Find your uncirculated specimens of each of the coins used in circulation in 1986 in the official US Mint Set. The coins in these Sets are in brilliant uncirculated condition and come in their official government packaging. Having been issued by the government, their authenticity and quality are beyond reproach. Existing collectors and those people wishing to begin their collections find the Mint Sets to be more affordable than Proof Sets of the same year. The 1986 Mint Set contains 10 coins. At this time, Silver.com has these 1986 US Mint Sets available for purchase online.
- Set ships in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set contains ten 1986 coins from the US Mint!
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
- Total of 1,153,536 mint sets were issued in 1986.
- Please note – some sets may be missing the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
- Also note – some of the packaging may not be in perfect condition.
The 1986 Mint Set is often sold at a premium over the original issue price of $7.00. This is quite unlike many of the Mint Sets from the surrounding years. Since the resumption in 1984 of Mint Sets sales, the mintage numbers each year had been falling. From 1,832,857 in 1984 to 1,710,571 in 1985, to 1,153,536 in 1986. This was the smallest mintage number in over 20 years. Being harder to find has resulted in higher prices for these Mint Sets.
Each Mint Set contains 10 coins in two packages – one 5 coin package from the Denver Mint and one 5 coin package from the Philadelphia Mint. Each package contains one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar. A cent-sized token is included in each package, indicating which Mint produced the coins in that specific package.
The Roosevelt Dime obverse features the left profile of Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Roosevelt had helped found the March of Dimes and spent many years supporting their work. Thus upon his death in 1945, it seemed appropriate to honor him by creating the Roosevelt Dime. On May 17, 1945 the Treasury Secretary announced that the Mercury Dime would be replaced by the Roosevelt Dime.
The Roosevelt Dime reverse features a torch, flanked by olive and oak sprigs on either side of the torch. The torch represents liberty, the olive sprig represents peace, and the oak sprig represents strength and independence.
Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock created the design for both the obverse and the reverse of the Roosevelt Dime.
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