1977 United States Mint Set
Modern United States Mint sets aren’t as popular as they once were, but many older uncirculated sets are still in demand. The first uncirculated set from the United States Mint was released in 1947, and for many years the annual uncirculated sets were highly anticipated. Collecting uncirculated sets, particularly older ones, is a good way to get a nice collection going while keeping it very affordable.
1977 Uncirculated Set with Original Packaging
The 1977 US uncirculated set left the Mint with flat pack style packaging. This set is still in the original government packaging. The coins are split into 2 groups based on where they were minted, Philadelphia or Denver. Each of these 2 groups is in a separate plastic enclosure. Within each enclosure each coin has its own sealed space. The pair of enclosures come in a single envelope.
These 1977 uncirculated sets were not purchased directly from the Mint by MCM. Signs of age may be visible along with imperfections in the packaging. Natural aging processes like toning may also be visible on the coins, but the coins in these sets are in brilliant uncirculated condition.
1977 Uncirculated Coin Composition
The coins contained in the 1977 Mint set are the same as those that were produced for circulation. The only difference is that rather than going straight into circulation these coins were immediately packaged for use in the uncirculated set. Silver was removed from circulating coinage after 1964, none of these coins contain any silver.
US 1977 Mint Set Contents
The 1977 United States uncirculated set contains a total of 12 coins. There are 2 of each coin, 1 from the Philadelphia Mint and 1 from the Denver Mint. This sets contains 2 Eisenhower dollars, 2 Kennedy half dollars, 2 Washington quarters, 2 Roosevelt dimes, 2 Jefferson nickels, and 2 Lincoln cents.
One interesting thing that quickly becomes visible when looking at an uncirculated set is that the front and back of each coin all have the same inscriptions, aside from the denomination. The inscriptions on the front of these coins read “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “1977.” The coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint do not have a mintmark. The “D” mark of the Denver Mint can be found on the set of coins struck here. The inscriptions on the reverse read “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and the value.
The obverse of each of these coins features their respective figure from American history. Going by denomination from highest to lowest, these are President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy, President George Washington, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Thomas Jefferson, and President Abraham Lincoln.
The reverse of each coin is quite different. The Eisenhower dollar shows an eagle on the moon with Earth in the distance. The Kennedy half displays a bald eagle that is similar to the presidential seal. On the back of the Washington quarter is a bald eagle. The Roosevelt dime displays a torch and branches. The Jefferson nickel and Lincoln cent feature well-known sites, Monticello and the Lincoln Memorial respectively.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to get your collection growing, this 1977 US Mint uncirculated set is a great deal.
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.
|Year of Issue:||1977|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Legal Tender:||United States|