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that's why I'm loaded to the eyeballz with old 90% US coins. I'm yet to ever see old mercury dime counterfeits.
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All you need is a scale, a strong magnet, and a good ear. When I buy rolls from eBay I weigh every coin. I also look at feedback. That ping test is retarded and a good way to ruin a coin (if you care about numismatic crap). All it takes is to hear it fall over on a counter and bounce around on its face. I find that silver coins don't ring very much. They sound like plastic. They sound fake compared to circulated clad coins if you're just getting into metals. Clad coins ring a lot. The opposite behavior dictated this video.
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If they are 1 troy ounce and fake, they aren't going to be dimensionally correct. The same applies to gold and tungsten, but it's harder to spot because they are so close in density.
I watched the video. You can't make a silver-plated or non-silver coin that is 1 troy ounce be the same dimensions as the real deal. They will be bigger. If you have a counterfeit that is the same size, it's going to be lighter. Tungsten works with gold, but not for huge amounts. I guarantee you that there are no counterfeit bank ingots (400 troy ounces). They are heavily scrutinized. It would be simple to spot with a ruler and a scale.
Hmm, I may need to invest in a scale.
Scary to learn these weigh one troy ounce on a digital scale, and how every mint, including many private issuers are being forged.
That said, if you can't tell them apart, what's the difference.
It's a "ping" test, not a "feats of strength" event! A light tap is all it takes, and it is something anyone can easily learn to do.
This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
actually the dents were in the small detail of the coin that was more susceptible to taking a hit. i didnt think i was hitting it that hard.
you're not supposed to be shooting them!
also try your local shops.
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Northwest territorial mint is probably the best.