Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Collecting Nut, May 11, 2021.
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Wow, you're right... that Ike almost looks lightly circulated
It’s a shame isn’t it?
The target audiences for these coins were coin collectors and the general public. The mint made almost 5 million of these sets for that purpose. The sales were well below expectations and sets were available for years. Since the general public would not be as fussy as collectors, quality control was not the highest priority.
I don't see any "frost" on any of those coins. Aren't proofs supposed to have a mirror shine at the low points and "frost" on the high points? I was lucky and got a bicentennial proof quarter at the change quarter machine a few years ago. Mine shows "frost". I figured that all proofs have this. Is that not true? For the purpose of referencing the coins by the op, below are pix of the bicentennial quarter I got in the quarter machine at the carwash a few years ago. Why would there be a difference? They are both "S" proofs.
Collecting Nut did not post a proof set...Spark
So there are two type of coins that come out of the San Francisco mint, uncirculated sets and proof sets. I got it now. Thanks.
These coins look in far better condition than the coins in the op.
The coins in the op have silver content?
The coins that @Copper lover posted are proof coins, and the ones that @Collecting Nut posted are silver-clad business strike coins I believe, that is why they look so different
Not proof sets, just a sealed silver 3 coin set that Mint employees didn’t have too much respect for. Even back then they were more interested in sales than quality. The Mint has totally forgotten that better coins will bring more money in to them. You can’t save money by cutting quality as that hurts sales.
Yes they do. It’s even on the packaging.
Packaged like lollypops, without the stick.
Yes, they didn't finally melt down the unsold coins until 1982.
I have to admit that is a new one for me, never saw that before.
Surprisingly, this low priced eBay find was nicer than I expected. Few bag marks. Slight toning on the Ike. Sorry for the lousy photos.
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