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Hi thanks for letting me join 👍

 

im new to silver and wanted to start collecting bars as gold is way out of my league 

 

I’ve recently bought some 9999 Canadian coins that had been cut in half for some reason but one appears to have a brass/gold colour inside ? Is this fake or an impurity as the others look silver 

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14 minutes ago, 5huggy said:

Hi and welcome - you'll obtain plenty of education help from some of the Guru's on TSF 

Can I ask WHY? you bought coins that were "already" cut in half ????😕

I got them for £5 so thought 🤷‍♂️ 



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13 minutes ago, 5huggy said:

AND ALMOST CERTAINLY FAKE - if brass colour in side "SOLID SILVER MAPLE! 

Fake ? Glad I didn’t lose much money then . Thanks for the input 

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Thats your 1st lesson at £5 - there are lots of fakes - learn lots of info from this forum and you are far more unlikely to make BIGGER mistakes that could cost you dearly!

SO ENDETH Lesson One - - - 😉😊👍

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54 minutes ago, Steedg said:

Just tried , not magnetic 

@Steedg are you aware of neodymium magnet test on Silver !?  Its a damn quick and easy test to do - awesome , instant results 

I'll find you the best video of this in action

 

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As they are basically destroyed anyway, it wouldn't hurt to do an acid test on them. Would be an interesting experiment and you will be able to easily see if they are real or not. My presumption would be that the brass coloured one is plated in silver but inside is some other composite base metal. 

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Well I’ve just had it tested from the pawn shop it was originally purchased from and it turned out 86% copper . The owner couldn’t apologise enough and gave some money back for the trouble so essentially I got this piece for free . It also turns out it was cut up to make colloidal silver 

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