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Found something odd in my Silver Collection today

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What do you make of this? It sounds like a real silver coin, has the look and feel of real silver but this coin has no year on it. Is this a real silver fake eagle?


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It says copy on the back. chinesium ?
 

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Do you have a rounds-test thingy? https://www.thefisch.com/ <-- Check out what it can do.

It is time to get a Fisch. You have a fake:

<-- EEK. EEK.
 
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There are no "real silver fake Eagles". Making it out of real silver would defeat the purpose of having faked it.

My guess is that it's a generic round. I've seen ones just like it before.

Did you buy it thinking it was an Eagle?
 

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There are no "real silver fake Eagles". Making it out of real silver would defeat the purpose of having faked it.

My guess is that it's a generic round. I've seen ones just like it before.

Did you buy it thinking it was an Eagle?
I think you are probably right on the "no real fake Eagles" point. <-- Which takes some figgerin'... And the example shown on the website did not show the obverse.

If Vlad bought it thinking it was an Eagle, he got zinged a numi-little... providing it is not one exactly like in the pic above. In that case, it may be a dink dong.

The ring test is one of the tests for tungsten (in gold, yet) by the Fisch folks, also. https://www.thefisch.com
 

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There are no "real silver fake Eagles". Making it out of real silver would defeat the purpose of having faked it.

My guess is that it's a generic round. I've seen ones just like it before.

Did you buy it thinking it was an Eagle?
I have a few of those too, bought as bullion silver rounds...
 

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$169 for a Fisch?

$15 will buy you a scale and anyone can ring out a coin.
 

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Seen this at the lcs the other day, guy tried to give it to me free of charge... told him to keep it.

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Fake Donkey, must have been slightly oversized as it weighed 31.1 Troy.

Feel pretty good that most of my stack is old 90% stuffs at this point.
 

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I have no idea where I picked this up I think I got it at the local coin shop. When I buy eagles from on line dealers I always got a more then a few and they were all always the same. I will have my wife weigh it when I see her she has a scale.
 

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Back in the day the English coined a one cent piece with exactly 1 cent worth of copper to discourage counterfeiting. It was a huge size.
 

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Seen this at the lcs the other day, guy tried to give it to me free of charge... told him to keep it.

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Fake Donkey, must have been slightly oversized as it weighed 31.1 Troy.

Feel pretty good that most of my stack is old 90% stuffs at this point.
That's a nasty looking hand there dude. R U OK?
 

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Looks like machine shop hands. I got em too.
 

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Or bass player hands ?
 

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My guess is that it's a generic round. I've seen ones just like it before.
That is my vote. IF it is genuine Ag then it is a round NOT a coin. DYODD
 

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Fake Donkey, must have been slightly oversized as it weighed 31.1 Troy.
Did you hear or read correctly because 31.1 grams = 1 Troy Ounce.
FREE, I'd have taken it regardless.
Even if counterfeit you have a specimen to compare other bars too.
 

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Ment grams GB. It’s a plated copper bar (see upper left hand corner where it was scratch tested) I simply ment the bar must have been slightly larger than a normal one ounce silver bar to get the weight correct.

All be damned if knowingly bring home fake ag free or not.
It’s embarrassing enough bringing home the real thing.
 

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<heh> It does look good stonedy (or is it just your magical photomanship?) Too bad they copied a silvertown, if they had done some other off the wall mint it woulda been a better fake.