1981 Mint Set Question

1981 Mint Set Question

Post by Blue Bi » Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:11:01



I've been looking at selling my coins and discovered that the 1981
Mint set was supposed to be 13 coins - 6 each from Philidelphia and
Denver plus one from San Fransisco.  HOWEVER, the sets I have are
Philidelphia only.  I ordered directly from the government and all my
other proof and mint sets are complete.  I'd just figured that the
1981 set only had P mark coins.

Anyone have a clue as to what happened?

Thanks for any help.

 
 
 

1981 Mint Set Question

Post by TomDeLor » Mon, 20 Jan 2003 15:01:12


If you have two P-Mint packets instead of one P and one D, it is just a
packaging error. They color coded the packets red and blue to cut down on this
type of error, but stuff happens.
.
Unfortunately, the set is worth less than a normal set, because it only has two
of the NCLT 1981 Sackies rather than three. Sell it as is, fully described.
.
Tom DeLorey
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Quote:
>Subject: 1981 Mint Set Question

>Date: 1/18/2003 5:11 PM Central Standard Time

>I've been looking at selling my coins and discovered that the 1981
>Mint set was supposed to be 13 coins - 6 each from Philidelphia and
>Denver plus one from San Fransisco.  HOWEVER, the sets I have are
>Philidelphia only.  I ordered directly from the government and all my
>other proof and mint sets are complete.  I'd just figured that the
>1981 set only had P mark coins.

>Anyone have a clue as to what happened?

>Thanks for any help.

TomDeLorey
.
Pragmatist: Someone who, when putting leftovers in the fridge at work, marks
the bag with his name, the date and the year......

 
 
 

1981 Mint Set Question

Post by Coin Sav » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 03:17:01


Quote:
>From: stellar_jay
>the 1981 Mint set was supposed to be 13 coins - 6 each from Philidelphia and

Denver plus one from San Fransisco.  HOWEVER, the sets I have are Philidelphia
only.  all my other proof and mint sets are complete.  I'd just figured that
the 1981 set only had P mark coins.>

Wait - are you talikg about MINT Sets or PROOF Sets?  You mention both.  

Here's how I see it ... the Mint Set came in 2 "cello packets"; the first ("P")
should have: Cent (no P on the coin), Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half, and a
Dollar.  The second ("D") should have: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half,
Dollar, and an "S" Dollar.  

You have one of the Cello Packets, the "P", but not the other one. These are
Uncirculated coins, not Proof coins.

Coin Saver

 
 
 

1981 Mint Set Question

Post by Coin Sav » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 03:22:03


I forgot to mention:
In the Mint set, the cello packets with the "P" coins has a blue trim & has 6
coins; the other one has red trim and 7 coins.

Do you have children? Between the ages of 8 and 28?  I'm only guessing, but I
can imagine a ***ager looking for a couple of bucks to buy chewing gum or
something happen to come across dear ole dads coin collection ...

you said "any thoughts?" well thats one.

8-/
Coin Saver

 
 
 

1981 Mint Set Question

Post by Blue Bi » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 08:23:08


To answer all the questions, implied and otherwise:  I got these MINT
coins directly from the government.  I have no kids and until very
recently these were kept in the original cardboard box they were
shipped in.  I mentioned proof coins only because I was buying both
from the mint during that period.

From your answers it would appear I'm the victim of some sloppy
government packaging and am therefor SOL; 22 years is way beyond any
chance of getting this corrected.

SOOOOO - will I be better off leaving them as sealed sets of
Philidelphia coins and selling them that way or break them up and sell
the individual MINT coins.

Thanks