Bob P. writes: I have a registered, sterling silver proof set of the Danbury Mint “Men in Space Series” These are 21 half-dollar sized coins commemorating the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo flights. How much can I expect to get for them?
I personally like to collect these sets. I think that the Danbury Mint does a good job. However, I buy my sets in the secondary market (coin shows, coin dealers etc) where they trade fairly close to their silver content. Unfortunately, these promoted sets are contrived and though they depict historical events these medals weren’t part of that history. It is the historical perspective that creates interest. Ironically, the Danbury Mint has produced many wonderful, collectable, historical medals but they were commissioned by other institutions FOR a specific historic event.