Silver Towne bar tolerance?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Vess1, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    I just got a 1 oz silvertowne bar in and after watching so many videos on fake silver bars in all sizes I always check them out if I get a new one. This one is designed somewhat like a $1 bill with one in circles in all 4 corners and has mottled finish background in the middle behind the logo. Frosted around the edge.

    I believe it is real silver by my tests, but it weighs in at 1.1 oz on a very accurate scale. Would they put out a bar that is a full 1/10th of an ounce heavy? Is this common?
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  3. len56

    len56 New Member

    you are talking regular oz instead it is troy oz
  4. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Are you measuring in troy ounces (used for precious metals), or avoirdupois ounces ("normal" ounces, used for everything else)? A troy ounce is 31.1 grams, while an avoirdupois ounce is 28.35 grams, so a 1 Troy Ounce bar would show as (31.1/28.35) or 1.1 ounces on an avoirdupois scale.
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  5. Vess1

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    Ooook. Neeever mind! Nothing to see here....

    It weighs 1.006 troy oz. If anyone needs me I'll be sitting over in the corner with my dunce cap on.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Lol Goes to show you that we learn something everyday.
  7. Kentucky

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    Mine came about mentioning that 1794 two pence coin weighed 62.2 g (2 ounces) and someone pointed out that copper coins are weighed by the Av. ounce and it weighed 56.7 g .....duh.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Happens to all of us at one time.
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