Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Sting 60, Sep 9, 2021.
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Overpriced and rated i will keep my record of not a single product bought from the mint.
I like it, but too pricey for me, I'll wait for the excitement to die down. I recently bought the 2020 set - missing the extra reverse silver proof nickel - for $95. Then I bought one of those for $16.99. Buying them all together as the set is usually $140 and up on the secondary market, I will keep my eyes open for the same thing next year with the 2021 set.
I agree with you and a few others that state, "too expensive" or "too pricey" yet, a rare set due to Old & New designs, however, we must also remember the US Mint has realized this is a profitable business and they cater to the collectors and demand. Beginning with the 2011 Anniversary set, the US Mint has created its own market for rare coins and profits handsomely through all of us. The issue I have with some are the limited quantity, lack of access to purchase and the dishonesty of some to find ways to purchase more than allotted yet, they are only doing what the Mint is so, oh well.
What makes it even more rare are your odds of even getting the website to process the order before its sold out!!!
The reverse proof nickel came with the 2020 silver proof set, which sold for $105 new, not the 2020 limited edition silver proof set which sold for $201.
and the 2 new proof eagles, it looks like it could be an ok deal. The regular silver proof set is $105 and the proof eagles are $73, so separately they cost more, $251.
In the past, the limited edition set was more expensive than the separate parts, which made no sense. FWIW, I've never been a buyer and don't plan to be.
I keep all of my USM purchases on an EXCEL spreadsheet which I get all the information by year of purchase. I'm thinking of modifying my spreadsheet to show exactly which coins are in any of the "sets" that they sell, i.e., The Proof Set, The Silver Proof Set, The Limited Proof set, etc. That way I can readily see the benefit of each set. (Being a CPA and State Auditor for over 30 years has taught me many ways of investigation.)
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