Original Mailer packaging Rare or not rare? Need Value

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  1. ShinyCircles

    ShinyCircles Member

    6585A72A-7920-43A2-B810-1E835D26CA0E.jpeg B91CF37F-36CE-4EA8-BAAE-2935521CCB37.jpeg A0E78163-FB91-451C-AE32-86D83A9226B8.jpeg 6585A72A-7920-43A2-B810-1E835D26CA0E.jpeg B91CF37F-36CE-4EA8-BAAE-2935521CCB37.jpeg A0E78163-FB91-451C-AE32-86D83A9226B8.jpeg 6585A72A-7920-43A2-B810-1E835D26CA0E.jpeg I present to you, two opened 1954 proof sets in box, with the original shipping packaging from the us mint. Was wondering am approximate value, I see the 1954’s selling for around $160-$190 but was wondering how to value you something like this that has the original mailing packaging still in pretty good shape.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Can we see the sets?
  4. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Ͳìɾҽժղҽʂʂ Ͳąҟҽղ ටѵҽɾ

    I don't know but you have some beautiful nickels!
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  5. ShinyCircles

    ShinyCircles Member

    I’m afraid to pull the two already opened box sets out of the mailer, due to the mailer being so fragile, wouldn’t want to destroy it more than it’s already torn on one side. Weighs correctly.
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  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I understand but since there in the box and I don't know the condition of the coins I can't give a total estimated value.
  7. ShinyCircles

    ShinyCircles Member

    It’s a proof set, they’re proof in the original cello and tissue paper.
  8. ShinyCircles

    ShinyCircles Member

    I’m more asking about the value of the mailer since I have never seen another and can’t find any other listing or sold listing of two sets with the mailer in tact
  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    for the box/packaging i would guess around a $50 or less added value.
  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Unless someone buys both sets, and trusts that the sets are in the box's. The packaging is worthless. In this instance having photos of the individual packaged coins in cellophane, wrapped in tissue paper w/ original box is all you are gonna need to sell them.
    No added value IMO for the original packaging. You could always take them out and sell or give the packaging to one of the buyers.
  11. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    How do you know it's not a handful of fender washers in the box?

    Hello, I'm "that guy". :)
  12. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    If you think logically about your question, the value of the packaging is zero. If you replace the coin sets in the packaging, there may be a minor value added of $5/10, IMO.
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  13. norantyki

    norantyki CoinMuncher

    Its remarkable, when I was doing OTC trading, how many people would bring me estate collections of material from the US mint, RCM, Royal Mint, etc. still in original mailing packaging. Especially in the 50s-70s, there appear to have been many people buying, and then never looking at their coins. The only instance, in my experience, where mail packaging makes a difference is with military medals.
  14. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I think the value added comes if the packaging is completely unopened and untampered with. Then there would be a shot of a gem coin possibly sitting in there. If it's been opened, it would be safe to assume the collector that ordered it took a loOK and said "nahhh" or someone took a look and said "nahhh" and decided to sell it.

    Completely still sealed and never opened, I've seen some crazy bidding happening and it selling over the usual price if someone has taken a peak though the mailing packaging g doesn't mean anything anymore. I guess there's a thrill there of a blind box or time capsule thing.
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  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    1954 Proof sets were issued in little grey boxes. The coins were in clear sleeves and stapled together. In 1954, some of the sleeves were cellophane and others were a sort of cloudy plastic.

    The plastic sleeves often tone the coins in an unattractive way. The toning cannot be dipped off effectively. For that reason, I think that really nice 1954 Proof sets are underrated.

    As for the packaging, I value it and view it as historically important. I have a five pack of 1952 Proof Sets with the original outside mailing wrapper. The dealer who sold it to me asked me if I still had it 20+ years after I bought it from him.
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