Classic Realcent Archives
Classic Realcent Archives
Home | Profile | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 International Coin & Currency Collecting
 Obsolete and Historic World Coins
 Info wanted on foreign silver
 Forum Locked
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Penny Hoarding Member

993 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2010 :  13:55:20  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
I'm looking for weights, and more importantly, purities on the following coins:

Austria, 1/2 schilling, 1925
Great Britain, 1.5 pence, 1843
Great Britain, 6 pence, 1942
Greece, 50 lepta, 1874
Peru, 1/2 dinero, 1864
Prussia, 1 groschen, 1851

Sorting Map
2010 First Finds Contest
Are you a Buffalo Hunter?
Wanna take seignorage away from the Fed? Spend *any* coins!
We cannot afford this government.
Cerulean's Standing Offer: $3/lb shipped for foreign coins

Edited by - Cerulean on 08/04/2010 14:36:11

Google AdSense

Mountain View

Penny Hoarding Member

522 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2010 :  14:35:12  Show Profile Send Robarons a Private Message
Well the British 1.5 pence from 1843 should be .925 fine and the 1942 British 6 pence is .500 fine.

I popped a 1931 British 6 pence coin that I own that is also .500 fine on my scale and got 2.8 grams.

Robber Baron= Robarons
Go to Top of Page

1000+ Penny Miser Member

1872 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2010 :  00:22:55  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
According to my old Krause books...
Austria, 1/2 schilling, 1925 ... 3 grams, 640 fine, .0617 oz ASW
Great Britain, 1.5 pence, 1843 ... .7069 grams, 925 fine, .021 oz ASW
(there is an overdate known for this date)
Greece, 50 lepta, 1874 ... 2.5 grams, 835 fine, .0671 oz ASW
Peru, 1/2 dinero, 1864 ... 1.25 grams, 900 fine, .0362 oz ASW
Prussia, 1 groschen, 1851 ... 2.19 grams, 222 fine, .0156 oz ASW

Come to the new and improved realcent:
Go to Top of Page

AGgressive Metal

1937 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2010 :  19:58:02  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
Also, I would expect most of that stuff to be worth well over spot, just given the dates.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
Go to Top of Page

1000+ Penny Miser Member

1872 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2010 :  23:44:06  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Probably. And if it's like the stuff I see most often, the silver content can be rounded down from all the wear. But again, the numismatic value should outweigh it. And we all know I want the British three-half-pence. Right? Riiiiight?

Come to the new and improved realcent:
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Forum Locked
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Classic Realcent Archives © 2000-2010 Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.27 seconds. Powered By: ForumCo v3.4.05
RSS Feed 1 RSS Feed 2
Powered by ForumCo 2000-2008
TOS - AUP - URA - Privacy Policy
ForumCo Free Blogs and Galleries
Signup for a free forum or Go Banner Free