So as I stated I am supporting the relaunch and only the relaunch of SilverBulletSilverShield and will be giving 100% of the referral fees for doing so to the artist Johan who drew the original SilverBulletSilverShield concept art.
The full story about why I am doing this and supporting material can be found in this YouTube Video.
Some of you keep calling this a “drama” frankly if it doesn’t interest you don’t bother with it. I have been put in a very tough place by this, the temper tantrum Chris threw threatened the reputation of Mulligan Mint and Rob Gray unfairly. Rob has been a great partner who has met every commitment he has made to me for 5 years.
When this crap started many of you were still waiting on your TSP Silver Rounds. Allowing this slander by Chris Duane to go unanswered might have actually tanked Mulligan Mint. At that point it was up to people who had long track records in working with AOCS and Rob’s team to speak up and help Mulligan though this issue. Had I failed to do so and had Mulligan not come though this event, perhaps some of you would have lost your investment in silver you were waiting on, has anyone even thought of that?
Understand it was the goal of Chris Duane to absolutely put Mulligan out of business via a malicious campaign of slander, because, for apparently the first time in his life he didn’t get what he wanted. I also should point out this risked the investment that many of his customers had made who were waiting on silver from his store. It seems Chris would have preferred to have cost his own customers their investment just to win in a fight with his partner.
The reality here is Mulligan Mint agreed to a certain term in time for these rounds to be sold before they were discontinued. Along the way, they got very backed up and could not fulfill orders fast enough. To mitigate that problem they suspended sales until all orders were filled. Yet the term of the limited edition was not reached. As I stated in my video when one partner walks from a partnership the other partner is not relieved of the obligations the partnership has already committed to. This relaunch fulfills that obligation.
Personally I never over invest in anything with collector or numismatic value. But from time to time I do pick up limited editions and things I just want to have in my collection. Such will be the case here, the New Free Reign limited edition round is pretty amazing at least to me, if you agree pick some up, if not buy what makes sense for you. Heck go to TSP Mint and if you are a member buy Sentinels at 1.99 over spot that is what I actually sell you know.
Oh and hey on that note compare my Sentinels to generic rounds from APMEX, Today’s price is 24.71 a piece with the MSB discount. At APMEX right now for a boring generic round you have to buy 20 ounces or more to get a price that good on what they are selling. So for those that feel Limited Edition proofs are not worth the premiums, fine, we have very cost competitive options for you.
The facts here are simple, Rob Gray and Mulligan Mint are partners with me and TSP. Their reputation was harmed unfairly and that put my business with them at risk. That of course put your business with myself and them at risk too. I always promise to make things right don’t I? Well folks, that is all I did. I did what was necessary to make sure I did what any good partner would do, and I did what I needed to in order to honor my commitment to this audience.
I now consider the matter closed, during this limited edition run any silver you buy from SilverBulletSilverShield via my link will be tracked and earn a commission to be paid in silver to Johan Kirsten the artist that did the original drawings, that Chris refused to compensate for his contributions.
Once this relaunch is completed, I am going back to simply working to promote my own web store, TSPMint.com. I feel at this point I have done all I can to make things right, support my partners, protect my audience, bring some justice to this mess and prove once again that my word is my bond.
I know some of you feel I should have stayed out of this. Well had Chris handled the matter professionally and not made a public spectacle out of it, I would have. But on that note, I am now done, finished with this matter. Let Chris and those that follow him blindly and ignore the evidence I provided slander me all they wish.
They have been defanged and have no power at this point, so I can go back to doing what I do best, helping you live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don’t.