Coincidentally, W.J. Elvin writes:
Is there a book on coin metals for the nonscientist? Searching how to identify coin metals online brings up a great deal about scrap and some rather harsh techniques, I don't think I'll be dropping a vintage medal in muriatic acid ... I liked one fellow's take on finding out if it's brass or gold: "Take it to a pawn shop." Various reference works help randomly for comparisons but it would nice to have something specific, preferably with great photos ... or maybe readers know of a web site where all this is done?
Great question. The closest book I can think of is Coin Chemistry by Weimar White, now in its third edition. Any other suggestions, readers?
To read an earlier E-Sylum item on the Coin Chemistry book, see:
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