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1971-D "Tobacco Sack" Cents From The Mint

 
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 Posted 05/27/2019  01:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This has been packed away in some of my stuff for at least 40 years. Thought I would share it with you.....

Back in the 1970's you could buy these small tobacco sacks from the mint that contained a few cents along with a informational leaflet describing the contents. Evidently they were available in the gift shops but were also sold by mail as that's where mine came from. This one contains twenty 1971-D cents and I'm pretty sure it cost less than a dollar. If I remember correctly, this project was partnered with The Workshop for the Blind.

Enjoy!







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 Posted 05/27/2019  01:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
COOL. Are you the original buyer?
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 Posted 05/27/2019  02:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeputyMax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The difference in the face value of the coins and the total cost covers the cost of material and labor in order to make this souvenir of your visit with us available to you.


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 Posted 05/27/2019  02:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Celt....

Yes, I am the original buyer. I have a few more of them around here somewhere.....I just haven't found them .....yet!
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 Posted 05/27/2019  02:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@western....

So cool!
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 Posted 05/27/2019  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MJD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still have mine from 1972. This was probably the first mint purchase I ever made, at age 10.




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 Posted 05/27/2019  12:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent, MJD! And
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 Posted 05/27/2019  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Same here, MJD!



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 Posted 05/28/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Westernsky, that's very cool!
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 Posted 05/28/2019  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I still have mine from 1972.


MJD...

I noticed yours has "P-D-S" stamped on the bag along with "15 Cents". Does it contain 5 coins from each mint?

Mine contains 20 coins...all D mints.

Thx for posting pics of yours!
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 Posted 05/28/2019  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the subject of cents and tobacco, I remember when cigarettes from a vending machine had two or three as change on the side of the pack (they were $0.77 per pack). There I go showing my age again.

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 Posted 05/28/2019  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MJD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Westernsky,

You are correct — my 1972 bag has five coins from each mint. Only 14 are left, I think one of the S mint coins ended up in a long forgotten Whitman folder!
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 Posted 05/29/2019  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like MJD's set has a little more browning going on than WesternSky's but both are very interesting for the perspective on the mint products back then.

Did you both get them at the Denver Mint?
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