Collecting rainbow-toned American Eagle silver bullion coins columnist's new goal

Home Hobbyist column from the Oct. 20, 2014, issue of Coin World
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 10/05/14
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On eBay, collectors can find any number of PCI-encapsulated silver American Eagles with intense target toning. 

Also, do not overpay for these pastel splendors. Some eBay sellers are asking $1,000-plus for a PCGS crossed-over American Eagle. That’s too much. You should be able to pick up a similar one at auction or a coin show for about $100. Key dates and varieties, of course, will run more. 

Avoid any PCI-encapsulated silver American Eagles that contain blotches in the toning. The key is to get seamless circular toning with no spots, blotches or fingerprints.

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