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  1. #31
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    86-87 readin on my At Pro.. is silver every time..... .. i had some gold jewelry cleaner ( Walmart cleaner) dipped it in that ... an it shined up big time
    Last edited by eclipsegt3; May 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM.
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  2. #32
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    da book worm--researcher

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    well its either a gold plated real silver 4 reale * or a gold plated aluminum repilca - its well known that gold and aluminum --ring up very close on the electrical conductivity scale -- so --it might be a old victorian era 12 k plated 0ver silver 4 real or a replica of one from that era -- or a modern aluminum based gold plated 12 k repilca that somehow made it into the bible -- if its old its a cool little trinket --

    silver jewelry with gold overplate is called vermeil
    Last edited by ivan salis; May 14, 2012 at 09:37 PM.

  3. #33
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    Ledford

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    this coin/whatever it is ... weighs between 4-5 grams ... about the same wieght as a common nickel .. slightly bigger than a quarter.. an the thickness of a dime
    Last edited by eclipsegt3; May 14, 2012 at 09:36 PM.
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  4. #34
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    Ledford

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    a pop tab rings in on the AT Pro at 75ish..

    an you can just tell the gold is old... just the luster of gold as it ages.. you can tell its old gold.. thats what my father is sayin too..
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  5. #35
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    Ledford

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    an gold rings up at 51-55

    its got to much wieght to it to have any aluminum in it. yet be so thin
    Last edited by eclipsegt3; May 14, 2012 at 09:49 PM.
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  6. #36
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    da book worm--researcher

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    well knowing what I know -- a 4 spanish reale is a silver coin * not gold -- your coin rings up as silver --yet has a 12k gold plating on it -- 12 k gold was commonly used during the old days civil war to 1900 era * --it fell out of favor post 1900 * with folks either going down to 10 K or up to 14 K , or 18 K -- it doesn't seem to match up perfectly lettering wize to a "real' 4 reale silver coin but looks "close" -- so it could be either a old victorican era vermeil (silver base / gold plated) 12 k "replica" coin --- or a more modern one that somehow found its way into that old family bible somehow -- my guess would be victorican era vermeil "replica" --since 12k gold has been out of fashion for a long long time
    Last edited by ivan salis; May 14, 2012 at 09:54 PM.

  7. #37
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    Ledford

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    thanks for your knowledge an help ivan
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  8. #38
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    i try to help.

  9. #39
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    Ledford

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    how thick can plating be.. I ask because when i acid tested .. i tested in the same spot probably 10 times.. its still gold where i scratched
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    1x 1940 Mercury Dime
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  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsegt3 View Post
    how thick can plating be.. I ask because when i acid tested .. i tested in the same spot probably 10 times.. its still gold where i scratched
    Modern plating would be very thin. Pawn shop or jewelry store tommorrow let us know.

  11. #41
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    Ledford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter View Post
    Modern plating would be very thin. Pawn shop or jewelry store tommorrow let us know.
    Ya for sure... The edge i scratched is pretty deep...
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  12. #42
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    The image here at TN on my monitor is kinda small but I was able to view it full size when I moved it to my files. I can see now that the wording on the shield side is messed up badly. The other side is a bit better but still jibberish. I would have to conclude that this is faked, not a stamped antique coin.

    I cropped and rotated right side up. Attachment 635942Attachment 635942

    Double click to enlarge. Letters can look funky as they wear down but not this bad. May be yellow brass.
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; May 15, 2012 at 01:00 AM.

  13. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsegt3 View Post
    ive re-tested the coin several times.. the scratch on the stone does nothing with 10k acid test solution .....but 14k solution turns it green so does 18 an 22

    ive wore off a good chunk of the edge of the coin.. its still gold all the way threw.
    Sounds like you have your answer, If you see green, you are likely dealing with a base metal or a gold-plated coin.

    SS

  14. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis View Post
    remember this * reales were made of silver * --it took 2 - 8 reale coins - 16 reales to equal a 1 escaudo (gold coin) --the offical spanish govt rate was 16 silver reales = 1 escaudo of gold --

    there are no 4 reale "gold" coins - if its a 4 reale coin --either its a "real" silver 4 reale thats been "gold plated" -- or its a 12k gold plated base metal core replica or solid 12 k replica jewelry piece -- 12 k gold was often commonly used during the victorian age --civil war to 1900 era by the way --after 1900 --10 k became more the common mans jewelry with 14 k and 18 k used by folks with a bit more cash to spend


    It's definitely not a genuine coin that has been plated because it's cast. Lots of fakes around.

  15. #45
    Seeing a gold color on a scratch test simply means it's plated brass.

 

 
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