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Old 06-15-2014, 01:06 AM   #176 (permalink)
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How do you tell a Silver Ike? I didn't think 1971 was a silver content year.
They're 40% Silver, to tell these from the Cupronickel coins, look at the edge on them, there's no blast welded copper sandwich.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #177 (permalink)
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They're 40% Silver, to tell these from the Cupronickel coins, look at the edge on them, there's no blast welded copper sandwich.
While this is a great method, after handling a few hundred thousand Ike's, I can tell you that, this method is not fool-proof. I have had some coins that looked to be silver, but were the curpnickel variety. Not sure who did it, but someone was trying to scam someone, maybe it was paint, but it would not come off.

The visual test is great, but take it a step further, and get a decent scale, and weigh them.
Silver should weigh 24.59 grams, while the cupronickel will weigh 22.68 grams.
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While this is a great method, after handling a few hundred thousand Ike's, I can tell you that, this method is not fool-proof. I have had some coins that looked to be silver, but were the curpnickel variety. Not sure who did it, but someone was trying to scam someone, maybe it was paint, but it would not come off.

The visual test is great, but take it a step further, and get a decent scale, and weigh them.
Silver should weigh 24.59 grams, while the cupronickel will weigh 22.68 grams.
did NOT know this^^^
thank you for the info I always did "look for the clad line test"
but I never thought about people faking them
dang it I have several hundred to go thru now lol
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Smack, why are you picking up copper bullion? Copper hovers around $3.00 - $3.20 a pound but the one ounce rounds are going for around $1.

I don't see how anyone ever even breaks even doing that.
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Smack, why are you picking up copper bullion? Copper hovers around $3.00 - $3.20 a pound but the one ounce rounds are going for around $1.

I don't see how anyone ever even breaks even doing that.
I picked up an once round for $2, never again will I do that.
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Smack, why are you picking up copper bullion? Copper hovers around $3.00 - $3.20 a pound but the one ounce rounds are going for around $1.

I don't see how anyone ever even breaks even doing that.
im not investing like that i just got a few to sell locally to some vendors as i get 2 bucks each out of them and i have a buck in them so its doubling my money plus they are pretty cool rounds.
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Zombucks copper sell really well.
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While this is a great method, after handling a few hundred thousand Ike's, I can tell you that, this method is not fool-proof. I have had some coins that looked to be silver, but were the curpnickel variety. Not sure who did it, but someone was trying to scam someone, maybe it was paint, but it would not come off.

The visual test is great, but take it a step further, and get a decent scale, and weigh them.
Silver should weigh 24.59 grams, while the cupronickel will weigh 22.68 grams.
Aye, you'd be right about that too.

If it's in mediocre shape, drop the thing on a table. Silver is rather "ringy" when it hits something solid.
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have a really nice morgan in transit to me I will post pics of it and a few $20 st gaudens in a few days
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Went to the monthly coin show today (which always seems to happen after a big spike in silver prices... =\) with $50 just to pick up a couple generic round since there's no point in going without leaving with something! The show was supposed to be 9-3, so I showed up at 1:00 and the place was 75% empty. I've always gone earlier in the past when it was full, so I assumed they all stayed for the whole thing. It must've been an exceptionally slow day though. I was still able to find one guy with a $23 silver rounds box and was able to pull this out of it! I call it a good day!

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