1957 Uncirculated Mint Set
The sales level for the 1957 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) fell considerably from the previous year. This was an unusual contrast to the US Mint’s other collector offering, the 1957 Proof Set, which saw its sales jump above the one million mark.
The reduced interest in the 1957 Mint Set may have been due to the issue price, which was increased from $3.34 in the previous year to $4.40 due to the increased number of coins. Ultimately, collectors ordered 34,324 of the sets, down more than 10,000 from the previous year and down 15,000 from the number sold two years ago.
Each set included twenty coins with a face vale of $3.64. There were Franklin Half Dollars, Washington Quarters, Roosevelt Dimes, Jefferson Nickels, and Lincoln Cents from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. Two examples of each coin were included in the style of the “double mint sets” issued during this era.
Packaging for the sets included two cardboard holders, each with ten holes to accommodate the coins from each mint. The holders had paper flaps, which were pink in color, resulting in colorful toning for some examples of the set. The holders were placed within a storage envelope and an outer envelope for mailing the coins to the customer.
1957 Mint Set Information
Coins Per Set: 20
Face Value: $3.64
Original Issue Price: $4.40