How to extract Silver from a Coin (or other silver containing material)

In this video I show you how to extract silver from a coin or other metallic material. The coin that I used is 50% copper and 50% silver. I loosely followed …
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“LOS SILVER STAR” DE HONDURA en EL SALVAROR.

26 thoughts on “How to extract Silver from a Coin (or other silver containing material)

  1. Pete Buxton

    I absolutely love your videos, no disrespect to “Nurd rage” because I
    really like his vids too…..but, your description of the methods you use
    is far superior…..you speak steadily and with confidence as a true
    professional should. Please keep on making your superb videos.
    Nobody is even close to you on youtube and I don’t say this lightly.
    Best wishes,
    Peter

  2. MSteamCSM

    You should use sodium chloride to precipitate silver chloride, ad than melt
    it with soda.
    4AgCl + 2Na2CO3 = 4Ag + 4NaCl + 2CO2 + O2

  3. kecskekecskekecske

    Thx for the video.Here,access to pure silver is difficult and the access to
    silver nitrate is almost impossible unless you are working in a lab( or rob
    the chemistry class.Im not doing that…)And a question:Is that silver pcp
    is nanosilver?

  4. pablo picasso

    I agree with Peter, your videos are second to none.
    Their is a way to remove the Silver easily from a melting crucible. If you
    put quite a bit of ground Borax into the crucible and heat it till it goes
    like glass beforehand if you are quick and remove the Silver quickly it
    will be easily removed.
    However, this may leave a residue of glass like borax on the silver, but
    this is easily removed with a dilute liquid of sulfuric acid and water
    “jewellers pickle” (10/1). But if you are just doing a small amount,
    charred wood is good 😉 

  5. TheChemistryShack

    Nice! I am working on a video in which I extract nickel metal from US
    nickels. 

  6. DanceKomander

    This is a really interesting experiment! I am half way through Gen Chem1
    in college right now. I have been watching your videos for about six
    months. I am finally starting to understand what is going on in them. I
    always enjoy them a lot! 

  7. MrIhavnovideos

    Perhaps an environmental/disposal note is due at the end? Good video, I’m
    gonna try when i buy some nitric acid! 

  8. TheChemistryShack

    I know it seems trivial, but can you make a video on how to make a fluted
    filter paper?

  9. Lips Like Morphine

    Ese manuelito debería de estar adentro de la agrupación porque si es
    candela 

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