1999 Uncirculated Mint Set
The popular US Mint annual offering would undergo a dramatic change. The 1999 Mint Set (Buy on eBay) saw the number of coins increased to 18, and separate envelopes would be provided for the Philadelphia and Denver Mint coins to accommodate the larger format.
The expansion of the set was the result of the launch of the 50 State Quarters Program. The quarter dollar would feature five different reverse designs per year, featuring the states in the order they joined the union. After so many years of the same static designs, the public was immediately captivated by the new series and a generation of pocket change collectors was created.
Each 1999 Mint Set contained the first five quarter designs featuring Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut. The additional coins included the 1999 Lincoln Cents, Jefferson Nickels, Roosevelt Dimes, and Kennedy Half Dollars. For each coin, there was one example each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities.
Notably missing from the annual set is the 1999 Susan B. Anthony Dollar. When the hoard of coins struck two decades ago finally ran out, coinage orders from the Federal Reserve prompted the US Mint to produce more coins despite the significant gap in the series. Since the coins were minted later in the year, they were not included in the 1999 Mint Set, but offered in a separate 2-piece set.
Packaging consisted of two separate envelopes themed in blue and red. The blue envelope contained the nine coins produced at the Philadelphia Mint, while the red envelope contained the coins of the Denver Mint. A complete set as issued consists of both envelopes and all of the coins pictured above.
1999 Mint Set Information
Coins Per Set: 18
Face Value: $3.82
Original Issue Price: $14.95