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How Can You Tell If Bahamas $1 Coin Is Cn Or Silver?

 
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 Posted 07/07/2020  3:55 pm Show Profile   Check John K's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add John K to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this proof that look like it is copper nickel. But the book says all 1974 CN coins were matte and this is a nice cameo proof. But in person, the color looks like CN and it weighs a tad light (17.9 g). Anyway to verify it is silver?


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 Posted 07/07/2020  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There were matte and special UNC Can coins. You could try the icecube test?
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tissue test.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are machines which will give the purity-perhaps a local jeweler or coin shop could help you out.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bermuda- Bahamas ? Its all good


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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
KM-65a

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1974-1980
Dollar

1974FM
(P)
Composition: Silver
Weight: 18.14 g
Obverse: National arms above date
Reverse: Conch shell above garland within 3/4 beaded circle below value
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... and we had another thread recently on proof coins from this era being slightly underweight: http://goccf.com/t/376711

So it sounds like enough evidence to suggest it's the silver proof (though it's odd that the weight of the CuNi coin isn't published anywhere I could find).
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It passes the tissue test (cool !) as silver. But I don't think the business strikes were clad but rather solid copper nickel. Probably works the same though.
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Opps - fixed the title.
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 Posted 07/19/2020  11:09 am  Show Profile   Check John K's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add John K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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... and we had another thread recently on proof coins from this era being slightly underweight: http://goccf.com/t/376711


very interesting. I was telling folks back then to avoid buying Franklin Mint coins. Although I did buy this Franklin Mint print in the after market and still have it on my wall.



Baseball cards makers were doing the same thing. Grossly over-charging and trying to convince collectors that they were buying rarities (made the week prior - har!)
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