Well, bad news for the 8 reale coin I got almost a month ago..

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Snorlax93, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    It has a very slight attraction to a strong magnet 20200924_002946-0.jpg 20200924_002933-0.jpg
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  3. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    It depends on what you mean by this. If a strong magnet, when sliding under gravity, tarries a bit and does not fly off, that is confirmation that it is silver. If a magnet actually sticks to the coin, then you have iron (or nickel) in the coin.
    On a cupro-nickel coin (the most common metal for cheap fakes) the magnet will shoot off under gravity. This is the magnet test for silver.
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  4. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Okay then perhaps it is actually genuine. It didn't actually stick at all just kinda slides barely
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  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

  6. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Looks like I'm dealing with genuine silver. Thank you all.
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  7. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Have you weighed it?
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  8. Snorlax93

    Snorlax93 Active Member

    Need to buy a cheap scale, not sure where to buy a cheap one that will work and won't break though lol
  9. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    cheap scale is easy... you local headshop/potshop (if you in a legal state) will have them on the shelves for 10-20 bucks (digital generaly up to 1lb)
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