The United States Mint today at noon ET issued the 2010 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set for $31.95. The 2010 Mint Set includes two folders of 14 satin finish, uncirculated coins.
2010 Mint Set includes 28 uncirculated coins
The uncirculated set is traditionally the second most popular numismatic product released by the U.S. Mint each year (behind the annual clad proof set), with hundreds of thousands and sometimes even millions sold annually.
One folder within the set contains coins manufactured in Denver while the other folder features Philadelphia strikes. Each of the coins are collector versions –the Mint takes special care, more time and uses unique processes to produce versions of the same coins that are minted every day for circulation.
Set sales and resulting mintage levels have registered in the sub-million in recent years, as the following table showing their performances over the last ten years reflects:
Annual US Mint Set Sales
|Issue Price||Included Coins||Face Value||Mintages / Sales Figures|
|2000 Mint Set||$14.95||20 P&D coins||$5.82||1,490,160|
|2001 Mint Set||$14.95||20 P&D coins||$5.82||1,116,915|
|2002 Mint Set||$14.95||20 P&D coins||$5.82||1,139,388|
|2003 Mint Set||$14.95||20 P&D coins||$5.82||1,001,532|
|2004 Mint Set||$16.95||22 P&D coins||$5.92||842,507|
|2005 Mint Set||$16.95||22 P&D coins||$5.92||1,160,000|
|2006 Mint Set||$16.95||20 P&D coins||$5.82||847,361|
|2007 Mint Set||$22.95||28 P&D coins||$13.82||895,628|
|2008 Mint Set||$22.95||28 P&D coins||$13.82||745,464|
|2009 Mint Set*||$27.95||36 P&D coins||$14.38||774,844|
* Sale figures from 2009 are the latest available, but unaudited.
The uncirculated 2010 Mint Set includes a collection of coins that have a total face value of $13.82. They include:
- 2010 P&D Lincoln Cents – These coins follow the four redesigned 2009 pennies. Featuring the "Union Shield" design, the new cent is expected to remain unchanged for many years to come.
- 2010 P&D Jefferson Nickels
- 2010 P&D Roosevelt Dimes
- 2010 P&D America the Beautiful Quarters – The debuting coins from the Mint’s new quarters series program includes the 2010 Hot Springs National Park Quarter, 2010 Yellowstone National Park Quarter, 2010 Yosemite National Park Quarter, Grand Canyon National Park Quarter, and the Mt. Hood National Forest Quarter.
- 2010 P&D Kennedy Half Dollars
- 2010 P&D Presidential $1 Coins – In the fourth year of issue, the dollars portray former U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln.
- 2010 P&D Native American Dollars – This new series launched in 2009 and features one differing design per year that celebrates the "important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States." This year’s issue depicts an image of the Hiawatha Belt with five arrows bound together and the additional inscriptions HAUDENOSAUNEE and GREAT LAW OF PEACE, representing the theme "Government — The Great Tree of Peace."
The uncirculated 2010 Mint Set has the potential for higher mintages, given its earlier release which coincides during the similar summer launch of the 2008 sets. In contrast, the 2009 sets went on sale October 1, 2009. However, summer is also a much more relaxed buying time for coin collectors do debuting sales figures — unless they are exceptionally strong — may not represent any significant trend.
2010 Uncirculated Set Purchase Information
The uncirculated set set may be found on http://www.usmint.gov/, or directly through the US Mint page:
Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
The Mint indicates a shipping and handling charge of $4.95 will be added for all domestic orders.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint, the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, was created by Congress in 1792. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.