PROOF SETS

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                                     Date      Stock #   Price         Date      Stock #   Price
                                      1936       03095      POR         1996S      02660    12.50
                                      1937       03096  4350.00         96sSLVR    02661    44.95          
                                      1938       03097  1795.00         1997S      02662    12.50         
                                      1939       03098  1695.00         97sSLVR    02667    52.50         
                                      1940       03099  1450.00         1998S      02626    17.50         
                                      1941       03100  1350.00         98sSLVR    02625    37.50         
                                      1942(6)    03101  1475.00         1999S      02601    14.95
                                      1950       03102   835.00         99sSLVR    02616   137.50         
                                      1951       03103   750.00         2000S      02612    14.95         
                                      1952       03104   367.50         2000sSLVR  02698    59.95         
                                      1953       03105   285.00         2001S      02623    17.50         
                                      1954       03106   167.50         2001sSLVR  02659    72.50         
                                      1955       03107   175.00         2002S      02648    14.95          
                                      1956       03108    99.95         2002sSLVR  02621    59.95         
                                      1957       03109    39.95         2003S      02672    14.95         
                                      1958       03110    49.95         2003sSLVR  02628    59.95        
                                      1959       03111    47.50         2004S      02627    17.50         
                                      1960       03112    44.95         2004sSLVR  02645    59.95        
                                      1960 sd    03113    49.95         2005S      02653    14.95        
                                      1961       03114    37.50         2005sSLVR  02650    59.95         
                                      1962       03115    37.50         2006S      02605    14.95         
                                      1963       03116    37.50         2006sSLVR  02608    59.95         
                                      1964       03117    37.50         2007S      16087    27.50        
                                      1968s      03118    12.50         2007sSLVR  15990    69.95         
                                      1969S      03119    12.50         2008S      15818    44.95         
                                      1970S      03120    17.50         2008sSLVR  15461    69.95         
                                      1970Ssd    03121   119.95         2009S      15345    39.95         
                                      1971S      03122     9.95         2009sSLVR  15306    79.95        
                                      1972S      03123     9.95         2010S      14282    57.50        
                                      1973S      03124    12.50         2010sSLVR  14266    84.95         
                                      1974S      03125    17.50         2011S      14238    57.50         
                                      1975S      03126    14.95         2011sSLVR  14221    99.95      
                                      1976S      03127    14.95         2012S      14003   185.00
                                      76S 3PC    03128    37.50         2012sSLVR  13942   350.00
                                      1977S      03129    12.50         2013S      13845    57.50
                                      1978S      03130    12.50         2013sSLVR  13844   110.00
                                      1979S      03131    14.95         2014S      13595    57.50
                                      1979ST2    03132    77.50         2014sSLVR  13594    95.00
                                      1980S      03133    12.50         2015S      13486    59.95
                                      1981S      03134    12.50         2015sSLVR  13487    95.00
                                      1982S      03135     9.95         2016S      13342    79.95
                                      1983S      03136     9.95         2016sSLVR  13341   110.00
                                      1984S      03137     9.95         2017S      12845    57.50
                                      1985S      03183     9.95         2017sSLVR  12844    89.95
                                      1986S      03193     9.95         2018S      12660    47.50
                                      1987S      02307     9.95         2018sSLVR  12661    84.95
                                      1988S      02308     9.95         2019S      12676    47.50
                                      1989S      02321     9.95         2019sSLVR  12691    84.95
                                      1990S      02322     9.95
                                      1991S      02328     9.95 
                                      1992S      02336     9.95
                                      92sSLVR    02347    32.50
                                      1993S      02388     9.95
                                      93sSLVR    02402    42.50
                                      1994S      02468     9.95
                                      94sSLVR    02480    39.95
                                      1995S      02512    14.95      
                                      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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