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. 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 MINT MARK SI™, on the reverse of its Gold and Silver bullion products. The MINT MARK SI™ security feature is not visible with the naked eye and can be validated only with this special Sunshine Mint Decoder Lens.

When the Decoder Lens is placed over the MINT MARK SI™ security feature, a validation image will appear to authenticate your investment. Take your investment authentication into your own hands with Sunshine Minting MINT MARK SI™ bullion products and this accompanying Decoder Lens!


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Precious Metal Supplies are a popular way to protect, store, and organize your coins. Call our Account Managers toll free at (800) 375-9006 or click on the “Live Chat” button. APMEX is where to buy all things Precious Metal! Also, you can come to us when it is time to sell Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, and Currency.


Satisfaction-Guaranteed

We provide our customers with a refund and or exchange policy on everything we sell including bullion and certified coins. If for any reason, you have a problem, please feel free to call us. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

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 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (6)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Correct fit (3)
  • 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

      The Coolest, Most Useful

      By AgOverAu

      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!

               
              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!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Neat Security From Sunshine

                                    By Russel C.

                                    from LA

                                    Comments about Sunshine Minting Decoder Lens (#1):

                                    I bought this to use with my one ounce Sunshine silver bars and the mint mark security feature. It is really neat to see the word "valid" appear when you hold it one way. Then just rotate it 90 degrees and you will see a sun symbol. You must hold it directly on the surface of the mark for it to work. This was part of a larger order but there was a small delay in shipping. APMEX made up for it by giving me free shipping on my next order.

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