Interesting Testing on Daniel Carr Gold Coins!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, May 24, 2020.

  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    This isn't a critique on the gold coins minted by Daniel Carr at all, it's mostly a review on a new scanner that I just heard about on Youtube! I own one Daniel Carr gold coin just like the coin pictured and I'm not concerned one bit as I know it's 24k .999 gold! The ones being tested are a little different, I'm just sharing this video as the person who made the video contacted a seller of Carr's coins but I don't know if he contacted Daniel Carr himself as I only watched around 1/2 of the video. Again, I know Daniel Carr's gold coins are solid 24k .999 Gold Coins, I am not disputing that fact, so please don't attack me! :D One of the comments below could be the reason they don't test right idk, and I really don't care that much, just sharing a video! :D

    "hi my name is aly nicholls i build design and repair metal detectors and magnetometers, i know what causes this, and your acid test eluded to it. basically the gold used to make the rounds has recycled gold from electronics in it,it is gold but it is contaminated with platinum group metals, thats why the platinum acid did not show an effect but it tests as impure, as you say at the end the only true test is a melt assay test, hope this helps."
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Kill the messenger, kill the messenger......... devil.gif

    Interesting video. It would be nice to hear Daniels' comments.
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You could summon him, but I don't think @dcarr has been in these parts for awhile.
  5. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    He was on last week
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Ah. Well I stand corrected :)
    Missed his posts.
  7. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Good idea, he'll say something about it even if he says, "idk" I'm sure of it! :D
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  8. Chiefbullsit

    Chiefbullsit CRAZY HORSE

    Never heard Dan's name mentioned in the video.
    The gold owl you show is not the coin in video.

    Listen at 4 minutes in.

    From Dan's site.

    The small "EM" on the reverse at left is for David Emslie, a jeweler and gold/silver refiner who produces the blanks. The Small "DC" on the reverse at right is for Daniel Carr (designer, engraver, and minter).
    Last edited: May 24, 2020
  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, you're absolutely right! :D Thought I made that clear but I made mistakes sometimes. ;)
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  10. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    So is it (video) a Danial Carr specimen? I didn't hear his name mentioned either. Just some bullion schlock.
  11. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I don’t see where this has anything to do with Carr. Did I miss something?
  12. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a XRF gun they can use?
  13. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    It's sad when someone has such a rabid following of sycophants that a poster has to worry about being attacked for posting a legitimate question or concern regarding his products.

    XRF analysis or assay would tell you the answer for sure. I wouldn't give him or anyone else any benefit of the doubt.
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
  14. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    So the video basically suggests a quality control issue and that the coins are not 24k gold but contain varying amounts of precious metal. Can someone else run tests of their own and share their findings?

    Edited to add: I thought the video referenced prospector rounds? Is Carr even affiliated with these? I'm confused.
  15. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, I don't think his name was mentioned, at least I didn't hear it but they're definitely talking about Daniel Carr 1/10th coins. Here's a pic of a similar one shown in the video! :D Hope I'm right, I think they're his as they have the DC and all! Either that or I'm making more mistakes! laughhard.gif
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    Last edited: May 25, 2020
  16. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, I believe these are Daniel Carr gold coins like the one pictured above as they show the DC. I'm not the only one who thinks this as seen in the above quote by Chiefbullsit. I'm sure Daniel Carr will be chiming in soon, that's my hope anyways! :D Why his name is not mentioned, I'm at a loss on that question! ;) One thing that surprised me, is nobody mentioned Daniel Carr in the comments under the Youtube video either. Either way, if they're not Daniel's then someone stole his design so he would want to know. :D @dcarr
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
  17. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I just looked at the Moonlight Mint Printable Catalog with Mintage Statistics for Items Designed and Minted by Daniel Carr / Moonlight Mint.
    And could not find that coin listed. Has anyone else find it on his site?
  18. robec

    robec Junior Member

    The only prospector round I saw on his site was dated 2014. No reverse is shown, at least on the mintage page.
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  20. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

  21. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    So you're not sorry about a misleading title?
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