The very first thing when it comes silvered
coins is to determine whether it's "silver plated
" or "silver tinned".
The first example is a Silver Plated fourree
; Note how the obverse
has buckled up. Too easy to see.
The next example features a pair of Vine Leaf vessel adornments. Looks like silver but it just simply solder used to attach it to a copper alloy
Is it gold plated
or just oxidized silvering
? Yes, in this case the artifact was gold plated
Too many coin cleaners have a bit
of confusion when it comes
silver tinned coins. In most cases the silvering
appears just a bit
dull, as seen in the next example below.
All the yellow-looking bits are the silvering
Best to all,