1976 3-Piece Proof Set

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a 1976 3-piece Proof Set, complete with all original packaging, styrofoam, cardboard and paperwork.
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  3. AmishJedi

    AmishJedi Well-Known Member

    That's the silver set, correct? Nice. :)
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  4. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    I've always loved those sets. Proof or MS!
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Yes, a wonderful set. I have the same, white cardboard box with styrofoam insert, three coins in capsules, display folder and POA.
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  6. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Nice. Very underrated set.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it is! :)
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    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes, I agree.
  10. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    Does the GW quarter have red spot on it ?
  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Man I wanted that set so badly when it came out. Alas, I had to wait a few years before I could own one. It was tough collecting coins using paper route money!
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  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I agree that it’s a nice set, but the mintage was too high to really make it “underrated.” That is as it should be. The Bicentennial was a big celebration which really should have been bigger.
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  13. MK Ultra

    MK Ultra Active Member

    In 5 years we'll have the Semiquincentennial, maybe then?
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  14. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    I don't disagree. A mintage of four million hardly agrees with "underrated".

    But it should be remembered that a great number of these have been melted over the years because they were not nearly as popular as their mintage suggests. It's been nearly fifty years and many more have been destroyed inadvertently or degraded through negligence or intent.

    Recently they've been acquiring a pretty significant premium to melt suggesting that for the first time since the '70's the demand for these is higher than the available supply.

    "Underrated"? No, but seeing an even higher premium is quite possible.
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  15. cladking

    cladking Coin Collector

    The 40% Unc sets are far more interesting because the attrition is far higher and because there exists a large spread in the quality of the coins. There are two types of the Unc set where one was made on high speed presses and are "unattractive" in comparison to those made at higher pressure on numismatic presses. These former issues are not often seen and almost the entire mintage was melted while the coins sold were mostly melted as well.

    I think I would call the high speed sets and the regular Gems, "underrated".
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's only on the case but I am concerned that it will get on the coin at some point.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Where I lived I didn't do newspapers as you needed a car but I did sell fresh picked blackberries on my banana seat bicycle door to door. I could only go about a mile from home but that was a lot of hours picking them.
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I've never seen one in a LCS.
  19. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The mint did a nice job on these sets. The red, white and blue packaging along with cameo silver is a great look.
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Certainly one of the better products they have produced but then again, that was 45 years ago.
  21. Dialupsux

    Dialupsux Well-Known Member

    i read this as fresh "pickled" blackberries and my mouth watered - even though I've never heard of pickled blackberries
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