U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set
The United States Mint’s annual Mint Set continued to experienced an increase in orders, following the changes in the contents of the product and its packaging. Total sales of the 1960 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) reached 260,485, up by more than 70,000 from the previous year.
Rather than the “Double Mint Sets” offered from 1947 to 1958, the sets of this era included only one example of each coin struck for circulation. This had the impact of reducing the face value of the set and its offering price. The U.S. Mint was also able to produce more of the sets since these were packaged by machine, thus allowing them to relax ordering limitations and deadlines.
The 1960 Mint Set included the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Franklin Half Dollar. Each denomination was represented by one coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint and one coin struck at the Denver Mint.
The five coins from each mint facility were packaged into a separate plastic cellophane packet with a cardboard disc indicating the mint or origin and distribution of the set through the U.S. Treasurers Office. The Philadelphia Mint packet was bordered in blue, while the Denver Mint packet was bordered in red. This convention continued to be used for the product line well into the future. The two packets were placed with a card into a mailing envelope for collectors.
1960 Mint Set Information
- Coins per Set: 10
- Face Value: $1.82
- Original Issue Price: $2.40
- Mintage: 260,485