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Golden Eagles and unpolished dies.

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How can one tell if one of these coins has been struck with an unpolished die?

Can you tell without sending it in for grading?

 

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Can you elaborate more on the proof finish? Will the whole coin look cameo or will the mirror finish be dull looking? Can you tell without a loupe?

Thank you in advance.

 

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The proof coins will be like any other finish, and should have a mirror-like finish. The business strike coins will have a matte-like finish, like MS commems.

 

Only the business strike coins with the mintmark are the ones that were struck with the wrong die.

 

These sell for about $350 for the $5 piece and $500 or so for the $10 piece the last time I looked. They aren't very rare overall, but were hyped heavily by Coin World.

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It will have a mintmark like a proof coin, but the coin will retain the appearance of a MS coin. That's why it's called an unfinished die. The mintmark had been added, but the surfaces of the die had not been polished. The polishing is what gives the coin a mirror-like finish.

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Cool. It looks like a big bo bo was made at the mint again. A not so perfect coin has resulted. Dereliction of duties. QC has messed up once again. There mistake our advantage.

 

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