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tarnished coin, Boy am I upset.

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North of 49
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 Posted 02/19/2012  5:26 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add North of 49 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Boy am I upset.
I was just going through my collection and discovered that my 2006 square beaver coin is tarnished it was one of my favorites.
pardon me while I wipe away a tear.

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 Posted 02/19/2012  7:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennymandave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
im not really the best at lending a helping shoulder, but what is wrong with tarnish? is the coin you're refering to a silver coin? I thought silver tarnish was good because it shows it hasnt been cleaned....
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 Posted 02/19/2012  7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrpiedfort to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to hear that. My 2010 $3 Barn Owl gold-plated coin started showing tiny black spots within months of owning it.
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 Posted 02/19/2012  7:18 pm  Show Profile Check poboxw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add poboxw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tarnishing on the square beaver is a known issue. The black foam material is the cause and was discontinued for the square coins that followed.
So, the Barn Owl should not tarnish if stored correctly.
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 Posted 02/19/2012  9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Noticed same thing on mine, couple areas on both sides of the coin on the edges. Actually, not too distracting.

I removed the foam from the capsule.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add North of 49 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
pennymandave, the coin in question is a silver coin with gold plating so the tarnish gives it a very ugly appearance.

poboxw, black foam makes sense. I know of 2 people who have tarnished Barn Owl coins so I know I'm not alone,but still Grrrrrrrr...

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 Posted 02/20/2012  12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Question:

Should we be concerned about the 50 cent gold coins too? The foam looks to be the same material.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You'd think all the mints and TPG would have figgered what container/mounting materials are safe by now.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aarf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for posting this, at least with your problem you have highlighted this issue to others, for whatever reasons, who did not know about this situation.....I have removed my black foam.

This forum is such a wealth of experience and information.
Appreciate all the posts.
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 Posted 01/08/2013  12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marc D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well as a follow-up on this topic, I started a new one this morning, only to find out this topic already existed.

My 2010 Barn Owl came from the mint without the black foam insert and I am still having the same spotting or pitting...interesting, any thoughts?
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01/08/2013 12:48 pm
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 Posted 01/08/2013  1:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting.
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 Posted 01/08/2013  2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could it also be because the coin is not pure silver or pure gold?
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 Posted 01/08/2013  2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also took the foam out of my 2006 beaver.
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 Posted 01/08/2013  2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coming from the inside capsule itself? I thought pure gold never oxidize like that. Can you post a scan?
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 Posted 01/08/2013  3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marc D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is my " Barn Owl" from 2010, which came from the RCM without the black foam used in earlier coins.



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 Posted 01/08/2013  4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marc D to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a little better pic



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