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 Posted 06/18/2019  9:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The silver Maple in the Pride of Two Nations set has a "modified" proof finish. Can anyone please explain what this is?
https://catalog.usmint.gov/pride-of...et-19XB.html
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 Posted 06/18/2019  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rjlavoie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is referring to the "pattern of stars and maple leaves on the perimeter" circling the obverse.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Check canadian_coins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add canadian_coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Interesting to see how large the US coin appears to be compared to the Canadian coin - each @ 1 ounce.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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The stars and maple leaves are laser engraved into the surface of the coin.
Thus the coin is not strictly proof.
I have seen on eBay some PCGS graded laser engraved 2018 maples with the designation Modified Proof.


Here's one;
192917854343
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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Interesting to see how large the US coin appears to be compared to the Canadian coin - each @ 1 ounce.

It's an optical delusion, the US coin is only about 7% larger.
Size doesn't matter, the US coin only contains 30.999 grams of pure silver while the Canadian coin has 31.387 grams.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 06/28/2019  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The US Mint has explained it:

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A proof coin features frosted inscriptions and images. The inscriptions on the modified proof finish coin have the same natural shine of silver as the other design elements instead of a frosted appearance, creating a "modified" proof finish.

https://catalog.usmint.gov/pride-of...wo-coin-set/
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 Posted 06/29/2019  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As people spoke on the other resource, this limited edition set (only 10.000 Canada wide) was offered at RCM for CAD 185 (!) - and these are just two bullion 1oz coins.
But have been immediately sold out.

Together with this, the set offered also via US Mint - 100.000 units. The package slightly different.

This reminds me when we bought bullion coins from the F12 / F15 set, CAD 94.95 each, including standard ASE, Libertad, Philharmonics....

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 Posted 09/12/2019  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canovision8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I ordered this set and thought I would share a few photos.

A little expensive? Maybe.

A good theme? Definitely.

I like it when neighbours get along.







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 Posted 09/12/2019  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice images! Thanks for sharing!

I agree, it's an attractive set. I got one of the sets from the US Mint.

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