United States Proof Set

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The United States Mint Proof Set, commonly known as the Proof Set in the United States, is a set of proof coins sold by the United States Mint. The proof set is popular with coin collectors as it is an affordable way to collect examples of United States coinage in proof condition.

Contents

Standard proof sets (1936–present)

Pre-war proof sets (1936–1942)

In 1936, the US Mint produced proof coinage for collectors for the first time since 1916, when the mint had shut down proof production due to lack of interest from collectors. Like previous proof coinage, the new coins could be bought individually, but unlike previous coins, they were also offered as a set. [1] Proof cents and nickels produced in early 1936 had a satin finish, which was unpopular with collectors as it closely resembled the standard circulation strike finish. [2] Therefore, later 1936 pennies and nickels featured the mirror-like "brilliant" finish used on the other coins of the set.

Halfway through 1942, following the outbreak of World War II, the composition of the nickel temporarily changed from cupronickel to 35% silver. Only the cupronickel version was included in the 1942 proof set, but a proof silver nickel (identified by the P mint mark on the reverse) was sold separately later that year. Later that year proof coinage was discontinued as the Mint was busy striking millions of medals for military awards. [3]

Pre-war proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢Total face valueMintage
1936 Lincoln cent

(P)

Buffalo nickel

(P)

Mercury dime

(P)

Washington quarter

(P)

Walking Liberty half dollar

(P)

$0.91>3,837
1937(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91>5,542
1938(P) Jefferson nickel

(P)

(P)(P)(P)$0.91>8,045
1939(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91>8,795
1940(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91>11,246
1941(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91>15,287
1942(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91>21,120

Post-war proof sets (1950–1964)

Proof coinage production continued in 1950, although the mint no longer sold proof coins individually. [4] Because of this, mintages for all proof coins in a year were the same.

1964 was the final year that the Philadelphia Mint produced proof sets. [5] The starting the next year through 1967, the all mints produced coins without mint marks as a shortage of coins was blamed on coin collectors. [6] No proof sets or uncirculated mint sets were produced by the mint in those years, and instead "Special Mint Sets" containing circulation coins featuring a satin finish were sold to collectors. Although these sets were neither proof sets nor true uncirculated sets, they are collected by proof set collectors to complete their "yearly" proof set collections.

Post-war proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢Total face valueMintage
1950 Lincoln cent

(P)

Jefferson nickel

(P)

Roosevelt dime

(P)

Washington quarter

(P)

Franklin half dollar

(P)

$0.9151,386
1951(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.9157,500
1952(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.9181,980
1953(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91128,800
1954(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91233,300
1955(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91378,200
1956(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91669,384
1957(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.911,247,952
1958(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.91875,652
1959(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.911,149,291
1960(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.911,691,602
1961(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.913,028,244
1962(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.913,218,019
1963(P)(P)(P)(P)(P)$0.913,075,645
1964(P)(P)(P)(P) Kennedy half dollar

(P)

$0.913,950,762

San Francisco proof sets (1968–present)

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A 1969 United States Mint proof set of 5 coins including 40% silver Kennedy half dollar

In 1968, the mint started producing coins with mint marks again. Proof sets were once again produced also, with production of proof coins being taken over by the San Francisco Mint. [7] Therefore, most post-1968 proof coins feature the S mint mark (error coins that lack the mint mark exist, and some special edition proof coins were produced by the Philadelphia and West Point Mints). Since 1975, San Francisco has only struck coins for collectors and investors, with the proof set being its main product (one major exception is the Susan B. Anthony dollar, produced 1979–1981).

