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Old 01-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Chukar Hunter Chukar Hunter is offline
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Default Do you check your coins for weight?

Never really give it much thought but I guess a guy should weigh his gold coins when purchased. I buy a lot of my coins on FEE*AY. What is your thought on this? Is there really a bunch of fake gold coins out there?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:27 PM
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I weigh them and use calipers to measure their diameter and thickness. There is a plethora of information on the internet on most every coin made to use as references.

I've only bought coins off of feebay and the only fake I ever got was a silver Peace dollar that was obvious to me just from the weight in my hand when I opened the package up. I don't think the fake problem is as bad as some people make it out to be.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:34 PM
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I throw them into the pit of darkness, never to see daylight again.

If you purchase a particular nomeclature of coin / coins you'll know at a glance if there are problems.

Are you worried about counterfeits?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:36 PM
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I weigh them and use calipers to measure their diameter and thickness.
Yes, what he said. A scale and a caliper.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:36 PM
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it's worth the little effort. you can buy a scale at many gas stations for about $15 usd. I once ordered an Indian gold eagle from a coinworld advertiser and got a repaired coin, sent it back and got a cast fake...
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:08 PM
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I currently purchased my first coin.. I'm a newbie in collecting and yes I did weigh it to make sure it was correct.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:10 PM
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I measure and weigh every one.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:34 PM
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Absolutely! I measure and weigh every coin I buy. Even if it's slabbed!

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:26 AM
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I throw them into the pit of darkness, never to see daylight again.

If you purchase a particular nomeclature of coin / coins you'll know at a glance if there are problems.

Are you worried about counterfeits?
Do you bury them in your wonderful garden Holdfast?

I really appreciate your vegetable photos. It is -35C where I live and my garden is in hibernation until May, at least, although soon we will start some seedlings to put into the greenhouse when we start it up in March. We grow almost an acre of vegetables, enough for ourselves all year and for a lot of our neighbors as well. I was particularly intrigued with your grapes and home dried raisins. If you like mushrooms...I would like to offer you a trade...homedried raisins for sundried subarctic morels. Interested?
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:34 AM
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I had come across an excel table in this forum where the weight of coins were written and have followed it when it comes to weighting a coin.



Is there a table with the dimensions of each coin somewhere perhaps ?

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