What you need to get started
New to precious metals? Want to get the most out of your PMV, but not sure how? Start here! This starter kit provides a reference booklet, a scale, and caliper - everything you need to fully test your coins and bars with the PMV Original.
AWS 600 Gram Scale
AWS is trusted across the precious metals industry for reliability and ease-of-use. The AWS 600 gram scale allows you to accurately test the weight of any sample up to 600 grams (about 20 ozt). Investors should always check the weight first. If a coin says it should be 1 ozt, it should weight 1 ozt!
Bald Eagle Caliper
The Bald Eagle Caliper, with their digital readout and high accuracy, make it easy to check the thickness and diameter of samples up to 150mm long. Coins and bars are minted to very specific dimensions; always confirm that your piece is the right size.
Sigma Metalytics Coin Booklet
The Sigma Metalytics Coin Booklet gives new investors all the info they need to test the most popular coins and bars on the market. Simply look up the coin you have in the booklet to find its expected size and weight, the right alloy setting for the PMV Original, and the best sensor to use.
Safeguard Against All Types of Counterfeits
Counterfeiters can fake either the resistivity or the density of a coin or bar, but not both. The Starter Kit gives you all the tools and information necessary to test the most common and popular pieces on the market. The PMV Original tests the resistivity, the scale tests the weight, and the calipers test the size.
Get the Sigma Metalytics Coin Booklet, the AWS 600 Scale, and the Bald Eagle Caliper. The PMV must be purchased separately.
AWS-600 Digital Scale
The AWS-600 Digital Scale can weigh samples up to 600 grams (19.29 ozt). It provides an accuracy of 0.1 grams and can display results in grams or ozt (along with other, non-precious metal weights). Here are some details:
Units: g, oz, ozt, dwt
Display: Lcd - 0.7 X 0.9 In
Platform: 1.9 X 3.3 In
Dimensions: 5.04 x 3.06 x 0.80 in
Power: 2 x AAA Batteries (included)
Bald Eagle 6" Precision Caliper
The Bald Eagle 6" Precision Caliper reads samples up to 150mm (6 inches) with an accuracy of .02mm. The digital readout makes it easy to quickly assess the correct diameter and thickness of coins and bars. The calipers come with a 1.5V battery and hard case.
Sigma Metalytics Coin Booklet
We developed the Sigma Metalytics Coin Booklet to help new users and new investors get all the info they need for the most popular and common coins in one place. We consulted with the largest online retailers to determine which coin and bar types were most popular among their customers, then researched the correct information for each coin and bar, and collected all of that info in this booklet.
The booklet provides an overview of best testing practices, what to look out for, and common counterfeiting techniques. The booklet details each sample type's weight in ozt, weight in grams, thickness in mm, diameter in mm, which alloy setting to use to test it on the PMV Original, and which PMV Original sensor to use to test the sample.
The sample types included in the booklet are:
American Buffalo, American Eagle, Australian Kangaroo, Austrian Philharmonic, Canadian Maple Leaf, Chinese Panda, Credit Suisse Bar, Mexican Libertad, PAMP Suisse Bar, South African Krugerrand, United Kingdom Britannia, Valcambi Suisse Bar
American Eagle, Australian Kangaroo, Austrian Philharmonic, Canadian Maple Leaf, Chinese Panda, Mexican Libertad, South African Krugerrand, United Kingdom Britannia, United States Peace Dollar, United States Morgan Dollar, United States 90% Dime, United States 90% Quarter, United States 90% Half Dollar
American Eagle, Austrian Philharmonic, Canadian Maple Leaf, United Kingdom Britannia