In 1973, the dollar coin made its debut in the proof set in the form of the Eisenhower dollar. [8] This coin proved unpopular in circulation and was discontinued in favor of the Susan B. Anthony dollar in 1979, which was also unpopular and also discontinued in 1981. [9] The 1982 proof set contained a Department of the Treasury token in place of the dollar. [10] It wasn't until 2000 that the dollar made a comeback in the proof set as the gold-colored Sacagawea dollar. [11] Another dollar coin to be included in the proof set was the Presidential dollar, which was introduced in 2007 and produced alongside the Sacagawea dollar. [12] Although popular with collectors, the dollar coin once again proved unpopular in circulation and was discontinued for circulation after 2011. As of 2019, however, the Sacagawea dollar continues to be available in the proof set (the Presidential $1 coin program ended in 2016). [13]

Both the 1975 and 1976 proof sets contained the Bicentennial quarters, half dollars, and dollars featuring the double date 1776–1976. This was due to the fact that the mint did not produce those coins dated 1975, and the bicentennial coins were produced both years. [14] [15]

From 1999 through 2008, five 50 State quarters were included in the mint set each year. In 2004 and 2005, the Westward Journey nickels were also included in the set, adding an extra nickel in both sets. The 2009 proof set contained the highest number of coins and the highest combined face value ($7.19) of any proof set as of 2019, containing the four Lincoln Bicentennial cents (with a special composition of 95% copper), all six District of Columbia and United States Territories quarters, five dollar coins, and the standard nickel, dime, and half dollar. [16] In 2019, a penny featuring the W mint mark (indicating that it was minted at West Point Mint) was included in the mint set, this was the first time a penny featured the mint mark. [17] The same will be done with the nickel in 2020. [18]

San Francisco proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢$1OtherTotal face valueMintage
1968 Lincoln cent

S

Jefferson nickel

S

Roosevelt dime

S

Washington quarter

S

Kennedy half dollar

S

$0.913,041,506
1969SSSSS$0.912,934,631
1970SSSSS$0.912,632,810
1971SSSSS$0.913,220,733
1972SSSSS$0.913,260,996
1973SSSSS Eisenhower dollar

S

$1.912,760,339
1974SSSSSS$1.912,612,568
1975SSSSSS$1.912,845,450
1976SSSSSS$1.914,149,730
1977SSSSSS$1.913,251,152
1978SSSSSS$1.913,127,781
1979SSSSS Susan B. Anthony dollar

S

$1.913,677,175
1980SSSSSS$1.913,554,806
1981SSSSSS$1.914,063,083
1982SSSSSDepartment of the Treasury token $0.913,857,479
1983SSSSS$0.913,138,765
1984SSSSS$0.912,748,430
1985SSSSS$0.913,362,821
1986SSSSS$0.912,411,180
1987SSSSS$0.913,792,233
1988SSSSS$0.913,031,287
1989SSSSS$0.913,009,107
1990SSSSS$0.912,793,433
1991SSSSS$0.912,610,833
1992SSSSS$0.912,675,618
1993SSSSS$0.912,337,819
1994SSSSS$0.912,308,701
1995SSSSS$0.912,010,384
1996SSSSS$0.911,695,244
1997SSSSS$0.911,975,000
1998SSSSS$0.912,086,507
1999SSS 50 State quarters:

Delaware S

Pennsylvania S

New Jersey S

Georgia S

Connecticut S

S$1.912,543,401
2000SSSMassachusetts S

Maryland S

South Carolina S

New Hampshire S

Virginia S

S Sacagawea dollar

S

$2.913,082,572
2001SSSNew York S

North Carolina S

Rhode Island S

Vermont S

Kentucky S

SS$2.912,294,909
2002SSSTennessee S

Ohio S

Louisiana S

Indiana S

Mississippi S

SS$2.912,319,766
2003SSSIllinois S

Alabama S

Maine S

Missouri S

Arkansas S

SS$2.912,172,684
2004SPeace Medal S

Keelboat S

SMichigan S

Florida S

Texas S

Iowa S

Wisconsin S

SS$2.961,789,488
2005SAmerican Bison S

Ocean in View S

SCalifornia S

Minnesota S

Oregon S

Kansas S

West Virginia S

SS$2.962,275,000
2006SSSNevada S

Nebraska S

Colorado S

North Dakota S

South Dakota S

SS$2.912,000,428
2007SSSMontana S

Washington S

Idaho S

Wyoming S

Utah S

SSacagawea S

Presidential dollars:

