Does anyone else hate proof sets?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Detecto92, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just me, but I hate proof sets.

    I like proof coins, don't get me wrong, but I hate seeing them entombed in plastic.

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  3. MakingCents

    MakingCents New Member

    To each his own I guess. I like them. But I do like holding my coins. I have seen some really cool old proof sets all toned up.

    I happen to hate horrible photoshopping of coins. Like when someone blows the colors out so bad it feels like a migraine when looking at it. But to each his own hehe.
  4. Capt. Spaulding

    Capt. Spaulding New Member

    I honestly agree and disagree with you if that makes any sense. I love a Raw coin as much as the next guy, but in the same sense I appreciate the "untouchable" aspect of the Proof sets.
  5. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Six months ago you LIKED Proof Sets entombed in plastic.

  6. tdogchristy90

    tdogchristy90 Dieu et les Dames

    I do. Ok, hate it such a strong word but yes there is something about proof sets that does bug me. It just feels almost like a gimmick. Made only as selling tool to those visiting the mint. I guess it's modern coinage, it's just made so much. You don't see proof set pre ww2, we werent a "commercial society". There is just something about raw old coinage and their potential history and people holding them that intrigue me. The proof sets are pretty but being set in plastic straight from the mint and then sold just seems gimmicky and makes me feel funny.
  7. mrbrklyn

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  9. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector


    So break them out. Simple.
  10. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    That post doesn't indicate he likes the plastic around them though.
  11. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Like Heidi Klum says "One day you're in and the next day you're out"

    Besides I would imagine it could be near impossible to start as many threads as some do if you are consistent in your opinion.
  12. Clint

    Clint Member

    I love sets. I enjoy flipping through a Heritage Auction catalog of 1930s to 1950s proof sets.

    The picture of the quarters is telling... often I see individual proof coins being sold for more than their respective value, and I think, "Why should I spend $7 for that one coin, when I can get all 5 for $30?"

    I also like making in, when I find a good deal on 1964 proofs, then I put them all in a Whitman holder. I have even assembled a set of ugly toned (tarnished?) ones. So, diff'rent strokes!
  13. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Chocolate and vanilla.
  15. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Strawberry and pistachio.....
  16. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on

    Green and not green

  17. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    My picks are:
    1. Chocolate
    2. Pistachio
    3. Green (except when he's being mean to me)
  18. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

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  19. oval_man

    oval_man Elliptical member

    I think you've made your point. ;) Longest hyphen I've ever seen.

    (Although, this thread and others like it don't appear wide-bodied on my screen.)
  20. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    I actually had to type the letters to see what you meant. :eek:
  21. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    Chocolate is fine, but "chocolate" ice cream is not. :p And while I do not really love proof sets, I may buy a proof coin if I like the theme or design and there is no BU version ... By the way, all posts in this topic stay within the usual message "space" for me. Some browser issue maybe.

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