1968 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set GEM BU
Many collectors relish the enjoyment and accomplishment of purchasing a single coin from a particular year. Perhaps that coin stood for something specific, or maybe the coin was designed by a special artist that the collector admires. one of the beauties of collecting coins is that they represent a piece of history. However, imagine the pride and thrill a collector will feel by obtaining a meaningful, uncirculated coin set from a year in United States history that forever changed the world.
1968 was a groundbreaking year for Americans for several reasons. Some events that took place render a solemn and remorseful feeling, like the assassination of two of America’s great leaders, Marin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy. Luther, assassinated on April 4, 1968, is considered to be the father of the civil rights movement. While standing on a second floor balcony of the now historic Lorraine Motel, the civil rights leader was violently shot and killed by assassin, James Earl Ray. 1968 is also remembered for the assassination of President Robert F. Kennedy who was gunned down by Sirhan Sirhan after finishing a speech in a hotel ballroom. This devastating news took the nation by storm and will forever be remembered in history.
However, 1968 also a year that should be celebrated as the U.S. accomplished great success with the grand introduction of the first ever, 747 “Jumbo Jet.” The demand for air traveling was quickly growing throughout the 1960’s so when aircraft company Boeing released the then monster of a plane to the public, history was made.
For all of these grandiose happenings, and many more, 1968 is a year that should be remembered. What better way to pay tribute to 1968 than to own a commemorative coin set comprised of ten different coins minted at three different Mint locations. In every 1968 coin set, you are receiving three Lincoln Cents (P, D, S), two Jefferson Nickels (D, S), two Roosevelt Dimes (P, D), two Washington Quarters (P, D) and one Kennedy Half Dollar (D).
Design of the 1968 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set GEM BU
Because the 1968 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set includes ten U.S. coins, collectors will be pleased to know that each coin will arrive in uncirculated condition and in secure packaging. The Lincoln Cents are especially significant as the 1968 cents are the first to be struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint since 1955.
Similarly, the 1968 Kennedy Half Dollar was the first edition since 1964 that these coins were minted both the Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint. They are 40% silver and gleam with the signature inscription, “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The rest of the 1968 Coin Set follows along the classic style of our modern-day coins.
Why Purchase a 1968 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set GEM BU?
Unlike many other coin purchases that signify a single significant event in history or an important cause, this 1968 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is a complete collection that embodies all of the ground-breaking and sensational events that took place within 1968. With each coin bringing with it years of history, this coin set is something to be cherished and admired.
PLEASE NOTE: This U.S. Mint product was not purchased by us directly from the Mint but from collectors like you and other dealers. We make every effort to make sure the packaging is acceptable and that the coins are problem free. You may, however, receive coins that have toning or haze. This occurs naturally over time and is common to see. There may be some imperfections in packaging due to the sets leaving one collection to go into another. Please keep this in mind when examining your sets.
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