George Washington S

John Adams S

Thomas Jefferson S

James Madison S

$6.911,702,116
2008SSSOklahoma S

New Mexico S

Arizona S

Alaska S

Hawaii S

SSacagawea S

James Monroe S

John Quincy Adams S

Andrew Jackson S

Martin Van Buren S

$6.911,382,017
2009Birthplace S

Formative Years S

Professional Life S

Presidency S

SS DC and US Territories quarters:

District of Columbia S

Puerto Rico S

Guam S

American Samoa S

US Virgin Islands S

Northern Mariana Islands S

SSacagawea S

William Henry Harrison S

John Tyler S

James K. Polk S

Zachary Taylor S

$7.191,482,502
2010SSS America the Beautiful quarters:

Hot Springs National Park S

Yellowstone National Park S

Yosemite National Park S

Grand Canyon National Park S

Mount Hood National Forest S

SSacagawea S

Millard Fillmore S

Franklin Pierce S

James Buchanan S

Abraham Lincoln S

$6.911,103,950 [19]
2011SSSGettysburg National Park S

Glacier National Park S

Olympic National Park S

Vicksburg National Park S

Chickasaw Recreation Area S

SSacagawea S

Andrew Johnson S

Ulysses S. Grant S

Rutherford B. Hayes S

James A. Garfield S

$6.911,098,835
2012SSSEl Yunque National Forest S

Chaco Culture National Historical Park S

Acadia National Park S

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park S

Denali National Park S

SSacagawea S

Chester Arthur S

Grover Cleveland (1st term) S

Benjamin Harrison S

Grover Cleveland (2nd term) S

$6.91794,002
2013SSSWhite Mountain National Forest S

Perry's Victory International Peace Memorial S

Great Basin National Park S

Fort McHenry National Monument S

Mount Rushmore National Memorial S

SSacagawea S

William McKinley S

Theodore Roosevelt S

William Howard Taft S

Woodrow Wilson S

$6.91802,460
2014SSSGreat Smoky Mountains National Park S

Shenandoah National Park S

Arches National Park S

Great Sand Dunes National Park S

Everglades National Park S

SSacagawea S

Warren G. Harding S

Calvin Coolidge S

Herbert Hoover S

Franklin D. Roosevelt S

$6.91714,661
2015SSSHomestead National Monument of America S

Kisatchie National Forest S

Blue Ridge Parkway S

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge S

Saratoga National Historical Park S

SSacagawea S

Harry S. Truman S

Dwight D. Eisenhower S

John F. Kennedy S

Lyndon B. Johnson S

$6.91662,900
2016SSSShawnee National Forest S

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park S

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park S

Theodore Roosevelt National Park S

Fort Moultrie S

SSacagawea S

Richard M. Nixon S

Gerald R. Ford S

Ronald Reagan S

$5.91595,184
2017SSSEffigy Mounds National Monument S

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site S

Ozark National Scenic Riverways S

Ellis Island S

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park S

SSacagawea dollar

S

$2.91568,678
2018SSSPictured Rocks National Lakeshore S

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore S

Voyageurs National Park S

Cumberland Island National Seashore S

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge S

SS$2.91TBD
2019S, W SSLowell National Historical Park S

American Memorial Park S

War in the Pacific National Historical Park S

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park S

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness S

SS$2.92TBD
2020SS, WSNational Park S

Weir Farm S

Salt River Bay S

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller S

Tallgrass Prairie S

SS$2.96TBD

Silver proof sets (1976; 1992–present)

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2019 Silver Proof Set

In 1976, the mint released a proof set containing the Bicentennial quarter, half dollar, and dollar struck in 40% silver. [20]

