1979 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
This 1979 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is the first to include a coin that features the portrait of a real woman on the obverse. While Lady Liberty had always been modeled off of real women, this set includes a coin in which an actual woman is depicted in her own right. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was introduced on July 2 of that year and is included here.
Coins of the 1979 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
This set is made up of twelve coins in total, six from the Philadelphia Mint and six from the Denver Mint. Those six include a Lincoln cent, a Jefferson nickel, a Roosevelt dime, a Washington quarter, a Kennedy half dollar, and, as noted, the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
The Susan B. Anthony dollars stand out among the designs for several reasons. In terms of the design on the obverse, it is not only the only coin that has a woman pictured, but it is also the only one in which the subject’s shoulders are open to the holder. While Anthony faces toward the right side of the coin, her head is turned to do so. It is also the only obverse in the set that has thirteen stars, which serve to represent the original thirteen states.
The reverse of the dollar coins is also interesting and unique not just among the coins in this set but among all coins. It has Frank Gasparro’s adaptation of the Apollo 11 insignia in which an eagle is landing on the moon with the earth in the distance.
The other coins in the set are more traditional. Among the five presidents, only Lincoln faces to the right of the coin, while the others face in the opposite direction. The Lincoln penny and the Jefferson nickel both bear realistic designs on the reverse, the Lincoln Memorial and Monticello respectively, while the others feature symbolic imagery.
Why add this 1979 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set to your collection?
While many collectors may appreciate this 1979 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, the fact that it is the first set to include a real woman would make it of particular interest to women, including many of those who may not otherwise be interested in coin collecting. While these coins may suffer some toning, the definition of the design and inscriptions remains in good condition.
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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