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Worst coins for milk spotting


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Pre 2015/6 RCM and RM stuff, especially the proofs. I think the mirrored fields are more prone than frosted on most coins, with a notable exception to Perth Mint.

At the end of the day it could happen to any silver, its just that it really matters on proofs, not so much on bullion.

Silver proofs are always a gamble...

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Somali Elephants and Philharmonics can be added to the list.

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1 minute ago, TheShinyStuff said:

I don't have many milky coins at all, but far and away the worst is a superman maple. Lovely coin but truly horrible shape. Only really keep it cos I couldn't give it away!

Never had one, just the standard maples for me. Don't have them anymore though. I rubbed the milk spots off onto my cornflakes 😁

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I have sold three tubes of 2014 Maples recently and didn’t notice any milk spots on any of them at time of photographing for sale and just inspected another I’ll be selling soon with same result. They have literally been in the RCM tube for the past seven years, does this airtight environment help or have I just been lucky with the 2014 batch?

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The most extreme milk spotting I have experienced were with Canadian coins i.e. Maples, Wildlife etc.
I wouldn't describe this as 'spotting' more like 'flooding' with well over half the surface dulled and stained with this baked on contaminant.

I haven't seen this on the newer coins but I am dismayed at the number of small spots on UK Queens Beasts along with the scuffs and dings as they must be handled like mass produced coinage using a JCB to shovel them up from their hoppers.

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2 minutes ago, Pete said:

The most extreme milk spotting I have experienced were with Canadian coins i.e. Maples, Wildlife etc.
I wouldn't describe this as 'spotting' more like 'flooding' with well over half the surface dulled and stained with this baked on contaminant.

I haven't seen this on the newer coins but I am dismayed at the number of small spots on UK Queens Beasts along with the scuffs and dings as they must be handled like mass produced coinage using a JCB to shovel them up from their hoppers.

Lol! Yeah the older Maples are really bad. I have one that is completely covered, just looks frosted, dull, and gross. Haven't bought any of the Queen's Beast coins and I'm glad I haven't if they're going to be all milk spotty. I think the premiums are too high to risk it

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2 minutes ago, TheShinyStuff said:

I quite like them. I put a tube of mixed dates together ranging from 2011 to 2020, they are all in good nick. I like that they are a bit different, smaller, thicker and unreeded edges. 

I don't have any exactly, but I do like the smaller diameter, thicker coins. They're nice and weighty in your hand

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1 hour ago, Agaumac said:

I have sold three tubes of 2014 Maples recently and didn’t notice any milk spots on any of them at time of photographing for sale and just inspected another I’ll be selling soon with same result. They have literally been in the RCM tube for the past seven years, does this airtight environment help or have I just been lucky with the 2014 batch?

Although luck may be a factor, I'm not sure it tells the full story. If kept in favourable conditions, It's quite possible that you have reduced any reactions with the contaminants that cause milk spots, or maybe delayed the process...

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29 minutes ago, TheShinyStuff said:

I quite like them. I put a tube of mixed dates together ranging from 2011 to 2020, they are all in good nick. I like that they are a bit different, smaller, thicker and unreeded edges. 

If I was to be fair to them I bought 5 tubes of 2016s so could have been a bad batch. 

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Brits maples philharmonics.

Can the royal mint please research and develope some kind of new demagnetization process To accompany their other new technological advancements in minting :) 

Regards, A. Theory.    

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, slinkyjynx said:
1 hour ago, slinkyjynx said:

Philharmonics by far! I bought 10 loose from Chards earlier this year and they all look awful now. You know that look of galvanised steel when it's exposed to weather? Yeah...

The dealer is quite innocent and probably oblivious to the fact.

I think its down to the polarity of the blanks but that's bad press and top secret knowledge ;) so I removed my explanation. 

 

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