U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
Each set included 22 coins, down from 30 coins in recent years. The sets included two examples each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Franklin Half Dollar struck at the Philadelphia Mint; two examples each of the cent, nickel, dime, and quarter struck at the Denver Mint; and two examples each of the cent and dime struck at the San Francisco Mint. These represented each of the coin struck for circulation during the year.
The face value of the coins was $2.86, and the United States Mint’s issue price for each set was $3.57. The increasing popularity of the product and perhaps the lower sales price led to a surge in sales to 49,656 units, representing nearly double the sales of the previous year.
Packaging for the 1955 Mint Set consisted of three cardboard holders with slots for two examples of each denomination and paper flaps which opened on each side. While the holder containing Philadelphia coins was full, the holders with Denver and San Francisco coins showed empty slots where no coins were issued. These holders were placed within an outer envelop and mailing envelop for shipping to the collector.
1955 Mint Set Information:
- Coins per Set: 22
- Face Value: $2.86
- Original Issue Price: $3.57
- Mintage: 49,656