The Silver Proof set became a standard product of the United States Mint in 1992, containing a dime, quarter, and half dollar composed of 90% silver. The compositions for the penny, nickel, and dollar (introduced to the set in 2000) remained the same as in the standard proof sets. [21] In 2019, the purity of the silver coins was changed to 99.9%. [22]

The 2019 Silver Proof Set contains a "West Point" penny with a reverse cameo finish. [23] Similarly, the 2020 set includes a reverse cameo "West Point" nickel. [18]

Silver proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢$1Total face valueMintage
1976 Washington quarter

S

Kennedy half dollar

S

Eisenhower dollar

S

$1.753,998,621
1992 Lincoln cent

S

Jefferson nickel

S

Roosevelt dime

S

SS$0.911,009,586
1993SSSSS$0.91570,213
1994SSSSS$0.91636,009
1995SSSSS$0.91549,878
1996SSSSS$0.91623,655
1997SSSSS$0.91605,473
1998SSSSS$0.91638,134
1999SSS 50 State quarters:

Delaware S

Pennsylvania S

New Jersey S

Georgia S

Connecticut S

S$1.91804,565
2000SSSMassachusetts S

Maryland S

South Carolina S

New Hampshire S

Virginia S

S Sacagawea dollar

S

$2.91965,421
2001SSSNew York S

North Carolina S

Rhode Island S

Vermont S

Kentucky S

SS$2.91889,697
2002SSSTennessee S

Ohio S

Louisiana S

Indiana S

Mississippi S

SS$2.91892,229
2003SSSIllinois S

Alabama S

Maine S

Missouri S

Arkansas S

SS$2.911,125,755
2004SSPeace Medal S

Keelboat S

Michigan S

Florida S

Texas S

Iowa S

Wisconsin S

SS$2.961,175,934
2005SSAmerican Bison S

Ocean in View S

California S

Minnesota S

Oregon S

Kansas S

West Virginia S

SS$2.961,069,679
2006SSSNevada S

Nebraska S

Colorado S

North Dakota S

South Dakota S

SS$2.911,054,008
2007SSSMontana S

Washington S

Idaho S

Wyoming S

Utah S

SSacagawea S

Presidential dollars:

George Washington S

John Adams S

Thomas Jefferson S

James Madison S

$6.91875,050
2008SSSOklahoma S

New Mexico S

Arizona S

Alaska S

Hawaii S

SSacagawea S

James Monroe S

John Quincy Adams S

Andrew Jackson S

Martin Van Buren S

$6.91763,887
2009Birthplace S

Formative Years S

Professional Life S

Presidency S

SS DC and US Territories quarters:

District of Columbia S

Puerto Rico S

Guam S

American Samoa S

US Virgin Islands S

Northern Mariana Islands S

SSacagawea S

William Henry Harrison S

John Tyler S

James K. Polk S

Zachary Taylor S

$7.19697,365
2010SSS America the Beautiful quarters:

