Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by GDJMSP, Apr 8, 2005.
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Maybe they will have adjustment like some of the old coins from the 1700's.
Nothin' a low-carb diet can't fix.
At least according to the low-fat industry PR machine.
Big ol fat silver dollars
Just great, now all you will see at auctions is inflated prices cause people will say this is an over weight dollar so give me $10 extra.(anybody got a scale)Eh
I can just see it now, PCGS heavy duty 2005 silver dollars will skyrocket in price. Woae nelly, its gona git deep on the pocket book.
THIS is the coin you are asking about. But that was something else entirely different.
I thought it read that some COLLECTORS of Amercian Silver Eagels are overweight.
Anyway, I first suspected that some coins have a higher rim, but maybe some are also porkier than others.
I think that someone had said once that bullion silver rounds are often made to be an extra gram (or is it grain?) heavier than one ounce just to make sure the buiyer gets his full oucne worth. I think the Mint buys silver planchets on the open market, so maybe someone sold them the overweight ones used for many private rounds.
In any case, I would be far more concerned if some 2005 SEs were UNDERWEIGHT.
I seems that every spring this subject comes up around coin forums. Too heavy, too much weight on one end or another, or just plain should this or that be cleaned! Well, the most common answer to all this is let sleeping dogs lay, and never clean a coin. I think this should also applies to coin collectors, don't you?
At any rate, this is what happens every spring:
Thanks GD, that would be the coin, and reason my searches for a 2005 SAE weren't getting me there
I collect rolls of Silver Eagles (one from each year) and I thought that maybe the Mint had shortened the tubes so the lid wouldn't snap complely shut, thereby allowing you to pop off the lid more easily. But I quickly realized that wasn't the case by doing a side-by-side comparison of the tubes so my only conclusion was that the 2005 Silver eagles were either thicker than the earlier years or had a higher edge. Anyone else know more about this?
One side note to the lid spacing, which keeps it from not snaping completely down to meet the top of the tube - it may make it easier to take the lid off but the round inner edge of the lid now sits on the coin itself. This causes scratches on the Silver Eagle where that inner part of the lid touches. BAD NEWS. I learned that the hard way...
Did you read the article found at the link I posted ? That's about all there is to it.
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