Introduction: How to Tell If a Coin Is Silver

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I did this with silver Kennedy coins but works with all Silver coins

Step 1: Silver or Fake

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Check the sides if the side looks like a penny it's a fake the sides should be a shiny silver

Step 2: Listen

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If you tap your coin on a pice of metal or a silver coin I will make a low clink A copper coin will make a louder clink

Step 3: Check the Date

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Silver coins were stoped being produced in 1964-1965 ant coins over this date were fake or plated silver. Thanks and please if you have any questions ask Thanks and follow me


neo71665 (author)2014-03-19

Dimes and quarters made before 1964 are 90% silver. Nickels 1942-45 (war nickels) are 35% silver. Its highly doubtful you find any other nickel old enough to be made of silver. Half dollars are split, 1948-1964 being 90% silver, and 1965-70 being 40% silver. Get some of the Ben Franklin 1/2 dollars and they sound and feel different than those Kennedy ones you have there.

cdillard2 (author)2015-03-28

Where can I get some old silver coins cheap?? Email at if u can help thanks

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