Corp. has verified the first two reported examples of 2014
American Eagle tenth-ounce gold $5 bullion coins with Narrow Reeds
edges, an edge variant first identified in January on 2015-dated coins.
examples of the 2014-dated coins were graded and encapsulated Mint
State 69 by NGC.
reported in January that graders had identified two different edge
variants of 2015 American Eagle tenth-ounce gold bullion coins — one a
Narrow Reeds variant and the other a Wide Reeds variant.
N.C., collector Darrell Hicks was aware of the two edge variants on
2015 coins, but not on the 2014 production. The two 2014 gold bullion
coins just verified by NGC were among coins Hicks had planned to sell.
Hicks had taken the two 2014 coins to Golden Isles
Coins & Bullion in Raleigh, which submitted the coins for
certification on his behalf.
NGC announced the identification in January of the existence of the two edge variants on the 2015 American Eagle
tenth-ounce gold coins,
World secured confirmation from the U.S. Mint that multiple edge
collars were used as part of the standard tooling. Mint officials
deemed the different edge collars as variants and not errors.
Thomas K. DeLorey recognized that the Narrow Reeds variant matched the
finer reeding last produced in 2008 at the West Point Mint with
collars for the American Buffalo tenth-ounce gold $5 bullion coins.
graders suggest that collectors and dealers examine American Eagle
tenth-ounce gold bullion coins dated 2008 through 2015 looking for
examples of Narrow Reeds coins.
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