PROOF SETS

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                                     Date      Stock #   Price         Date      Stock #   Price
                                      1936       03095      POR         1996S      02660    17.50
                                      1937       03096      POR         96sSLVR    02661    44.95          
                                      1938       03097      POR         1997S      02662    17.50         
                                      1939       03098      POR         97sSLVR    02667    52.50         
                                      1940       03099      POR         1998S      02626    19.95         
                                      1941       03100      POR         98sSLVR    02625    37.50         
                                      1942(6)    03101      POR         1999S      02601    19.95
                                      1950       03102      POR         99sSLVR    02616   124.95         
                                      1951       03103   975.00         2000S      02612    14.95         
                                      1952       03104   625.00         2000sSLVR  02698    64.95         
                                      1953       03105   350.00         2001S      02623    19.95         
                                      1954       03106   200.00         2001sSLVR  02659    64.95         
                                      1955       03107   199.95         2002S      02648    17.50          
                                      1956       03108    99.95         2002sSLVR  02621    64.95         
                                      1957       03109    59.95         2003S      02672    14.95         
                                      1958       03110    67.50         2003sSLVR  02628    69.95        
                                      1959       03111    49.95         2004S      02627    19.95         
                                      1960       03112    49.95         2004sSLVR  02645    64.95        
                                      1960 sd    03113    54.95         2005S      02653    14.95        
                                      1961       03114    54.95         2005sSLVR  02650    64.95         
                                      1962       03115    54.95         2006S      02605    14.95         
                                      1963       03116    54.95         2006sSLVR  02608    64.95         
                                      1964       03117    54.95         2007S      16087    29.95        
                                      1968s      03118    12.95         2007sSLVR  15990    69.95         
                                      1969S      03119    12.95         2008S      15818    52.50         
                                      1970S      03120    19.95         2008sSLVR  15461    69.95         
                                      1970Ssd    03121   119.95         2009S      15345    52.50         
                                      1971S      03122     9.95         2009sSLVR  15306    84.95        
                                      1972S      03123     9.95         2010S      14282    59.95        
                                      1973S      03124    19.95         2010sSLVR  14266    84.95         
                                      1974S      03125    19.95         2011S      14238    59.95         
                                      1975S      03126    19.95         2011sSLVR  14221    99.95      
                                      1976S      03127    19.95         2012S      14003   157.50
                                      76S 3PC    03128    37.50         2012sSLVR  13942   275.00
                                      1977S      03129    17.50         2013S      13845    59.95
                                      1978S      03130    17.50         2013sSLVR  13844   110.00
                                      1979S      03131    17.50         2014S      13595    59.95
                                      1979ST2    03132    77.50         2014sSLVR  13594    95.00
                                      1980S      03133    12.50         2015S      13486    69.95
                                      1981S      03134    12.50         2015sSLVR  13487    95.00
                                      1982S      03135    12.50         2016S      13342    69.95
                                      1983S      03136    12.50         2016sSLVR  13341   110.00
                                      1984S      03137    12.50         2017S      12845    69.95
                                      1985S      03183    12.50         2017sSLVR  12844    95.00
                                      1986S      03193    12.50         2018S      12660    77.50
                                      1987S      02307    10.95         2018sSLVR  12661    95.00
                                      1988S      02308     9.95         2019S      12676    49.95
                                      1989S      02321     9.95         2019sSLVR  12691    89.95
                                      1990S      02322    12.50         2020S      12668   110.00
                                      1991S      02328    12.50         2020sSLVR  12677   199.95 
                                      1992S      02336    12.50         2021S      12678    49.95
                                      92sSLVR    02347    29.95         2021sSLVR  12679   195.00
                                      1993S      02388    12.50
                                      93sSLVR    02402    42.50
                                      1994S      02468    12.50
                                      94sSLVR    02480    39.95
                                      1995S      02512    19.95      
                                      95sSLVR    02511    84.95

Information about Proof Sets:

Proof Editions: The term "Proof" refers to a method of manufacture which produces a superior quality coin. Proofs are struck on specially prepared planchets using highly polished dies. They are struck multiple times at low speed and are made expressly for collectors in Proof Sets. Modern Proof coins are easily identified by their mirror-like finish and frosted features. Proof Singles are individual coins taken from Proof Sets and are highly sought after by collectors.

The Packaging of proof sets varies from year to year. The earliest sets were sold in individual thin plastic baggies, stapled together, packed in small boxes offering little protection. Starting in 1955, Proof Sets were packaged together in a thin cellophane enclosure inside of a manila envelope. In 1968, when the Proof production was moved to San Francisco, the sets were hermetically sealed in hard plastic cases inside of a colorful outer box. This later type of packaging has changed in color and in size several times to date.

Proof sets contain five coins: cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar. There are three notable exceptions: the 1942 set was available with two nickels; sets from 1973 through 1981 which included a dollar coin; and the 1999 proof sets will contain nine coins: cent, nickel, dime, 5 statehood quarters, and a half dollar. Beginning with the 2000 proof sets a tenth coin was added the Sacagawea dollar.

All proof coins are sold by the U.S. Mint at a premium above their face value. Prior to 1937, proof edition coins were sold individually. In 1936 if all five coins were ordered, the Mint shipped them as a set. The next year, 1937, was the first time collectors were able to order what we now know as a "proof set". All proofs coins prior to 1968 were struck in Philadelphia. Proof sets were produced every year from 1936 to 1942. Production was temporarily suspended from 1943 to 1949 due to World War II and again from 1965 to 1967 due to a coin shortage. Proof Set production resumed in 1968 at the San Francisco Mint. All modern proof sets are stuck in San Francisco, although some single proof coins have been recently stuck at the new West Point Mint.

Starting in 1992 the Mint began offering silver proof sets in addition the the regular proof sets. The composition of the dime, quarter, and half dollar in these silver sets is the same as coinage prior to 1965. The outer packaging for the silver proof sets (1992-1998) is black with silver embossing. The 1999 to 2008 silver proof sets will have red and white packaging.


Key to abbreviations used on this page:

sd (Small Date): Refers to the size of the date on the Cent piece.

3PC (Three Piece): A special 1776-1976, Bicentennial three coin set produced at the San Francisco Mint. The coins in this set are 40% Silver.

SLVR (Silver): Sets dated 1992 to 2000 are offered two ways: Regular and Silver. The Dimes, Quarters, and Halves in the sets labeled SLVR are 90% Silver.

T1 and T2: The 1979 Type 1 Dollar has a "filled S" which was hard to read. The die was re-cut creating the Type 2 or "clear S." Similarly, in 1981, the die for the Dollar was re-cut creating a Type 1 (filled S) and a Type 2 (clear S).


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