U.S. Mint Sets & Proof Sets

Most years since 1947, the U.S. Mint has produced a special set of coins that represents each circulating coin design from each branch of the U.S. Mint.  The Mint Set is contained in special packaging from the U.S. Mint, and each coin is
in original Brilliant Uncirculated condition.  The sets are designed for collectors and are sold at a premium above the face value of the coins.
 
The purpose of the Mint Set is to provide a complete record of United States coins issued for circulation.  In general, all coins from the Philadelphia Mint are packaged separately from those from the Denver Mint.  With few exceptions, the U.S. Mint in San Francisco has not struck coins for circulation since 1968;  the few coins from San Francisco minted for circulation since 1968 are also included in the Mint Sets, although the last such coins were Anthony Dollars in 1980 and 1981... read more