The 2011 Mint Set: Great For Collecting Uncirculated Coins

Collecting each of the coins from 2011 is made easier by purchasing a 2011 mint set. The 2011 mint set contains uncirculated coins representing each of the designs and denominations the United States Mint has made for the year. 2011 is going to be another busy year for the United States Mint, so buying a set of coins for the year is one of the most convenient ways to keep up with the action. The 2011 United States mint set costs $31.95.   … [Read more...]

The United States Mint’s Souvenir Set: The Only Way To Collect Official 1982 & ’83 Uncirculated Coin Sets


If you're a mint set collector, you've probably been long aware of the big gap the United States Mint created in the early 1980s when they didn't produce mint sets for coin collectors.In 1982 and 1983, the U.S. Mint made no official mint sets, leaving only the 1982 and 1983 souvenir sets as the only option for obtaining uncirculated coins from these years in government packaging.  … [Read more...]

United States Mint: Earlier Releases In 2011 For Proof Sets & Uncirculated Coin Sets

Great news for those who order products from the United States Mint: Ed Moy -- the director of the U.S. Mint -- is saying that the mint will release its most popular annual products earlier in the year. That's right! Instead of having to wait for proof sets and uncirculated coin sets to be released in the middle of the year, which has been the case for years now, the U.S. Mint should have them ready for order in January. The goal is make it easier for coin collectors and other U.S. Mint … [Read more...]

3 Fun Ways To Collect Uncirculated Mint Sets

Collecting uncirculated mint sets is something many coin collectors like to do because it allows them to pick up mint-state examples of all (or at least most) the regularly circulating coins the United States Mint makes each year. Here are some creative ideas on how to build a mint set coin collection: Collecting Mint Sets By Decade: Have a favorite decade? Maybe the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s? You'll find this both an inexpensive and exciting way of collecting mint sets. A … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

United States Mint Offers New Coins In Mint Set Starting July 15

The U.S. Mint releases new coins in the 2010 uncirculated coin set, due to be released on Thursday, July 15. The 2010 mint set contains Philadelphia and Denver mint versions of:  The 5 America The Beautiful Quarters for 2010 4 Presidential dollars The Native American dollar The Lincoln Shield cent Jefferson nickel Roosevelt dime Kennedy half dollar The 2010 United States Mint uncirculated coin set costs $31.95. … [Read more...]

2010 Release Dates For United States Mint Coin Sets & Products Unveiled

The United States Mint has supplied a schedule of release dates for all the remaining coin products it plans to sell in 2010! New coins and coin sets yet to be released in 2010 include: 2010 U.S. Proof Set, July 15 2010 U.S. Mint Set, July 22 2010 U.S. Silver Proof Set, August 26 James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coin Cover, September 30 Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin Cover, December 30 … [Read more...]

New 2010 Presidential Dollar Coin Mint Set Released April 13

The Presidential dollar coin mint set is on its way!  The United States Mint has announced it will release the 2010 Presidential dollar coin mint set on April 13. The mint set will feature each of the 4 2010 Presidential dollar coins: 8 coins are included in the mint set. 4 are from the Philadelphia mint. 4 were struck at the Denver mint. The 2010 Presidential dollar coin mint set costs $18.95. … [Read more...]

The Lincoln Log Cabin Penny Is Still Popular With Coin Collectors

The Lincoln Log Cabin penny was put into circulation during the late winter of 2009 and represents the first of 4 special 2009 Lincoln cent designs honoring the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The Lincoln Log Cabin penny is sought after by coin collectors and is especially treasured in uncirculated grades and proof condition. The U.S. Mint struck the 2009 Lincoln Log Cabin penny (and the other 3 cent designs that year) in 2 different metal compositions: The usual copper-coated zinc … [Read more...]

The Important Differences Between Mint Sets & Proof Sets

You've probably heard about mint sets and proof sets but are not sure what the difference is. After all, they're both sets of coins packaged at the U.S. Mint, and they both contain shiny, mint-condition coins. While some aspects of mint sets and proof sets may seem similar, they actually are quite different from one another. Even the values of mint sets and proof sets from the same year can be different! … [Read more...]