1971 Mint Set
1971 saw the introduction of the Copper-Nickel Clad Half Dollar, ending a tradition of over 175 years of Silver (or part Silver) Half Dollars. The Eisenhower Dollars, which debuted in 1971, were NOT included in the official Mint Sets; instead, the regular strikes were released directly into circulation.
The coins in the 1971-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 1971-PDS Mint Set contained eleven coins.
Mintage: 2,193,396 sets
The coins in the 1971-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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