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1971 mint set
1971 mint set  
i have 1971 sealed mint set, i would like to know if i should keep them in the original packing or put them in hard plastic cases ?
i appreciate the feedback
thank you

Hi Lina,

It depends on what you want to do with the sets -- are you looking to sell them in the future, or give them as gifts, or make some kind of display?

The value of a 1971 mint set is quite low -- currently like $2.50 to $3.00 for the whole set -- 2 of those plastic cases cost as much as the set.

If you have the original mint envelope and COA, and you're looking to sell the set down the road, then you should probably just keep everything in the original packaging.  Anyone collecting these mint sets will want them in the original government packaging.

Otherwise, feel free to put them into the plastic cases.

I hope this helps,


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