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There was a thread on the main US coin forum this week about the first spouse program being 15 years old.
Reminded me that I have the Jefferson pieces. Haven't thought about them in years.
And that reminded me of how back in the day, about 15 years ago, I'd have a few adult beverages and spend Friday night on eBay doing one of two things: Sending my nephew random slabbed foreign gold coins, to arrive unexpectedly a week or so later, or buying the late 1980s commemorative silver dollar and gold $5 sets for my own stack.
The beauty of these sets was that nobody wanted them, so they often seemed to sell at melt for the gold piece alone--meaning you'd get the silver dollar for free. And the cost at the time? About $115. I'd try for the uncirculated sets, because they had way lower mintages than the proofs.
--Severian the Lame