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Hi guys, I recently acquired a silver jubilee 1977 crown. I was given this free by an eBay seller as a compensate for a lengthy wait on an item to be dispatched. I am aware that there is a cupro-nickel version which has a high mintage and also a sterling silver version. I thought that there would be a way to tell which is which by checking the specs I.e weight diameter and thickness. However from what I have seen, they are exactly the same with all specs. I have included both the screenshots off numista. I was wondering if anyone could explain how they are identical in specs but made of a different metals. TIA guys. Look forward to your knowledge and responses,

Chris 👌🏻

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2 minutes ago, Clens92 said:

The silver version was only issued in Proof quality, IIRC.  Yours is definitely the cupro-nickel version.

Oh 100% I have the cupro version. I’m more querying how the specs can be the same for differnt metals. It makes coins hard to identify and I find it hard to believe that they weigh the same and have the same dimensions when they are made of different metals.  Lol 🙈

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I have one of each of 1977 silver jubilee crowns (sterling silver and cupro nickel) - they are VERY easy to tell apart just by sight.

I do think some eBay sellers deliberately stage their photos to try and make a CuNi coin look like a .925 but it’s usually easy enough to tell.

I purposely bought the CuNi for a pound just so I could learn the differences first hand.

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5 minutes ago, Tpbullion said:

@Goldhooked I agree they are easy to tell apart just confused that two coins composed of different base metals weigh exactly the same and are the same dimensions. Appreciate your reply though 👌🏻

I must admit I had it in my head that the CuNi one was thicker.  When I read your post this morning I dug them out and was surprised to see they looked to be the same thickness (at least to the naked eye).

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