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The seller who is a gold dealer who does a lot of gold coin trades has claimed to XRF tested it. He appears to be legit and is offering a refund.
The dealer says it was purchased through a coin auction in the states which I imagine would also have some checks involved.
I did actually try and do a gravity test on the coin but to be honest I don't trust it for this small of a weight. The measurements for the coin in the water are so minute that any small difference changes the number drastically.
I will have a go on my other small coins to see if I get the same sort of numbers. I'm not getting numbers in the 17's for either of my indian heads, maybe they're both fake 😅
I have done the ping test on both and both ping nice high and long.
It sounds like you're all saying that a magnet - any cheap ol fridge magnet is fine for checking that a bar isn't iron or steel. But the slide test with neodymium can't tell the difference between silver, copper and a host of other metals.
Meaning the sliding magnet test is pretty much pointless?
There's dozens of videos on u-tube showing people doing slide test on bars and rigging up drop testers for dropping coins through - they're all pointless?