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Radical Mint Sets and Coins

I love US coins and mint sets that boggle the mind, uncommon types, or radical forms, etc. Things like the SMS sets from the era of numismatist animosity from the mint, or the two-cent, three-cent, and twenty-cent denominations that sputtered out, or perhaps the enhanced uncirculated set the mint did a few years back to celebrate the philly mint's 225th anniversary.
Anyhow, two questions on this subject;
1). what are some other radical mint sets and coins?

 2). Would you consider the reverse proof sets to be among this genre?

1 year ago

The 2017 enhanced set. Not only boggles.the mind but this was so badly done they had massive returns after a one day sell out  i found an articke on it and will write a blog about it. Basically the article since it was written by a staff member no name.

1 year ago

lol, I still have mine... maybe it will make me a millionare some day (although more likely just a person with a 2017 enhanced set nobody wants)

1 year ago

I almost bought one for 19.95 BIN on Ebay a few days ago, i think it was either free shipping or very low shipping.  But I passed.

1 year ago

You should see what the sets are going for. The sellers broke them up and sekl them by piece. I personally think there differant and the finish is beautiful. The coins are not ugly. The mint controls the sale of items aftervthey sell out. Thats why the article i will write. Not mine but a staff writer at onenof the magizens. I remember that day well. A sell out andnthen massive returns. Why? Stay tuned for it. 

1 year ago

They may not be in sets but have you considered world coins? There is an entire catalog of unusual world coins. It is actually called something like Odd and Unusual World Coins. You can find it at Whitman Publishing, Amazon or EBay. 

1 year ago

sounds like a cool book, thanks!

there are certainly interesting world coins...

1 year ago

To answer your question, without a doubt, any pre-1936 proof set. Proof coins were struck in nearly every year, in every denomination going back to 1937 (or this is the earliest dated coin I've seen) and offered to collectors upon request. One could purchase, at a small premium, individual coins or complete sets. While complete sets come up rarely, if at all, it is possible to buy them separately for less than you'd think. I've seen many, many cameo proof Seated Liberty Dimes with mintages less than one-thousand sell for $800-$1,000. The beauty shown is an example, mintage-700, listing-$799. One has to wonder how such frosted coins were produced with long outdated equipment or modern methods used to achieve this with consistency.

1 year ago
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