For much of the 20th century, there were three major branches of the U.S. Mint that struck coins for circulation: the main mint in Philadelphia along with the Denver and San Francisco Mints. Each mint’s coins are easily identifiable by the mint mark – “P” or no mint mark for Philadelphia, “D” for Denver, and “S” for San Francisco. Today, it’s almost impossible to find a set of coins from all three mints … but this is a rare opportunity to own some of our most popular mint mark collections!
1943 Steel Cent Mint Mark Collection
In 1943, the U.S. Mint struck the Lincoln “wheat ears” one-cent coin in steel instead of copper to help save copper for America’s war effort. It is the only steel coin in U.S. history, and this fascinating collection includes one coin from each of the three U.S. Mints that struck it. This is also the complete collection of steel pennies, because this was a one-year-only emergency issue!
WWII Silver Nickel Mint Mark Collection
During World War II, nickel was needed for guns, tanks, and other essential war supplies – so the U.S. Mint reduced its use of nickel to free up this valuable metal for the war effort. Instead of nickel, the U.S. Mint struck nickels in 35% silver from 1942 to 1945 – and this collection features one emergency silver nickel from each of the three U.S. Mints. These are the only silver nickels in history, and each coin bears a large mint mark on the reverse.
Standing Liberty Quarter Mint Mark Collection
The Standing Liberty Quarter was the last quarter series minted entirely in 90% silver. The first coin was made over a century ago in 1916 … and the last was struck almost 90 years ago in 1930. This remarkable collection includes one rarely-seen coin from each of the three U.S. Mints, and the complete set is beautifully presented in a custom display case.
JFK Half Dollar Mint Mark Collection
The Kennedy Half Dollar was first struck in 1964 to honor President John F. Kennedy, and it remains a moving tribute to one of our nation’s most popular leaders. However, it has not been released into circulation since 2001, making it increasingly hard to find even a single coin. This collection features superb uncirculated coins from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, plus a hard-to-find proof (the U.S. Mint’s highest quality strike) from the San Francisco Mint.
Peace Silver Dollar Mint Mark Collection
The Peace Silver Dollar was the last silver dollar minted for circulation, but it has been out of issue since 1935. The complete mint mark collection features one superb coin from each mint: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Due to the coin’s large size and 90% silver content, millions have been melted to recover the precious silver, making it harder with every passing day to find this complete mint mark collection. The collection comes in a beautiful presentation case.