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    Mike

    Jan 2007
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    could anyone tell me ?

    What is the correct way to measure a coin or medallion to determine it's size ?

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    Wes

    Apr 2007
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    Re: could anyone tell me ?

    I yield my time to the knowledgeable and ever correct "PBK"!

    (Sorry Gypsy...forgive me?)
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    PBK
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    Re: could anyone tell me ?

    Er... metric calipers? If you're really serious about it, you can buy calipers made just for that purpose:

    http://www.brent-krueger.com/caliper.html

    If you've got access to a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, it's got a handy "Chart of Coin Sizes by Millimeter" with circles ranging all the way from 10 mm up to 79 mm, along with a ruled scale of 24 cm.

    Me? I'm lazy and just slap 'em alongside a ruler to check the diameter.


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    Mike

    Jan 2007
    Attleboro Ma.
    Minelab Safari
    102
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: could anyone tell me ?

    That's what I thought,
    This is an actual size millmeter ruler that I added to my favorites,
    Does this work?

    http://155.44.225.28/science/hmxs/ps/pdf/4rs_3_2-4.pdf

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    PBK
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    Re: could anyone tell me ?

    Don't see why not, provided the pic or printout is indeed actual size.

    By the way, I forgot to mention that you can pick up plastic vernier calipers for around $2-3. They're intended for student rather than professional use, but will still get the job done.


 

 

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