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2009-DC "proofed" Silver, thick mintmark type

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Item Number: mm_0100_2009dc_B
Premium quality, individually-handled, consistent with Proof-66+ grade. Some evidence of underlying host coin design may be faintly visible. Housed in a capsule and includes a small certificate. Thick "DC" mint mark type.

The US Mint has produced proof versions of their popular Silver Eagles in every year from 1986 through 2008, and again in 2010. But no 2009-dated proof Silver Eagles were released by the US Mint. Each 2009-DC "proofed" Silver Eagle starts out as a US Mint produced non-proof 2009 Silver Eagle dollar with no mint mark. They are then privately over-struck with template dies to impart a proof-like finish, as well as a permanent "DC" mint mark for identification purposes. A surplus Denver Mint coin press is used in the over-striking process. The "DC" mint mark actually has three meanings: 1) the initials of the producer, Daniel Carr; 2) "D" for surplus Denver Mint coin press; and 3) the "C" is actually a crescent moon representing Moonlight Mint.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(3 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
Dick Greider (Lake Placid, FL) 6/22/2011 4:33 AM
With such a low mintage this Thick Mint Mark will be the most cherished in years to come. High quality workmanship is rewarded.
Mint mark makes a difference!
Bill Bruce (Bushkill, PA) 5/23/2011 11:16 PM
The thicker mint mark really makes this coin stand out even more so than the thin mint mark. Because of the high quality of workmanship, this coin will be one of the real tresures to have for years to come! A wise investment.