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1975-76 US Mint Uncirculated Sets

 
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 Posted 09/17/2021  12:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Roagan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have 5 1975 mint sets that almost all the coins have toned a a beautiful golden color and the penny a nice red. I'm not posting a pic because the color doesn't seem to show in the pics. Some of my 1976 mint packs are toning the same way. All my other years in the 70s arent visibly toning like these. is this normal, desirable, and increase value?
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 Posted 09/17/2021  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a little unusual but not rare. No doubt it's something about the storage conditions.

the '75 set is one of the worst for tarnishing. It might be a good idea to soak the coins in alcohol or acetone to stabilize them.

Very attractive toning will increase the value of moderns but gold is the most common color for clad.
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 Posted 09/17/2021  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Roagan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It's a little unusual but not rare. No doubt it's something about the storage conditions.

I have one nickel that is turning rainbow on the reverse wish it were the obverse. As for storage they have never been opened yet were stored in un-airconditioned bedroom in Arizona's heat for 40+ years. As to cleaning they are still sealed and I'm probably selling them so I'll let the new owner worry about that. Funny How all the sets were stored in same box yet early 70s were not toning and 78 on not toning either just 75,76 and part of 77.
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Yes, yes. Very normal. I collect '75 and '76 uncirculated sets for that very reason. Some of the toning is magnificent.
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Funny How all the sets were stored in same box yet early 70s were not toning and 78 on not toning either just 75,76 and part of 77.

Nothing out of the ordinary. I can't recall the last time I came across a 1975 set without some degree of toning. You can only hope it's attractive, but often it isn't. However, over the past year I acquired over a dozen 1972 and 1973 sets without a hint of toning.
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Blast white is more valuable for these years I understand.
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Nothing out of the ordinary. I can't recall the last time I came across a 1975 set without some degree of toning. You can only hope it's attractive, but often it isn't. However, over the past year I acquired over a dozen 1972 and 1973 sets without a hint of toning.


'72 and '73 sets are much more frequently encountered in pristine condition. The '80 is the next date often seen OK and the '81 a little better yet.


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Blast white is more valuable for these years I understand.


About 75% of '75 mint set clad coins can be restored to blast white with a long soak in 91% isopropyl alcohol.

'68 and '71 issues are the least likely to be OK.
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