Open mint set to start 7070 album?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by oceanruss, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. oceanruss

    oceanruss Junior Member

    I purchased a Dansco 7070 album over the weekend and a 1963 birth year mint set to start off filling the album. I’m having second thoughts now. Should I open the mint set or buy the 1963 coins individually to fill the album?
     
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  3. Becky

    Becky Darkslider

    Well, someone is going to have to open a set....:rolleyes: I never can do it either, so I buy individual coins that someone else has removed from a set, and pay more for them. Doesn't make any sense, does it?;)
     
  4. TC2007

    TC2007 Senior Member

    .:rolleyes: I never can do it either, so I buy individual coins that someone else has removed from a set, and pay more for them. Doesn't make any sense, does it?;)


    I can't do it, either. I have multiple proof sets that I could easily open to display them, but I could never take a pair of scissors and cut them open!
     
  5. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    Man up and open it already. That's what you bought it for. If you continue to second guess every aspect of life, nothing will ever get done. Put the coins in the album.

    I've cracked open more proof sets and cut open more mint sets than most. That's where all the nice coins come from. Once you realize that it's no big deal, maybe you will relax and enjoy them IN the album.

    Set them free or you might as well return the album for a refund.
     
  6. TC2007

    TC2007 Senior Member

    Alright, I'll try it with one of them........it's going to hurt, though.
     
  7. bqcoins

    bqcoins Olympic Figure Skating Scoring System Expert

    nah, it won't hurt that bad
     
  8. Ed Goldman

    Ed Goldman coin collector

    I open all my mint and proof sets and put them in albums...Maybe it's wrong, but I enjoy looking at them in albums.
     
  9. oceanruss

    oceanruss Junior Member

    I've set them free. My album still looks so empty though. Need to decide on a year for the clad coins.
     
  10. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    Well, you have 76 holes and you've filled 5 ...better go shopping !
     
  11. Spider

    Spider ~

    whats a 7070 album?
     
  12. FHDave

    FHDave Senior Member

    The Dansco 7070 is a "type" album. It has a single spot for each different coin type of all the various denominations (cent, nickel, dime, etc.) created by the US mint since 1800. In order to fill the album, you don't need to get a coin from every year that a particular coin was minted, only for the various types (e.g. Lincoln "wheat" and "memorial" backs are different "types").
     
  13. Spider

    Spider ~

    ahh I get it, good luck, gold also???
     
  14. Vroomer

    Vroomer Active Member

    yeah, my dealer in Cali was mean to me and gave me the gold page for free. I told him he was a jerk for that. Oh well, at least I can put my counterfiet gold coins into it. ;) HA!


    Where I can, I am going proof coins, then unique/odd coins, then the closest to Mint State for the type set. I've got a 1995 quarter someone put a hole in.
     
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