Mint Set Mintages

The United States Mint introduced the Mint Set or Uncirculated Coin Set in response to collector demand for an easy method to acquire one examples of each coin minted for circulation during the year. After the introduction of the product in 1947, mintages expanded immensely as the hobby of coin collecting gained popularity. From a small beginning of just 5,000 sets, annual sales spiraled into the millions, culminating with more than 4 million sets sold for a special Bicentennial issue.

Initially, each Mint Set included two examples of each regular issue coin from the United States Mint across all of the denominations and mint facilities. These earlier sets are sometimes referred to as “Double Mint Sets” and were packaged in cardboard holders with paper backings. Starting in 1959, only one example of each coin was included in a plastic cellophane sleeve. The change in style lowered the cost of the set and allowed mass production, resulting in a jump in sales.

Mint Sets were not issued for the years 1950, 1982, and 1983. A hybrid of the mint set and proof sets was released for the years 1965, 1966, and 1967, which were known as special mint sets.

The table below presents the Mint Set mintages based on available data. The figures for 1947-1949 are estimated. Numbers for the most recent years are based on the last available sales data. Figures will be updated for newer releases upon the conclusion of sales at the US Mint.

Mint Set Mintages

1947 5,000
1948 6,000
1949 5,000
1951 8,654
1952 11,499
1953 15,538
1954 25,599
1955 49,656
1956 45,475
1957 32,324
1958 50,314
1959 187,000
1960 260,485
1961 223,704
1962 385,285
1963 606,612
1964 1,008,108
1968 2,105,128
1969 1,817,392
1970 2,038,134
1971 2,193,396
1972 2,750,000
1973 1,767,691
1974 1,975,981
1975 1,921,488
1976 (3 pc) 4,908,319
1976 1,892,513
1977 2,006,869
1978 2,162,609
1979 2,526,000
1980 2,815,066
1981 2,908,145
1984 1,832,857
1985 1,710,571
1986 1,153,536
1987 2,890,758
1988 1,646,204
1989 1,987,915
1990 1,809,184
1991 1,352,101
1992 1,500,143
1993 1,297,431
1994 1,234,813
1995 1,038,787
1996 1,457,949
1997 950,473
1998 1,187,325
1999 1,243,867
2000 1,490,160
2001 1,116,915
2002 1,139,388
2003 1,001,532
2004 842,507
2005 1,160,000
2006 847,361
2007 895,628
2008 745,464
2009 784,614
2010 583,897
2011  533,529
2012 392,224
2013 376,844
2014 345,813
2015 314,032