1978 United States Mint Set

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1978-PD Mint Set

The 1978-PD Mint Sets contained the last of the Eisenhower Dollars, which was also the last full-sized Dollar minted by the United States. Sales for these sets were just slightly higher than the previous year, at 2.1 million.

About the sets: The coins in the 1978-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 1978-PD Mint Set contained twelve coins, including the following:

1978-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: 2,162,609 sets

Original packaging: The coins in the 1978-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 1978

The cost of First Class postage rose from 13 Cents to 15 Cents. California voters approved Proposition 13, significantly reducing their property taxes.

The World in 1978

Karol Joseph Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II, following the deaths of Pope Paul VI and John Paul I. American President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, and Israel Premier Menachem Begin met at Camp David in a historic attempt to bring peace to the Middle East.

Year of Issue 1978
Country United States
Composition Mixed Metal
Condition Uncirculated
Grade BU
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 31.07 Grams - g
Dimensions Various