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I Have An Opportunity To Buy Some Proof Sets But I Need Help.

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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have an opportunity to go to a local auction where there are many many proof sets available. The oldest I've seen so far is 1946 proof set. I want to buy five sets but I don't know which years or sets to target. I need advice please.

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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll tell you for a start that there were no proof sets made in 1946!
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok you got me. Its not a proof set. Its a coin set however there are proof sets available. I still need help.
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All the info you need is in the left hand column under "US Proof Sets".
There is info on numbers produced and what they are currently selling for on eBay.
A good use of the resources supplied by CCF
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, it looks like from 1943 to 1949 no proofs or proof sets were made.
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks JimmyD I didn't realize that resource was there.
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like an aftermarket company assembled these sets and created their own CoA's for it. The set looks ok to me, It is not made from the U.S. Mint though. so if you are looking for the set as a keepsake for the history of a particular year, then go for it. The price may be a little steep for me though. I reminds me of other after market sellers like "The Franklin Mint" stuff.
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:50 am  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Greysheet, PCGS.com, and NGCcoin.com can be good resources for relative value (which sets are worth more than others). Prices are all over the place for actual sets at auctions I have visited. You probably want ones that are actually produced by the US Mint and not knock-offs. They should have original boxes and COAs to be worth most.

Modern proof sets with silver coins are hot, too, as well as those with recognized varieties. Sometimes UNC Mint Sets can be just as valuable (or just about), especially early 1960s.

So, those guide resources might help with what is rarer or more valuable.
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 Posted 04/04/2021  12:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If your unable to view the reverse's of any sets in that auction then don't even bother making a bid .
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 Posted 04/04/2021  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I prefer the 1960-1964 cents and nickel Proof set singles. When they get that old sometimes the cello turns the colors a bit.



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 Posted 04/04/2021  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If there is a set from San Fran for 1981, look for type-2 MMs.


If you want sets with varieties, try this link: http://www.varietyvista.com/25%20Wh...arieties.htm
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 Posted 04/04/2021  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok here's an update on my first coin auction. I really don't want to share my disappointment at the outset if I paid too much. So, if I may, I will tell what's in the lot and If I can get some feedback such as how much you would have paid for it, I really would appreciate it.

This lot has:
Three 2008 S Proof Sets
Two 2007 S Proof Sets
All have their original hard case plastic, but they do not come with boxes.

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 Posted 04/05/2021  12:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will look also for 1957, 1958 and 1971 proof set.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  05:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need more information. Did the 2007 and 2008 sets include Presidential dollars, all the State Quarters?
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 Posted 04/05/2021  06:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silviosi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2007 has many kind of sets, like others after. Me I have separate because are first day certify by NGC in MS 67. and also proof all three sets in one package. Look at the package.
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 Posted 04/05/2021  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the 1968 proof and mint sets. Lots of possible error coins including the "no S" dime in the proof set. Be aware that most of these sets may already have been cherrypicked. Also note that older sets (especially from a non- usmint) may have PVC haze on the coins.
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