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Just For Laughs-A US Gold Coin Replica

 
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 Posted 11/09/2018  9:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If this is not an appropriate forum, mods please move.




This was issued by "The Burton Mint".

It weighs 0.25 grams and is touted to be 10K gold.

So this would be 0.0033 troy oz, actually about $4 of gold.

It is touted as follows on the COA "this exquisite solid 10 karat gold miniature is an authentic replica of the new 1986 American Eagle $50 gold coin".

Does anyone know what this was sold for in 1986? Does anyone else have another of their exquisite creations?

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 Posted 11/09/2018  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad I can say no.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That "coin" is so bad it doesn't even need the word "copy" on it.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone else have another of their exquisite creations?


Looks like products of The Burton Mint has come up only one other time of CCF:

http://goccf.com/t/96280
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 Posted 11/09/2018  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If this is not an appropriate forum, mods please move.
I moved it to the NCLT forum since that is where an authentic one would be posted.
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 Posted 11/09/2018  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That "coin" is so bad it doesn't even need the word "copy" on it.



Seriously, why would anyone even put in the effort if that is the end result!
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 Posted 11/10/2018  05:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Papadoc75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know why but this reminds me of something you would see on an episode of Gumby.
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 Posted 11/10/2018  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So, the general consensus is that "exquisite" is a little overstated?
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 Posted 11/10/2018  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whew that is truly a unique example.
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 Posted 11/12/2018  12:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mini "American Eagle Gold Coin" was sold for $10 plus $2.00 postage and handling - a total of $12. The original order form for the piece, as published in various newspapers at the time, indicated that quantities of up to ten could be ordered without increasing the P/H charge of $2.00; for example, the priced for 10 of the medals was listed as $100 plus $2.00 postage. California residents had to add local sales tax.

The piece came with a six-month 100% money back guarantee. I imagine that when some folks received their piece(s) and realized just how small they were, they took advantage of the return policy!

I don't have access to mine at the moment, but I don't recall it being as mushy and lacking in detail as the one presented by oriole. I'll post images of my piece when I can. I bought it as a novelty a couple of years back - I recall paying less than $10 for it.


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 Posted 11/12/2018  7:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@commems, in 1986 the price of gold was about 1/3 of what it is today. $1.30 worth in that piece So at the original issue price is was quite a poor investment in gold.
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 Posted 11/12/2018  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So at the original issue price is was quite a poor investment in gold.

No doubt about it!

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 Posted 11/29/2018  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, and a really bad copy.
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 Posted 12/01/2018  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow...a third grade art class project?
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