1997 United States Mint Set

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1997-PD Mint Set

With no extra Dime (as in the 1996-PDW Mint Set), the public had no incentive to purchase 1997 Mint Sets. As a result, the mintage dropped to below 1 million sets for the first time since 1963! Today, these sets represent one of the best values and bargains in numismatics.

About the sets: The coins in the 1997-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 1997-PD Mint Set contained ten coins, including the following:

1997-PD Mint Set Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar One Dollar
Philadelphia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Denver 1 1 1 1 1 1

One example of each of the following Quarters from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints: Delaware Quarter (Copper-Nickel Clad), Pennsylvania Quarter (Copper-Nickel Clad), New Jersey Quarter (Copper-Nickel Clad), Georgia Quarter (Copper-Nickel Clad), and Connecticut Quarter (Copper-Nickel Clad).

Mintage: 950,473 sets

Original packaging: The 1997-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 coins were then sealed in an officially inscribed, light blue mailing envelope.

America in 1997

The spacecraft Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner landed on Mars and spent three months collecting data and images from the Red Planet. The blockbuster movie Titanic burst onto the silver screen.

The World in 1997

Hong Kong reverted back to Chinese control. Princess Diana of England was killed in a tragic car accident.

Year of Issue 1997
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