Hot Springs National Park S

Yellowstone National Park S

Yosemite National Park S

Grand Canyon National Park S

Mount Hood National Forest S

SSacagawea S

Millard Fillmore S

Franklin Pierce S

James Buchanan S

Abraham Lincoln S

$6.91585,414 [19]
2011SSSGettysburg National Park S

Glacier National Park S

Olympic National Park S

Vicksburg National Park S

Chickasaw Recreation Area S

SSacagawea S

Andrew Johnson S

Ulysses S. Grant S

Rutherford B. Hayes S

James A. Garfield S

$6.91574,175
2012SSSEl Yunque National Forest S

Chaco Culture National Historical Park S

Acadia National Park S

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park S

Denali National Park S

SSacagawea S

Chester Arthur S

Grover Cleveland (1st term) S

Benjamin Harrison S

Grover Cleveland (2nd term) S

$6.91395,443
2013SSSWhite Mountain National Forest S

Perry's Victory International Peace Memorial S

Great Basin National Park S

Fort McHenry National Monument S

Mount Rushmore National Memorial S

SSacagawea S

William McKinley S

Theodore Roosevelt S

William Howard Taft S

Woodrow Wilson S

$6.91419,720
2014SSSGreat Smoky Mountains National Park S

Shenandoah National Park S

Arches National Park S

Great Sand Dunes National Park S

Everglades National Park S

SSacagawea S

Warren G. Harding S

Calvin Coolidge S

Herbert Hoover S

Franklin D. Roosevelt S

$6.91429,493
2015SSSHomestead National Monument of America S

Kisatchie National Forest S

Blue Ridge Parkway S

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge S

Saratoga National Historical Park S

SSacagawea S

Harry S. Truman S

Dwight D. Eisenhower S

John F. Kennedy S

Lyndon B. Johnson S

$6.91387,414
2016SSSShawnee National Forest S

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park S

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park S

Theodore Roosevelt National Park S

Fort Moultrie S

SSacagawea S

Richard M. Nixon S

Gerald R. Ford S

Ronald Reagan S

$5.91369,849
2017SSSEffigy Mounds National Monument S

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site S

Ozark National Scenic Riverways S

Ellis Island S

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park S

SS$2.91358,085
2018SSSPictured Rocks National Lakeshore S

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore S

Voyageurs National Park S

Cumberland Island National Seashore S

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge S

SS$2.91332,274
2019S, WSSLowell National Historical Park S

American Memorial Park S

War in the Pacific National Historical Park S

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park S

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness S

SS$2.92412,508
2020SS, WSNational Park S

Weir Farm S

Salt River Bay S

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller S

Tallgrass Prairie S

SS$2.96313,249

Limited Edition silver proof sets (2012–present)

Since 2012, the San Francisco Mint issued special limited edition Silver Proof Sets containing only the silver coins of the standard set, plus a proof American Silver Eagle. The sets have a mintage limit of 50,000 each. [24] No set was issued for 2015. Like the standard Silver Proof Set, all coins in the set are made with a composition of 99.9% starting in 2019. [25]

Limited Edition silver proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢$1Total face valueMintage

(Limit)

2012 Roosevelt dime

S

America the Beautiful quarters:

El Yunque National Forest S Chaco Culture National Historical Park S

Acadia National Park S

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park S

Denali National Park S

Kennedy half dollar

S

American Silver Eagle

W

$2.8550,169
2013SWhite Mountain National Forest S

Perry's Victory International Peace Memorial S

Great Basin National Park S

Fort McHenry National Monument S

Mount Rushmore National Memorial S

SW$2.8547,971
2014SGreat Smoky Mountains National Park S

Shenandoah National Park S

Arches National Park S

Great Sand Dunes National Park S

Everglades National Park S

SW$2.8542,830
2016SShawnee National Forest S

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park S

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park S

Theodore Roosevelt National Park S

Fort Moultrie S

SW$2.8549,412
2017SEffigy Mounds National Monument S

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site S

Ozark National Scenic Riverways S

Ellis Island S

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park S

SS$2.8548,901
2018SPictured Rocks National Lakeshore S

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore S

Voyageurs National Park S

Cumberland Island National Seashore S

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge S

SS$2.8544,231
2019SLowell National Historical Park S

American Memorial Park S

War in the Pacific National Historical Park S

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park S

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness S

SS$2.8548,418
2020SNational Park S

Weir Farm S

Salt River Bay S

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller S

Tallgrass Prairie S

SS$2.8549,506

Prestige proof sets (1983–1997)

In 1983, the mint released a special mint set containing a commemorative dollar coin. This set, known as the Prestige proof set, was sold every year until 1997 (except 1985, when no commemorative coins were produced) containing a commemorative dollar coin and sometimes a commemorative half dollar. [26]

