1987 United States Mint Set

1987 United States Mint Set
1987 United States Mint Set 1987 United States Mint Set 1987 United States Mint Set 1987 United States Mint Set 1987 United States Mint Set
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1987-PD Mint Set

The 1987 Kennedy Half Dollar was never released into circulation, so interest in the 1987-PD Mint Set exploded. The mintage of the 1987 set was more than twice that of the 1986 set. The mintage of 2.89 million sets ranks third highest of any Mint Set (first place honors go to the 1976 3-piece set; second place honors go to the 1981-PDS set).

About the sets: The coins in the 1987-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 1987-PD Mint Set contained ten coins, including the following:

1987-PD Mint Set Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar
Philadelphia 1 1 1 1 1
Denver 1 1 1 1 1

Mintage: 2,890,758 sets

Original packaging: The 1987-PD Mint Set consisted of two pliofilm packs. The first one contained the Philadelphia Mint coins and a Cent-sized token with a large "P" (for Philadelphia), while the second pack contained coins from the Denver Mint, plus a token with a large letter "D." 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 a card listing the specifications for each coin were then sealed in an officially inscribed, colorful mailing envelope.

America in 1987

The U.S. Supreme Court forced Rotary Clubs to admit women. Oliver North and other Reagan administration officials testified before a Congressional panel investigating the Iran-Contra Affair. A first-class stamp cost 22 Cents.

The World in 1987

The world population passed five billion people. British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, won a third term in office. In the Persian Gulf, Iraqi missiles hit the U.S. frigate Stark, killing 37.

Year of Issue 1987
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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