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Thread: identifying silver halves by color and sheen

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    identifying silver halves by color and sheen

    I have been cr for 1.6 years. the longer I do it the easier it is to spot silver, just by the look.
    looking at coins sideways can sometimes fool ou if the edges are dirty...what are members thoughts

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    I just grab anything that isn't obvious and inspect it up close. But I also date search so I don't run into it as much.

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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Silver is so bad here i forget what a wild one looks like

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    us
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    Splash test. Can't be fooled by the sweet sound of silver.

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    Sep 2012
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    I always date check after I check the rims. Today I found a 68 checking the dates after I missed it checking the rims. It was tarnished and looked burnt, so it blended in with the clad. I have found so many that I have missed by just checking the rims.
    Ben-Ro likes this.

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    us
    What a long strange trip its been..

    Jan 2012
    Etrac
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmingtonsilver View Post
    I always date check after I check the rims. Today I found a 68 checking the dates after I missed it checking the rims. It was tarnished and looked burnt, so it blended in with the clad. I have found so many that I have missed by just checking the rims.
    Lets not bring Charlie Sheen into this...

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    us
    Mr.

    Jan 2012
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    after rim checking I like to splash them in my hand, no mistaking that sweet ting of Ag
    If it were easy and we scored keepers everytime it would be called Coin Roll Picking not Coin Roll Hunting.

  8. #8
    us
    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
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    there's still silver out in circulation? i was convinced otherwise with 10 skunk half dollar boxes and 5 skunk dime boxes this month... absolutely NO silver...
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    us
    Aug 2012
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    I love the look of a beautiful silver rim. However, I always date check halves... Simple, and dates are big enough... Missed a 40%, caught it by the date check.

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    us
    Jun 2011
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    When I edge search, I don't look for silver. I look for anything that can't be positively ID'ed as clad. If it isn't blatantly clad, I take a look. It is possible that I miss one every now and then, but is very unlikely.
    A Penny Sorted is a Penny Earned

    Salute the LOOT

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    us
    Feb 2008
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    Run your coil over it.

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by madwest
    When I edge search, I don't look for silver. I look for anything that can't be positively ID'ed as clad. If it isn't blatantly clad, I take a look. It is possible that I miss one every now and then, but is very unlikely.
    +1 that's how it's done

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2012
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    If I'm being lazy I will just edge search and then just let the stack drop 1 at a time from hand to hand clinking into each other, the sound of a Silver hitting a clad ( at least for me) is extememly evident and I stop and pick it ,( if I missed one edge searchin), but that rarely has happened. HH, Maverick.

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    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by madwest View Post
    When I edge search, I don't look for silver. I look for anything that can't be positively ID'ed as clad. If it isn't blatantly clad, I take a look. It is possible that I miss one every now and then, but is very unlikely.
    I would have to say that subconsciously that is how I do it also.

 

 

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