1970 Small Date Mint Set
The 1970-PDS Mint Set includes the last of the 40% Silver Clad Half Dollars, none of which were released into regular circulation. As a result, many 1970 Mint Sets have been broken up just so collectors can have an example of the Half Dollar.
The coins in the 1970-PDS Mint Sets were Uncirculated pieces pulled from regular production runs, thus the quality of the individual coins varies widely from set to set, and even within a set.
The coins in the 1970-PDS Mint Set were sealed in two cellophane flat packs: the D-Mint coins were placed together in one of the packs, and the P- and S-Mint coins were placed together in another. A disk identifying the Denver Mint was included along with the D-Mint coins. The pack containing the D-Mint coins was edged in red; the pack containing the P- and S-Mint coins was edged in blue. The two cellophane packs and two pieces of thin cardboard (for protection) were sealed in an officially inscribed mailing envelope.
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Mintage of 693,192,814 coins total for both types (small and large dates combined).