Are Silver Coins Magnetic?

Ever wanted to know if silver coins are magnetic? Get up-to-date information and reliable answers to your bullion and precious metals related questions here at ModernCoinMart's Complete Bullion Resource Center.

No. Silver coins are not magnetic. Pure silver falls into the category of diamagnetic materials, which means that it is repelled by a magnet.

This silver property can actually be used to test the authenticity of silver coins. If a silver coin or bar sticks to a magnet, it is likely not genuine.

That being said, it’s important to remember that while silver itself is not magnetic, fake silver coins could be made from other metals that are. While a magnet can help identify some counterfeit coins, it should not be the only test you rely on.

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