I spent $150.00 on Noble Roman Coins' "Deluxe Beginner's Set" so you don't have to. This is the product I will be reviewing. https://nobleromancoins.com/product_info.php?products_id=237 NRC offers two Beginner's Sets - the regular and the Deluxe. I will indicate the individual price of each component, as sold on NRC. Regular includes: 5 cleaned and attributed Roman coins ($8 x 5 = $40.00) 5 Premium Uncleaned Coins ($1.70 x 5 = $8.50) regular dental pick ($10.00) 5 archival double-pocket plastic flips ($0.12 x 5 = $0.60) 2 20-pocket pages ($0.50 x 2 = $1.00) 3-ring lay-flat binder (~$5.00 (not sold on the site)) Custom printed title page for the binder TOTAL VALUE: $65.10 Sold For: $50.00 Savings: $15.10, or 30% Deluxe includes: everything above PLUS: Diamond Dusted Dental Pick #2 ($39.95) 8-ounce packet of Gringgott's Wizard Mix #2 ($10.00) 50 archival double-pocket plastic flips ($0.12 x 50 = $6.00) 25 Premium Uncleaned Coins ($1.70 x 25 = $42.50) TOTAL VALUE: $163.55 Sold For: $150.00 Savings: $13.55, or 9% REVIEW OF EACH INDIVIDUAL ITEM CONTAINED, starting with supplies and ending with coins. Supplies 1. Binder: standard lay-flat 3-ring binder. 10/10 2. Customized title page: printed on nice photo paper. 10/10 3. Archival plastic flips: good quality, just what you need. 10/10 4. 20-pocket pages: good quality, just what you need. 10/10 5. Dental pick: it's a dental pick. I had better results with my molybdenum pick that I used to clean a Geta provincial with nothing but distilled water. 8/10 6. Diamond-Dusted Dental Pick #2: it's a dental pick with diamond dusting on the tips. I guess you could used this to smooth things out, but it does leave a lot of fine scratches on the surface that I didn't like. I didn't find this one very useful and used the standard pick for the most part. 6/10 7. Gringgott's Wizard Mix #2: a relatively strong base. Ingredients unknown, but certainly got some Hydroxide compounds of some kind. Description does not mention safety precautions, and does not mention that this will strip the patina from the coins. Treat this like a lighter form of lye, and don't use it on anything you really care about. It did the trick, but I wish I was more well informed that this is a pretty aggressive solution. It didn't dissolve my skin like NaOH would have, but it still made my fingers feel a bit slick. 7/10 Coins 8. 5 Cleaned and Attributed Coins: I received Constantius II (two victories), Constantius II (Gloria Exercitus), Constans (Fel Temp Reparatio Galley), Valentinian I (Victory left), Valentinian II (Gloria Romanorum captive). Good condition and well cleaned, but larger coins and/or more variety of emperors would have been preferred. Oddly enough, reference used was Van Meter, instead of the more common RIC or Sear. 8/10 Constans AE3. Van Meter 62 Valentinian II AE3. Van Meter 39 Valentinian I AE3. Van Meter 46 Constantius II AE4. Van Meter 76 Constantius II AE3/4. Van Meter 81 9. "Premium Uncleaned Coins": I was not terribly pleased with the quality of these coins. The reviews and the description seemed to indicate that you could just rinse and rub and the coins would be ready to present. Unfortunately, this is not the case. I've spent over 6 hours scraping and cleaning the 30 coins, and so far I've only gotten 5 that look decent. By the end of everything, I doubt I'll get more than half the batch as reasonable coins. Keep an eye out for a full review of these uncleaned coins in the next few days. 5/10 Avenues for improvement: 1. larger sized coins, both uncleaned and cleaned. For the price, I would have liked a at least one AE2, either cleaned or uncleaned. Best would have been one cleaned AE2 and one uncleaned AE2. On that vein, more denominations would have been nice. Maybe a lower grade Antoninianus would have been cool. 2. More variety of cleaned emperors. For the price, I wished for some guys other than the "usual suspects." Maybe an Aurelian, Licinius, or Constantine I would have been nice. 3. More Gringott's Mix. Small, 2-oz bags of Gringgott's Mix #1, #2, and #3 would have been great. Just having 2 is alright, but does not allow beginners to really experiment with other methods. 4. A Jax patina product sampler. This is sold for $12, and would have been a very welcome addition to the package. 5. Ren Wax Micro-Crystalline wax. Even a 1/4 ounce tin would have been great. Conclusion: As a Deluxe Beginner's Set, this is a bit lacking. My main beef with the package is the lack of extra cleaning solutions, patina products, and wax. At the very least, wax is an essential product and needs to be in a complete beginner's set. The quality of uncleaned coins was disappointing. Advertised as "premium," I expected to find some really nice coins. Although I'm not fully done cleaning, I only foresee less than half of the coins coming out in any sort of presentable appearance. Additionally, the price savings isn't that great over individual purchases. It would be more enticing if you saved 15-20% off individual purchase prices. As it is, you could easily skip certain things you don't need (like the $40 diamond pick) and put that cash towards some more useful products from NRC (like Jax, wax, and more Gringgotts) Comparison to other products: better than the standard uncleaned lots on eBay. Worse than the hoards I've purchased before. Recommendation: Skip this product. Unless you really like spending hours and hours on disappointments, then you could use this $150, buy some coins you want, get some cleaning products for later, and have cash left over. Final Rating: 6/10. Poor quality uncleaned coins and lack of useful cleaning products means that this package is not your best buy. Unless you find that you need exactly the products included, you should piecemeal it and exactly what you really want, not not waste money on things you don't.