Collecting 50 State Quarters.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by alhas, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    I have not collected any quarters since I got into the hobby 2-years back. I was browsing the US Mint site and found this site where I can still buy all the quarters going back to 1999!

    These are called the Partnership Products and are very expensive. If you just started collecting quarters, would you buy them from the above site?

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  3. Harryj

    Harryj Supporter**

    Probably not. Every now nad then you can see a special to get every State quarter (all mintmarks) for less than $100.00 in BU condition. Proofs would be a different story, those I would buy from the mint.
  4. drb

    drb Member

    they did sell these at the post office also for the same price. they also have books to place these in at the us mint.
  5. davidh

    davidh soloist gnomic

    This is only a promotional venture between the US Mint and the BEP with the goal of promoting coin and stamp collecting. Well, actually to make money. There will probably never be an added premium of value just because the coins and stamps are bundled together in a single package. Save yourself a lot and just buy the coins from a dealer if you want uncirculated or proofs. For that matter, it's a lot more fun just to pull them from circulation.
  6. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    Probably not. I usually buy them off of EBay for just a few cents premium, or better yet from my local dealer. And, like David said, it's fun to collect them from circulation. You won't get any MS coins, but it's more about the thrill of filling a hole in your album. The series takes a lot of flack, but truth be told, it's the only series in modern history thats actually been fun for me to collect.
  7. walterallen

    walterallen Coin Collector

    Stay away from paying big money for this sets. Hundreds of millions were produced. There will always be better then great examples of this series. The price will climb before it falls "big".

    Find a reputable coin dealer, "and if you do, make them your friend", or start going to coin shows, to get the best in the collecting experience.

    Keep on Collecting!!!

  8. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Actually if you want to have fun - try doing the state quarters just from change. See how long that takes you. LOL - the one I am having the hardest time finding is a Kentucky-P coin. I started one earlier this year and still need 11. And I cheated and bought some quarter rolls from work to fill in some spots. It is in a cheap harris folder and I know it will never be worth more than the quarters, but it has been fun working on.
  9. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Yeah, Ive found a few decent ones in circ.
  10. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    Yesterday I cashed in 18 unopened unc. rolls I was hoarding- at the bank for face value. So people [who roll search]in the northeast Connecticut area
    get ready for some nice stuff coming your way! Even nice rolls of Denver mint coins were cashed in. Actually took a loss on those 'cause I paid postage to get them.
    I just had too much and saving them was tying up cash that would gain no significant profits.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    NO NO NO! You are talking nearly 30 dollars per year and for that you only get FIVE state quarters! You don' even get both mints! So you would spend Nearly $280 at the least and still only have HALF the business strike set. Go to your friendly coin dealer and buy Unc singles. You'll be able to buy all 100 business strikes for $50 to $60 dollars or so. Even if he wants a dollar per coin you can have a FULL set for about a third of what they want for half a set.
  12. walterallen

    walterallen Coin Collector

    Conder knows what he's talking about.
  13. davidh

    davidh soloist gnomic

    Since these coins will never be worth much over face, except for the proofs, your best bet is to just accumulate a set from circulation. The only problem I've encountered in doing this is that, here in Pennsylvania, the ratio of Philadelphia to Denver coins is about 500 to 1. I've accumulated several complete year sets of Philadelphia-only coins but could not finish even one complete year/mint set from circulation. Luckily, I have a sister who lives in Colorado and she sends me the most recent Denver releases so, with her help, I do have one complete set of both mints.
  14. ericl

    ericl Senior Member

    If you're lazy, you can get them from mint sets. getting them from circulation is much more fun and interesting. (I do both)
  15. Catbert

    Catbert Evil Cat

    I bought a few MO quarters from CoinTalk member clembo (plug for a super guy) for my very old father-in-law who is collecting sets for his grandchildren. You'd think MO quarters would be easy from someone living in Indiana, but I haven't seen many.
  16. alhas

    alhas Senior Member

    Thanks to all for the great advise. I will not buy the coins from the mint promotion.
  17. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    These coins are more than plentiful in circulation, except for the proofs, thats where I get all of mine, and for face value!
  18. kidkayt

    kidkayt Senior Member

    You can always stop in a bank (I use Wells Fargo) and pick up a roll. I've been
    putting together a set of certified/graded "69s - very slowly.
  19. AUBU2

    AUBU2 Senior Member

    Hi, there is a dealer advertising in Coin World magazine that you should check out. This dealer has BU state quarter sets(all 90 coins-1999-2007) priced at $46.95 a set. The $46.95 price is $24.45 over the face value of $22.50. One poster in this thread mentioned that you could take coins from mint sets. The mint sets from 2005 to present contain satin finish coins, not the regular circulation coins. The silver proof state quarters are the lowest mintage, many states under 900,000(compare that to the mintage of the regular strike 2000 P South Carolina that is listed at 742,576,000 coins). The 2006 satin finish state quarters from the mint sets had a mintage of 847,361 coins. The Silver proof quarters contain around $2.75 worth of Silver per quarter, which adds value over the satin finish coins. Regular proofs usually have around double the mintage of the Silver proofs for most years.
  20. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I thinks its more fun get rolls from the bank and be suprised rather than to order sets.
  21. AUBU2

    AUBU2 Senior Member

    If you want circulated rather than BU coins, searching rolls is great. You can get the current release BU coin rolls also at the bank, but later date BU coins have to be purchased. And buying a whole BU set at once greatly reduces your shipping costs over single coin purchases.
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