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michael martin




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Posted: 21/09/2009 
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I have recently bought some silver bullion coins and i they are starting to rust a bit

I s this normal for silver?
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uncle vic
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Posted: 21/09/2009 
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No. Silver will oxidize (rust) to a very small degree, but will tarnish - the black tarnish is mostly a compound of silver and sulfur, which is why we should keep our silver away from any source of sulfur, such as the ink in newsprint, eggs, rubber bands, and oils.

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