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Unboxing silver from silver-to-go.com and testing the silver

Unboxing silver from silver-to-go.com and testing the silver

How I checked whether silver coins are genuine silver, the package was ordered from silver-to-go.com (this video is not an advertisement nor a recommendation where to buy silver coins!). As people stack silver I think it’s good to share experiences with dealers.

The coins that appear in this video are 1 1/2 troy oz Silver Polar Bear from Canada.

Tests used:

1) Dimensions were checked using a digital caliper with precision of 0.01mm

2) Weight was checked with a digital scale that works with precision of 0.05g

3) Specific gravity was checked using 1 random coin from the package

4) A neodymium magnet was used to detect potential magnetic metals in the coin

5) The ring test was used with two random coins, you can use any common coin with your silver coin.

Some facts about the 1 1/2 troy oz Silver Polar Bears:

Face value – $8 CAD
Year: 2013 (applies to the coins in the video)
Silver weight: 1.5 troy oz (46.655 grams)
Claimed thickness: 4.5mm
Claimed diameter: 38mm
Manufacturer: Royal Canadian Mint

Thickness and diameter may be slightly different when you purchase your own coins, the minting process works with some precision and it is not possible to guarantee the same weight, diameter and thickness for thousands or millions of coins. However for genuine silver coins the difference must not be greater than 10% in general.

SD Bullion

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One Response to Unboxing silver from silver-to-go.com and testing the silver

  1. Angry Man In The Hat says:

    Very thorough test. Except for the acid test, but I understand why you would not do that. Great video. Thanks.