Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GUNNER63736, Jul 7, 2020.
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a PF 69 set is a little less.
Some of the older 90% mint sets of 5 silver quarters run in the $22 Range.
You can get an Ungraded one (coin) for about $6 .
Some links below to help. If you are patient and watch the auctions, you might score better deals.
So in short you could by 10 or 12 ungraded singles in the designs that hit your fancy for about the same price you could get 5 graded examples
of any single year.
I'm not sure what I think of the 1990s sandblast frosting, compared to the "natural" (and very scarce) cameo effect from earlier years. Yeah, cameo is nice, but "artificial cameo" -- even if it was done on the dies at the Mint, and not post-strike -- kind of rubs me the wrong way.
The less said about today's laser "frosting", the better. (It resembles real frosting the same way that some sugar cubes and a splash of milk over butter resembles cake frosting.)
No arguments here! Early proofs with deep cameo frosting are true rarities! Once the Mint began trying to make all proofs DCAMS, they really made the sandblasted coins look gorgeous! Then, they screwed them up with lasers.
And if you do care, you might want to look into something other than modern silver proofs.
I think this is sound advice. If you are collecting them for your own pleasure, nothing says you need to have slabs, unless you just want 'em in slabs.
Hm. Learn somethin' new every day.
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