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Possible Silver Bar With Oriental Characters

 
 
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 Posted 08/17/2019  2:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pennywise142 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This bar has remained unlabeled in my collection a long time. Any information on it is appreciated.

Weight is 37.2 G and it's approximately 43mm x 17mm. It has a flat bottom and rounded corners. Silver in color and appearance but I wouldn't rule out base metal.






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 Posted 08/17/2019  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears poured, which would be good, except for two things.

There would be a slight depression running the length of the bar on the bottom, but there is not.

Any writing on the top would be punched into the bar, not part of the mold.
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08/17/2019 7:14 pm
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 Posted 08/25/2019  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add everything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does silver pit like that when it is poured?, it's pitted on both sides.
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 Posted 08/28/2019  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petrus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if it is valubale or rare, you might find replicad
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 Posted 08/28/2019  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How did you acquire it?
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 Posted 08/29/2019  04:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pennywise142 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for the help so far.


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Appears poured, which would be good, except for two things.


Thanks to moxking's observations I'm pretty sure this is a replica. Perhaps the writing on it may give someone here a clue to what it's a replica of?


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How did you acquire it?


So long ago I can't be sure but I believe I bought it at the 1964 World's Fair in New York at one of the Pavilions. It probably just caught my eye as something unusual. I don't remember paying a whole lot for it. Unfortunately, any documentation I may have had for it was lost while moving house many years ago.

I'll probably have it tested for silver content at some point for curiosity sake but I didn't want to damage anything that might have been authentic.
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