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First and only "official" way to get a planchet from the US mint?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:12 pm
by SteelieStacker
A couple weekends ago at a coin show I picked up the US Mint product from 2005:

"Collecting America's Coins: Beginner Basics"

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I was pleased to get it for $5. It has nice packaging, and comes with a proof 50 cent coin, 2 dimes, 2 pennies, and most interesting of all, a penny planchet, labeled as such.

That got me wondering - was this the first time the US Mint sold a planchet to the public as part of a retail product?

Re: First and only "official" way to get a planchet from the US mint?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:42 pm
by Paul
:welcome:

Re: First and only "official" way to get a planchet from the US mint?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:42 pm
by SteelieStacker
Thanks Paul!

Glad to be here. I'm a big fan of Daniel's Youtube videos, which is how I found out about this forum.

Re: First and only "official" way to get a planchet from the US mint?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:48 am
by Daniel
Welcome and thanks!