Using the Ringer - He uses a Magic Marker to ring coin

April 13, 2015

Here is a useful tip from a Ringer user:

"I have found the best ring test to be to your Ringer, but not the Ringer hammer.

I use the Ringer to hold the coin (especially for numismatic coins since I hold the edges and never touch either face) and then use a large Magic Marker (a felt tipped pen with a plastic shaft) to strike the coin's edge.

The Magic Marker makes very little, almost none, extraneous noise as the Ringer's hammer.

Some ball point pens are good, but if it is one that clicks to extend, the refill can bounce around inside and create too much extraneous noise also."