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United States Mint Coin Sets

U.S. Mint coin sets, also known as uncirculated sets, have been officially issued by the various branches of the Mint since 1947. Prior to then, individuals could contact the Mint directly and obtain uncirculated copies of coins to build their own sets. Beginning with the official sets in 1947, the Mint used special packaging designed to show off both sides of the coins, assembling all currently circulating designs and denominations in one neat, easy-to-obtain package.

These early Mint sets included two copies of each coin in a single panel, which allowed viewers to quickly view the obverse and reverse of each denomination. In 1959, the Mint changed the design of the sets to include only one of each coin displayed in a plastic soft pack that could be examined freely from any angle. This packaging was eventually replaced with a plastic blister pack with the coins inaccessibly sealed inside.

Several Mint sets contain coins that were never actually minted for general circulation for various reasons, such as the 1970, 1973, and 1996 sets. The 1996 set is especially noteworthy, as it includes the 1996-W dime, minted by the West Point Mint in commemoration of the Roosevelt dime’s 50th anniversary. Some Mint sets also include famous errors, such as the 1999 phantom pennies, which display a very faint S or D mint mark under heavy magnification.


Quick Facts

  • Due to the circulation-grade quality coins inside as well as the large quantity of sales, Mint sets tend to be inexpensive. This makes Mint sets an attractive gateway for new collectors
  • Recent Mint sets have featured commemorative runs of nickels and quarters with specially issued reverses, including all of that year's state quarters
  • The 2009 Mint set featured a record of 18 coins spread across three panels to facilitate viewing

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LOT OF 6 PROOF AND MINT SETS, 1953, 1957 AND 1958
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
LOT OF 6 PROOF AND MINT SETS, 1953, 1957 AND 1958
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $75- $150
$902 Bids
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UNCIRC QE2 PRE-DECIMAL MINT SET
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
UNCIRC QE2 PRE-DECIMAL MINT SET
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD30- AUD60
AUD352 Bids
US mint sets, to include 1957, 1960, 1961, etc.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
US mint sets, to include 1957, 1960, 1961, etc.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $40- $70
$402 Bids
1999 UNITED STATES MINT SILVER PROOF SET **KEY DATE**
Oct 30, 7:00 PM EDT
1999 UNITED STATES MINT SILVER PROOF SET **KEY DATE**
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$132 Bids
1940’s-1980’s Mint Coins, Steel Pennies, Proof Set
Oct 30, 10:00 AM MST
1940’s-1980’s Mint Coins, Steel Pennies, Proof Set
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
$500 1978 GOLD BALBOA PROOF COIN. 41.76 G.
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
$500 1978 GOLD BALBOA PROOF COIN. 41.76 G.
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$6001 Bid
2001 U.S. P & D Uncirculated Mint Set w/Sacagawea Dollars & (10) State Quarters OGP
Nov 01, 5:00 PM EDT
2001 U.S. P & D Uncirculated Mint Set w/Sacagawea Dollars & (10) State Quarters OGP
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$11 Bid
2002 U.S. P & D Uncirculated Mint Set w/Sacagawea Dollars & (10) State Quarters OGP
Nov 01, 5:00 PM EDT
2002 U.S. P & D Uncirculated Mint Set w/Sacagawea Dollars & (10) State Quarters OGP
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$11 Bid
2003, 05, 06, 07, 08 U.S. MINT SETS
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
2003, 05, 06, 07, 08 U.S. MINT SETS
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $80- $100
$101 Bid
US coin sets, to include 1992 silver proof, etc.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
US coin sets, to include 1992 silver proof, etc.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $50- $80
$301 Bid
US Mint Sets, to include 1954, 1962, 1964, etc.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
US Mint Sets, to include 1954, 1962, 1964, etc.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $140- $160
$701 Bid
Eighty-two US Mint and Mint Proof sets
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Eighty-two US Mint and Mint Proof sets
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
1957 & 58 PARTIAL MINT SETS
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
1957 & 58 PARTIAL MINT SETS
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $200- $250
$101 Bid
2006 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
Oct 30, 7:00 PM EDT
2006 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
STERLING SILVER DANBURY MINT MEN IN SPACE COIN SET
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER DANBURY MINT MEN IN SPACE COIN SET
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $150
$300 Bids
1990 Pro Set #604 Sergei Fedorov PSA 10 GEM-MINT
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
1990 Pro Set #604 Sergei Fedorov PSA 10 GEM-MINT
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $400- $600
$2200 Bids
28 MINT SETS, 1969 P & D $1.33 FACE, 1 2006 P & D
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
28 MINT SETS, 1969 P & D $1.33 FACE, 1 2006 P & D
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $250- $300
$1250 Bids
SET OF SIX US BICENTENNIAL PEWTER PLATES MINT BOX
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
SET OF SIX US BICENTENNIAL PEWTER PLATES MINT BOX
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$100 Bids
JONNA WHITE ARTISTS PROOF TITLED “PARADISE” – 27IN x 30IN
Oct 26, 3:00 PM EDT
JONNA WHITE ARTISTS PROOF TITLED “PARADISE” – 27IN x 30IN
by The Rug Life Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$2000 Bids
DiMaggio/Gehrig Merrick Mint 8 x 10 Signature Cards
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
DiMaggio/Gehrig Merrick Mint 8 x 10 Signature Cards
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$60 Bids
U.S. MINT COLLECTION OF BETTER SINGLES AND SETS. GROUP INCL...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
U.S. MINT COLLECTION OF BETTER SINGLES AND SETS. GROUP INCL...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $400- $700
$2000 Bids
SCOTT #230-245. U.S. COLUMBIAN MINT SET. UNITED STATES, 189...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
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by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
2014 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Set
Oct 25, 12:00 AM PDT
2014 U.S. Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Set
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $150- $200
$300 Bids
U.S. MINT & PROOF SETS:
Nov 02, 11:00 AM EDT
U.S. MINT & PROOF SETS:
by Silver City Auctions
Est: $80- $100
$100 Bids

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