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Since I'm just a beginner and Just Picked this set up for just over melt but would like to know more about the Box/Collection
was this something someone put together themselves or was sold together as a set
Sorry my photography skills are terrible if anyone wants to see photo of a particular coin let me know and ill do my best

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pick up....do you have a Red Book to look up the dates/mint marks for added value? Silver at melt is not a problem. There are varieties that might add value as well (Bugs Bunny on Franklins, for instance). Whatever I am sure you know not to ever mess with a coin. No cleanings or such as it will destroy any collectible value. These were probably sold as a set this way. Likely TV marketing would be my guess.
    Welcome to the forum.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dpsht... Welcome aboard. I have seen them sold like that years ago. Just the date sequence with out the various mints included. Likely worth only melt, and likely all circulated. A nice item for display and at that price, not a bad buy. Cheers, RickO

  • dpshtdpsht Posts: 14 ✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Nice pick up....do you have a Red Book to look up the dates/mint marks for added value? Silver at melt is not a problem. There are varieties that might add value as well (Bugs Bunny on Franklins, for instance). Whatever I am sure you know not to ever mess with a coin. No cleanings or such as it will destroy any collectible value. These were probably sold as a set this way. Likely TV marketing would be my guess.
    Welcome to the forum.

    I do not have a red book yet but are planing on buying one at some point
    yup saw all the comments on cleaning coins
    in fact i've already had a couple people i showed this too said i should polish the coins with silver cleaner

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice display. Gold-pressed latinum looks good like that too.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats a decent display with the coins :)

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Howdy and welcome.

    If you purchased them at just over melt you did much better than many new collectors. This has the appearance of all those pre-made sets that were listed in weekly newspaper-type fliers and the backs of magazines in the 1970s until at least the 1990s. They all appear circulated, though the JFK might be a proof. The display is worth nothing other than possibly increasing liquidity in the future.

    Buy a RedBook and read it. They are inexpensive and can be had at most any franchise bookstore, coin store or online bookseller for something like $15.

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  • dpshtdpsht Posts: 14 ✭✭

    Paid Just $8 a coin

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You did very, very well at $8 per coin.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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  • pcgscacgoldpcgscacgold Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree that you did very well. A few weeks back (silver lower than now) my local coin store paid me $10 per Franklin and $11 per Walker.

  • AdamLAdamL Posts: 165 ✭✭✭

    They skipped right over 1938

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forums! Nice pick up. :)

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dpsht said:
    in fact i've already had a couple people i showed this too said i should polish the coins with silver cleaner

    Stay away from those people when it comes to coins. Very nice set. Wonder why they missed 1938. Printing error?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is one at phsauctions(?) with all the paperwork it says at $390.
    One of the photos has this but I don't see any 'makers' mark.

    https://www.phsauctions.com/Listing/Details/3041773/Coin_Medals

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A true friend will never tell you to polish a coin. Nice set at a good price. Our host has photograde pics so you can learn conditions. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice score!

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • santinidollarsantinidollar Posts: 1,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool coins and display!

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