New 2007 Uncirculated Coin Sets Arriving; Old 2006 Sets Departing

by CoinNews.net on September 28, 2007 · 1 comment

The traditional Uncirculated Coin Set packaging is replaced with blister packs and improved coin folders in the 2007 sets.They’re not the home run makers in the series of Mint coinage but they do make a big hit every now and again… The 2007 Uncirculated Coin Sets are almost up to bat.

They’re on deck, in fact. Standby because on October 9th, you can purchase them through the United States Mint.

Them? In short, a complete set of 2007 uncirculated coins from the U.S. Mints at Denver and Philadelphia. The sets are a special breed of coins many collectors like to own because they’re different.

The Mint describes uncirculated as:

"…coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image, and feature the satin finish introduced in 2005."

Price changes for the 2007 Uncirculated Coin Sets and improved packaging

This year the price of the set is $22.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. The current 2006 Uncirculated Sets are being sold for $16.95 at the same shipping and handling rate.

At first blush, it looks like the Mint increased prices. However, although the price has gone up by $6, the new set reflects a better comparative deal. The new 2007 Uncirculated Coin Set packaging and extra coins.

Why? The 2007 coin sets are different from previous years:

  • The old traditional packaging is gone. The new packaging showcases the uncirculated coins within blister packs, letting you view the coin’s edge.
  • The coins are displayed within improved folders – one for Philadelphia coins and the other for Denver coins
  • And, most importantly, the set includes the four new Presidential $1 Coins honoring the first four Presidents of the United States (8 total since the set includes one presidential dollar from each mint)

The addition of the 8 Presidential $1 Coins, by themselves, reflects the improved pricing.

The coins included in the 2007 Uncirculated Coin Set

If you’re unfamiliar with the United States Uncirculated Coins Set® and what they include, here’s a table showing the 28 coins that are in the 2007 set:

Coin
Philadelphia Mint Mark
Denver Mint Mark
Lincoln one-cent
x
x
Jefferson 5-cent
x
x
Roosevelt dime
x
x
Montana state quarter
x
x
Washington state quarter
x
x
Idaho state quarter
x
x
Wyoming state quarter
x
x
Utah state quarter
x
x
Kennedy half-dollar
x
x
Golden Sacagawea Dollar
x
x
Washington $1 Coin
x
x
Adams $1 Coin
x
x
Jefferson $1 Coin
x
x
Madison $1 Coin
x
x

 

Time closing for the 2006 Uncirculated Sets and 2007 ordering details

Nearly 925,000 of the 2006 Uncirculated Sets have been sold so far. With the improved packaging and extra coins, there’s a good chance the 2007 set will show better mintage numbers this time next year, even though they’re a few dollars more. Of course, that’s pure speculation at this point…

If you haven’t already, you can still purchase the 2006 Uncirculated Coin Set, but you better hurry. The US Mint normally removes them for sale when the new sets are made available.

Orders can be placed at the U.S. Mint’s website, www.usmint.gov, or by telephone at the toll-free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Jason Smith March 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Why does the Sacagawea coin not have e.pluribus unum and in God we trust or the date stamped on the outer parameter of the coin???

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