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1900 Gold Indian Head Penny 4.6 Grams Exact Diameter And Thickness To Reg

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 Posted 06/01/2020  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What method did the person used to verify that is 18K gold? Did the pawn shop person offer you anything being that it is 18k gold?

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 Posted 06/01/2020  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well they all had one of those machines that are digital but said the coin is really too small for those. I need to find a place that has a hand held xfr machine or whatever. So out of frustration of running into dead ends I let the pawnshop Blackstone the edge. I really didn't want to do this but, hey. Anyways he said it would sell for 41 bucks a gram. He knew I don't want to sell.
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 Posted 06/01/2020  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
He inspected it again after he tested it to see if any discoloration was present. He did agree that it very well could be casting sprue at the bottom on rim but wasn't sure.
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 Posted 07/06/2020  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So today I went by a big jeweler and found out that the coin is in fact a solid gold but it's just better then 14 k.so it looks like a jeweler made it. They couldn't tell me if the coin was from a mint or not, just that it was solid gold.
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 Posted 07/06/2020  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only one way to find out, send it off to a TPG (shy of figuring out the exact purity and using process of elimination there).

I would also venture to say it cast. Dentils and all lettering are sharp, but the lack of detail on the head itself are severally lacking.

If nothing else, you have its weight in gold!
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 Posted 07/07/2020  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chriscook813 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really don't think sending it off would do any good but cost me money. If I'm not mistaking, the mint never used any planchets with that little of purity. I guess I'll just keep it as a novelty coin. Unless someone wants it.
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