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

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Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1)
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (7)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Correct fit (4)
  • Low cost (3)

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

      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.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Purchase!!

                                  By RTJ Newbie

                                  from San Diego CA

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Correct Fit
                                  • High Quality
                                  • Super Fast Shipping

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                      Unbelievably fast shipping, and item arrived in great condition.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Good Idea, but expensive

                                      By Ben

                                      from OR.

                                      Pros

                                      • Correct Fit

                                      Cons

                                      • Expensive

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                        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.

                                        Service and delivery comments:

                                        Fast shipping!

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