1931-S Depression-Era 3-Piece Set Fine

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1931-S Low-Mintage Depression-Era Coin Set

The Wheat-Back Cent, the Buffalo Nickel and the Mercury Dime. You won’t find any of these coins in your modern pocket change, and you’re also not likely to find them with the coveted 1931 date and “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint – at least, not without a little help! These low-mintage coins are coveted by collectors – and it’s easy to see why: The cent and nickel are the second-lowest mintages of their respective series, and the dime is the sixth-lowest. They’re also the last cent, nickel and dime struck at the San Francisco Mint for several years.

Following the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Great Depression – the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrial world – descended across America, lasting until 1939. Demand for new coins dwindled down to next to nothing as people hoarded what little coins were available. Supply was therefore sharply curtailed. No half dollars appeared from 1930 to 1932 and no quarters were struck in 1931 and 1933. Even Buffalo Nickels and Mercury Dimes disappeared in 1932 and 1933. Truly, the Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrial world!

Don’t waste time seeking out these Great Depression-era coins – we’ve already done the legwork for you! Each coin comes in Fine condition, housed together in a custom display card.

  • ONLY CIRCULATING COINS OF 1931 – No quarters, half dollars or dollars were struck in 1931, making the Lincoln Cent, Mercury Dime and Buffalo Nickel the only circulating coins that year.
  • LOW MINTAGES – The 1931-S Lincoln Cent and 1931-S Buffalo Nickel are the second-lowest mintages in their respective series. The 1931-S Mercury Dime is the sixth-lowest in the mercury Dime series.
  • STRUCK AT SAN FRANCISCO MINT – The San Francisco Mint would not strike another cent, nickel or dime for several years after 1931.
  • COLLECTOR GRADE FINE CONDITION – Your coins will come in very nice Fine condition with sharp digits and letters. It’s a remarkable grade for coins that are nearly 90 years old and were among the only circulating coins during the Great Depression.

 One of the casualties of the Great Depression was the nation’s coins. Now you can secure this key-date set of coins struck at the San Francisco Mint from one of the most calamitous eras in American history!

Year of Issue 2019
Country United States
Composition Silver, Copper
Purity Mixed
Grade F
Denomination 0.01, 0.05, 0.10
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S
Coin Weight 31.07 Grams - g
Dimensions Various
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