Saturday, 14 September 2013

Its Gold. Is it going to be worth more this year and less Next?



So as you may have guessed from my blogs I like old things I like collectibles I like antiques and I particularly Coins especially like Gold ones

So what is with this 1909 Edwardian Gold Half Sovereign in a pendant.

It weights 5 Grams comes in a detachable 9 Carat Gold Pendant.



 


1909 Half Sovereign Coin Edward VII
 
5 Grams Weight.



Simply I like it.  I like Edward VII  coins especially as King Edward the VII Queen Victoria's Playboy Son only reigned for a short time from 1901 to 1910 The reign being short means coins from his period are sometimes a bit rarer and very collectible. Today its 50 pence,  10 Shillings in 1909 and  22 Carat  Gold close to solid makes it worth around £100.

I paid £95 plus auction fees and so in the short term I would be lucky to get my money back maybe even a small loss. But I am not looking at the short term I am looking to the long. You see its a tangible attractive way to hold an Investment for the future. Something  I enjoy know about and can easily realise for cash.

In the short term I can hold admire and learn more about the history of the period, coin etc..





 
 
 
 

For the future its a long term Investment and right now Gold has lost the edge in its value slightly since the concerns of Cyprus selling huge quantities have caused jitters in the market but when the dust settles since man first mined metals Gold has always had its lustre, value and security.

 So when the dust settles I believe this will be an attractive long term Investment lets hope so anyway.








 

Monday, 2 September 2013

A Day out in Guildford

A WORTHY DAY OUT IN GUILDFORD 


Without the crowds and the shops and if you love cycling take the N22 Cycle route through the Surrey hills what could be better.
A  Side view of Guildford Castle
GUILDFORD CASTLE SURREY

Remains of Guildford Castle

                                    First there is the history






                                  Then there is nature
Fancy a Punt or Boat Ride on the River Way
and admire the local wildlife
3 Ducks almost in a row
and Finally
The Caterpillar








To Finish the day Bank Holiday Monday my wife and I cycled back along the N22 cycle path yes back through the Surrey Hills all the way to Cranleigh brief stop back to  Shere and Westcott mostly all off road.
Hope you can find all these fab alternatives in Guildford apart from just the high street shops next time you visit.