The Eisenhower Dollar was first struck in 1971 and 1972 in large numbers for circulation. However, the Mint realized that there wasn’t much practical need to circulate these large clad dollar coins. Therefore, in 1973, they decided to strike the Eisenhower Dollars exclusively for inclusion in the annual Mint Sets, none for circulation. Even with the Eisenhower Dollar, the Mint Sets still include only coins in brilliant uncirculated condition. The coins are minted in 2 different Mints, and as a result, come is 2 separate sealed cellophane packages. JM Bullion has these 1973 US Mint Sets available for purchase right now.
- Set arrives in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set includes thirteen 1973 coins from the US Mint!
- Face value in US dollars is represented on each coin.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Total of 1,767,691 mint sets were issued in 1973.
- Please note – not every set will have the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
- Also note – not every set’s packaging will be in perfect condition.
This US Mint Set includes 13 uncirculated coins separated into 2 packages. The first package, with red edging, has 6 coins from the Denver Mint. It includes one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar. The second package, with blue edging, has a total of 7 coins – 6 from the Philadelphia Mint and 1 from the San Francisco Mint. It includes one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar from the Philadelphia Mint and one Lincoln Cent from the San Francisco Mint.
In 1973, for the first time, the Mint Sets included dollar coins. Two Eisenhower Dollars were included in the Mint Sets, one each from the Denver Mint and the Philadelphia Mint. This raised the number of coins from the usual 10 or 11 to 13, and the face value of the set from $1.83 to $3.83. More importantly, the Mint Sets’ issue price increased from $3.50 to $6.00.
From 1972 to 1973, the Mint Sets experienced a huge decrease in sales, falling from 2,750,000 sets in 1972 to 1,767,691 sets in 1973. This was largely due to the increase in the price of the 1973 Set. During the rest of the 70’s decade, Mint Set sales experienced nice annual increases, finishing off the decade with sales of 2,526,000 sets in 1979.
Should you have questions, please contact our JM Bullion Customer Service team, we will gladly assist you. We can be reached via phone at 800-276-6508, via online live chat, or via email.