Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:54 pm

You forget that the money that you are saying the gold would be worth is in a 98% devalued currency, without a different standard the gold also devalues as you say all is relative. Unless things change whichever waters or whichever country the ship was registered to now determines where the bulk of a ships cargo will go. But one could take & spend that currency prudently without any questions as long as the design hasn't changed to the point that it's no longer recognized, on the other hand the gold has to be proven as such & brokered as it cannot be used as legal tender, I'd take the cash.
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:10 pm

samhill wrote:You forget that the money that you are saying the gold would be worth is in a 98% devalued currency, without a different standard the gold also devalues as you say all is relative. Unless things change whichever waters or whichever country the ship was registered to now determines where the bulk of a ships cargo will go. But one could take & spend that currency prudently without any questions as long as the design hasn't changed to the point that it's no longer recognized, on the other hand the gold has to be proven as such & brokered as it cannot be used as legal tender, I'd take the cash.


I'd go for the safe with the gold. :)
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: stovehospital On: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:02 pm

I restore antique stoves for a living. Just for fun, one day I compared the price of a completely restored stove today,in gold, to the original price in 1916. Today the Glenwood E is about 2.25 ounces of gold. In 1916 a new one was the same price----in gold. The stove has not changed value but the money has.
I think I want to keep my wealth in the form that held its value over the last 100 years. Paper money that is in the system is a problem. the powers that be can easily press a few buttons and the money is theirs rather than mine. Sounds crazy but take a look at Cyprus. Then look at the new laws passed in this country over the last few years. I have largely gotten out of the system and have stored my savings in forms that are not going to lose value and are also portable.
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:42 pm

My dad mined gold in the late sixties 35$ per ounce, he came to town and bought 18 55gallon barrels of fuel every few weeks. When gold was up around 1800$ per ounce I teased him to come back to Alaska and go mining, he said he had recently done the math and the fuel to gold ratio had held constant. Now with gold going down and fuel going up I would like to own fuel at least I can burn it, unfortunately it has a shelf life.
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:59 pm

Short Bus wrote:... with gold going down and fuel going up I would like to own fuel at least I can burn it, unfortunately it has a shelf life.

Even if it lasted indefinitely like gold, you might buy it now and next year somebody would perfect a nuclear fusion reactor, then your fuel would be nothing but toxic waste. :lol:
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:13 pm

I don't know where some say gold is constant as it & most other forms have been up & down since the mid seventies or so & gold currently is down, not down enough to buy IMO but never the less it's down from recent years.
Heck the earth might get hit by a gold comet or a huge discovery may appear.
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Re: Beware of buying gold/silver from Lear Capitol

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:53 pm

If the Dollar was a fixed quantity of silver (as it was defined to be by the Coinage Act of 1792), and if Gold was valued at 15 times silver (weight for weight), then there would be no phony (and suspected to be highly manipulated) ups and downs vs. paper FRN Dollars, as there would only be silver Dollars, and gold coins in higher denominations, which is as it was originally intended to be, and as it was until the Civil War, and then again after the Civil War. Simple.

I believe the "silver certificate" Dollar (a paper dollar redeemable in silver on demand) started in 1873. That was perhaps the real beginning of the end for gold and silver.

Notice though that the Dollar was always equated to silver. The very name Dollar itself stems from the Spanish Milled Dollar (piece of eight), which was the de-facto coin of the land until the Coinage Act of 1792, and also well after. The US minted Dollar coins contain the exact same amount of silver as does a piece of eight (a Spanish minted and segementable coin capable of being broken into eight bits for change, and which led to the children's jingle, 2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a Dollar).

The idea of a "gold standard" came along very late, as it began only on March 14, 1900, after the passage of the Gold Standard Act. William Jennings Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech, given in an effort to stop the gold standard and keep silver in that status is to this day still considered the best speech ever given on the floor of Congress.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/ ... -standard/

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/march-14/
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