Prestige proof sets
Year10¢25¢50¢$1Total face valueMintage
1983 Lincoln cent

S

Jefferson nickel

S

Roosevelt dime

S

Washington quarter

S

Kennedy half dollar

S

1984 Summer Olympics (1983)

S

$1.91140,361
1984SSSSS1984 Summer Olympics (1984)

S

$1.91316,680
1986SSSSKennedy S

Statue of Liberty S

Statue of Liberty

S

$2.41599,317
1987SSSSSUnited States Constitution

S

$1.91435,495
1988SSSSS1988 Summer Olympics

S

$1.91231,661
1989SSSSKennedy S

U.S. Congress Bicentennial S

U.S. Congress Bicentennial

S

$2.41211,807
1990SSSSS Dwight D. Eisenhower

S

$1.91506,126
1991SSSSKennedy S

Mount Rushmore S

Mount Rushmore

S

$2.41256,954
1992SSSSKennedy S

1992 Summer Olympics S

1992 Summer Olympics

S

$2.41183,293
1993SSSSKennedy S

Bill of Rights S

Bill of Rights

S

$2.41224,045
1994SSSSKennedy S

1994 World Cup S

1994 World Cup

S

$2.41175,893
1995SSSSKennedy S

Civil War Battlefields S

Civil War Battlefields

S

$2.41107,112
1996SSSSKennedy S

Olympics centennial (women's soccer) S

Olympics (men's rowing)

S

$2.4155,000
1997SSSSSU.S. Botanic Garden

S

$1.9180,000

Other proof sets

50 State Quarters Proof Set

With the launch of the 50 State Quarters Program in 1999, the Mint began marketing proof sets of just the five quarters released in the given year. These sets are essentially a reduced version of the regular issue proof sets and the packaging maintained the same blue color scheme, but came in a smaller box and different certificate of authenticity. This collection ceased with the resolution of the program in 2008. These sets are usually denoted as the 5-piece sets from a given year. All issues were produced at the San Francisco Mint. [27]

50 State Quarters Silver Proof Set

The 50 State Quarters Proof Sets produced with the five quarters produced that year in 90% silver and again were the same as the year's Silver Proof Set but in a reduced red packaging and unique certificate of authenticity. All issues were produced at the San Francisco Mint. [27]

District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set

Upon completion of the 50 State Quarters Program, it was decided to honor Washington D.C. and the U.S. Overseas Territories in a similar manner. The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarters allowed for the minting of six designs in 2009 and these were sold as a set. All were produced at the San Francisco Mint.

America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set

The America the Beautiful Quarters program began in 2010 as a continuation of the 50 State Quarters and D.C. and Territories programs, allowing each state a representation in the nation's coinage. These sets are reduced versions of the United States Mint Proof Set and the packaging maintains the same burnt-orange color scheme, but came in a smaller box and different certificate of authenticity. All issues were produced at the San Francisco Mint.

America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

The 50 State Quarters Proof Sets are also produced in 90% silver and again are the same as the year's Silver Proof Set but in a reduced navy-blue packaging and unique certificate of authenticity. All issues were produced at the San Francisco Mint.

Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set

With the launch of the Presidential $1 Coin Program, four dollar coins have been released each year since 2007 - each depicting a serving U.S. President. This set is the sleeve of dollar coins from regular issue mint sets on its own with reduced packaging and a different certificate of authenticity. The program ended in 2016 when all eligible presidents had been honored. [28]

50th Anniversary San Francisco Silver Reverse Proof Set

A special Silver Proof Set was issued by the San Francisco Mint in 2018. This set contained the same coins as the standard 2018 Silver Proof Set, but with a reverse cameo finish, and had a maximum authorized mintage of 200,000 sets. [29]

Other modern proof coins

Some special proof coins were not included in any of the above-mentioned proof sets, but were sold individually by the mint or in commemorative sets.

