Along with this purchase, we also bought 1968, 1972, & 1978 Proof Sets all of which represent the birth of each of our children. When we opened the '68, '72 & '78 proofs, they were packaged in wonderful plastic cases - This set, however, is distinguished by the original Mint paper envelope (which was torn open at the top) & the coins housed in cheap looking plastic (cellophane) "pockets". And, the dime has two very discernable flaws (NOT caused by the plastic pocket as noted in the Mint's notation about not contacting them regarding any flaws). Our only comment, therefore, is: From an esthetic point of view, "It doesn't pay to be the first & oldest born" in this particular case. But, from an historic point of view...a great conversation piece...especially the Mint's notation!