Being America’s Bicentennial year, 3 denominations of the coins in the 1976 US Mint Set bear special reverse designs. The Sets still include specimens of each of the coins used in circulation in 1976 and they are in brilliant uncirculated condition. Since the coins are from 2 different Mints, each Mint’s coins are packaged in their own sealed cellophane packaging. Being the Bicentennial year, the US Mint also issued a Silver 3 piece Mint Set. This set included only the 3 coins bearing the special reverse designs and were struck with 40% silver at the San Francisco Mint. The sales of these sets continued for several years following the Bicentennial, and thus had sales of 4,908,319 sets. The regular 1976 Mint Set, containing 12 coins, had sales of 1,892,513 sets. JM Bullion currently has these 1976 US Mint Sets available for purchase.
- Set arrives in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set includes twelve 1976 coins from the US Mint!
- Each coin features its respective face value in US dollars.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Total of 1,892,513 mint sets were issued in 1976.
- Please note – not every set will have the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
- Also note – not every set’s packaging will be in perfect condition.
The US Mint Set includes 12 uncirculated coins separated into 2 packages. The first package has 6 coins from the Denver Mint and the second package has 6 coins from the Philadelphia Mint. Each of these packages includes one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar.
The 3 special Bicentennial coins in the Sets are the Washington Quarter, the Kennedy Half Dollar, and the Eisenhower Dollar. The reverse design on the Washington Quarter is the colonial drummer created by Jack L. Ahr. The reverse design on the Kennedy Half Dollar is the depiction of Independence Hall created by Seth G. Huntington. And the reverse design on the Eisenhower Dollar is the Liberty Bell superimposed against the Moon created by Dennis R. Williams. Each of these reverse designs resulted from a design competition open to the public. The obverse of each of these Bicentennial coins has the dual date 1776-1976.
From 1972 to 1973, the Mint Sets experienced a large decrease in sales, dropping from 2,750,000 in 1972 to 1,767,691 in 1973. In the following 4-5 years, sales of Mint Sets increased minimally from the 1973 level, and 1976 sales were down a bit from 1975 sales. The original issue price of the 1976 Mint Set was $6.00.
If 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.