1956 Uncirculated Mint Set
The 1956 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) saw a reduction in the number of coins per set. This was caused by the temporary end of coin production at the San Francisco Mint facility and the fact that half dollars were struck at only a single mint.
Demand for the US Mint’s annual uncirculated coin set saw a slight retrenchment from the previous year. The total number of sets purchased by collectors was 45,475, down about 10% from the previous year.
Included in each 1956 Mint Set was a face value of $2.64 per set. This was actually the lowest face value contained within one of the sets from the “double mint set” era from 1947 to 1958. During this time period, sets included two examples of each coin struck for circulation. For the present year, this included cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, and half dollars struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
The packaging for the set was slightly changed. In previous years, three cardboard holders were used as the sets included coins from three different facilities. Starting with this year only two holders were necessary to contain the coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, respectively.
1956 Mint Set Information
Coins Per Set: 18
Face Value: $2.64
Original Issue Price: $3.34