1976 Silver 3-Piece Mint Set

U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

In addition to the regular version of the set, the United States Mint offered the 1976 Silver 3-Piece Mint Set (Buy on eBay). This set included only the three coins issued for the year with reverse designs commemorating the Bicentennial of the United States.

1976 3-Piece Mint Set
1976 3-Piece Mint Set
1976 3-Piece Mint Set

The coins included in the set were each struck at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. The composition of the coins was 40% silver, the same as previously used for the separately issued Uncirculated and Proof Silver Eisenhower Dollars sold individually from 1971 to 1974.

Each 1976 Silver Mint Set included the 1976-S Silver Washington Quarter featuring the Drummer Boy reverse design by Jack Ahr, the 1976-S Silver Kennedy Half Dollar featuring the Independence Hall reverse design by Seth Huntington, and the 1976-S Eisenhower Silver Dollar reverse design featuring the Liberty Bell and moon by Dennis Williams. The issue price of the set was $9.00.

The three coins were sealed within a single plastic pack with a white edge. A cardboard insert was included with each set, which could be sealed around the plastic pack by exposing the adhesive backing. These were placed within a red envelope with white printing indicating “United States Bicentennial Silver Uncirculated Set 1776-1976.” Less commonly, some of the sets will be found packaged in a white envelope with red printing of a winter scene at Independence Hall.

A large number of 1976 40% Silver Bicentennial Mint Sets were produced by the United States Mint and sales continued into the following years. During a long period of availability, which lingered until 1982, the U.S. Mint recorded sales of 4,908,319 sets.

1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Set Information

  • Coins per Set: 3
  • Face Value: $1.75
  • Original Issue Price: $9.00
  • Mintage: 4,908,319

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