Buying fake silver is probably one of a silver bug’s worse fears. It would be great if someone could bring an affordable, precise, non-intrusive hand-held device to market that would enable us to test for fake silver.
SB I have had some concerns about buyng fake silver but with a good spectum of rounds, coins and bars from quality producers like Sunshine Mint and reputable dealers, counrtesy od Doc and Bull Run, along with a receipt, I am pretty comfortable with my stack. Dealers reputation and the willingness to back the product is my way to keep the phyzz honest.
You can buy a kit from Amazon that has a portable scale (4″ x 6″), several test chemicals for silver and gold. It will even tell you what carat your gold is. It comes with jewelers files and the whole bit. The scale measures in Oz., troy Oz., carats (for jewels), grams, etc. The good thing is it only costs about $35.00 – $40.00. I’ll get the brand name and post it to you in a couple of days.
get a small neodymium magnet from radio shack. Hold the coin/round/bar at a 45 degree angle with the magnet at the top. Let go of the magnet. It should slowly slide like it is being held back. Most fakes it will slide off fast or stick. Get a set of calipers and the scale as mentioned.
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I feel your pain. I agree with your analysis in all respects. I stacked in 1979-1980 til the cartel broke the Hunt Bros back. It took THIRTY years for silver to recover.
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the two dollar coin is a Two-nie (crap)
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