Perth XRF machine?

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  1. Grizzly

    Grizzly Active Member

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    Any dealers in Perth that I can take some Crowns to in order to check they are genuine? Bought some on ebay awhile ago, and I'm a little suspect of them.
     
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    Check the weight. A fake I had was about 5 gram below normal.
     
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    If you can't get a hold of a xrf and crowns can be tested on a PMV, you're more than welcome to use my PMV
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm in Bali at the moment and don't have any scales. Heading to Perth soon, then have to quarantine for 14 days, so I have time to contemplate. :)
     
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    How good was the fake you bought? Did it closely resemble a genuine Crown?
     
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    It was a crown sized silver coin from a Grandparent's coin collection, and it was well worn. The point I was trying to make is that you can do your own tests with magnets and scales, and this sometimes picks up fakes.
     
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    Check t.k.rareties 250 Beauford Street Very friendly...
     
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    specific gravity test with a .00 digital scale and some demineralised water, make a little coin harness out of dental floss ;) SG of 50% is 10.17, 92.5% is 10.36
     
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    Thanks madaw1 and bron for the locations. I have to quarantine for a fortnight anyway, if the silver frenzy has subsided then I'll head to one of these locations, otherwise I'll wait, I'm in no rush.

     
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    Swan Bullion in Gosnells have an XRF machine as well.
     
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    It has eased off and we stayed open all through so no problems popping in.
     
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    Well I went to ABC in Perth today and had some Crowns tested. The 1937 I most thought was fake because it looks too good is real, and 2 x 1938 Crowns are fake. Bummed about the 38s since I paid around $100 each on eBay. Looking into the transactions now to see if I have any recourse but it was almost 2 years ago I bought them.
     
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    Unfortunately due to length of time in regards to the transaction you will have no recourse with eBay.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that might be the case. Still poking around in my ebay account, looks like the 2 seller accounts I bought from have been burned and now have lots of negative reviews.

    Pictures of the fakes if anybody is interested.

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    Hey, so when you using their xrf machine, do you have to pay or free of charge? Anyone know if any dealer in sydney that would do this?
     
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    I don't pay with my local, and I suspect most dealers will do it for free. As long as you don't abuse the service of course. Find a dealer that you would buy from sometimes and developing a relationship wont hurt either.
     

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