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 Metal
Condition Uncirculated
Grade BU
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 31.07 Grams - g
Dimensions Various