Hack silver ?

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Found this bit of silver this evening no hallmark but done the foil test and seems to be silver :thumbsup: it does not look to be part of anything and looks to be nibbled to be cut does anyone have any thoughts on what it might be or the use. its weight is 2oz
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Looks like it was used to cut coins from. Big gap though but can’t think of anything else.
Maybe it’s melted down clippings used to cut coins from.

Interesting find. :thumbsup:
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Not hack silver I dont think, thats normally cut or chopped up fairly straightly :thumbsup:
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Paint wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:05 pm Its weight is 2oz.
Are you quite sure about that? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:58 pm Are you quite sure about that? :Thinking:
Will double check as that’s what the wife told me :problem:
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Agree with EZ, with silver having a SG of 10.5, your block would have to be about 5 cubic CMs, and from your photo, it doesn't look like it. Blame the wife if it's wrong. :D
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An easy weight reference is the modern 20p at 5g. Comes in handy for all sorts of odd things.
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She has said it was .2oz must listen harder to the wife :D
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Paint wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:14 pm She has said it was .2oz must listen harder to the wife :D
I use both decimal and imperial measurements together as to what best fits, but keep decimals to decimals and fractions to imperial. It just seems so wrong to convert imperial to base 10! :shock:
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Easylife wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:48 am I use both decimal and imperial measurements together as to what best fits, but keep decimals to decimals and fractions to imperial. It just seems so wrong to convert imperial to base 10! :shock:
But the pound weight is defined in metric and not imperial - I'll let you argue with Paint's wife :lol:
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So it weighs 5-6g :thumbsup: That sounds about right.
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Since starting detecting, one of the handiest things I have bought is a small electronic scales off that well known auction site. If I recall correctly, they were well under a tenner, and a set of check weights...

Given the low price, I was worried the scales wouldn't be accurate or consistent, but the check weights confirm they are plenty good enough for what we do....
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