1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
This 1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set consists of five coins from the Philadelphia Mint and five coins from the Denver Mint. The coins from each mint are the Kennedy half dollar, the Washington quarter, the Roosevelt dime, the Jefferson nickel, and the Lincoln cent. In addition to the coin, there are tokens from both of the Mints.
Designs of the coins in this 1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
Each of the coins in this 1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set features the effigy of a president on the obverse. Of the five presidents on the coins, only Lincoln faces to the right, and only his and Jefferson’s shoulders are included such that their images extend to the edges of the coins and part of their clothing is included. The year of mintage and word “LIBERTY” appear on the obverse of each coin, as does the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
The reverses of the coins also bear several similarities, but there are differences as well. Each of the coins includes the inscription of the name of the country that issued them, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” as well as the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” (From many, one) and their face value. The designs used, though, are quite difference. Two, the Lincoln cent and the Jefferson nickel, have images that are meaningfully associated with the presidents on the obverse, the Lincoln Memorial in the case of the penny and Monticello in the case of the nickel. Two of the others, the quarter and the half dollar, have eagles. The half dollar’s design was adapted from the Great Seal of the United States. The dime has symbolic imagery as well, as it features the torch of liberty, a symbol of freedom, along with an olive branch, a symbol of peace, and an oak branch, a symbol of strength.
Why add this 1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set to your collection?
This 1986 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set makes for an affordable addition to any collection and is an especially nice addition for those born in 1986. Two especially significant events that occurred in 1986 may make this set especially appealing to certain audiences. The first, the first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, may make it appealing to African-Americans, while the second, the Challenger disaster, may make it appealing to those with an interest in space exploration.
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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