Want A 1965 Mint Set? Go For The 1965 Special Mint Set

1965-mint-set-photo-by-joshua.JPG Looking for a 1965 mint set? 

You may need to modify your goal…

You see, the United States Mint didn’t make mint sets in 1965 — at least not the type of mint set we’re used to seeing.

In 1965, 1966, and 1967, the United States Mint made special mint sets. Special mint sets (or SMS) contain one coin of each denomination in proof-like condition.

Because mintmarks were not included on U.S. coins during 1965, ’66, and ’67, the 5 coins in these special mint sets are the only ones you’ll need to complete a collection of U.S. coins from those years.

Incidentally, 1965 was the first year of copper-nickel clad coinage in the United States.

A 1965 special mint set is worth $6 to $8.

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

My love for coins and numismatics began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, and living green with others.

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  • guest

    i have a lot of silver quatrers an gold dollars, dime’s an 10 oz silver dollars. some silver quaters date back as far as like 1932 an i have alot from the 50’s an on prob to late 60’s in very good shape. not sure if i want to sell. but i would like to know what the cash value would be for them. examlpe how much would a silver quater dateing 1952 very good shape go for….you never know for the right price i might just sell. but i dont want to be blind an taken for less money if it’s worth more…. angela

    • Anonymous

      Hi, Angela —

      You have a lot of bullion material on your hand it sounds like. Without seeing each coin, I can’t speculate your coins would go for in a precise sense, but I do urge you to check out this link; it gives the current bullion value for each type of coin: http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html

      …And gold coin melt values: http://www.coinflation.com/gold_coin_values.html

      But to answer the specific question you asked me, a 1952 Washington quarter with average wear would sell for around $3.

      If you do sell, go to a coin dealer — not a pawn shop or jeweler.

      Good luck!