U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
The 1958 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) would represent the final set issued in the “Double Mint Set” style, which included two examples of each coin in cardboard holders. The format of future sets would more closely follow the format of the packaged “flat pack” proof sets that had been issued since 1955.
Sales levels for the annual Mint Set rebounded this year and reached the highest number to date at 50,314. The sets were available to collectors at an original issue price of $4.43 per set. This was a premium of 79 cents above the face value of $3.64.
Included within each 1958 Mint Set were twenty Uncirculated coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities. The coins were the 1958-dated Franklin Half Dollars, Washington Quarters, Roosevelt Dimes, Jefferson Nickels, and Lincoln Cents.
For the final time, coins were packaged into cardboard holders with attached paper flaps. Each holder contained two examples of each coin from either the Philadelphia or Denver Mint. The holders were placed in storage and shipping envelopes. As in previous years, the sulfur content of the packaging often resulted in distinctive toning on the coins.
As the last and highest mintage issue, this is the most available Double Mint Set on the secondary market.
1958 Mint Set Information
- Coins per Set: 20
- Face Value: $3.64
- Original Issue Price: $4.43
- Mintage: 50,314