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How to Determine if Your Silver Dollars are Fakes!


The single best way to determine if a silver dollar is real or fake is to measure its diameter, thickness and weight and match that up to what it is supposed to be.


A Morgan Dollar or Peace Dollar should have the following measurements:


Weight: 26.73g

Diameter: 38.1mm

Thickness: 3.1mm


If the coin is worn, the measurements might be slightly off. In addition to doing these tests, having familiarity with many examples of real silver dollars in varying conditions will be key to your being able to identify what's real and what's not.


However, in a pinch, you may not have time or the necessary gear to take all of these measurements. In the video above, I teach you how to determine if a silver coin is real or fake just by how it sounds! It's called the "Ping Test."

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