U.S. Proof Sets

U.S. Proof Sets

What are U.S. Mint Proof Sets?

United States Proof sets are admired and sought after by even those with passing numismatic interest. Proof sets are a great opportunity for collectors to own a piece of history while marveling at the details of every proof. A Proof set is a set of coins struck specifically for collectors and investors. They start from polished blanks or planchets and are struck with specialized dies. These uncirculated coins all have a special and unique finish that adds tremendous value to any numismatic collection. Often people say proof sets have a mirrored and frosted look that shines exceptionally well in any lighting scenario.

What Coins Come with U.S. Proof Sets?

U.S. Proof sets from year-to-year and edition-to-edition will have a number of coins associated with them. Some proof sets are designed to have popular commemorative coins while other proof sets consist of Presidential coins in all denominations.

Why Have Some of My Proof Coins Changed Color?

Proof coins change color because of toning. When air mixes with the surrounding environments for prolonged periods, Metals will undergo this process. Toning is often preferred by collectors because it is an indication that the proof coin has never been tampered with.

Should I be Concerned of the Wear on my Proof Set Package?

No. The outer presentation box is made out of a colored wrap in cardboard. Traces of wear are typical because of cardboard's composition. The wear does not trickle down to the quality of the coin.

What Packaging Should I Expect for my U.S. Proof Sets?

Packaging will be different from Proof set to Proof set. Depending on the years of the proof set will determine the type of packaging you receive from the U.S. Mint. Some will come in a hard lens, some a plastic lens and others with a hard plastic lens. Each U.S. Proof set will be provided in a color coded box specially made by the United States Mint.

What are U.S. Mint Prestige Proof Sets?

U.S. Mint Prestige Proof Sets were produced between 1983 and 1997. Included in these special issue U.S. Mint proof sets are the Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel an the Lincoln Cent. Some years include a special commemorative dollar or a commemorative half dollar. Prestige Proof Sets come in the original packaging.

What are U.S. Mint Premier Proof Sets?

Premier Proof Sets are specially created proof sets that come in the original packaging. Minted from 1992 to 1998, these proof sets include five coins: a half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel and cent. U.S. Mint Premier Proof Sets are highly popular with collectors all over the world. The Metal content in many of these coins are high and valuable.

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