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My First Burnished ASE

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 Posted 03/28/2023  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gilly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To add my 2 worth:
I've never seen the US Mint officially describe an Uncirculated finish coin as burnished. That was something made up as "Uncirculated" as a finish name is so confusing. They are still made the same way. The description you have to search for in the website now, I will add a link. Mainly the planchets are burnished, which is where the name burnished came about. In addition to the mint mark being there, the planchets are fed into the presses by hand and afterwards to avoid the marks you do commonly find in the bullion coins. Do any of you have marks where you can see the edge of one coin struck another? There are the scratches from the reeded edge, kind of cool when you think about it.
Here is the link: https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-differences.html
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 Posted 03/28/2023  11:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add morgans dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dan, Thanks for the Info, In the Numismatic World the term Unc just went POOF.

Since the 2006 issues, they are No Longer a Finish on Certain coins...

I understand the Nomenclature changes, as We move along, Just really do Not fully understand the Changes.... Maybe because the Mint were not selling the Unc finished coins as well as Other finishes, They decided to create a New finish, .

Moving forward does Not necessarily produce Collectibles ........
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 Posted 03/29/2023  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gilly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Generally the mint uses 3 terms in the yearly issues. Bullion, Proof and Uncirculated
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 Posted 03/29/2023  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I learned as well Dearborn! Satin as well as Burnished is a process.

Here's a portion of an article about the "W" Burnished coins. I hope this helps.


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When it comes to the Burnished American Silver and Gold Eagles, one of the most intensive coining processes in the world is followed. On the surface, the production process of the burnished coin is similar to that of the proof coin. Both products are struck with an eye toward producing a coin with refined visual features and sharper rims. Dig a little deeper though, and you'll find that the Burnished American Eagle coin undergoes a more specialized striking process to ensure the coin's visual brilliance is beyond reproach.



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West Point Mint is the only location that strikes Burnished American Silver Eagles, with the desirable "W" mintmark. Since 2006, all Uncirculated silver Eagles with the "W" mintmark have burnished finishes.


The other mints still make the Uncirculated Brilliant ASE's.
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 Posted 03/29/2023  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Debbie, That save me a lot of research tonight. I'm just so tired due to the meds I'm on at the moment - it gives me a headache, and acid reflux too. (On the up-note, my back don't hurt as much as it did!) (here's a secret - I would rather just have the back pain than the rest the is going with the healing process... )

But, yes Burnished refers to the finish of the ASE not the nomenclature given by the mint. Uncirculated and Bullion look almost exactly alike (the uncirculated has a 'W' on it).
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 Posted 03/30/2023  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So glad that you don't have pain...yes, the cure is sometimes worse than the problem. Hang in there!
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 Posted 03/30/2023  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gilly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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West Point Mint is the only location that strikes Burnished American Silver Eagles, with the desirable "W" mintmark. Since 2006, all Uncirculated silver Eagles with the "W" mintmark have burnished finishes.


False
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 Posted 03/30/2023  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't agree with the "since 2006" either but, that's what I've found. Perhaps the statement is just so vague and confusing. Would you find something that says otherwise? I believe their Proofs are not all burnished. They're also calling a Satin finish as burnished now and that's even more confusing. Please substantiate your comment as I would like to know further as well. Thanks!

The "W" Mint Mark is the key ingredient here.

Worthwhile reading regarding the "W" Burnished ASE from the ANA:
https://www.money.org/ana-blog/Burn...0Price%20Tag
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 Posted 03/30/2023  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gilly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Love it, a declaration without any supporting evidence.

Come on Dearborn, you have a set almost as complete as mine. You have to have the coin that makes this statement false. Will wait for your to figure this out, and yes, Uncirculated,aka burnished, with a mint mark. You'll get it.
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 Posted 03/30/2023  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please tell me what coin I need to see this difference. I'm almost complete with my 'burnished' (uncirculated) and Bullion ASE's.

But what gets me is that you are assuming they we know or should know everything. This is an 'information' sharing forum - a learning center if you will. If I knew everything there is to know, then I would not need this forum, would I?
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 Posted 03/30/2023  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
25th Anniversary - 2011-S?

Dearborn isn't the only one on here that is a heavy ASE collector!! While I don't have every single proof, I have every single coin from 1986-2023 BU. Yes, the '21, '22 and 2023 are uncirculated Burnished with the "W" Mint Mark. I would have to search but, I believe that I do have the Proof of the 2011-S. I'll check!

Thanks Dearborn!!

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 Posted 03/30/2023  3:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gilly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Now I'm curious, do you have one of every ASE that the mint produces - like all of them?

I do. Every. Single. One. If I'm wrong, I need to know what that might be. If your can, try to find me " on that large social media platform". I've tried to contact you without success.
DSking is correct, the only exception is the 2011S in the 25th set.
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