1954 Uncirculated Mint Set
The United States Mint continued to make available to collectors an annual collection of each of the coins issued for circulation. This was in addition to the set of Proof coinage under a separate offering.
The 1954 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) continued the trend of growth in collector sales. The Mint reported total sales of 25,599 units, which was an increase of more than 10,000 compared to the prior year. As a result of the higher mintages, these and subsequent mint sets are generally more available and lower priced than earlier sets.
Following the same format, each set included two examples of each coin struck for circulation. In the present year this consisted of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Franklin Half Dollar, struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. Collectively, this made for a set of 30 coins with a face value of $5.46. The issue price for the 1954 Mint Set was $6.19.
Packaging consisted of three cardboard holders, which displayed only one side of the coins. Long term storage within the original packaging generally resulted in coins which are darkly and colorfully toned. Attractively toned sets or those containing high grade coins command a premium above sets containing average coins.
1954 Mint Set Information:
- Coins per Set: 30
- Face Value: $5.46
- Original Issue Price: $6.19
- Mintage: 25,599