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Old 04-21-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Strange black sand in my medal`s depressions...

Hi,

looking at some of my campaign medals under magnification, I realised some sort of green paste OR very fine, glittering black sand in the depressions of the letters on the obverse and reverse - are these cast fakes with a rest of the casting mould sand on it ?

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Old 04-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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Jens,

It could be, or it could be dirt. Can you post a good scan of an example.

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Old 04-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #3
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Hi Marc,

I used a microscope, so it will be impossible to make any photographs. I know this type of sand very well, because my grandfather was a moulder in a steel work and he used the same material to cast small and very detailed items.

This sand is glittering and black in colour like grinded hard coal.

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Old 04-21-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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Jens,

Then it seems that you know the answer to your own question...

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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I just wanted to know, if anybody else has observed similar characteristics on one of his/ her medals.

I`m new in this forum, so I don`t know yet...

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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I wasn't sure where to move this thread, so it's here now.

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