2018 ASE Mis-shapen

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Don P, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    I just bought some 2018 ASEs from Provident and noticed they are mis-shaped where half of the coin seems thicker than the other half? Is this a mint defect? I’ve pulled four of them like this.

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  3. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    I see what you're seeing, but I don't know what they might be. The best thing I can come up with s that they were slowly squashed by something and so they took that shape but didn't lose the details.
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  4. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Numismatic Enthusiast

    Check for these specifications

    Mass- 31g
    Thickness- 2.98mm
    Diameter- 40.6mm
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  5. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    This belongs in the "silver getting crushed" thread
  6. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    Here’s some thickness measurements of the worst coin out of the bunch. That deviation in rim thickness is way off the .117 inches it should be. I measured .111 at the minimal thickness and almost.123 inches at the thickest.

    I emailed these to provident and waiting for thier response.

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  7. Fender Bender

    Fender Bender Member

    Any news from Provident?
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  8. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    It’s been 5 days now since submitting the questions with pictures and no response. The customer service lady told me they are swamped and it would at least be 3 days before i get an answer. Hmmm, I’ll give them a buzz tomorrow and see what’s up.
  9. Rassi

    Rassi #GoCubs #FlyTheW #WeAreGood

    They'll probably complain that your calipers were due for calibration over a week ago. Clearly they're out of alignment... LOL!
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  10. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    I called Provident yesterday for the 3rd time and they said again that they would bump my question up to high priority. The lady said they had 450 emails to get through and that my query on the 2018 ASE being misshapen. I guess you get what you pay for with Provident!

    Anyway, I went ahead and weighed all the 2018s, and they came in 31.23 to 31.35, so they seem legit. It just seems odd that the mint would have poor quality control.
  11. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    now I'm gonna have to check my 2018 ASEs I jsut got from Provident.
    @abuckmaster147 is gonna have to check too.

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  12. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    Hey Don, Do you have a facebook account? if so pull them up provident and send a messenger message to them usually answered within a few hours?
  13. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    wow!!! all mine are off center strikes!!!! not a lot but they must have had a real bad batch of coins from Mint. I will still shop at provident it is the best in my opinion. I do not really see this being a problem and really not their fault.
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  14. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    @Don P
    I sent them a message for you!!
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  15. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    are they really Off Strike ASEs?
    pictures ??
  16. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    Nice. Thanks buckmaster!

    Provident said they would take them back, but what if these are worth money since they're a defect? :)
  17. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    I would but my internet was upgraded last week, And they left with a short in the line somewhere so I am at dial up speed until they come back and try to fix thursday.Luck to even get on line at this point.
  18. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    I would keep them Myself!!
  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    ASE error ... a real rarity I would think @paddyman98 ??

    I think mine are fine as I looked at each of them before putting them in a 2018 tube the other day.

    maybe I need to go buy more !!
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  20. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    The support lady on the phone told me the mint was quick to get out the 2018s, since they were behind starting the 2019 ASEs, so I wonder if these were defective. I guess just check what you get in.
  21. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    how many did you get ?
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