1979 United States Mint Set

1979 United States Mint Set
1979 United States Mint Set 1979 United States Mint Set 1979 United States Mint Set 1979 United States Mint Set
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1979-PD Mint Set

Two of the new Susan B. Anthony Dollars were included in the 1979-PD Mint Sets, helping to increase sales by nearly 400,000 sets over the previous year. However, because the Anthony Dollar was similar in size to a Quarter, much confusion ensued, and many mistakes were made when the coins were offered and accepted in everyday use. This was a lesson that had been learned over one hundred years prior, with the Twenty-Cent Piece, and like the Twenty-Cent Piece, the Susan B. Anthony Dollar enjoyed a very short life (in this case, a mere three years). In 1979, the letter "P" was added to the Susan B. Anthony Dollar. The only other time a "P" mintmark appeared on U.S. coins was in 1942 – 1945, when a large "P" was added to the reverse of the Wartime Nickels.

About the sets: The coins in the 1979-PD 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.

The 1979-PD Mint Set contained twelve coins, including the following:

1979-PD Mint Set Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar One Dollar (Copper-Nickel Clad)
Philadelphia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Denver 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

Mintage: 2,526,000 sets

Original packaging: The coins in the 1979-PD Mint Set were sealed in two pliofilm flat packs: the D-Mint coins were placed together in one of the packs, and the P-Mint coins were placed together in another. The pack containing the D-Mint coins was edged in red; the pack containing the P-Mint coins was edged in blue. The two pliofilm packs and two pieces of thin cardboard (for protection) were sealed in an officially inscribed, white mailing envelope.

America in 1979

The #2 reactor at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant suffered a partial melt-down, nearly causing a catastrophic disaster.

The World in 1979

Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran from exile, prompting the Iranian revolution and the seizing of the U.S. Embassy and American hostages in Tehran. The Soviet Army invaded Afghanistan.

Year of Issue 1979
Country United States
Purity Mixed
Condition
Uncirculated
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.
Grade
BU
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 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00
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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