1988 Mint Set Packaging Error.....

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  1. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    .......your thoughts?

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The mint QC process sucks.
     
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  4. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Is that a broken tooth??..yuck lol
     
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Could be a crack rock :). Philly in the 80's was a crazy place AND it would explain the horrible quality control at the mint ;)
     
  6. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    lol im really laughing at that comment, maybe thats why the Reagan administration had the war on drugs :D
     
  7. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    I'll never forget those "this is your brain on drugs" commercials
     
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    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The “W” cent of 1988.
     
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  10. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    Ok this might seem like one of those stupid questions but I'm not sure of the answer because I don't know if they package these mint sets at the mint but if they do why would this not be considered a mint error? If they put them in the set there I would think that the same mint standards would apply? or is that a separate entity of the coin production? Don't get me wrong I know what a mint error coin is but it's fuzzy on that part.
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well that's sure different. Leave as is and be glad you have it.
     
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That would go for $5000.00 on etsy.com! :greedy:
     
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  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing .. icky
     
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  14. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    what's the error?
    there is no error on a coin.
    There is a ... something else .. in the packaging.
    So what's the value of that "something else" ?
    what would you pay for it ?

    on another simliar note .... what value do you put on finding hair in your food?
     
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  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It's a common misperception among novice collectors that mispackaged mint products are desirable errors.

    Mint packaging errors do not add any value and many cases, actually reduce the value of the set. Many people buy sets to get 1 of each coin and if, for example there are 2 nickels, but no dime, then the set is worth less to them. Another type of “packaging error” that reduces the value is when the edge of a coin gets caught in the crimping/sealing mechanism, leaving damage.


    Your set seems to have a small stone or other type of junk inside. That object can cause a hole in the package resulting in uneven and/or unsightly toning or worse, it could move and cause damage to the coin. IMO, your best bet is to dump this set and get another one.
     
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  16. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    none but most people also wouldn't slab their peas if they were doubled ;) I wouldn't pay a premium for something like this but let's say if there were 2 of the same coin in the mint cello would you think that would raise the value of the set or make it more collectable?
     
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  17. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    So ... assume your mint cello has a rare duplicate coin in it. The first question is what do other ones like that sell for?

    Then .. could you cut a small sliver into the cello just big enough to extricate the tooth or whatever it is. I think that was be more desireable overall than keeping it in it if one was to sell it. Plus you don't want it in there anyways as it can scratch the coin it is sealed in with.

    I have several of the older mint sets but I've had those for years and years and haven't collected any since then other than silver mint sets. So I haven't kept up on valuation of "odd" mint sets out there.
     
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  18. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I cherrypicked the set with AOC for $3.00 It wasn't advertised with a rock or pebble. I saw the oddity/anomaly and thought it was interesting. Had to have it for 3 bucks.
     
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  19. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    For $3 you can't go wrong... It's at least 91c face...
     
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  20. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    I have no clue if it is possible.
     
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