1988 United States Mint Set

1988 United States Mint Set
1988 United States Mint Set 1988 United States Mint Set 1988 United States Mint Set 1988 United States Mint Set 1988 United States Mint Set
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1988-PD Mint Set

The 1988 Mint Set mintage was off by 1.2 million from the 1987 set. This set is much more rare than even many experts realize.

About the sets: The coins in the 1988-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 1988-PD Mint Set contained ten coins, including the following:

1988-PD Mint Set Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar
Philadelphia 1 1 1 1 1
Denver 1 1 1 1 1


Mintage: 1,646,204 sets

Original packaging: The 1988-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 mailing envelope (this package is very brittle; handle with care).

America in 1988

George Bush and his running mate, Dan Quayle, won the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections, respectively. The cost of a First Class postage stamp rose to 25 Cents.

The World in 1988

Pakistani Benazir Bhutto became the first female leader of any Muslim nation. Pan-Am Flight 103 exploded in mid-flight and slammed into Lockerbie, Scotland - Libyan terrorists were accused.

Year of Issue 1988
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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