The Royal Canadian Mint has confirmed some of the silver coins recently featured in CCN are discoloured rather than mistakenly gold plated. After a west-coast dealer reported a similar-looking silver coin – one of many he owns with what he believed to be artificial toning rather than a gold-plating error – CCN contacted the Mint. “I can confirm that the coins you reference are not gold plated,” said Alex Reeves, the Mint’s senior public affairs manager, about the dealer’s 2018 renewed silver dollar featuring the National War Memorial and other examples with all-over toning. “We are aware that the protective coating on some previous silver coins discoloured when they were exposed to the environment. We rectified this issue a few years ago. Customers can always contact the Mint’s customer service team should they have any concern about their coins” Continue reading →
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