Latest Commemorative set, higher prices, cheap packaging defective coins
I just received the three piece Negro Leagues Baseball set. I was very disappointed.
In the old days, these sets came in a nice velvet covered holder. Now it's in cheap cardboard.
The biggest disappointment was quality of the coins. The half dollar had die polishing marks in the left field. You can see a hint of them in this photo of both sides.
Here at the die polish marks when the coin is viewed at an angle.
The $5 gold coin had struck-though marks and scratches on the revere. My photo makes them look worse than when you see the coin in person, but the struck-though in the center is visible with the naked eye.
I guess the time has come to stop buying mint products. All they do is raise the prices and put out shoddy work. The last Mint Director, who recently resigned, was "collector hostile and flipper friendly." I have not cluttered my mind with his name because remembering it would be counterproductive. Maybe the next guy will do better, but if these coins are any indicator, he has a lot of improving to do.