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99.9% Silver to Keep Milk and Water Fresh


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The pioneers who traveled west would put silver coins in their water barrels to keep the water from spoiling. Back before there was refrigeration, people would put a silver coin in their milk jugs to keep the milk fresh longer.

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These days we have no REAL silver coins in circulation. But you can buy "Silver Rounds" from any coin store. A "silver round" is one measured ounce of 99.9% silver. It's cast to look something like a silver dollar. These days they cost under $20, but can be used over and over again.

Real silver is a natural germ fighter. In tests, silver has kept milk fresh for 2 - 10 extra days. A Silver Round can also be put into water dispensers to keep not only the water fresh but also the spout clean. Keep milk and water fresh the natural way, by putting a 99.9 % silver round in your storage containers.

By Cyinda from Seattle

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By velsgal (Guest Post)
April 8, 20080 found this helpful

I find this very interesting. We use collodial silver for a natural antibiotic.Sounds like the same idea. How can I learn more about this?
Thanks for the info.

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By George (Guest Post)
April 8, 20080 found this helpful

What stores carry "silver rounds" ?

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April 8, 20080 found this helpful

COIN stores care silver rounds! ... & some Pawn Shops too! ... Just look up "Coin Stores" or "Numismatic Stores" in your yellow pages. Sometimes Sports Collectibles stores also sell silver rounds. Just give them a call first & ask if they sell "One Ounce Silver Rounds"... Maybe these days with the price of Silver so high, they may even sell half-ounce rounds.

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---> BUT: Make sure these are FINE silver (It'll say Fine Silver or 99.9 on the "coin" or "round") & NOT Sterling Silver... Because of the purity. Sterling would also work, but then you may be putting a tiny bit of copper in your milk or water. You don't want to use a Real Silver Coin (like a half dollar), because Coin silver is only 90% silver unless it's an emergency.

Cyinda

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July 12, 20190 found this helpful

Of course Sterling Silver will work. Its 92.5% fine silver. More pure than even the old U.S. 90% silver coins.
The pioneers traveling in their covered wagons across the U.S. west would drop a 90% silver coin in their water barrels and the 90% silver dollars and half dollars worked just fine. Because U.S. silver coins were only 90% silver.

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999 and 999.9 silver is better, but even 90% silver works well, as the western settles knew very well. And Sterling Silver .925 (92.5%) are of course excellent also.

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May 20, 20200 found this helpful

If you don't want to track them down you can also buy silver rounds on ebay.
And btw I can confirm from personal experience that a coil of heavy uninsulated copper wire will keep algae from growing in a birdbath.

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April 9, 20080 found this helpful

I take Collodial Silver every day & my skin does not turn gray. I have been doing this for years. As long as it is 99.9% or 500 ppm it will not turn your skin.

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April 9, 20080 found this helpful

I read something about silver building up and not being able to be naturally excreeted by the body. Any ideas on that subject?

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Anonymous
September 19, 20120 found this helpful

Thanks doing a project on it; also water expires? Didn't know that!

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July 8, 20160 found this helpful

Yes... it goes stale. Stagnant.

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

You can shake it up to get oxygen back in it and that can help with the stale taste.

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

How many 1 ounce coins per gallon?

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June 24, 20200 found this helpful

The coin doesnt have to be 99.9% pure silver to keep water fresh. The U.S. silver half dollar coins and dollar coins the pioneers in the wagon trains used and the settlers used were only 90% pure silver and they worked just fine.

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Canadian wagon trains further north in Canada might have used English Crown and Half Crown coins of .925 fine Sterling Silver. The Canadians would also have had access to U.S. 90% silver half dollar and dollar coins.
The British .925 Sterling Silver coins were a bit more pure than the U.S. coins. But not enough to make a real difference in effectiveness.
90% silver old U.S. large half dollar or dollar coins worked just great for the pioneers.
Ancient kings and emperors thousands of years ago used to store water in silver containers. Some kings would not drink water that had not been stored in silver. (Herodotus Histories 2500 B.C.) And the Greeks and Romans were aware of the antiseptic properties of silver.

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Anonymous
September 6, 20220 found this helpful

.999 "silver-rounds" and "bars" is 90% silver.

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