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What's wrong with this mint set??


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I thought the US Mint Sets were stipped in either blue or red. Blue for Philly and Red for Denver. Looks like it might be a private packaging deal.

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I have 2 2003 mint sets with one of the quarters doubled. Funny, I looked at them when the arrived and didn't notice. My daughter did when I gave hers in her Christmas stocking. We checked the other I bought (they arrived together from the mint) and it had the same two quarters doubled. I considered it unfortunate since I had waited too long to return them (I check them more carefully every year now). I have never thought they would command a premium because they are a packaging error and all the coins are okay. These definitely came from the mint, so I know its a packaging error. I haven't replaced the 2003 sets for my daughter's collections. If someone were interested (and think they should command a premium), I'm willing to entertain a trade for two normal 2003 sets. I would probably entertain a reasonable offer! I'm of the opinion, however, that a packaging error is just that, a packaging error.

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I'm glad someone answered with the fact that they recieved such a thing from the Mint. There was a guy selling similar sets at the flea markets around here for $4 or $5 each. They too looked like someone just took rolls of the quarters, put them in a plactis Mint looking thing themselves. Now I'm wondering if they were fake sets or from the Mint and no one wanted them. Interesting.

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The mint did make packing errors and you have a certain amount of time to return your shipment for replacement. I always inspect what I receive. This time I was in hurry and just did not notice the doubles quarters. Setting them aside for Christmas 3 months later exhausted my return period (and when the mint is out of sets, you can't swap them for intact sets). Oh well, I learned my lessaon and pay more attention now. Of course my daughter, spotted the double quarter in less than 5 seconds. Oh the eagle eyes of youth!

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