Royal Australian Mint $1 note ingot question

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  1. SteelHand

    SteelHand Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Does anyone have any info on this at all? Can't seem to find anything online, it pings long and clear when tested with an ASE and Maple. Weighs 39.44g/1.268oz so I'm a little confused to if it's silver or not.

    I would have picked this up from somewhere over a decade ago and found it today whilst cleaning out junk in the spare room

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    You could try a water gravity test If you don't mind sticking it in a cup of water?
     
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    I'll take it to my local bullion dealer next week as I have a couple of items to collect and get them to XRF it. I was mainly asking if anyone had ever come across one and knew more about it
     
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    It's the sterling silver plaque from the 1990 Masterpieces in Silver issued by the RAM
    Correct weight should be 40.50 grams
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll wait to see what the XRF says and go from there as either my scales are wrong, the ingot went on a diet or it's a cheap knock off
     
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    Got it tested today and it XRF'd as sterling silver so not sure why it's coming up light on the scales.
     

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