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

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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...]

Sold Out! The Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Is A Hit In Uncirculated Grades

The Boy Scouts commemorative dollar coin is so popular that the uncirculated version of the coin has sold out! The United States Mint has been selling the Boy Scouts dollar coin to a very receptive audience. While coin collectors make up the core of any commemorative coin fan base, many non-collectors purchase commemorative coins as gifts. The United States government has allowed the U.S. Mint to make: A total of 350,000 Boy Scout commemorative silver dollars Most are proofs … [Read more...]

Rare Uncirculated Coins – 1982 & 1983 Uncirculated Coins Are Modern Rarities

When you think about scarce coins, you probably conjure up images of coins from many decades, even centuries ago.So it would likely surprise you to learn that many of the most popular "scarce" coins are from the 20th century. In fact, some scarce 20th-century coins were struck as recently as the 1980s! Now before you read on, keep in mind that the scarce coins mentioned in this article -- which date from 1982 and 1983 -- are those which are "uncirculated."That is, in … [Read more...]

2009 Uncirculated U.S. Coin Set

One of the most-anticipated coin sets of the year has been released.As of October 1st, you can now order the 2009 uncirculated coin set.The 2009 uncirculated coin set is big! Thirty-six coins (yes, 36!) come in the 2009 uncirculated set.That includes 18 coins from the Denver mint and 18 coins from the Philadelphia mint.The bigger set, however, also means a bigger price than last year's set. The 2009 uncirculated coin set costs $27.95, compared to $22.95 for the 2008 uncirculated … [Read more...]