Long-time collector Steve Zimmermann has found a modern error on a 2014 silver coin with what’s supposed to be selective gold plating. The Royal Canadian Mint issued 8,500 of the one-ounce silver coins, dubbed “Perched Bald Eagle,” in 2014. The proof-quality piece belongs to the Mint’s five-coin series of silver, gold and platinum coins – all issued that year – featuring various bald eagle designs; however, the example the Mint shipped to Zimmermann is entirely plated in gold, including on both the obverse and reverse designs plus the serrated edges, rather than selective gold plating. “I don’t let it out of my sight,” said Zimmermann, who added he’s “sure it’s not a tarnish” (referring to the dark-coloured toning found on some silver coins) because the coin’s cameo and mirror finishes remain in place in the proper areas. Continue reading →
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