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Error On Holiday Gifts - 5 Oz. Pure Silver Coin

 
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 Posted 11/21/2022  3:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add YesOrNo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just received this coin: 5 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Holiday Gifts.




I'm disappointed. Because the two 3D elements: Santa Claus and elves seem made of plastic, instead of sterling silver as RCM advertises.

More importantly, the three elves are facing towards the Santa, instead of the audience (me). On RCM website, the three elves are facing towards the audience.

Is this an error coin? Or is this a coin with poor quality?



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 Posted 11/21/2022  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Santa Claus and elves seem made of plastic, instead of sterling silver as RCM advertises.

Comparing images (yours vs. Mint's), my eyes see the same thing - of course, I can't say what they look like "in person."

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the three elves are facing towards the Santa, instead of the audience

I would call the Mint and ask them about it.



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 Posted 11/22/2022  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add applesauced to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Odd.

Description is "cast in sterling silver". Can sterling silver be a matte finish? The first two images on the website "look" like yours.

The first two images on the Mint website show the Elves facing inwards, then the next image has them facing outwards. The video also shows them facing outwards.

The Mint brochure has the Elves facing outwards.



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11/22/2022 12:46 pm
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The first two images on the Mint website were only updated today. Before today, they were showing silver elves facing outwards, like being advertised everywhere.

My initial disappointment was caused by the significant difference between the advertised product and the real product. I'm glad RCM has updated some of the images.

Finally, I just saw a video of this product. It looked exactly like mine:
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Can sterling silver be a matte finish?

Yes. It's just a matter of how it is struck/cast/produced.


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 Posted 11/22/2022  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The original pictures still appear on Canada Post's website https://store.canadapost-postescana...y-gifts-2022

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 Posted 11/25/2022  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add YesOrNo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just realized RCM changed the pictures again. Now all pictures feature the three elves facing outwards .

It's getting so confusing. If anyone owns this coin, can you please tell me if your elves are facing inwards or outwards?
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11/25/2022 9:08 pm
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Just realized RCM changed the pictures again. Now all pictures feature the three elves facing outwards .

It's getting so confusing. If anyone owns this coin, can you please tell me if your elves are facing inwards or outwards?

I just received my coin and am sending it right back. It looks like a piece of poop. By the way, the elves are facing inwards.

What was the RCM thinking? What a way to destroy the series.
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