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'Monte-Math' and how we classify other things.thinkingconfused smileythinking

April 14, 2021 11:15AM avatar
For example, we have 'junk jewelry' or 'costume jewelry' that do not have silver or gold in them. We do know that some items, even other than jewelry, might have some amount of silver content other than .925 for Sterling Silver .... and if it is 'enough' percentage we call it 'silver'. With gold jewelry, made with gold for its durability and value, some are not marked if they are a lower-percentage, such as 6k or 8k, ... and 8k is 33⅓%, which is almost like a 35% silver content Nickel coin. It has silver, but not enough, percentage wise, to get full credit.

Now 10k gold jewelry amount to 41⅔% and, for whatever reason they use to classify gold jewelry, that's enough. Naturally 12k is 50%, 14k is 58⅓% , and 18k is 75%. But jewelry is jewelry and it is 'valued' or 'classified' differently.

Coins are different and we DO generally rate the 90% Silver content coins as having a higher value than modern Clad coins, Maybe we could call the newer Dimes and Quarters 'costume coin' or 'junk coins' since they do not have Silver content? But if that is the case, would we also consider a Buffalo, 'V' or Shield Nickel as 'costume' or 'junk' coin because they lack silver like a War Nickel? Not me!!!

We just add the reference to 'silver' to help distinguish a few 1940's Nickel coins that were produced during WWII, and they are really properly assigned a title of 'War Nickels' by most collectors. Therefore, 'Monte-Math' will hold to the rule of an official Silver Coin having a content of at least 75% or more based upon its date of mintage.


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zincoln 271 April 11, 2021 09:08AM

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NWCindy 132 May 16, 2021 06:34PM

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Kickindirt 299 April 16, 2021 01:31PM

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D&P-OR 120 April 15, 2021 10:56AM

Amen to that Dell! Thank you. N/T

zincoln 109 April 15, 2021 03:47PM

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Remfire 118 April 11, 2021 11:09PM

Here's to hope Roger. Hope to see you again in the field! N/T

zincoln 110 April 15, 2021 03:49PM

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jmaryt 126 April 11, 2021 09:45PM

Thank you JT N/T

zincoln 108 April 11, 2021 11:25PM

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UtahRich 120 April 11, 2021 09:28PM

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zincoln 117 April 11, 2021 11:20PM

Silver transitions

UtahRich 113 April 14, 2021 12:20PM

As you might guess, 'Monte-Math' is different.

Monte 214 April 13, 2021 10:45AM

Hey, Zincoln !! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. Congratulations !!

Monte 115 April 15, 2021 07:44AM

thumbs up Thank you N/T

zincoln 104 April 15, 2021 03:48PM

Brian's Milestone thumbs up

UtahRich 122 April 14, 2021 11:00PM

'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

OregonGregg 148 April 13, 2021 06:17PM

'Monte-Math' and how we classify other things.thinkingconfused smileythinking

Monte 122 April 14, 2021 11:15AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

flintstone 118 April 14, 2021 08:57AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

D&P-OR 110 April 14, 2021 11:14AM

Different strokes for different folkswinking smiley Keeps me motivated and happy! N/T

zincoln 123 April 13, 2021 04:11PM

Personal goals and milestones are just that, personal.

UtahRich 123 April 14, 2021 12:36PM

Don't get me wrong, I still like finding a 'War Nickel.' N/T

Monte 113 April 14, 2021 10:32AM

I’m with you N/T

Remfire 108 April 13, 2021 11:29PM

Dang You're way ahead................

OregonGregg 124 April 12, 2021 07:47AM

Re: Dang You're way ahead................

zincoln 125 April 12, 2021 10:03AM


OregonGregg 111 April 11, 2021 07:12PM

Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Monte 124 April 11, 2021 01:26PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

zincoln 119 April 11, 2021 11:24PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Remfire 119 April 12, 2021 08:39AM

Back to you, zincoln.

Monte 118 April 12, 2021 07:10AM

Congrats on #100 Zincoln! N/T

Timbertodd 115 April 11, 2021 11:35AM

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