Well my son finishes his set today. . After ten years of Proof Silver Coins. They end it with clad.Not five Quarters three. These men were hero's and deserve better. The mint looks bad on this I'm sorry but they do. They fought for our country . They were brave pilots like any piot. I personally am offended .. They ruin a ten year set. One last year and they can't make the last set of silver proof. To me the set is not a set. If they were all the same why stop. Why just make the clad.thousands just collected clad and thousands collected silver proofs. I would like to here there answer as to why these men were not honored in silver! Why they ended the set with these hero's who deserve gold. I also sent a message to the mint.2 months ago
The American The Beautiful Quarters
Your kidding ! The last year of a series and they only do clad? Why don't they end the ASE in clad also? At least a clad ASE would be interesting!2 months ago
Those hero's deserve proof silver just like the ten years prior. They blew this big time. I will not say what I think. But others will. You do for one you do for all with a set!. To say I'm shocked is The least of it. Ten years .Your right . They should of ended the ASE in clad!2 months ago
I. R. Bama
That is a very bizarre thing to do. I'll be interested in the rationale for that.2 months ago
I'm a bit confused. I assume you're referring to the 3-coin Tuskeegee Airmen set released today? I looked at a few of last years and they are the same, one coin from each facility in nickel/copper. Or so the back of the packaging image and written description states. There will be one in the silver proof set, based on the standard 7-coin proof set coming in March. On that note, this years sets include the cent, nickel, dime, half-dollar and dollar with the Tuskeegee Airmen and Washington Crossing Quarters in the second case. Yet the price remains the same as last year. Sad. I predict extremely low sales figures this year.2 months ago
My son and my self have collected this set. It came in the silver proof set every year for the past ten years. Those with the regular coins all proof silver. Yes they came clad I. The Uncirirculaded set so you could buy them any way you chose.we chose the silver proof set. It's complete until today it will never be comp!ete.! There CLAD. big difference from proof silver set. So someone tell me why the last year of the set it's three clad coins of Hero's of this country. Why are they just clad. Explains someone!There will be no five silver proof set of quarters2 months ago
I had no idea that they did that! That's too bad, I am trying to build a set of proof ATB quarters, including both clad and silver proofs2 months ago
Well centsercher you can thank the mint for there stupidity of Congress for voting for it. Anyway you look at it is a disgrace. Ten years of collecting what we like and they take it away from us. But we deserve this. No one and I mean no one emails the Mint and complains but me. It takes numbers to get things changed. They laugh in our family e. Oh they will accept this. No we wont!! We have to let them know. Don't tell me there is a silver shortage. . Five proof silver quarters. I want and deserve an answers as to why these men were thrown aside. They deserve what all the rest got respect.2 months ago
It's laziness. They will charge 160 dollars for a medal, but can't take the time to make and finish a set of silver quarters.2 months ago
I think this decision, like many in the "Ryder error", was not thought out, instead they charge the regular price and only clad the three quarters. In their minds they will take what thay perceive as the lower mint cost and gain more pure profit. Once again, they don't see this as a violation of a trust, don't see this as a slap in the face to the numerous investors who have supported this program, or an insult to the men the coin was meant to honor. Excuses will include, cost of silver, restrictions due to Covid 19, Limits placed by Congress on the minting of silver coinage, anything but a total lack of competent management or the vision necessary to run the mint during difficult times. This shouldn't surprise us any longer, remember, the 2020 ASE was billed as the last minted coins under the old design. People came out of the woodwork buying a last of a kind. After seeing the response they added one more minting to milk the average American investor just "one more time", again violating an unspoken agreement for the profit from more sales. This will end up the same, effectively transmitting an unspoken " We don't care about you", message to the shrinking pool of loyal mint customers.
They don't care and it becomes more obvious with each new or continued program. Side note to Mike, many of us have complained to the mint, not just you, but they must feel that no matter how they treat their customer base, they are untouchable, that they will not be held accountable for a shrinking customer base. After all, they always have large companies to sell to. The false sense of security they feel will end up hurting the mint, collectors and this hobby when everything is said and done, but somehow not them. It's coming, soon!