Mint sets or uncirculated sets contain fresh, uncirculated specimen of the normal coins used in a particular year. On occasion, a Mint set may contain a special mint mark coin for a special finish, which is not available in normal circulation. Mint sets are issued in official government packaging and the style of the packaging has changed and evolved over the decades. Mint sets are an easy and affordable way to own uncirculated examples of many one-year-only coin designs such as Statehood quarters or Presidential dollars. Since Mint sets contain base metal coins, they are generally less expensive than comparable Proof sets or silver Proof sets from the same year. Mint sets make perfect gifts for children, grandchildren, or anyone who's interested in our Nation's coinage and its history. Since they are annual issues, Mint sets are perfect for marking significant milestones, such as births, graduations, weddings, etc. Because they are government issued, you can be assured of their quality and authenticity.
U.S Mint sets with Special Issues
The U.S. Mint also issues special coins not issued for circulation, and only available in U.S. Mint Sets, which are in high demand with collectors. The 1970 Mint Set included a 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar, and the 1973 and 1981 Mint Sets included dollar coins that were not intended for circulation. The 1996 Mint Set included the 1996-W Roosevelt Dime, issued only in the 50th anniversary of the series. The U.S. Mint produced a special satin finish in annual sets from 2005 to 2010, instead of the traditional business strike finish. Starting in 2011 to today, all Mint Set uncirculated coins have a brilliant finish. These coins are struck using more pressure than circulating coins, resulting in fully struck detailed images with sharp details. Practically any Mint set is a great choice for your collection, and they're even protected by the original U.S. Mint packaging for collecting purposes.
Affordable, Tangible Pieces of History
The price of U.S. Mint Sets is one of many reasons for the popularity of the series. No matter how long you’ve been collecting, these sets are a great addition to any collection. Since Mint Sets are relatively affordable, collectors can add multiple coins to their collection quickly. Collecting a brilliant uncirculated example of each coin produced that year is a goal for many collectors. Modern U.S. Mint uncirculated sets contain two sets of coins, one from the Philadelphia Mint, the other from the Denver Mint. The 2018 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets contains two folders of 10 coins each, from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, totaling 20 coins with uncirculated finishes; Five quarters from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program; One Native American $1 Coin; One Kennedy half dollar; One Roosevelt dime; One Jefferson nickel; One Lincoln penny.