Are newer Maple Leafs prone to milk spotting?

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  1. forgedinfire

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    So I've heard that there have been improvements made to the maple leafs produced after 2018 so that they don't have as much of a milk spotting problem.

    Can anyone that has bought a significant amount of both older and newer maple leafs determine a difference?
     
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    slavaja Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I think they still have spots. My 2015 maples are still in pristine conditon
     
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    I don't have a significant amount, but i can confirm every coin i have that is pre 2018 has a lot of milky spots/smears, while the coins that are 2018 look perfect.

    So i would say whatever they did works.
     
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    I asked Michael from bullionnow and he said there is still a milk spot issue and won't be resolved till 2021 or 2022
     
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    leo25 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ok, well i guess i finally got lucky with some Maples. :)
     
  6. forgedinfire

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    Do you know what has prevented it from happening to your 2015 maples?


    That's interesting, so far I have heard good things about the post 2018 maples. I do like the coins but I just can't stomach the idea of getting some only for them to end up with inevitable blemishes.
     
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    I have no idea I just kept the lid closed.
     
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    I got 50 pieces of the 2018 late last year, at least 2 pieces has small white spots. Not many but not perfect coins. It's ok if you get them at low premium.
     
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    Thanks for your input. Since seeing it after posting this thread I might aswell share a video I saw about it that you guys might be interested in:

     
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    Do the spots really matter? A MS70 maple really doesn't hold a premium.

    Antiqueing moderns coins may or may not work. There is definitely varnish on some coins.
     
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    Ok, I have no reason to try it as yet but I might in future if I get some coins that end up with milk spots. I think I'm just going to fully commit to ASE's though haha. I do find the look pretty appealing on some of those coins he treated!
     

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