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15 Dec 2016

Mint missed an anniversary

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2017 marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint. With all the restrikes of old designs, it's too bad the Mint didn't think of re-creating the coins of 1792. The quaint designs would look great, struck using modern technology. A set could have included a silver center cent, a Birch cent, a half disme, disme and the quarter. A replica of the Libertas Americana medal would be a nice addition. A booklet outlining the history of these coins would be enclosed, perhaps including latest auction prices. The holder for the set could resemble an antique board of some sort.
I can see this set in mint state, but not brilliant proof. Maybe matte proof would work.
Canada restruck coins from the early years. Why couldn't the U.S. do the same?

Comments

user_7180

Level 5

I agree. The Mint seems to have its own ideas about what collectors want - NOT actually what collects want.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

yeah to bad they didn't i would probably really want to get that kind of set

Great idea! I especially agree with your idea about the brilliant proofs.

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