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Old 03-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Have you purchased Eagles like this?

I purchased over two hundred 2012 silver Eagles this year. However the last two tubes look really bad. The one on the right is from the last forty and the left all the rest. Anyone else purchased any aluminum looking silver Eagles
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum.

Have you weighed them and verified their dimensions?

Mass 31.103 g (1.00 troy oz)
Diameter 40.6 mm (1.598 in)
Thickness 2.98 mm (0.1193 in)

If it's indeed fake, you should contact the US Mint / Treasury or Secret Service as they are technically legal tender and subject to the same counterfeiting investigations as with paper money.

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Perhaps you got some proof coins?

http://lynncoins.com/proofcoin_article.htm
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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I am not sure what you mean by aluminum looking. I would weigh them. Have you done that? I have you compared the sizes to the other ones you think look good? Seems odd just posting a random pic of some coins asking if they are fake without discussing any work you have done.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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What are you talking about asking if they are fake? Did you actually read my post? I am asking if anyone purchase any silver Eagles that LOOK like aluminum. I know for a fact they are legit. I have purchased like I said over two hundred this year and over a thousand in my life but never with a finish like these. I didn't post a picture for a validation of authenticity.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, I heard a rumor that 2012 ASE were coming looking different. Less like they used to and sloppy. As I said, a rumor. Thanks for the picture. Please consider following up with the particulars like PM Bug suggested - weight and dimensions. Maybe call your coin dealer and discuss the change in appearance. Maybe they know more and can help you understand the difference.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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that spectrum of colours on the 'dodgy' one looks exactly like the set of colours you get on a hot chrome plated exhaust pipe or stainless steel flue pipe ........

not something i recall seeing on any silver but i have only ever seen old silver
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The proof coins have that mirrored finish from what I'm reading/seeing. I've never bought one, so I can't say for sure.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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All my 2011's are super shiny, like a Maple. They changed the finish from matte to shiny last year.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
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Matte vs shiny finish would explain it. For my part, I haven't got any Eagles so can't do a similar comparison. Coin shop dealer could answer your question the best. That's where I'd go.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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Get a decent digital scale and some calipers. They are your best friend when buying bullion,
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All of the 2012 eagles that I saw at my LCS a few minutes ago had this "frosted" aluminum -look-...

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