.835 and or filigree silver

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indianajonez
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.835 and or filigree silver

Postby indianajonez » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Hi, I recently brought 6 napkin brings as I believed them to be filigree silver, the problem I have is when I acid tested the cartouche on the front, it turned green.

Now it's more than probable that this is not silver, but I was wondering if it may be a lower grade silver such as .835 (would .835 silver turn green when acid tested?)

I may try the test again on the filigree itself just in case the cartouche is base metal.

It also passed the magnet test

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks,
indianajonez

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Re: .835 and or filigree silver

Postby oel » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:53 am

Hi, welcome to the forums.

If you enter acid test in our Search function, top right hand corner, you will find plenty of information.
Acid tests in general; unreliable and destructive.

Best,

Oel


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