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I wanted to start a new collection for me to focus on in 2021, so I decided to get serious with my ATB quarter set. Once I order a proper album, my collection will kick off. Sense all the coins in this series can be found in circulation, I decided to add some fun and difficulty to it by including proofs for every ATB design. That's where my question comes in. 


Online, a single proof national park quarter typically costs $3 each. That isn't too bad, but I am a budget collector that looks for every loophole that can save me some money. So I found a 2019 proof set with all 5 2019 ATB quarters for just $8, and a similar set for the year 2020 that is $9. For me to buy the quarters individually of one of those proof sets would cost around $15. That to me is a good difference. 


I think you can see where I am getting with this. I know some of you if not all of you will think I would be absolutely absurd for me to crack open a proof set. Just keep in mind that these proof sets are selling for less than $10 each, which isn't much. What's you advice on this?

1 year ago

My son was brought into the hobby with the state quarters. I think these sets have brought more people into the hobby than any other coin. If you can when you have a few extra dollars the proof silver.quarter is the one to have. My son entered into the NGC registry set. A  silver Proof deep cameo PF 69 there 35.00. So make sure you get the right album it will say with Proofs. The set that started ten years ago ends this year with the five quarters. The Tuskegee Air men. This one I'm looking forward to. Lots of luck don't give up.

1 year ago

I think it would be fine to break open those sets because for one they most likely don't come with the COA and for two you are getting them cheaper then when they are broken out of the holders, so technically you will make some money when you break them open. I might start collecting the proofs for the presidential dollar coin series, I already have most of the coins that struck for circulation and a lot of the NIFCs that I have found in circulation. Good Luck!

1 year ago

Good.point coin hunter. This year will be the the year of the dollar. Ours. Everything will be expensive. The new varieties of the ASE I don't want to think what there going to do. Anything you buy especially medals.. 160. Dollars for bronze. I don't know the price.of bronze now but I know it's not near 160.00. More.than silver!!. I believe they will chase people.away from buying at the mint and search out other outlets. Thanks.!!

1 year ago

That is true, the COA and box is not included, I would just be buying the coins and the plastic case they are in. 

1 year ago

Besides, it is probably kind of fun to break proof sets open, and I am sure you will be careful not to fingerprint the coins.

1 year ago

I don't think there's anything wrong with breaking open a cheap proof set. You're saving money for one thing and you're growing your collection.  Like Mike said ..make sure the album you buy includes the proof issues. Good luck with your new endeavor. 

1 year ago

Is  a C.O.A really needed with the quarters? I don't think so. They don't come with the bags or rolls of coins. Or the Uncirirculaded set. Or all the coins. If there graded you have the cert number. The first innovation dollar didn't come with one. There in the mint lens and box. Anyone can make one up. Not like the mints.

1 year ago

@Mike B
Is  a C.O.A really needed with the quarters? I don't think so. They don't come with the bags or rolls of coins. Or the Uncirirculaded set. Or all the coins. If there graded you have the cert number. The first innovation dollar didn't come with one. There in the mint lens and box. Anyone can make one up. Not like the mints.
No, probably not, we were just talking about buying some off of Ebay with out the COA and breaking them open. 

1 year ago
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