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 Silver 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin

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PostSubject: Silver 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin   Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:07 pm

Hi Very Happy would anyone know the silver content (ASW) of the Philippines 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin? and it's diameter?

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PostSubject: Re: Silver 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin   Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:51 pm

nic wrote:
Hi Very Happy would anyone know the silver content (ASW) of the Philippines 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin? and it's diameter?

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Weight is 26.45 grams,
90% silver
ASW 0.7653 oz
Mintage 30,000 pieces
diameter about 38mm
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PostSubject: Re: Silver 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin   Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:10 am

Thanks DIC! Very Happy

The nickel type is 40mm diameter, so the silver is 38mm, a smaller one.

The nickel is visually misleading, in UNC, it looks like silver! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Silver 1970 Pope Paul VI 1 Peso coin   Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:24 am

nic wrote:
Thanks DIC! Very Happy

The nickel type is 40mm diameter, so the silver is 38mm, a smaller one.

The nickel is visually misleading, in UNC, it looks like silver! Very Happy

I have both and they have the same diameter, 38mm, by my ruler.

The key difference between the two lies in the edges. The silver one has a reeded edge like our modern one peso coin while the nickel one has a smooth edge like our 5 peso coin.

a reeded edge looks like this:

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