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I see people selling individual proof coins- ex: Massachusetts AI - on eBay. Is that an item sold only to approved dealers? I don’t see them available to the public. Thanks

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 8,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They buy sets and break them up.

    Some issues (I think the AI $ are one) are sold separately by the mint to anyone.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Orlena said:
    I see people selling individual proof coins- ex: Massachusetts AI - on eBay. Is that an item sold only to approved dealers? I don’t see them available to the public. Thanks

    Collectors and dealers often break apart proof sets and send the most eye appealing coins in to get graded. Additionally, in the very early years, when the U.S. Mint sold Proof coins to the public, they were not in sets, like we have from 1955 - Present. Back in those early days, people could order each coin individually, or only the coins they wanted.

    For me, I collect graded individual U.S. Proof Coins from 1936 - 1942.

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!
  • Thanks for your response. In the case of the AI proof coins the number available is so large that I’m guessing the mint must be releasing them in boxes of proof coins. I’ve reached out to the mint and will post their response when I receive.

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