Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Commems Collection Modern: 2000 Silver Eagle Enhanced By Perth Mint

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 647Next Topic  
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8515 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2022  08:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I remember stumbling across this one at a coin show about 15 years ago as I wandered the bourse looking for "unusual" items. I had already finished my core shopping, so it was time to explore and be open to interesting things!

At the time of the 2000 Millennium, the Silver Eagle was a popular coin for private companies to embellish and sell to souvenir hunters at a strong premium. Such pieces were not something I pursued, but I remember seeing ads for them. In the years that followed the 2000 Millennium, the premiums on these "enhanced" coins essentially disappeared and many were bought and sold based primarily on their bullion value.

This was the case for the custom-packaged piece shown here - it was offered to me for less than $10. It peaked my curiosity enough for me to take a closer look at it, and I recall being surprised by the quality of the colorization - very precise and vibrant (though the individual color dots are clearly evident - likely pad-printed). It was better than I expected!

I still would have passed on the piece had I not flipped it over and read the back of the slipcase - the colorization work was done at the Perth Mint in Western Australia! Before looking closely at the piece and seeing the logo of The Perth Mint on the slipcase and coin folder, I had figured the work had been done by some minor stateside private mint that knew how to create attractive packaging that would appeal to the mass market.

The novelty factor of a US Silver Eagle being manipulated by an established, well-known World Mint that had a long history of striking Australian coins turned the "Pass" into "Yes, please!" and it came home with me. I had my 2000 Millennium souvenir - just a few years after the fact! (Clearly, The Perth Mint figured that they would do better in the American market with a colorized Silver Eagle vs. a colorized Silver Kookabura!)

2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Slipcase - Front


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Slipcase - Back


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Coin Folder - Front


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Coin Folder - Inside - FRT


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Coin Folder - Inside - BCK


2000 Silver Eagle with Colorization: Coin Folder - Back




Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
73506 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2022  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Colorized coins just seem contrived to me.
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
118429 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
5294 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2022  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very bad paint job.

The Mercury Dimes Specialist!
Current project: US Dansco 7070 Album
Buy & Trade list
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8515 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2022  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
That's a very bad paint job.

In hand, I think you would change your mind, especially considering that it was done in 2000 - colorization technology for coins has come a long way in the last 20+ years. You can't judge past results by present capabilities.


Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8515 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2022  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Colorized coins just seem contrived to me.


Quote:
Very interesting, but not a fan.

I'm not a big fan of colorized coins either, though I do find selective gold-plating to be quite attractive when done well.

I picked this one up simply because it fit my "interesting and inexpensive" criteria that I use when wandering a coin show bourse looking for nothing in particular. The "Millennium" angle helped make the case for me (along with the Perth Mint connection).



Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
Edited by commems
09/23/2022 11:13 pm
Pillar of the Community
United States
5294 Posts
 Posted 09/24/2022  01:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On closer look it looks more like a printed sticker, there are moire pattern that paint doesn't produce.

The Mercury Dimes Specialist!
Current project: US Dansco 7070 Album
Buy & Trade list
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
8526 Posts
 Posted 09/24/2022  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin commems. I'm not in favor of it, though in hand it might change my views.
Take a look at my other hobby ... http://www.jk-dk.art
Too many hobbies .... too much work .... not enough time.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
12280 Posts
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
118429 Posts
 Posted 09/26/2022  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... though I do find selective gold-plating to be quite attractive when done well.
I do as well, because it is metal on metal instead of paint. Yes, that is my own bias, but I freely admit it.
  Previous TopicReplies: 9 / Views: 647Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.36 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: