1972 Uncirculated Mint Set
A record high number of 1972 Mint Sets (Buy on eBay) were produced and sold to collectors with a final mintage of 2,750,000. This record number would last until 1980 when the regular issue mint set would sell slightly more units.
The annual uncirculated coin set once again contained eleven different coins across five different denominations. Once again, the recently introduced Eisenhower Dollars were not included in the set. The regular clad versions struck at Philadelphia and Denver were released into the channels of circulation. Specially minted 40% silver versions struck in proof and uncirculated finishes were sold separately to collectors.
Each 1972 Mint Set contained three Lincoln Cents (P, D, S), two Jefferson Nickels (P, D), two Roosevelt Dimes (P, D), two Washington Quarters (P, D), and two Kennedy Half Dollars (P, D). A small plastic disc was also included in each set marked “Bureau of the Mint” and “Uncirculated Mint Set”.
The Denver Mint coins and plastic disc were placed in a cellophane marked with a red stripe and the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mint coins were placed in a separate cellophane with a blue stripe. Together they were placed between two cardboard inserts and placed within a white envelope.
1972 Mint Set Information
Coins Per Set: 11
Face Value: $1.83
Original Issue Price: $3.50