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2015 $5 American Golden Eagle Error?  
 

 
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 Posted 08/09/2017  10:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add xricinx to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I’m not sure if this is considered an error as I could not find any examples of this on the internet. It almost looks like a bit of silver in the AGE metal mix did not completely melt with the gold and copper and left a pure silver spot that wraps around the side of the coin. I’m new at this and just wanted to know if this was considered a true error that could be valuable? One guy I showed the coin to first thought it was a fake gold plated silver coin, it is not. It is a real $5 AGE. Please let me know what you think.


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 Posted 08/10/2017  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add uruman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, could you get a full obverse and reverse picture also?
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 Posted 08/10/2017  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. My first assumption would be the same as the person that you showed it to. Plated.

Show both sides of the coins with two photos and we can help determine authenticity first.

Even if it is a spot error, there probably aren't 10 people on earth that collect gold eagle errors. It would be a distraction, rather than something that would increase the value.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

XRF analysis would be the only non-destructive way to determine whether it is a silver inclusion or not(GAEs have a 3% silver composition).
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 Posted 08/10/2017  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the forum,would like to see full pics.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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XRF analysis would be the only non-destructive way to determine whether it is a silver inclusion or not(GAEs have a 3% silver composition).

And you would probably have problems confining the XRF ananylis to just that one tiny spot.
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 Posted 08/10/2017  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Kinda looks like silver paint
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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add xricinx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here they are.


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 Posted 08/11/2017  9:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@xricinx, have you weighed this piece? It might be good to know if the weight is within specs.
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 Posted 08/11/2017  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The rim looks uneven all around on both sides. I'd get another opinion on its authenticity -- XRF, even if not on just that one spot, at a minimum.
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