I personally think they look like crap and it seems that the painting is done by a 3rd party, not the US mint, which makes the whole idea even more dodgy. My friend picked up this exact one, down to the year even. The colors match identical.
Are there any niche painted eagles that if you found the right version made in the right year, it would be worth signif more than spot? Something tells me the custom paintjob could easily be faked so my current impression is to stay away from them. I think a nice frosty SAE is a little slice of heaven appearance wise. Of course I dont own any but I've seen them around and I always thought frosted (as opposed to the more polished looking first strikes) was so nice.
Anyone have thoughts or experiences to add regarding painted SAE's?