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 Posted 11/30/2018  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add nomoneyx to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Everyone,

I am new to buying gold coins, and recently purchased my first Gold Buffalo coins. I purchased the coins from a reputable online seller so I am sure they are authentic. Even though I did not question their authenticity, I still measured the weight, thickness, ping, and specific gravity of each coin. All of the measurements checked out except for the thickness test.

Gold Buffalo coins should have a thickness of 2.95mm but the coins I received measured 3.15mm on one side and 2.65mm on the other side. As I looked closer at some of the coins I could see the impression on the coin was not centered.

In the pictures you can see the top edge of the coin is thinner behind the back of head than on the opposite side near the bottom of the neck. In some spots where the edge is thick, part of the reeded edge has started to fold over the coin.

I this normal? Should I consider returning these?


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 Posted 11/30/2018  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very slightly mis-aligned die (MAD). Not unusual, no premium or discount.



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If anything, it would be less desirable to a collector, but since it's basically a buillion coin probably doesn't matter.

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 Posted 11/30/2018  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Gold Buffalo coins should have a thickness of 2.95mm but the coins I received measured 3.15mm on one side and 2.65mm on the other side.


Thickness is a reference dimension for most coins. As such it is not held to a strict tolerance.

Had you posted the images for comment I would not have noticed this slight misalignment. No need to return the coins IMO.
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 Posted 11/30/2018  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Not far enough off center to have a premium.
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 Posted 12/01/2018  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By not much.
I don't think the Mint cares too much about this sort of very minor, but very common error.

An otherwise well made coin.

A little disappointing.
But only slightly disappointing.
Perhaps that is why the Mint doesn't care too much.
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 Posted 12/01/2018  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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As such it is not held to a strict tolerance.

Except for the blanks, because it doesn't take much variation in blank thickness to throw off the weight. But the thickness of the planchets and finished coins can vary considerably.
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