Packaging error in proof set

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by jurkovms, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. jurkovms

    jurkovms New Member

    I just got my American Innovation 2021 $1 coin proof set from the mint. When I looked at it, I discovered that it contains two New York coins and is missing the Virginia coin. Since this is a packaging error, and not an error on a coin itself, is this worth anything? Or should I send it back to the Mint for an exchange? US1d2021sm.jpg
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    No don't send it back,1 million on etsy!!!!:):):wacky::wacky:.
  4. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Helpful? Click *Best Answer*! Supporter

    Oh my goodness! That is awful, but awesome at the same time.
    New definition for mint error, I suppose.
  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I think those packages aren't particularly hard to pry open and then squeeze closed, so no, no premium.
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Send it back!
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  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Packaging mistakes are not considered errors and usually reduce the value of the set. Send it back and get what you paid for.
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You mean to tell me that the US mint has poor quality control? Color me not shocked at all.
    Since, like @-jeffB said, the packages are easy to open and close, your coins wouldn't be worth trying to sell for a premium.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Return it! It’s not a mint error so no real premium. You could keep it and order another if you so choose. Welcome to CT.
  10. jurkovms

    jurkovms New Member

    Thanks All. Packed up and ready to send back
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2021
  11. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    I have no interest in these Innovation Commems, so take this with a grain of salt. If the NY commem is more sought after than the Virginia commem, keep it ;) If not, send it back for a replacement.
  12. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Open the package and remove one of the New York $1s. Then send it back.:jawdrop:
    The question is, which one is the wrong one!!! lol
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  13. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Easy, the one to the left is wrong.
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  14. Don-built by boss

    Don-built by boss New Member

    Some collectors might consider it as an error. Me personally I would keep it in my collection for it might be a sleeper just like the 2000 Cheerios $1 started out.
  15. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    First, welcome to the neighborhood!

    I realize that you're new here, and you want to feel like you're contributing to some of the conversations, but you're going about it the wrong way. The 2021 American Innovation Set is nothing like the Cheerios $1. The Cheerios $1 was different in its design and was limited to just a few thousand struck. This set is only a processing error which is not an unusual occurrence.
  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    He's gone..

    This is what he told me on his other thread.. Your a jerk... I'm leaving this place
  17. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Yeah, I saw that, but whenever I check a new member's posts, I always start with the oldest, first.
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  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Not really, but the Mint doesn't always do the packaging either. In any case it isn't considered a mint error and it is too easy to fake by simply opening the case switching coins and snapping it closed again. There was a real rash of that back in 1999 with the state quarter sets once people discovered they weren't sealed. Take five regular proof set that were worth about $20 each, open them and play musical quarters, and have five "error" sets with two of the same state quarters in them that they could sell on eBay for $200+ apiece.

    Then when the 2000 sets came out, take out the 2000 coins and put 1999 sets plus the 1999 P Sac dollar proof in them and create "10 coin 1999 VIP Proof sets" that they sold for $1,000 each. It was a great time to be a crook on ebay.
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