Hey all, I recently purchased some 2013 maples from a LCS, and when I compare them to other years, I noticed the edges are different. The difference is in how many edges there are, looks like the '12's '11's, etc have more tight compact edges, whereas the '13's have maybe half the edges.
The artwork (leaf work) is AFAIK the same as the older coins.
Will stop by the CS after work to clarify, but I cannot find any info on google relating to the canadian mint changing anything for 2013 AG maples.
Maybe time for a fisch tester, anyone have one, and care to contribute thoughts?
Right now, it's a little bit too difficult for me to access my 2013 Silver Maples, but tomorrow I have another shipment coming in.
I will let you know if the edges are different from the 2012 Silver Maples for that batch.
(different edges could still mean that they're "real", just minted on a press with a different stamp for the edges. You can do a ping test to compare the sound of your 2012 to the 2013; if it sounds very different, you obviously have a problem....)
My 2013 batch that just came was in the yellow box from the Canadian Mint.
The reeding on the 2013 coins is indeed wider apart (coarser) than the 2012 coins.
I had a talk with the owner LCS owner, he didn't know there were differences in the '13's, and his best guess reflects what you wrote, ie different production facilities, in fact he mentioned there were two mints producing coins, one in Winnipeg (I knew of that one), and one in the Ottawa region ( had no clue to its existance).
Thanks, and cheers.