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1987 US Mint Sets

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What do you do if you want to get an uncirculated example of each of the coins used in circulation for any specific year? Well, you purchase an official US Mint Set, of course! The coins in these Mint Sets are in brilliant uncirculated condition and come in their official government packaging. 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 their Proof Set counterparts. The 1987 Mint Set contains 10 coins. Right now, Silver.com has these 1987 US Mint Sets available for purchase online.

Coin Highlights:

  • Set received in sealed cellophane packaging!
  • Set contains ten 1987 coins from the US Mint!
  • Total of 2,890,758 mint sets were issued in 1987.
  • Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
  • Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
  • Please note – not all sets will have the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
  • Also note – the packaging of some sets may not be in perfect condition.

Sales of Mint Sets in 1987 soared to 2,890,758 sets! This was quite a departure from the previous 3 years, where Mint Set sales had dropped consecutively each year. The 1987 sales were more than double the Mint Set sales of 1986. In fact, the 1987 sales exceeded the combined sales for 1985 and 1986. Why? These soaring sales are attributed to the 1987 Kennedy Half Dollar. These Half Dollars were not struck for circulation in 1987, thus making the only way to obtain one was by purchasing a Mint Set.

Each 1987 Mint Set contains two packages. The first package consists of 5 coins plus a cent-sized token with a D on it to indicate that these coins are from the Denver Mint. The other package consists of 5 coins plus a cent-sized token with a P on it to indicate that these coins are from the Philadelphia Mint. Each of these packages contains one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.

The Washington Quarter obverse features the left-facing profile of George Washington. In 1786, Jean-Antoine Houdon sculpted a bust of President Washington. This bust then became the inspiration for this design created by John Flanagan. Flanagan had the opportunity early in his career to work as an assistant to the legendary coin designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

The Washington Quarter reverse features an eagle, perched atop a bundle of arrows with its wings outspread, framed beneath by two olive branches. This design was also the creation of John Flanagan.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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Brand: US Mint

Year: 1987

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Purity: .900

Manufacturer: US Mint

Condition: Proof

Face Value: $0.91

Issuing Country: United States

Edge Design: Reeded

Packaging Type: Mint Envelope

Weight: .61 Troy Ounce

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