1970 United States Mint Set

1970 United States Mint Set
1970 United States Mint Set 1970 United States Mint Set 1970 United States Mint Set 1970 United States Mint Set
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1970-PDS Mint Set

The 1970-PDS Mint Set includes the last of the 40% Silver Clad Half Dollars, none of which were released into regular circulation. As a result, many 1970 Mint Sets have been broken up just so collectors can have an example of the Half Dollar.

About the sets: The coins in the 1970-PDS Mint Sets were Uncirculated pieces pulled from regular production runs, thus the quality of the individual coins varies widely from set to set, and even within a set.

1970 Mint Sets are found with either Large Date or Small Date Cents. The Small Date Set is approximately fifteen to twenty times as rare as the Large Date version. A scarce variety that is popular is the Large Date 1970-S Cent. This variety shows clear doubling of the mintmark. Some sets may contain one of the few different scarce 1970-D Doubled Die Reverse Dimes that show doubling of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". A rare variety of the 1970-D Quarter shows doubling of the "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "QUARTER DOLLAR" on the reverse.

1970-PDS Mint Set Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar
Philadelphia 1 - 1 1 -
Denver 1 1 1 1 1
San Francisco 1 1 - - -


Mintage: 2,038,134 sets

Original packaging: The coins in the 1970-PDS Mint Set were sealed in two pliofilm flat packs: the D-Mint coins were placed together in one of the packs, and the P- and S-Mint coins were placed together in another. A disk identifying the Denver Mint was included along with the D-Mint coins. The pack containing the D-Mint coins was edged in red; the pack containing the P- and S-Mint coins was edged in blue. The two pliofilm packs and two pieces of thin cardboard (for protection) were sealed in an officially inscribed mailing envelope.

America in 1970

Joe Frazier won the world heavyweight boxing title. The rock band, "The Beatles", broke up.

The World in 1970

Anwar el-Sadat became President of Egypt following the death of Gamal Abdal Nasser. The Aswan Dam was completed in Egypt.

Year of Issue 1970
Country United States
Composition Mixed
A state of preservation used to describe coins that never circulated in the channels of commerce, i.e. a coin without any wear from circulation.
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are freshly minted coins that have seen absolutely no general circulation. These coins are either produced specifically for collectors or have been gathered and preserved immediately after production. These coins have tremendous mint luster that give distinct definition to every detail along with luminescent fields.
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
Philadelphia - P
From its humble beginnings on Seventh Street through four different locations, the United States Mint's "Mother Mint" at 151 North Independence Mall East in Philadelphia is the largest of its kind in the world. The Philadelphia Mint is home to die production for all U.S. coinage, as well as facilities that produce a daily average of 30 million coins worth about $1 million.
Coin Weight Various
Dimensions Various
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