RuralRon's Blog

14 Dec 2020

2020 Uncirculated sets

Coins-United States | RuralRon

The other day I received my 2020 Uncirculated sets from the Mint. I bought three ( one for each grandson).Couldn't help myself- I had to open one to see what they looked like. The Denver coins appear to be substantially better strikes and planchets than the Phillies. I asked another member if they found the same thing. Seems that all the Denver coins are better. Anyone else seeing this in their sets?



Level 5

Philly mint coins always seem sub-par. Not sure why.


Level 6

Really nice! The Denver strike seem to look sharper indeed. Your Grandson's will love these!

It's Mokie

Level 6

You would think that in this day and age, the mints should be completely consistent in the quality of their output. Oh Well, that's the U.S. Mint for you. Ripping off the collector community is far more important to them than putting out a quality product.


Level 5

I agree that Denver has a better product than Philly. I also believe that San Francisco has the has a superior product than either of those mints! I own several silver proof sets and all mint/proof sets starting with 1954. My 1954 set is ALL San Francisco products, built it my self since it's my birth year!


Level 6

I have seen this in the cent roll searching I do. Denver minted coins just look better and, for some reason, stay better looking longer. Thanks.

Long Beard

Level 5

I've been collecting mint and proof sets for decades, having them all back to 1955. I must say that the 2020 Jefferson nickels from both mints are extremely well struck, almost proof like. Would easily grade MS70's.

Kevin Leab

Level 4

I've noticed that also with the Denver minted coins....although I haven't even opened my 2020 set. Its still in the box...haha

Although Philadelphia has always been the "central" mint in the US, Denver is the largest in the world, and their equipment is far superior. Must be better quality control too. Both are better than West point though.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

@ Big Nub. Pity, West Point should be turning out the best, or so one would think ...


Level 5

Nice buys! Yes, in general, I have found the same thing. Cheers, NM


Level 5

I have heard the Denver generally makes better coins than Philly


Level 5

Nice set!


Level 5

Nice, I have always liked this particular set, watching the progression of this set from the early days to now is neat. Yes, my Denver coins are seemingly a better strike. Thank you for posting this, lets see what the other folks have to say about their sets. Later!


Level 5

I've seen it happen over the years. Sometimes the mints just are not equal on the strike. Sometimes early strikes are better. People have brought it up from time to time. Sometimes its just the appearance and not really the strike.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I've heard that over the years and you will read about it. In different years different mints have better strikes than other mints.


Level 7

I have known people who have bought these sets and sent them in to be graded. They got nice grades. There tripple sealed. Very hard to get out of the packaging. I buy two. I for my books. . I buy the proof set. The silver proof set and the P&D set . They all keep my sets up to date. I never realized any difference in the two strikes.. But you never know. I don't and have not noticed the strikes between the mints.

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