1976 United States Mint special 3-piece Silver Set
1976 was the bicentennial of the United States, and it was heavily celebrated in images of the revolution that shaped the country. One such celebration was the change of design of the reverse side of the Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar and Eisenhower Dollar for the two-year duration of the celebration. None of these coins were issued dated 1975, as the bicentennial coins were issued both in 1975 and 1976.
This particular coin set celebrates that Bicentennial by include one each of these special coins bearing the famous 'S' mint mark of the San Francisco mint and minted in 40% pure silver, a first since the 1970-D half dollar.
The packaging was also special with this set in that the three coins were packaged in cellophane as with other years, but they were framed by a stiff red-white-and-blue cardboard holder that was open on both sides to show off the coins contained therein.
Normal mint sets were also issued during this celebration, but because these coins were available only to the public through Mint orders for a limited time, far more of these were ordered - and made. Nearly 5 million sets were produced and sold. Even at that, in the four decades that has lapsed since, many sets were broken open for the coins inside, making finding these coins together in their original packaging much more difficult than finding the coins individually or as opened pats of collections.
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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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