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  1. #1

    Sep 2012
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    Strange Find

    Hi,

    I went through a couple of boxes of halves tonight and pulled out a 1969. The strange thing is it does not sound like sliver when I drop it on my desk. It even sounds completely different than a clad half as well. I has a very solid muffled sound and settles very quickly when dropped on the desk. Has anyone ever come across something like this? Thanks.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2012
    East Coast
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    US Coins
    Could be a magicians coin or a Chinese fake. Do you have any pictures? Can you weigh it?
    Totals:
    Amount Searched as of 05/7/13 - $24,087.50

    90% Kennedy - x15
    40% Kennedy - x44
    Franklin - x10
    Walker - x6
    Roosevelt - x38
    Mercury - x3
    War Nickel - x4
    Buffalo Nickel - x4



    = 1 New CRH Find

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2005
    North Carolina
    Garrett GTI 2500 Garrett AT Gold
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    I doubt it would be a Chinese fake. No value in it. Probably a magicians coin.
    2019 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS!

    Wheats..43
    Buffalos..0
    war nickels.0
    Silv Dimes...-0
    Silv Quarters-0/0
    Barbers-0/0
    Walker 0
    Bens- 0
    Kenn. 90%- 0
    Kenn. 40%- 0
    Proof- 0
    Silv. Proof -0
    Commemorative-0/0

  4. #4

    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogan646 View Post
    Hi,

    I went through a couple of boxes of halves tonight and pulled out a 1969. The strange thing is it does not sound like sliver when I drop it on my desk. It even sounds completely different than a clad half as well. I has a very solid muffled sound and settles very quickly when dropped on the desk. Has anyone ever come across something like this? Thanks.
    It weighs the same as another 40%. I have attached a picture.

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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2013
    Kentucky
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    I had four rolls of clad halves that appeared to be burned in a fire. Several of them had a strange almost hollow thud sound.


    CRH 2019 Silver Total: 8.88ozt
    Halves: 8-90% halves, 40-40%
    Quarters:
    Dimes:

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2009
    AR
    Minelab E-Trac
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm betting magician's coin. Place it in a thick plastic tumbler, place your hand over the top and shake it hard. If I'm right, it'll pop open fairly quickly...unless someone has glued it shut.

  7. #7

    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkieBassMan View Post
    I'm betting magician's coin. Place it in a thick plastic tumbler, place your hand over the top and shake it hard. If I'm right, it'll pop open fairly quickly...unless someone has glued it shut.
    Thanks. I will give that a try.

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  8. #8
    us
    Feb 2011
    America
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    I've gotten a 40%er like this, it is like a "dud" when dropped on the table, I have no explanation for it, though, sorry. It is probably a fake. There are some fake silvers out there. Yours might even be worth more than its melt value.
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  9. #9
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    trained monkey for a race team

    Dec 2012
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    Can you show a pic of the back?
    To Err is Human, To ARRR is Pirate


    I freaking love eBay, I sold my homing pigeon eight times last month!

  10. #10
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    Oct 2013
    Whites DFX, coinmaster Gt Pro
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    I agree with Arkie. You could also give it a healthy toss on its edge at a cement floor and it should pop open. Magicians coins generally weigh the same the same as a standard half

  11. #11

    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomotion View Post
    I agree with Arkie. You could also give it a healthy toss on its edge at a cement floor and it should pop open. Magicians coins generally weigh the same the same as a standard half
    No luck with getting this to pop open. I gave it a healthy shake in a plastic tumbler and threw it on a cement paver sidewalk.

  12. #12

    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.landpirate View Post
    Can you show a pic of the back?
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  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2011
    Silverville
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    CRHing
    Ive never found a silver Magicians coin before but the clad ones Ive found have a hollow sound and feel lighter than regular half coins. Just a few days ago I finally opened a Magicians coin I found earlier this year by shaking it in an empty coffee can which worked pretty well. But if your coin doesn't sound hollow Id be surprised if its a Magicians coin though. If u have questions about it maybe u could take it to your LCS next time u r there. Looks like its in really nice condition in that first pic u posted.

    Good luck and HH!

  14. #14

    Sep 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverFace View Post
    Looks like its in really nice condition in that first pic u posted.

    Good luck and HH!
    It does not look as nice now that i have been throwing it on concrete and bashing it with a metal spoon. haha...

  15. #15

    Mar 2013
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    One give away that it is a magicians coin I have noticed is a rotation from the front and back of the coin that is not consistent with a normal half.

 

 

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