Yes, there are newer and older anodized coatings on these reels, just to make things that much more frustrating.
You can actually tell what type you have by the lettering on the housing.
Old, Lighter Gold (Lightly etched, text is two lines)
Newer, Medium Gold (Dark etching, text on one line)
Newer, Darker Gold (bit more orange in the darker gold) (Dark etching, text on one line)
This screen is for ordering the NEWER, darker gold version ONLY
GOLD FINISH MAY VARY
For all International reels, the gold finished items may vary in color/shade due to different manufacturing batches (and sometimes design changes, see individual reel notes). Exact matching is not possible.