2020 US Mint Uncirculated Coin Set Launch

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Appearing late in the year, at a higher cost, with a much lower mintage, and without the originally planned bonus nickel, the United States Mint today at noon ET releases their 2020 Uncirculated Coin Set.

United States Mint Product Images 2020 Uncirculated Coin Set
United States Mint product images of their 2020 Uncirculated Coin Set with 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.

Known by most as the 2020 Mint Set, the new product for coin collectors includes 20 coins representing the circulating coinage of the nation, but featured in uncirculated quality.

Ten of the coins were produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and ten were produced at the Mint’s facility in Denver. Specifically, the set holds:

  • 2020 P&D Elizabeth Peratrovich Native American $1 Coin
  • 2020 P&D Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2020 P&D National Park of American Samoa (AS) Quarter
  • 2020 P&D Weir Farm National Historic Site (CT) Quarter
  • 2020 P&D Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (USVI) Quarter
  • 2020 P&D Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (VT) Quarter
  • 2020 P&D Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (KS) Quarter
  • 2020 P&D Roosevelt Dime
  • 2020 P&D Jefferson Nickel
  • 2020 P&D Lincoln Cent

Both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints are responsible for minting the coins that are released into circulation for everyday commerce.

Despite this annual set typically being one of the favorites for many collectors, the 2020 version is sure to disappoint some. First, it is only debuting at the end of November whereas most previous Mint Sets were issued much earlier in the year. For example, last year’s set debuted on May 14th.

Second, the 2020 Mint Set will cost more than previous sets. The set is listed at $25.25. In comparison, the 2019 set, which remains available, is $21.95.

Third, there is a pre-established product limit for the set capping sales at a much lower level than traditionally sold. No more than 213,000 of the 2020 Uncirculated Sets will be available for ordering, making the set the rarest since 1959 when just 187,000 units were sold. Of note, that set still included silver in all of the coins except the nickel and one cent.

Last year’s set has reported sales of 342,924 through Nov. 22.

The lower mintage will excite some collectors, but may cause supply issues for others trying to complete their annual collections.

Finally, the U.S. Mint had originally planned the inclusion of a bonus 2020-W Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel with each set. That would have maintained the Mint’s original program of having bonus coins with its annual sets that started last year with special Lincoln cents. It was continued earlier this year with a 2020-W Proof Jefferson Nickel shipped with each 2020 Proof Set and a 2020-W Reverse Proof Jefferson Nickel issued with each 2020 Silver Proof Set.

The Mint blames the notable changes on Covid with this statement:

"Note: Due to the effects of COVID-19 at our manufacturing facilities, this year’s set has a limited production quantity of 213,000. For the same reason, there will be no free premium nickel accompanying this set. Please be sure to order early, as supplies are limited — we have 137,000 fewer than last year."

Ordering

Those interested in purchasing a 2020 Uncirculated Coin Set may visit the U.S. Mint’s website online page dedicated to uncirculated sets.

The coins ship in separate presentation folders with the ten Denver Mint strikes in one and the ten Philadelphia strikes in the other. Also of note, the 2020 Mint Set includes the last full five-coin year of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Next year has just one quarter scheduled in the series.

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sam tweedy

Pathetic “JUNK”!!!!!! Hurry!!!!!!

Michael Weil

I would think that this being the lowest mintage of any uncirculated set released since 1959 has to count for something. It isn’t often that a superlative like that comes along again after a gap of 61 years.

John Wicklund

Really was looking forward to the 2020-W 3-nickel set completed. Does anyone know if there are going to be 2 million W quarters with the 2021-Alabama Tuskegee Airmen?

Michael Weil

That’s a really tough call to make, John, considering so much has been thrown off kilter by the widespread ill effects of the ongoing epidemic. Personally, I wouldn’t count on anything from the Mint as being even near definite, and most certainly not by any means guaranteed, until everyone that is employed there has been successfully vaccinated.

Last edited 4 months ago by Michael Weil
gary

It might be sold out by, In the year 2525 just like the price & the song

Jake

Agreed. Novelty item.

Seth Riesling

Buy an ounce of 99.99% pure silver from a coin dealer for the same price as this clad/base metal low-quality set!

NumisdudeTX

domenic

As a collector i really contemplated whether to buy this set or not. These sets have, if rarely, increased in value…but the coin collector in me said…go ahead…..after all the HOBBY is all about collecting

Jim Longacre

I collect too, but I’d rather buy stuff I hope will continue to be worth at least what I paid for it.

Richard Margolis

I feel that the Mint is taking advantage of collectors, no w mint nickle and a huge price increase for non-silver coins. A waste of money

Dan Steinke

I agree Richard, a waste of money.

Foxman69

As to the mintage limits on the 2010 mint set, the Mint has been jerking collectors around a lot this year…talking about the 2020 S ASE which will have more than the 200,000 initially claimed, and they misled collector into believing that this was the final year for the ASE bullion design…now they tell us the current design will carry over into 2021…. buyers chased after the 2020( me included), and sales are still brisk…now buyers will be piling on for the 2021 versions (including me, if silver prices would drop a bit more)….well, back to the 2020 unc. mint… Read more »

Foxman69

I meant mintage limits on the 2020 mint set, not 2010…

Carl

If you look at the schedule for 2021 you will see 2 items for the SAE W Proof, 21EA for release January 7 and 21EAN for release Summer 2021. In my opinion that there will be 2 different reverse for the gold and silver American Eagle coins is a joke, either have them ready at the beginning of 2021 or wait until 2022 for the new reverses.

Shep

Is there a 3rd w nickel at all ? Was one minted? Is the W nickels a 2 coin deal now? What is this hogwash?

mmk

As of sunday dec 6 sales at 191076.Looks like a sell out coming soon

sue

yes , thats 30,000 more than last years first 6 days of sales.
Grab them now

Earl Spiece

I just got my set. The Philadelphia set has the traditional Satan finish but the Denver set looks to be Proof planchets being used. An news about this change and whether it was intentional?