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Purchase a 1987 official US Mint Set and receive 10 coins in brilliant uncirculated condition that are examples of coins actually in circulation that year. They are issued in official government packaging, and their quality and authenticity are guaranteed. Half of the coins in these Sets were struck in the Denver Mint and the other half in the Philadelphia Mint. And Mint Sets are generally more affordable than their counterpart Proof Sets, making them a great way to add to, or start, your coin collection. Provident Metals is currently offering the 1987 US Mint Set for purchase online.


  • Set ships in sealed cellophane packaging!
  • Set includes ten 1987 coins from the US Mint!
  • Each coin features its respective face value in US dollars.
  • The obverse and reverse designs are unique to each denomination.
  • Total of 2,890,758 mint sets were issued in 1987.
  • Please note not every set will have the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
  • Also note not every sets packaging will be in perfect condition.

Following 1982 and 1983 when Mint Sets were not issued, their sales dropped consecutively each year from 1984 to 1986. However, sales in 1987 roared back to 2,890,758 sets! These 1987 sales were more than double the sales of 1986. In fact, these 1987 sales even surpassed the combined Mint Sets sales for 1985 and 1986. But what caused this increase? It has been attributed to demand for the 1987 Kennedy Half Dollar. The Kennedy Half Dollar was not struck for circulation in 1987, therefore, making the only way to secure one was by purchasing a Mint Set.


Like most Mint Sets, the 1987 Set includes two packages. The first package has 5 coins that are from the Denver Mint. The second package has 5 coins that are from the Philadelphia Mint. Included in each package is a cent-sized token one with a D for Denver and the other with a P for Philadelphia to indicate which Mint the coins originate from. Each of these packages contains one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.


The makeup of the Mint Sets has been fairly consistent through the years. However, there have been a couple of years where the Sets have been more popular with collectors than usual. Three of those Sets are the ones from 1970, 1973, and 1981. The 1970 Kennedy Half Dollar was struck in 40% silver and was not issued for circulation. The 1973 Eisenhower Dollar was not issued for circulation. And the 1981 Susan B. Anthony Dollar was struck only for inclusion in the Mint Sets.


Have any questions? Please contact our Provident Metals Customer Service team we will be happy to assist you. We can be reached via phone at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, or via our email.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 1987
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $.91
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series US Mint Set
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content .61 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 6.8 x 3.7 x 0.2
Provident ID 3886399