In 1947, the US Mint began offering official Mint Sets containing uncirculated specimens of each of the coins used in circulation that particular year. The coins in these Mint Sets are in brilliant uncirculated condition and are issued in official government packaging. Since the Mint Sets have base metal coins, they are generally less expensive than Proof Sets of the same year, making them more affordable for collectors or those wishing to begin collecting. And since they are issued by the government, their quality and authenticity are beyond reproach. The 1984 Mint Set contains 10 coins. JM Bullion presently has these 1984 US Mint Sets available for purchase.
- Set ships in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set includes ten 1984 coins from the US Mint!
- Total of 1,832,857 mint sets were issued in 1984.
- Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Please note – some sets may be missing the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
- Also note – some of the packaging may not be in perfect condition.
Each Mint Set consists of two packages – one package of 5 coins from the Denver Mint and one package of 5 coins from the Philadelphia Mint. Each package consists of one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar. Each package also contains a cent-sized token indicating which Mint produced the coins in that particular package.
The Mint Sets were not issued in either 1982 or 1983 due to federal budget concerns. In 1984 when the Mint Sets resumed being issued, they came in more colorful, redesigned packaging. Sales of 1984 Mint Sets dropped off significantly, from 2,908,145 sets in 1981 to 1.832,857 sets in 1984. The Sets had an original issue price of $7.00, which was down from the $11.00 issue price of the 1981 Sets.
The obverse of the Lincoln Cent features a right-facing profile of Abraham Lincoln that was designed by sculptor Victor David Brenner in January 1909. It became the first widely circulated design of a US President on a coin, and is still the obverse of the Lincoln Cent today.
The reverse of the Lincoln Cent features the Lincoln Memorial. This design was the result of an internal competition among the Mint’s engravers that was won by Frank Gasparro.
Should you have questions, our JM Bullion Customer Service team will gladly assist you. We can be reached via phone at 800-276-6508, via online live chat, or via email.