Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Irison, Sep 21, 2019.
Is it possible that the wear and tear of it being circulated decreased it weight?
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And, we really can't tell you anything unless you attach pictures.
Got any photos of this coin? The weight does seem a little below tolerance but I do not collect these so I can not be sure. I am kinda curios to know if this coin sticks to a magnet or not though.
. Hey thanks for replying. Pardon the yellow tint, my light bulb has a yellow hue.
No it’s not magnetic. I just tested it. And it makes a high pitch sound when I flick it in the air.
Long ago, some folks would shave the edge of silver & gold coins. Then, save the shavings and after awhile they'd have a valuable pile.
I believe that's why coins (like your Barber half) have a reeded edge. It's a kind of security feature... shaving a reeded coin would be instantly recognized by the smoothed edge.
For comparison, your Barber half dollar should have the same diameter (30.6 mm) as a Kennedy or Franklin half.
Neat calibration trick! Thanks. I'm going to remember that!
If it doesn't stick to a magnet
With a strong magnet you can manipulate it to move around a bit on your countertop.
This one is 11.8
Two "uncirculated" nickels would be best.
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