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Know anything about this proof set?

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it looks like gallery mint???

 

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They are not US Mint issues. The pieces look like they were made by the Gallery Mint. This set would have a small value, if any, above bullion.

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They are replicas but I'm not sure they are Gallery Mint. The cent looks like one but the quality of the Dollar doesn't look up to Gallery Mint standards and I'm not sure if Gallery ever made a Continential Currency replica.

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Yes, they are Gallery Mint pieces. They vary in quality so far having a resemblance to the original coins. Copy of a 1794 cent was so good that a wise guy filled in the “COPY” on the reverse, simulated wear on it and then convinced a far number of copper collectors that it was a new discovery of an additional cent variety. Others miss the mark of duplicating to look of the original coins badly.

 

I have a Gallery mint 1796 half dollar mainly because I don’t and have not been able to afford an example of the real thing. I found the piece to be about as stimulating as kissing you sister so I have not bought any more. I was tempted, however, by their 1796 “Proof set” (all the coins from half cent to $10 gold) that they offered a year or so before the company closed.

 

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