Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AirborneReams, Sep 18, 2020.
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It looks right. And if it weighs right, should be OK. Wait for an expert.
The crease across the neck could be a scratch. I also think this coin may
have been cleaned in order to try to get a higher grade, where these coins
are valuable. If it has been cleaned and it is a scratch, it could turn a
$50-$100 coin into a $20 coin.
Is there really not? How come silver coins have a significantly different sound to them compared to other metals a very distinct and why do professionals recommend this? I’m not trying to sound rude at all I just have never heard this honestly! Yea it’s not
Something I’m looking to make a big buck off jus adding it to the auction list for who me ever may want it with bidding starting at 1$.
the different substances you bounce it off of will give different tones,
and damage the coin.
There is no ring test because it is not a scientifically approved method for
Well the more you know! Is there any other tests then to replace? I currently weigh and check the dimensions of the coins I don’t like the idea of scratching off some of the coins to test it on chemicals really.
The ring test isn't that bad, but it isn't that good either. You can lay a single ply of tissue paper over the coin, and silver coins will show through better than iron or nickel. Of course test to see if it is attracted to a magnet. It may be easier for other members to see if you post full size photos.
That’s a good one I haven’t heard yet I’ll start giving that a try! I wasn’t sure you could make the photo as that large I’ll start doing that on any next posts, thank you!
If you know a coin dealer or jeweler, maybe they have an XRF machine where they can test the composition for you.
I do know someone but they’re about 45 minutes away. I’ve looked into them for myself but don’t want to drop a few hundred for just a basic level one :/
I was going to say I could have swore the ring from all my silver coins were so different especially from the fake Morgan’s I received they had more of a thud that didn’t ring
I think you're thinking of the cheaper electromagnetic testers (glorified metal detectors). I haven't seen an XRF unit for under five figures; the most basic units start in the mid-teens.
I've been known to drop a mortgage payment on geeky scientific gear, but I can't bring myself to drop a cheap car on one of these. Although heaven knows I want one.
really tired when it was struck -- those flow lines around the rim are pretty intense.
I don't see the other obvious tells I look for on counterfeits, but I'm no expert, and could be missing something.
This is one that I really wish I could see in-hand.
The marks across the neck indicate an incompetent guillotine operator.
As to authenticity, nothing rings the alarm bells to me.
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