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1973 Silver Dollar Mountie Coin

 
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 Posted 12/14/2019  11:48 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
i am looking for some information. I thought that the 1973 silver dollar were pure silver not plated. what I am talking about is those sets that have the Mountie dollar in the set. if some one knows of a link any help greatly appreciated. I am just trying to work the bugs out of this setup thank you all
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 Posted 12/14/2019  11:59 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
50 per cent Silver content , the ASW of pure Silver is .375 of an ounce .
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12/14/2019 12:25 pm
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 Posted 12/14/2019  2:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pacificoin thank you so much. so this very thin layer of silver. what you are saying is that the silver content is at 50 percent. but the metal under the thin layer of silver. appears to be pure copper. see I dont have a COA for this coin. I am wondering how much copper and steel. would be under that thin layer of silver. the metal appears to be thou pure copper. Pacificoin thank you so much greatly appeciated
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 Posted 12/14/2019  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pacificoin finally found a COA
Specimen
A brilliant image relief is struck against a matte or lined background in order to achieve maximum visual impact. Specimen coins are struck up to two times on numismatic presses.
Specifications
Mintage: 904,723
Composition: 50% silver, 50% copper
Finish: Specimen
Weight: 23.3 g
Certificate: n/a
Face value: 1 dollar

wow this coin is pure copper under that layer of silver. that is not what the COA is saying thank you Pacificoin
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 Posted 12/14/2019  9:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do you think 8t is a thin layer of silver, with copper underneath?
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 Posted 12/14/2019  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is a mixture of 50, 50 copper and silver mixture, not plated
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 Posted 12/14/2019  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These coins were issued in those nasty "red fluff" Prestige Double Dollar sets. That is toning you are seeing, nothing more.

If you don't believe me, then give the coin a bath in silver dip... (frankly, these are basically melted, unless they have spectacular toning).
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 Posted 12/15/2019  02:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you show the copper underneath?
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 Posted 12/15/2019  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
SPP-Ottawa thank you I have ordered a bottle of silver dip. once it gets here I will dip this coin. so you guys can see the copper. have a great one
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 Posted 12/15/2019  12:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unless I am reading the above incorrectly, the whole coin is made with an alloy of 50-50 copper/silver, so there is no copper "underneath". I'm not a dollar collector ... I'm just taking what the two error collectors above have said.
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 Posted 12/15/2019  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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once it gets here I will dip this coin. so you guys can see the copper untoned .500 Ag surface.


There. Fixed it for you.

If this coin was plated, then it was done post-mint (aftermarket). The mint was not plating coins in 1973.

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