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Where's a good place to get UNC currency sets?

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WHATEVERR
Joined: 8-Jan-2014
Posts: 215
I used to buy copious amounts of bulk lots to build up my world coin collection, but I'm considering converting to collecting only XF/AU/UNC coins. So I'd like to fill my collection with lots of sets. Not really interested in 'novelty' country sets. Also, I saw some ebay sellers who sell large quantities of coin rolls of all different coins from all different countries, how exactly do they get these? Thought it might be a good way of building a swap list.

Thanks,

George
CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
Posts: 6043
Most (physical) coin stores worth their salt usually have a few of those UNC sets from as far back as the 1970s (the most common one I've seen in the UK is the last pre-decimal coins set (1970)).

Someone else can answer the question about bank rolls in more depth but I'd bet on going to local banks, and then buying/selling/exchanging them with collectors doing the same in their own countries elsewhere.
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guter_riecher
Joined: 24-Feb-2016
Posts: 31
In Germany the cheapest way to get recently issued UNC coins is to simply pick them up at the Bundesbank for face value. There is usually no limit for the 2 € and 20 € commemoratives and neither for the regular 1 cent to 2 € coins. Only the 5 € coins, which for some reason are really popular, were limited to 1 per person per day.

They also sell UNC sets each year in a nice coin card, but those are sold for 13,35 € and only contain 5,88 € face value.
Thomas2k
Joined: 13-Apr-2018
Posts: 7
Most official coin sets are way overpriced these days and Germany is not the worst culprit. Just check the Royal Mint prices. £30 for the 2018 BU set, with a face value of £3.88.
Trp
Joined: 10-Mar-2012
Posts: 153
Every now and then I find sets released by some third party company and these may sell for couple of euros (or even below face value):



Original issuing price would have one zero in the end but check internet auctions and such places. Usually same seller have these from various countries as these have sold as "the set of the month". Many may have inherited these and they just want to get rid of them.
aaronmgd
Joined: 9-Jan-2013
Posts: 614
Quote: "WHATEVERR"​I used to buy copious amounts of bulk lots to build up my world coin collection, but I'm considering converting to collecting only XF/AU/UNC coins. So I'd like to fill my collection with lots of sets. Not really interested in 'novelty' country sets. Also, I saw some ebay sellers who sell large quantities of coin rolls of all different coins from all different countries, how exactly do they get these? Thought it might be a good way of building a swap list.

​Thanks,

​George
​I have many sets from different countries. England, canada, israel...
pm me if interested.
thanks,
Aaron
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Bas S Warwick
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UK 1953 pre-decimal 9 coin set

New Zealand 1967, 1968 complete sets (Reserve Bank issued)

I also have UNC crowns - UK and NZ

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