silver that we were able to pick up in the last few months.

Thank you again and I look forward to seeing/hearing about all of your recent purchases and how you are doing on your goals as the year almost comes to a close!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #57 - Nickel Bullion Search Continues!

What do you do when you you are roughly 80 pounds away from your goal of obtaining 100 pounds of pre-1982 nickels? You get to work coin roll hunting through more boxes of course! Some quick math would reveal that we have a lot of work a head of us in terms of achieving our goal. By only acquiring close to 20 pounds of 99.9% nickel nickels in the first half of the year, that means we have to find 4x as much in the second half of the year. That will not be easy, so we will have to put in a lot of work and most likely adjust a few things a long the way in order to make it.

Fortunately, our efforts were rewarded with a pretty decent box this week. Our percentage of pre-1982 nickel bullion coins was back up around the 6% mark. If we can get that percentage each box for the rest of the year, that will make a large impact on our goal. However, we are still not doing the greatest at finding older coins, that is, Canadian nickels before 1963 or American nickels before 1960. We were only able to find 3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels, consisting of the years 1962 and 1961. While that is disappointing, we would still much rather be successful with the 99.9% nickel nickels than these older finds. With that in mind, lets take a look at the results from our 57th nickel box:

$100 Nickel Box #57
-116 99.9% nickel nickels (5.8%)
-3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-0 pre-1960 American nickels

The challenge of the goal is actually making coin roll hunting a lot of fun. We don't know how the year will end, particularly since we can't control the percentage that we find in each box, but we can control our effort and we are committed to working hard to hit the 100 pound mark we set out for at the beginning of the year. Thank you as always for your support and following our journey.

How are your coin roll hunting searches going? Let us know what you are finding in the comments section, as we always love hearing your successes as well!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Do Canadians Need to Stack Silver?

Whenever we make a YouTube video discussing the inflationary fiscal and monetary environment that motivates a substantial part of our silver stacking, and hopefully gold stacking one day, we inevitably turn to US statistics and Federal Reserve policy and news. This might, erroneously, give the impression that inflation is solely a US concern, something that only the American dollar holders need to worry about. In my humble opinion, this is false and as Canadians, we believe that it is prudent for us to protect our wealth from the current inflationary fiscal and monetary policies that exist in Canada.

In this video, I compare six Canadian fiscal and monetary statistics with their American equivalent to find whether there is a similar inflationary environment in Canada. These six statistics are: (i) M2 money supply, (ii) interest rate, (iii) central bank balance sheet, (iv) government spending, (v) government debt to GDP and (vi) the CPI. I won't fully spoil the video, but needless to say, inflationary fiscal and monetary policies are not solely being implemented by the US alone. Also, it needs to be mentioned that even if Canada had its fiscal and monetary house completely in order, any US repercussions would be significantly felt in Canada and in the global economy at large. This video just tries to look at the economics of the situation.

Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below, we would love to hear what you think. Also, let us know if you've made any silver purchases recently, as we are long over due for a purchase ourselves and would appreciate any suggestions. Have a great weekend everyone!

Nickel Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #56 - 99.9% Nickel Hoarding Continues!

Although we have not provided an update over the past few months, we are still making a concerted push toward our goal of acquiring 100 pounds of nickel bullion through coin roll hunting in 2014. While finishing up school for the semester put a damper on the number of boxes that we did between March and May, we are now back into the swing of things. We have been able to acquire a more consistent approach to coin roll hunting by gaining a coin order at our local bank, which as we have mentioned in the past, significantly assists in the coin roll hunting process. All of this couldn't come at a better time, as we are significantly behind on our 100 pound goal and will need to put in a lot of effort in the second half of the year if we are going to get close, let a lone succeed, at our goal. With this new found motivation and approach in mind, lets take a look at the results from our 56th nickel box:

$100 Nickel Box #56
-83 99.9% nickel nickels (4.15%)
-3 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-0 pre-1960 American nickels

While our most recent results here are a little bit lower than our expectations of 100 99.9% nickel nickels per box, or 5 percent, it is still always nice to be able to add 83 nickel bullion coins into the collection and is another positive step towards 100 pounds. We are very much looking forward to jumping back into more consistent updates and trying to achieve the goal that we set out on at the beginning of the year. A lot of hard work will need to be performed, so we will be sure to keep this blog updated with our results for the second half of the year. I hope all of your searches are going very well!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How To Grow and Build Your Silver Stack Faster

We make no secret about it on this blog; we like silver and we want to build as large of a silver stack as we can. Over the years, we have not had the ability to stack that much silver. As students, limited financial means have resulted in only a few ounces of silver. But we would like to turn this ship around and try not only to gain more ounces, but to do it faster and more efficient. In the video above, I lay out three ways that we can use to build and grow our silver stack faster. These three ways are looking for the best possible price, eliminating the cost of shipping whenever we can and trying to buy coins with a view to flipping them down the road, with a reinvestment of the profits back into the silver stack. Check out the video above to see a more in-depth discussion on these three areas.

How are you trying to grow your silver stack faster? Please feel free to discuss your methods in the comment section below.

Nickel Coin Roll Hunting Finds From Box #45 (Another Great Box!)

We were back at it again with our favourite hobby, coin roll hunting! Each week we go through one $100 box of nickels, looking for pre-1982 Canadian nickels. We are looking for these particular nickels because an inflationary fiscal and monetary policy has caused their metal value to be worth more than their 5 cent face value. For example, as I write this today, with the price of nickel just over $7/pound, these pre-1982 are worth 7.1 cents in metal value. And we are only paying 5 cents for them; what a deal! This isn't a get rich keep scheme, but it certainly, in our opinion, is a positive way to protect our wealth from inflation.

We do not look for only the pre-1982 nickels. One of the reasons why coin roll hunting is so exciting to us is that there is the added benefits from finding older, rarer coins that carry a small numismatic element to them. Recently we have had amazing luck when looking for these older coins, and this most recent box continued the great streak that we have been on. Let's take a look at the results from our 44th box:

$100 Nickel Box #45
-149 99.9% nickel nickels (7.45%)
-13 pre-1963 Canadian nickels
-0 pre-1960 American nickels

We are looking forward to seeing what our next box yields, and as always, we will share the results with you on this blog. How have your finds been going this week?