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    Unmarked Silver

    I picked this 10"x4" casted silver tray up at a TS, for under four bucks. I took it to a PM buyer and he dropped the NA on the surface first and it was good and we saw a spot on the edge that looks to be filed deeper on it that may have been a spot to get a previous acid test, so the acid was put on that spot and it also revealed a positive reaction as being solid silver. I'm pretty sure it's at least an 80% purity, but I've clue if it's sterling or higher or even the age of it because of the lack of any identifying marks. My hunch is based on what I believe is a Rococo style and it may be somewhat old. Also for whatever reason I lean towards a hunch I have, it may be possibly mid to later 19th century and came from Mexico when they were mining silver by the boat load.
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    Very nice and at such a good price... I know usually the rule of thumb is if it it unmarked then its not but I have a few items that are not marked and turns out it is silver... After a while your other senses come to play and you can make a better judgement call..

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    If you have a pawn shop or coin shop in your area....you should have them test it with an XRF gun to make sure it is not a heavy plating...hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky6 View Post
    If you have a pawn shop or coin shop in your area....you should have them test it with an XRF gun to make sure it is not a heavy plating...hope that helps
    the guy I took it to said the same thing I need to find someone with a xrf also to be sure. He didn't have one and even though I said we could do a deeper cut, he felt that would be somewhat destructive. I felt that filed spot was plenty deep, but yes to be 100% sure I do hope to fine someone with an xrf. I believe you can even ascertain the actual grade with one of those. Not a lot of buyers invest in a tool such as that due to the cost of one and believe if I do find someone with one they won't be doing any tests for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamrock View Post
    the guy I took it to said the same thing I need to find someone with a xrf also to be sure. He didn't have one and even though I said we could do a deeper cut, he felt that would be somewhat destructive. I felt that filed spot was plenty deep, but yes to be 100% sure I do hope to fine someone with an xrf. I believe you can even ascertain the actual grade with one of those. Not a lot of buyers invest in a tool such as that due to the cost of one and believe if I do find someone with one they won't be doing any tests for free.
    Donít ask them to test it for free, just ask how much they will pay you for it, believe me they will test it for sure than just decline their offer.
    Good luck ! I hope itís real.

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    Cool find,, the Good Will stores around here don't put stuff on the shelf if their not sure if it is silver.
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