1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
This 1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set includes tokens from the Denver and Philadelphia mints along with ten coins, five from each mint. Those five are the Kennedy half dollar, the Washington quarter, the Roosevelt dime, the Jefferson nickel, and the Lincoln quarter.
Designs of the 1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
The five coins in this 1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set each feature the image of a famous American president on the obverse. In four cases, the presidents face to the left side of the coin. Only Lincoln faces to the right. Lincoln and Jefferson are the only two whose portraits include their shoulders and portions of their clothes. Those images also run to the edge as opposed to being truncated to make space for inscriptions. All obverses bear four inscriptions in common. They include the mint mark, “P” for Philadelphia and “D” for Denver, the year of mintage, “1987,” the word “LIBERTY,” and the national motto, “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
Similarly, the coins share inscriptions on the reverse. There, each one bears the face value of the coin and the motto from the Great Seal of the United States, “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” As far as the designs are concerned, two of the five feature buildings that bear some relationship to the president on the obverse. In the case of the nickel, that is Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home, Monticello. For the cent, it is the Lincoln Memorial. Two of the other reverses, those of the half dollar and the quarter, feature eagles carrying an olive branch and arrows. The dime has a torch and two branches, one olive and the other oak.
Why add this 1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set to your collection?
The coins in this 1987 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set are all in GEM BU condition. The packaging was updated from previous years to include more colorful envelopes, and the edges of the plastic holding the coins are blue and red. This set makes a nice gift for collectors who were born or had other major life events in 1987, as well as a nice edition to anyone who likes to collect BU examples of coins minted for commerce.
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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