Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Kent, Sep 2, 2009.
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Every year is different, 2009 is about 30,000 to the set (or it seems so with all the quarters & pres $'s.)
If you saw a listing for a 5 coin 1963 set it was either half of a mint set, or it was a proof set. Both the proof and mint sets used the same pliofilm type holders from 1959 to 1964.
I used to think that the Mint was starting to go crazy by issuing so many coins in their mint sets in the last few years. However, when you go back far enough, if they made mint sets through all of the years there would have been bigger sets than 2009. 100 years ago, the 1909 Mint Set would have included 29 coins (30 if you go for the 1909/8 $20 as well)!!! Go back even further and the 1857 Mint Set would be 36 coins!!! Would have cost more than the 2009 set as well since it would include $135 face value in gold!!!!!
When I think about that, the cost and number of coins in a modern mint set doesn't bother me as much.
The 2009 set is 36 coins as well, and it doesn't contain all the coins the US mint is striking this year like the 1857 set would have.
10 dollars. Total 36 coins Does not include the gold silver or platinum bullion coins, the two commemorative dollars, or the eight copper plated zinc Lincolns.
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