What do you stack and why?

The core of our stacks is probably as varied as the reasons we stack - Whilst we like to mix things up a bit everyone has something that they tend to fall back on as a tried and tested "core" holding item. Now I think this will vary wildly depending on where you are in the world. But for me in the UK its a very easy choice.

The Sovereign

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Yes the Sovereign is probably the most recognised gold coin the world over, in fact our special forces are still issued them when on operations so they can barter for goods or equipment wherever they are if needed - but for the normal man on the street the Sovereign is IMO the very best option for stackers in the UK

Its Capital gains tax Exempt (this is a biggie!) no need to even be reported on a tax return for any gains, and like all gold here is VAT free. Its also a smallish coin and relatively affordable for gold, yet large enough to appreciate its beauty.

Silver I don't even bother with really as it attracts a 20% vat payment, and even though silver is approx £17 per ounce - to buy a bullion coin your are looking at £24 upwards! For me this is to much

I buy the current year sovereigns, this means when the time comes to liquidate for some other asset (never cash!) I will not be attached to them, to me these represent savings and are not something to be sentimental about.

So I am interested, where are you from and what makes up the core of your stack and why?



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Well I am similar, I like the coins of my country with Kaiserreich being my favorite. The 20 Mark Goldcoin doesn't have a lot of premium (around 10% over spot for the cheapest) which is not high considering the historic value and that it is a nice affordable fraction with less than 1/4 ounce. The Kaiserreich Silver is not that cheap and since I wanted Silver for a good price I have a lot of Junk like commemorative Deutsche Mark coins, the 5DM from 1952-74 and 3rd Reich stuff. I also have some Maple Leaves and a tube of Eagles.

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I just had a look at the Kaiserrich gold coins, they are amazing coins - Can totaly understand why you buy them 10% premium is very fair.

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I have sone of those, 20 Francs, mostly 1/10 oz world cons for my early days of stacking. '
My first gold coin is the 1 oz First Year Issue American Buffalo Proof.
Now I stack 1/4 oz gold or similar size to that. This 2022, I think I shall continue with stacking that plus 1,1o oz gold world coins.'
In value, the core of my stack is gold! Why, it is because they are a better store of wealth.

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I agree with gold, I like silver but I feel gold is the ultimate store of wealth - silver takes up more room than i like too. 1/4 ounce is a great size very similar to a sovereign!

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I have two Sovereigns handed down to me from my great grand father as heirlooms. 1901 and a 1898.
The core of my stack are Silver and gold Maple Leafs I have accumulated since 2015 when I realize that our current corrupt economic model is sailing straight for an iceberg.

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What awesome Heirlooms! I have a Sovereign ring i was left by my grandfather, I dont wear it but will always cherish it.

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