Hi my friends I'll keep this short. About four years ago the mint knew the four anniversary coins would be coming out. The silver eagle and the three coin set. Why then didn't they make arrangements to make the three coin set in silver and gold. I have nothing against gold. I think it's beautiful. However all I read in magazine after magazine is we have to get youg people into this hobby if it's going to survive. The Ana has it's own great program for young kid's. Let me ask you a question. How many young people are going to be able to afford this set if they get through. And you know every company has there employees call and order the max. This time it was ten. Make it twenty why not. Congress and the mint and everyone who is included in the decision making is guilty of not making this set in both metals. I personally think it's a disgrace. I have nothing against gold. It's beautiful. These coins were made in silver. Don't tell me there wasn't enough silver that doesn't fly with me. All they had to do was cut back some items and not by a lot. Instead of trying to sell forty million eagles make thirty million. That leaves ten million for the set. They could of made a few sets with ten million ounces. Cut back on the five ounce coins. Not by millions a couple of thousand. This year we have two silver proof sets coming out. The annual and a special silver set. Now I'm not young but what happened to these kids is a disgrace. But everyone says we need more young kid's. Who speaks for them? Don't worry we'll come out with a new quarter. Who speaks out for the regular collector?. The answer is no one. The mint gets away with it every year. I'm tired of it and the friends I have here and else where are tired of it to. All we want to do is what we enjoy. Collect coins. You can't do that today. Not unless you can get through to the mint and have the money. I wonder how many young people would of bought that set. Don't you? Remember it's only my opinion. Mike
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