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Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

Do all W - $5 gold 1/10 oz. AGEs have a grainy appearance on the devices? I’ve looked at other 2010-W $5 on eBay and looking at the pictures (not the best), they appear to have that grainy, matte look. I know the burnished coins have a satin like finish, but this looks more grainy than satin. Anybody have a 2010w for comparison?

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint’s idea of proof frosting has changed into laser etched garbage.

    It doesn’t look nearly as good as the old method.

    Those hoping for proof Morgans and Peace next year will be disappointed with the poor frosting.

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And burnished is different than proof and different than proof frosting

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks normal to me for a proof. Not burnished as @MsMorrisine notes.

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for your input. These proofs aren’t my forte. Just part of my bullion holdings.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I find that type of frosting to be unattractive... At least compared to the older type. However, my gold is mainly for stacking... though I do have a few collectibles. Cheers, RickO

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint’s idea of proof frosting has changed into laser etched garbage.

    It doesn’t look nearly as good as the old method.

    Yup - weren't the previous proof dies acid-etched to achieve frosted devices? It may be that the laser-etched dies last longer but the Mint sure didn't pass along any of the cost savings.

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    I find that type of frosting to be unattractive... At least compared to the older type. However, my gold is mainly for stacking... though I do have a few collectibles. Cheers, RickO

    I agree. I’m not a fan of them either. I’m not a proof collector, this was just one of a few that found their way into my stack over the years. Never paid a premium for them.

  • derrybderryb Posts: 35,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like MsM said, the mint does not strike proof eagles on burnished blanks. If one did get struck by mistake the naked eye would not be able to tell the difference, especially after being struck with a set of polished proof dies.

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