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Mint Set Starter Package - 7 Sets with 2005 - First Satin Finish
Mint Set Starter Package - 7 Sets with 2005 First Satin Finish

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Official US Mint Uncirculated Sets
Many will say the recent surge in coin collecting was due to the 50 State Quarter program ... but when did it become an issue that the US Mint took official notice? The answer is when they started to formally package coins for the public, and for Uncirculated coins that was over 60 years ago - in 1947.

Official Set History
Official Uncirculated Mint Sets are specifically packaged by the Mint for collectors. They were originally designed to contain an uncirculated example of each year’s coins that were released into circulation from every mint that issued the coin. For the 1st decade (1947 - 1958) the set included 2 examples of each regular-issue coin, presented in cardboard holders. Since 1959 sets have been sealed in protective plastic envelopes with only 1 example of each coin. The US Mint did not issue Uncirculated sets in 1982 and 1983 and resumed in 1984 with a NEW 4-color outer envelope that changed each year. Unfortunately, the US Mint hasn’t followed the rules over the past 40 years, making many of these sets even more valuable.

Our Starter Sets - 7 Official Sets
Our 7 set collection includes a set from each of the last 4 decades. The collection is anchored by three sets: the 1971, 1987, and the 2005. The 1st set to break the rules established by the Mint is the 1971. It was the 1st year of the NEW Eisenhower Dollar but the Mint left it out of the Official Uncirculated Set. The 1987 set also had a unique change … the Kennedy Half Dollar was NOT released for circulation but only made available in this set. And we also include the 1st ever “special finish” Official Mint Set from 2005. In 2005 the US Mint introduced a NEW coin type, called Satin Finish. It is a special finishing process with small beads giving each coin a unique uncirculated finish. These Satin Finish coins were issued for all denominations in the set. The collection also includes 4 undervalued sets; the 1985, 1989, 1992, and 1998 - 7 sets in all!

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