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Brown Ike's Gold Seal Vs Silver Seal

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 Posted 08/17/2021  8:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've seen brown Ike boxes that have a gold seal and some have a silver seal. Why is that ? What's the history behind it? Does anyone know, all I've seen is that the brown Ike boxes have a gold seal in them but I've seen some on eBay have silver seal instead of gold. First image is gold seal and the second is the silver seal in the brown Ike proof box.

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 Posted 08/18/2021  04:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Maybe the white balance is out of adjustment on their camera?
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 Posted 08/18/2021  04:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure what I'm looking at. Is that a coin? When you say Ike are you talking about an Eisenhower dollar AKA an Ike?
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 Posted 08/18/2021  07:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is the embossed seal on the box it self.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it's the embossed seal on the back a brown proof Ike box I realize that.

I've seen Ike boxes that have a gold seal and some have silver seal why is that ? I'm looking for any information on that.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They have always been gold, at least all four I have are gold.

As suggested above, the differences in the photo above is white balance. Just compare how dark the brown is in the first photo compared to the second.

If you actually have two different ones in hand, photograph them together so we can see the difference. Perhaps the gold has faded?
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 Posted 08/18/2021  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm this pic you'll see gold, silver, silver


I really dislike how to upload images so hopefully this pic u can see all three seals I hope.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The two silver boxes are 1971 S
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 Posted 08/18/2021  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting! I do not believe I have ever seen silver before. I am not sure if it is just simple fading as it looks to be original silver. Hopefully someone else will know more about these.

What date is the gold one?

I may have to pull my boxes out of storage now. Perhaps my memory is not as good as I think it is. The Ikes are in my Dansco and have been since the 1990s, but I kept all my brown boxes and blue envelopes.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All the gold seal ikes are from 1971-1974. The date that was in the gold seal box was also 1971s just like the two silver seal boxes.

Almost kinda regardless of the coins and date what the silver seal means and history is what I want to know. But at the same time maybe the date of the coin has something to do with it so the coin matters as well.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was beginning to think that the 1971 were silver, while the 1972, 1973, and 1974 are gold. However, if you say you have 1971 in both, that would not be correct.

I could be that the earlier releases were silver and then they changed to gold. I do not think there is any other real significance to the difference though.

Regardless, a new Ike mystery intrigues me!
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 Posted 08/18/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Viper1357 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly long term exposure to uv or fluorescent lighting have faded some of these decal/seals over the decades?
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 Posted 08/18/2021  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't been able to find any info on a brown Ike box having a silver seal.
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 Posted 08/18/2021  11:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Eh I feel it would be pretty inconsistent you'd still be able to see some of the gold seal. Clearly in the pic there's a silver and a gold next to each other only ever seen two silver seals.
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 Posted 12/02/2021  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ikeman60 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have been researching these boxes for a while.
The large silver seal boxes are rare.
I have just received information from ANACS about my boxes and that's was the word I received. Rare the 1971-s brown Ike's came in these boxes.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to mention I have a ike discussion group on Facebook and many ike lovers share information on these beautiful coins.
Feel free to contact me anytime.
Love to talk Ike's.
Thanks and good luck
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 Posted 12/03/2021  11:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gorham_collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey @ikeman60 aka James it's Matthew from Facebook I posted here so I could see if anyone knew anything awhile back haha
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