When not to scrap silver vol IIIsteemCreated with Sketch.

in steemsilvergold •  2 years ago 

So onto my 3rd installment of coins too nice to scrap. I will continue this blog post when coins fit for purpose appear. Also i am trying the camera on my galaxy s6 edge, any thoughts on image quality welcomes

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1896 silver six pence south africa

This is 2.8g of sterling silver and has the bust of prominent boer leader johannes paul kruger. The engraver otto schultz

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1923 50 sen japan

This japanese coin has a sunburst on the obverse and 2 phoenix on the reverse. It is 4.9g of 720 silver.

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1874 russian empire

Thia russian silver 20 kopeks has a double headed eagle and crown with the date and is 3.6g of 500 silver.

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I think I would have a hard time scrapping any coin of that age that was at all identifiable...

For example, here are a couple of (sorry not silver) coins I have from the early 1800s,
I wonder how they eventually found their way into my pocket?
I don't even know where they are from, or what they are made of...

I think they are from Portugal though I couldn't identify them specifically. Here's one that's close: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces11582.html

Thanks, that looks like a match for the second one. And thank you for that website, it's a good resource.

I should have included something for scale. These two coins are just about the same size as a silver 1oz Canadian Maple leaf .

I know! I have a bunch of old European copper or bronze stuff from the 1800s that's just really cool to look at, and imagine what history (and pockets), these coins have gone through.