As part of the 1976 bicentennial celebration of the United States of America, the U.S. Mint issued special collector sets. One such set was the 1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Set which contained uncirculated quality examples of three coins, each struck from 40% silver.
The three coins included as part of the set were an uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar, an uncirculated Kennedy Half Dollar and an uncirculated Washington Quarter. All three coins were struck at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.
These three coins (and their associated circulating counterparts) also featured unique new reverse designs as part of the bicentennial celebrations. The Eisenhower Dollar showed a Liberty Bell super-imposed over an image of the moon, the Kennedy Half Dollar depicted an image of Independence Hall and the Washington Quarter showed a colonial drummer.
Historical 1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Set Melt Values
All three coins of the set were sealed in individual pockets of the same plastic sheet. This sheet had a white border but a blue cardboard trim ring could be added to the sheet after removal of an adhesive backing. The cardboard trim was decorated with a red and white ribbon effect along with the words of "United States Bicentennial" and "Silver Uncirculated Set."
Coins Included in 1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Sets
- Washington Quarter *struck from 40% silver
- Kennedy Half Dollar *struck from 40% silver
- Eisenhower Dollar *struck from 40% silver
The 1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Set had a total silver weight of 0.53790 ounces.