Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1)

Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1)

Product Details

Authenticate your Sunshine bullion purchase! This Decoder Lens is the complementary piece to the unique security feature known as MintMark SI™, now on Sunshine Minting products.

Product Highlights:

  • Acrylic decoding card measuring 3 3/8" X 2 1/8".
  • When viewed flush to the applicable Sunshine bar or round, the word "Valid" appears. Turned 90°, a "sunburst" appears.
  • This combination of angles further verifies the authenticity of the Sunshine bar or round.
  • Validates all Sunshine Minting products that have the MintMark SI™ (V2) security feature.

Protect your Sunshine products from fingerprints by adding these cotton gloves to your order.

Take your investment authentication into your own hands by adding the Sunshine Minting MintMark SI™ Decoder Lens to your cart today!

In a world of financial uncertainty, the last thing you want to worry about is the authenticity of your Precious Metals investments. That's why Sunshine Minting has incorportated a counterfeit protection security feature, called MintMark SI™, on the reverse of its Gold and Silver bullion products. The MintMark SI™ security feature is not visible with the naked eye and can be validated only with this special Sunshine Mint Decoder Lens.


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Specifications

Product ID: 72469
Year: None
Grade Service: None
Mint Mark: None
Metal Content: 0 troy oz
Purity: N/A
Manufacturer: Sunshine Minting

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Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (9)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Correct fit (6)
  • Low cost (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simply a Must Have for Sunshine Bullion

      This is an absolute must for validating the authenticity of Sunshine Mint Bullion which incorporate the MintMark SI feature. Simply lay the decoder lens over the back of the bar to see the word...Read complete review

      This is an absolute must for validating the authenticity of Sunshine Mint Bullion which incorporate the MintMark SI feature. Simply lay the decoder lens over the back of the bar to see the word 'VALID' appear. Rotating the lens 90 degrees makes the hallmark Sunburst pattern visible. It is not necessary to remove the bar from the sealed plastic for this process to work so it's a clever and brilliant means to ensure that you are holding an authentic piece of .999 Silver from the Sunshine Mint. This will be of particular necessity if you ever need to sell your bar(s). I'm not going to take away a star based on this exclusive lens being priced at $20 which is insignificant given the peace of mind it brings and/or the authentication it provides to a potential buyer.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Idea, but expensive

      This is a nice idea and it works but it is sure expensive at $20 for a single card of plastic... I understand it takes money to make the technology but $20 seems...Read complete review

      This is a nice idea and it works but it is sure expensive at $20 for a single card of plastic... I understand it takes money to make the technology but $20 seems a heafty price for it. But given all of this I still purchased it.

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      5.0

      Peace of mind!

      By Silver Hackle

      from Paxton, MA

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Correct Fit
      • High Quality
      • Low Cost
      • Security Of Bullion

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

          Prior to this purchase, I had purchased a 5 oz Sunshine Mint silver bar. I noticed the mint mark, and thought it would be cool to "test" my bar's authenticity, as well as make sure other purchases of Sunshine amount products are authentic.

          It's very cool in how it works. When placed on top of the mint mark on a Sunshine product, it displays the word "VALID". Turn it 90° and you get a sunburst design.

          Overall, it was an excellent product, and aria recommend anyone who owns more than a few ounces of bullion from the Sunshine Mint to get one soon.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fantastic delivery speed. APMEX continues to meet and go beyond its standards.

           
          5.0

          A small price to pay for peace of mind!

          By Silver Hackle

          from Paxton, MA

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Correct Fit
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

            I bought this because I had purchased the 5 oz Sunshine Mint silver bar. And I wanted to have peace of mind knowing my bar was secure. It works just fine, as expected, and has no damage to it whatsoever.

            It's a little on the expensive side, but I'm still quite content with it. I recommend the decoder lens to anyone that owns a Sunshine Mint product, and wants to confirm that their silver/gold/etc. isn't counterfeited.

            Service and delivery comments:

            For QuickShip services, it took a little longer than usual to ship by APMEX's standards, but it was still exceptional service overall.

             
            5.0

            Unbeatable peace of mind

            By Silver Sheriff

            from New York

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Correct Fit
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                This is a "Must Have" item for bullion collectors in my opinion. Silver is down at the moment but there are still plenty of fake bars and rounds out there. Sunshine has created the best security feature out there to date. The cost is well worth it for the peace of mind. I even picked one up for a coin dealer friend of mine and he uses it quite regularly.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Coolest, Most Useful

                By Au15xAg

                from Florida

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Ingenious

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                    - The BEST security feature outside of the Heraeus hologram out there.
                    - When silver is going for >$50 in 1H15, there are going to be counterfeit silver bars/coins everywhere. Outside of 90% silver, this is the best option for avoiding the issue when need to sell some.
                    - Love Sunshine's ingenuity!
                    *Is about OUNCES, not "beauty".

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Very fast. Excellent.

                     
                    5.0

                    Peace of Mind

                    By Tony P

                    from Hazleton, In.

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Low Cost

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                        Love the fact that I can know with this that my metals are legit and not fake. Kind of hard to use at first but once you get the hang of it, its great!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Must Have for Sunshine Mint Bars

                        By Bullion Hedger

                        from Somewhere, USA

                        Pros

                        • High Quality
                        • Low Cost
                        • Peace Of Mind
                        • Product Validation

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                            A clever and handy way to validate the authenticity of all Sunshine Mint bullion incorporating the MintMark SI encoding. Honestly I don't think the price is out of line at all for what this product delivers. It is not necessary to remove the bars from their sealed bags in order to see the word VALID when the lens is laid upon the bar one way and the sunburst pattern when rotated 90 degrees. This gives absolute peace of mind to the owner and validates the product should you ever decide to sell it. A brilliant technique indeed!

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            APMEX service, packaging, products, and lightning quick shipping sets the high water mark for the industry! I love dealing with with this wonderful company and plan on continuing for many years to come.

                             
                            5.0

                            Simply a Must Have for Sunshine Bullion

                            By Bullion Hedger

                            from Somewhere, USA

                            Pros

                            • Correct Fit
                            • High Quality
                            • Security Authentication

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                This is an absolute must for validating the authenticity of Sunshine Mint Bullion which incorporate the MintMark SI feature. Simply lay the decoder lens over the back of the bar to see the word 'VALID' appear. Rotating the lens 90 degrees makes the hallmark Sunburst pattern visible. It is not necessary to remove the bar from the sealed plastic for this process to work so it's a clever and brilliant means to ensure that you are holding an authentic piece of .999 Silver from the Sunshine Mint. This will be of particular necessity if you ever need to sell your bar(s). I'm not going to take away a star based on this exclusive lens being priced at $20 which is insignificant given the peace of mind it brings and/or the authentication it provides to a potential buyer.

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                I included this lens with an order for some bullion and, as always, the packaging was rugged as well as discrete. Ordered late Tuesday afternoon and was signing the USPS delivery slip by noon on Thursday. Absolutely the best service in the industry .. bar none!

                                 
                                4.0

                                Cool

                                By Skywatch

                                from Colorado, Area

                                Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                Would be 5 star but I feel the price should be a closer to the $10.00 mark. It's nice to see the authenticity of your silver on the back if ever needed. ***RECOMENDED***

                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great coin Excellent value.

                                By The last one

                                from Chicago

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • High Quality
                                • Low Cost

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                    I like very much the low premium.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    It does work

                                    By jules

                                    from mn

                                    Pros

                                    • High Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                        Since the sunshine bars don't have the security of essay cards I figured I would pick one of these up. They work great, though would be nice if they would come down on the price a bit.

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