about 1/4 ounce Platinum Eagle thickness and weight tolerance: is this good?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by MicheleM, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member

    Dear all,

    I did some measures on a bullion 1/4 ounce Platinum Eagle (2000) (see below and attached photos) about diameter, width, density , and weight. and some results do not agree.
    I read this thread https://www.cointalk.com/threads/platinum-eagle-specs-is-this-genuine.258875/ and so i would like to know your opinion. Could it be a counterfeit coin? Is the measured weight too distant from the correct one?

    Expected Diameter 22.00 mm ; Measured (22.00 +/- 0.02) mm
    Expected width 1.32 mm ; Measured (1.38 +/- 0.02) mm
    Expected weight 7.780 g mm ; Measured ( 7.80-7.83 +/- 0.02) g
    Expected Density nearly 21.45 g/cm^3 ; Masured (21.4 +/- 0.5) g/cm^3

    Thank you

    Eagle1.jpg Eagle2peso1.jpg Eagle2peso2.jpg
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  3. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Is that doubling that I spy in the year? (Probably not.)
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  4. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member

    thanks for your response,

    I don't know, Could you write more details about that?
  5. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    As I said, it almost definitely isn't, BUT I see some separation in the first 2 0's. Only issue, the mint switched completely to producing single squeeze dies in 1997. I can confirm it is just the way the photo comes out, including glare.
  6. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    They are both nearly 10% heavier than they are supposed to be. Out of curiosity, were did you get these?
  7. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    You may have been ripped off.
  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Here is a confirmed 2011 ASE with doubling in the date. 2011 ASE DDO Date.jpg
  9. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member

    Thank you for your response,

    i did the best snapshot that i can do, maybe could help
    mmmm 10%? sorry i do not understand this percentage, the weight difference is less than 1%

    I very recently bought the coin from a bullion company

    Attached Files:

  10. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member

    thank you @Inspector43 for your comment

    as you maybe yet understood, i should advise that i am a beginner in this field
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Welcome to CT. And, enjoy your new hobby.
  12. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member

    Thank you very much @Inspector43 , your welcome is very appreciated

    thank you @Bluntflame for your response,
    so you think that it is a counterfeited coin,
    maybe i should involve some police-man
  13. MicheleM

    MicheleM New Member


    I find that the measured values are not so anomalous, so the coin is probably not counterfeited.

    i Thank again who has intervened in this thread
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