These Mint Sets contain brilliant uncirculated condition samples of each of the coins used in circulation in that particular year. They come from 2 different Mints, therefore, each Mints Sets are packaged in their own sealed cellophane packaging. Being the Bicentennial year, the 1976 Mint Sets include 3 coins with special commemorative reverse designs. The US Mint also issued a Silver 3 Piece Mint Set in 1976. This set contains only the 3 coins with the commemorative reverse designs, and were struck in 40% silver at the San Francisco Mint. Sales of the Silver 3 Mint Set reached 4,908,319 sets. The 1976 Mint Set consists of 12 coins. Right now, Provident Metals is offering the 1976 US Mint Set for purchase online.
The Mint Set includes 12 uncirculated coins separated into 2 packages. One package is from the Denver Mint and contains 6 coins. The other package is from the Philadelphia Mint and it too contains 6 coins. Each mint package contains one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar.
Since 1976 was Americas Bicentennial, in 1973, Mint Director Mary Brooks decided that the Mint should seek new reverse designs for the Half Dollar and Dollar coins to commemorate the occasion. President Richard Nixon added the Quarter to that list. The Mint announced that a design competition would be held to come up with these new designs. The reverse design chosen for the Washington Quarter was the Colonial Drummer, which was created by Jack L. Ahr. The reverse design chosen for the Kennedy Half Dollar was the depiction of Independence Hall, which was created by Seth G. Huntington. And the reverse design chosen for the Eisenhower Dollar was the Liberty Bell superimposed against the Moon. This design was created by 22-year-old art student Dennis R. Williams. The obverse of each of these Bicentennial coins was also changed to have the dual dates 1776-1976. The reverse designs on the other 3 coins in the set remained the same as they had been.
The US Mint introduced the Mint Sets in 1947. Initial Mint Sets included 2 samples of each coin struck for circulation from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. This meant these Sets contained 30 coins. They were referred to as double mint sets. Sales of these Sets in 1947 reached 5,000 sets. As the coin collecting hobby increased, by 1958, sales of these Sets had reached 50,314 sets. In 1959, the Mint Sets were changed to include only 1 sample of each coin struck for circulation, and were only from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. Sales of these Sets jumped to 187,000 sets in 1959, and by 1964, sales of Mint Sets had surpassed the 1 million mark. Sales of these sets reached a then all-time high of 2,750,000 sets in 1972 only to suffer an almost 1 million drop in sales in 1973. Sales of the 1976 Mint Sets reached 1,892,513 sets.
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|Mint Mark||S - San Francisco|
|Product Series||US Mint Set|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||6.8 x 3.7 x 0.2|