>So we're going to have two nickels next years. Good. So...
>Does this mean that the purchasers of the "silver proof sets" as well as
>everything else have three extra coins instead of two? Or are they going to
>something really sneaky like having the Schlag reverse on the nickel in order
>to make a new "artificial" rarity?
>Also, are they going to raise the price of the mint and proof sets
>substantually in order to defray the costs of shipping the extra nickel?
>...and finally, when are the nickels coming out? New coins usually come out
>early January [although I rarely see them until March, and this year I didn't
>see anything except a very few state quarters until June
I don't know all that much about it and am FAR from being an expert but just
from what I have read and heard there is a spring coin and a fall coin, This
alone makes me suspicious neither will be in the proof set. I have a feeling
they may mint regular nickels as long as they possibly can and use those in the
sets, That way they still have technically a full proof set with a legal
nickel, Then turn around and sell the special nickels in their own 2 coin set.
That may irritate we the collectors but it makes sense from them the sellers
standpoint, Why sell 1 proof set with all the coins when you can force us to
buy 2? And collecting demand is higher than its ever been so it would kind of
be foolish not to atleast try something sneaky like that.
I don't think there is any rule or law that says the coins must be in the proof
set, look at 1999 as an example, The SBA Dollar was a legitimate legal coin but
was not included in the proof set...(I don't think it was anyway)
Only other alternative I can think of is if they make 2 seperate proof sets, A
spring set and a fall set. Doubtful, but again it's all about the $$ at the end
of the day. And if they know we the collectors will buy 2 sets then what is
I'd love to see both nickels in the standard proof set package but just have a
sneaky feeling it aint gonna happen.
The Spring Release and Fall Release just make me suspicious because it leaves
January through spring open for regular nickels to be minted and set aside for
the proof sets.
But like I said I'm no expert. And I honestly haven't read that much about it.