2017 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on May 17, 2017 · 7 comments

Today, May 17, the U.S. Mint issued one of its most popular annual numismatic products. Officially titled the 2017 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, most will commonly refer to this new release as the 2017 Mint Set.

2017 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set

U.S. Mint images of a 2017 Uncirculated Coin Set and its 20 uncirculated coins that are split into two folders. The folder accented in reds hold 10 coins from the Denver Mint and the folder accented in blue holds 10 coins from the Philadelphia Mint.

Sets include uncirculated quality examples of the main coins for 2017, those that are generally intended for circulation.

The 2017 Mint Set contains a total of 20 different coins with 10 from the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and 10 from the facility in Denver. These two minting institutions are responsible for striking the circulating coinage of the nation.

Numismatic Advent Line, Denver Mint

This machine in the Denver Mint uses robotics to place a Mint Set’s uncirculated coins into protective blister packages

According to the U.S. Mint, "uncirculated coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image." This helps to insure buyers receive premium examples of each coin.

Two folders hold the 20 coins. Those from the Philadelphia Mint are presented in a blue-themed folder while those from the Denver Mint are in folder that is accented in blue. All of them are sealed in blisters for both protection and easy viewing. Found within the 2017 Mint Set is pairs of the following coins:

  • 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument Quarter (Iowa)
  • 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Quarter (Washington, DC)
  • 2017 Ozark National Scenic Riverways Quarter (Missouri)
  • 2017 Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) Quarter (New Jersey)
  • 2017 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarter (Indiana)
  • 2017 Native American $1 Coin
  • 2017 Kennedy half-dollar
  • 2017 Roosevelt dime
  • 2017 Jefferson nickel
  • 2017 Lincoln cent

The five quarters represent the year’s issues of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters®. They, along with the 2017 Native American $1 Coin, feature designs that are used for this year only. Each quarter’s reverse is emblematic of the site it honors. The dollar’s reverse depicts Sequoyah writing "Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation" in syllabary along the border.

Of note, the 2017 Mint Set has fewer coins than other recent issues due to the completion of the Presidential $1 Coin series. That program ran from 2007 through 2016, with each year’s dollars included in the year’s Mint Set.

Price, Ordering and Sales Expectations

Priced at $20.95, the 2017 Mint Set may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via its online store, located here, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no household, product or mintage limits in place.

Photo of 2016 Mint Set

Photo of last year’s 2016 Uncirculated Coin Set, which is still available from the U.S. Mint for $26.95

Expect around 145,000 sets to sell within the next few days. Final sales should reach from around 315,000 to 350,000 sets, based on recent trends. Last year’s set remains available with more than 280,000 sold through the end of April.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard May 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

For over a decade mint sets have been on a generally downward trend. From 1.16 million in ’05 to 1/3 of a million now. Not sure if that means they are too expensive, there are less collectors, just less interest in them, or some good future deals.

Robert F Hall May 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

These are really nice coins and should be a household item.

Robert F Hall May 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm

I am still looking for someone to sell me the congratulations set for this year at 10% profit!

Barry May 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm

They should mint these coins in silver to help them keep their value. Many of the old sets sell for a lot less than the issue price.

Tinto May 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

@Barry
” Many of the old sets sell for a lot less than the issue price.”

So true, especially if you sell them to a coin shop. I had purchased some of these over the years and when I had to sell some of my better coins some years back I also included my unc sets since they were taking up space in my cramped apartment. Good thing I had my better coins (mostly modern gold) otherwise they weren’t going to buy the unc sets. And I ended up basically “selling” them for the total face value of the coins in each set.

Seth Riesling May 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Tinto & Barry –

So true! You can buy many of the US Mint annual Uncirculated coin “”Mint Sets” for $3 or $4 per set now. Amazing how much the market has gone down for most annual sets sold by the Mint over the years, including some Proof sets too !

-NumisDudeTx

T May 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

If I bought most of a single coin offering and then destroyed 99% percent of them would I then be able to charge a ridiculous amount for these coins?! Lol. This could be a new angle for coin flippers, apologies, I meant avid coin collectors.

T

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