Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tommyc03, Mar 25, 2020.
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I think there's a decent chance for mintage of this proof set to be lower than expected. With the SF mint closed "indefinitely", few Mint products offered this year, the fact that the date "2020" is historical given the worst pandemic in at least a century started this year, and the fact that the Mint must prepare for 2021 by mid-2020 (if it's going to continue), I would not be surprised if mintage stays around 190,000. It's also modestly priced so many people can still afford it, and it comes with that bonus reverse proof nickel. Given all of the above, I also wouldn't be surprised if it sells out within 3-6 days, by mid next week.
But you could be right, who knows? This is a weird year.
You are absolutely correct - who knows? It's a type of year that comes around every 100-200 years. Much depends on the success or failure of "re-opening" our economy from May, onward. I purchased 5 sets, on a hunch, but it could be totally mistaken...Good luck to you and keep safe and healthy!!
Gotta have that W nickle right?????
I'm not an avid, professional buyer, but what I've purchased at the Mint is almost always less expensive than secondary markets. The only time I've lost money (value) was with the 2010 Mt. Hood 5 oz. America the Beautiful coin - bought it from the Mint for $267 I think, now it's worth about $200. Otherwise, within 1-3 years, my purchases have increased in value by 50-100%. I only purchase limited-quantity items, not items that have "no limit".
One exception though: This current 2020 silver proof set. However, like I reasoned 7-8 postings above this one, I feel there's a good chance mintage will be around 190,000. Investments alway entail risks. In 5-10 years, I think all my purchases will give me tidy profits!!
To be honest, I've been buying silver proof sets for the last 25 years, so the bonus coin isn't all that big a deal to me. But yeah, I'll take it, it's kind of neat.
Been buying rolls of ATB uncirculated S mint quarters from the mint through their Product Enrollment program. Getting them this way is as cheap or cheaper than any third party seller. Add free shipping and it is the cheapest way for me to buy these and complete the set. And the enrollment program is as easy as it comes. Sign up once and get all the rolls without doing anything else. Pretty easy!
Absolutely. Especially if you order them with eBay bucks or during a promotion for them since it’s not like 99 percent of these things ever even sell out. If nothing else at least on the aftermarket you can avoid the QC issues and pick out one you like the look of.
It's an affliction that I inherited from my father.........
Just sell the oldest ones as vintage US mint collectables
One day I realized I may have a problem, and tossed them out.
Enough people start thinking that way and eventually you will find it hard to loctes the items on the secondary market, and the prices will be higher.
but they won't force the use of the dollar coin or discontinue making pennies that just about drip germs with the zinc oxides that ooze out of them.
Talk is cheap!
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