What Coins Come with U.S. Proof Sets?
U.S. Proof coin 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 U.S. 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 Coin 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.