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19 May 2015

Identifying 50% and 80% Silver Quarters

| user_3992

I found this video on youtube, it seems a good way of identifying 50% and 80% silver quarters . here is the link . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZdxf655fe4&feature=youtu.be

It needs a programme called Audacity to support it. The person has shown with Canadian Quarters.

Question is how effective this really is with US quarters? Has anyone tried it.

Comments

Mike B

Level 7

I can't figure why you still have fingers from all that typing following innocent kids. And making them unsure of the site. Your day will come.

Mike B

Level 7

Still at it. Follow.all you like. Everyone has a bad day.. Your like a puppy following everyone home.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

But I'm about to write a blog about inventory software.... Can LOL! You have to be able to laugh at yourself too!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

The software seems like a lazy way ok f collecting. Do your research and learn about the coin. Weigh it if you want. Measure it too. Really learn about your coins. Software makes people lazy and dumb.

Ty Guy

Level 4

Thank you for helping us identify 50% and 80% coins!!

JudeA

Level 4

no such thing. only 90% quarters

Kepi

Level 6

Sorry, but due to lack of recent activity, I'm going to "un-follow you. But good luck on your coin collecting!

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for the information!

CoinLady

Level 6

US quarters are pretty straightforward. Clads look different & sound different. Silver quarters were all 90%.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

its a nice science experiment finding the science behind why but in reality not very recommended. i have seen this done at shows when a dealer was buying a silver coin off of someone

I don't think you should damage coins ever but it is an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing

numi613

Level 4

THANKS

Kid Morgans

Level 4

Wow! I did not even know there were such thing as 50% silver quarters! Great blog post!

user_8197

Level 3

Good link. I use the "ring" vs "clang" approach like user_9073 for silver coins mentioned

user_5225

Level 5

Thanks.

user_5225

Level 5

Okay.

Dollar Guy

Level 5

After a period of relection I wonder have we as coin collectors more or less become silver/gold (Metal) collectors rather than historical studiers of the genesis of our coinage and reasoning of their appearance over the value of the disks in slots.

SpartaCuse

Level 4

thanks 3992 - cool

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

the video was ok

CMCC

Level 5

I don't have any of these, but I want some!

Dollar Guy

Level 5

i just wonder what those sound spikes would be if you changed the surface you are bouncing the coins on? Say an Oak table, glazed dinner plate, or glass table top?

user_9073

Level 5

I have not tried the Audacity software on U.S. coins but I hear the difference with my ear when silver and clad coins are dropped on a hard surface. The silver coins "ring" the clad coins "clang." But there is much less need for this on U.S. coins since dates, mint marks and weights are different for silver, silver clad and copper clad coins.

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