Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by James Boat, Mar 2, 2021.
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I have from 1968 to 1998 but pretty much $10 but good set for next gen!
Maybe being a few years earlier a little more
Even still blue book $15-18
about right 20% between red/blue
Wow, in those days the accompanying note was kind of "stern."
From 1956 they came in a pliofilm plastic package like post #1. These have been cut out and placed in snap together aftermarket holders. The placement for rotation is up to the person who put them in the holder.
Yeah, how 'bout that. Rae doesn't come off as warm and fuzzy, does she?
We tell you this to save us both unnecessary correspondence! I'm scared to even write to her now!
Write to her? I did nothing wrong, and I'm afraid to even say hello. She's so tough, the Red Sea parted because it wanted to get out of HER way!
I recall having seen an old set with a note and so I went to look for it tonight. I have a 1960 with a similar note from her, but shorter. I noticed something else... The set I have is from 1960 and the note was dated 1959 (bottom small print). Strangely, the OP's set is from 1959 but the note is dated 1960. Anyway, the note with the later date had more explanations and she indicated "(Mrs.)" Maybe all the unnecessary correspondence were addressed to a Mr. Rae V. Biester before.
She needs a name change, Brutus V. Biester.
If there should appear---what may seem to you---a defect or a scratch on a coin---YOU ARE WRONG! We are perfect, make no mistakes, and we will not welcome any questions contrary to this fact.
We tell you this to save YOU unnecessary correspondence. Now go and enjoy your perfect coins, from my perfect minting process, checked by my perfect Quality Control Experts. Thank you for leaving with your tail between your sorry legs.
to be fair, this was 1959-1960, it was a simpler time, rotary phones, no email, no fax, just the pony express and the telegraph. I'm sure "correspondence" was a chore in those days to resolve an issue which we take for granted nowadays.
I can totally see "RAE" getting snarky with nitpickers trying to nip it in the bud before they do it.
LOL the note reads like "your judgement is impaired, mine is perfect, you aren't getting a refund so go cry to yer momma!"
The second 1960 set looks like a Mint State or business strike to me, not a Proof.
The coins are turned in the holes because they tend to move in those holders. I don’t care for those holders for that reason. I don’t like any holder that rattles or lets the coin move. I like the Capital Plastics holders, but they are more expensive and not worth the cost if you are looking to sell the coins.
The sets up to and including 1964 contain 90% silver coins. That puts a floor under their value.
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