The official US Mint Sets are the most affordable way for existing collectors, or for those people wishing to start their collections, to get uncirculated specimens of each of the coins used in circulation during any specific year. The Mint Sets contain coins in brilliant uncirculated condition, issued in official government packaging. Being issued by the US Mint guarantees their quality and authenticity. And, Mint Sets are typically less expensive than their Proof Set counterparts. The 1987 Mint Set contains 10 coins. Presently, JM Bullion has these 1987 US Mint Sets available for purchase.
- Set arrives in sealed cellophane packaging!
- Set includes ten 1987 coins from the US Mint!
- The obverse and reverse design for each denomination is different.
- Each coin displays its respective face value in US dollars.
- Total of 2,890,758 mint sets were issued in 1987.
- Please note the outer envelope/sleeve/box may be missing from some sets.
- Also note not all packaging will be in perfect condition.
As with most Mint Sets, the 1987 Set consists of two packages. One package has 5 coins plus a cent-sized token with a D to indicate that these coins are from the Denver Mint. The other package has 5 coins plus a cent-sized token with a P to indicate that these coins are from the Philadelphia Mint. Each of these packages contains one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.
Unlike the previous 3 years, where Mint Set sales numbers dropped continuously from one year to the next, sales of the 1987 Mint Sets soared. Sales in 1987 tallied 2,890,758 sets! This more than doubled the Mint Set sales of 1986, as well as exceeding the combined sales for 1985 and 1986. The reason for these soaring sales in 1987 is attributed to the 1987 Kennedy Half Dollars. These Half Dollars were not struck for circulation in 1987, therefore, making the only way to obtain was by purchasing the Mint Set.
The obverse of the Washington Quarter features a left-facing profile of George Washington. A 1786 bust of Washington, sculpted by Jean-Antoine Houdon, was the inspiration for this design created by John Flanagan. Early in his career, Flanagan had been an assistant to the legendary coin designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The reverse of the Washington Quarter features an eagle, with outspread wings, perched atop a bundle of arrows, framed beneath by two olive branches. This design was also created by John Flanagan.
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.