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DNW have an 1833 Sovereign in their September auction which is described as "mount marks on edge and has been SWEATED".  That is not a term I have heard before and wondered if it was a strange form of cleaning - as in a Turkish bath?

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Sweating

In the process of sweating, coins were placed in a bag and shaken. The bits of metal that had worn off the coins were recovered from the bottom of the bag.Sweating tended to wear the coin in a more natural way than clipping, and so was harder to detect.

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Thank you for that reply.  I had imagined that clipping or the equivalent went out with hammered coins.

So when people are getting agitated about the weight of their sovereigns they may not be fakes but victims of sweating?

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Could also mean that the mount was soldered to the sovereign using a sweat joint . After removal of the mount it would leave sweating marks on the edge . Can also leave a slight heat mark when the mount or loop s removed with heat . 

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