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What Kind Of Boxes Were Mint Coins Shipped In 1953 And Earlier?

 
 
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 Posted 07/09/2019  3:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Recently purchased a set of 1953 coins and the seller indicated they came with the original small mint box (not a special presentation case).

The plastic sleeves contained individual coins, but they were open. The plastic feels similar to the early PL sets, but that was probably the standard plastic back then. The sleeves perfectly match the size of the box and it looks like the sleeves were all stapled together. Thoughts?

Will post pictures of coins at a later date.

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 Posted 07/09/2019  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep...those were the boxes and packaging used up until 1955 for proof sets. 1955 proof sets were shipped in both boxes and in Mylar flat packs that year.

Sometime during 1955 the mint changed over to "flat packs" and those were used up through 1964. The mint started using the hard plastic cases for proof sets in 1968.
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 Posted 07/09/2019  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen a similar box for 1953 sets in Red
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 Posted 07/09/2019  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool. Thanks for the replies, will post photos of coins.
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 Posted 07/09/2019  5:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wasted....I'm sorry but my reply was referencing US sets. I would imagine that Canadian sets had a similar type of changeover though.
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