1981 United States Mint Set

1981 United States Mint Set
1981 United States Mint Set 1981 United States Mint Set 1981 United States Mint Set 1981 United States Mint Set
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1981-PDS Mint Set

In 1981, the Treasury raised the price of Mint Sets by $2.00, capitalizing on the facts that this was to be the last year of the Anthony Dollar, and that none would be sold or released outside of Mint Sets. Collectors responded enthusiastically. The number of sets that have been destroyed for the Dollars must number in the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. This set will always be a key set from the 1980s.

About the sets: The coins in the 1981-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.

Some 1981 Mint Sets contain a nice 1981-D Nickel with a Doubled Die Reverse (check any of the reverse lettering for doubling).

The 1981-PDS Mint Set contained thirteen coins, including the following:

1981-PDS 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
San Francisco - - - - - 1


Mintage: 2,908,145 sets

Original packaging: The coins in the 1981-PDS Mint Set were sealed in two pliofilm flat packs: the D- and S-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 1981

Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley, Jr. Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed the first female Justice of the Supreme Court. The American hostages held in Iran (some for up to 444 days) were finally released.

The World in 1981

Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt. British Prince Charles married Diana in a fairy-tale wedding.

Year of Issue 1981
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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