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Thread: Do you check your coins for weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by latemetal1 View Post
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    I don't know about the ring test, but a gold plated tungsten forgery would pass both weight and caliper tests because their densities are almost identical (to a couple thousandths of an oz). Are tungsten coins an issue, or are they limited to bars due to casting difficulty??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcasebee View Post
    I don't know about the ring test, but a gold plated tungsten forgery would pass both weight and caliper tests because their densities are almost identical (to a couple thousandths of an oz). Are tungsten coins an issue, or are they limited to bars due to casting difficulty??

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    I haven't seen "proof" of the tungsten cored bars yet.

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    Has anyone got a close-up photo of a fake Morgan or Peace dollar? Just curious as to their accuracy...I've never seen one. Are they visably different or do you need to weigh them to tell the differences. And yes...I do weigh all my coins and use a caliper. Just curious is all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by latemetal1 View Post
    latemetal, does that site show what a bar would weigh including holder?

    I'd hate to take them out of their holders they came in to weigh the bar.

    Or is there a site that shows that, also?

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    Thanks Carpenter: couldn't see too much as the image was small, but thank you for trying. Any ideas on the composition of the coin...silver with copper & nickel? ...tia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpenter View Post
    Only a thought Conan, but if you don't verify the coins how will you know if your source bothered to authenticate?
    I bought UHRs from the mint and they're sealed in capsules.
    Fairly reliable source.

    As far as bullion coins go - they may be Tungsten alloyed, I doubt any of us would know. Certainly not with a caliper and gram scale.

    Trust too much? Probably.

    I bought a box of one ounce PAMPs from Kitco in sealed certs.
    I bought one ounce GAEs in tubes from Another Precious Metals EXchange. I also bought some tenth ounce GAEs from the latter.

    Not going to assay test any of them. Not going to pretend that I can discriminate Tungsten from Gold outside a lab.

    So I stick with reliable sources and leave it at that.
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    2.4 BILLION people still cook with manure as their fuel.
    3.0 BILLION more people will be born in the next 30 years.

    IEA, Number of people without access to clean cooking by scenario, 2021-2030, IEA, Paris

    More energy. Not less.

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