Other modern proof coins
CoinMintageNotes
1994-P matte Jefferson nickel 167,703
1997-P matte Jefferson nickel 25,000 (25,000 authorized)
1998-S matte Kennedy half dollar 62,000
2014-P Kennedy half dollar198,268 [30] (225,000 authorized)Included in the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar set
2014-W reverse cameo Kennedy half dollar219,173 [31] (225,000 authorized)Included in the 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar set
2014-W Kennedy half dollar (gold)69,319 (75,000 authorized)Struck in .999 24 karat gold
2015-P reverse cameo Roosevelt dime 74,430 (75,000 authorized)Included in a mint set containing the March of Dimes commemorative dollar
2015-W Roosevelt dime (silver)74,430 (75,000 authorized)Included in a mint set containing the March of Dimes commemorative dollar

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Proof coinage

Proof coinage refers to special early samples of a coin issue, historically made for checking the dies and for archival purposes, but nowadays often struck in greater numbers specially for coin collectors (numismatists). Nearly all countries have issued proof coinage.

Half dime Former United States five-cent silver coin

The half dime, or half disme, was a silver coin, valued at five cents, formerly minted in the United States.

United States Bicentennial coinage Three US coins minted in 1975–1976

The United States Bicentennial coinage is a set of circulating commemorative coins, consisting of a quarter, half dollar and dollar struck by the United States Mint in 1975 and 1976. Regardless of when struck, each coin bears the double date 1776–1976 on the normal obverses for the Washington quarter, Kennedy half dollar and Eisenhower dollar. No coins dated 1975 of any of the three denominations were minted.

Eisenhower dollar United States dollar coin

The Eisenhower dollar was a one-dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1971 to 1978; it was the first coin of that denomination issued by the Mint since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. The coin depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the obverse, and a stylized image honoring the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon mission on the reverse, with both sides designed by Frank Gasparro. It is the only large-size U.S. dollar coin whose circulation strikes contained no silver.

American Silver Eagle Silver bullion coin of the United States

The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States.

Kennedy half dollar 50-cent piece depicting John F Kennedy minted after his assassination in 1963

The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a fifty-cent coin currently issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.

San Francisco Mint United States historic place

The San Francisco Mint is a branch of the United States Mint and was opened in 1854 to serve the gold mines of the California Gold Rush. It quickly outgrew its first building and moved into a new one in 1874. This building, the Old United States Mint, also known affectionately as The Granite Lady, is one of the few that survived the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It served until 1937, when the present facility was opened.

West Point Mint Branch of the United States Mint

The West Point Mint Facility is a U.S. Mint production and depository facility erected in 1937 near the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, United States. The mint is part of the U.S. Bullion Depository system and as of 2019, holds 22% of the United States' gold reserves, or approximately 54 million ounces. The mint at West Point is second only to the gold reserves held in secure storage at Fort Knox. Originally, the West Point Mint was called the West Point Bullion Depository. At one point it had the highest concentration of silver of any U.S. mint facility, and for 12 years produced circulating pennies. It has since minted mostly commemorative coins and stored gold.

Washington quarter US 25-cent coin minted since 1932

The Washington quarter is the present quarter dollar or 25-cent piece issued by the United States Mint. The coin was first struck in 1932; the original version was designed by sculptor John Flanagan.

Coin roll hunting

Coin roll hunting is the hobby of searching and sorting coinage pulled from circulation for collectible coins. This is achieved through obtaining rolled coin, boxed coin, or bagged coin from banks and credit unions. A variant of this practice involves banknotes and is carried out in essentially the same fashion, normally to search for unusual serial numbers, star notes and misprints.

America the Beautiful quarters Series of U.S. coins

The America the Beautiful quarters were a series of 56 25-cent pieces (quarters) issued by the United States Mint, which began in 2010 and lasted until 2021. The obverse (front) of all the coins depicts George Washington in a modified version of the portrait used for the original 1932 Washington quarter. There were five new reverse (back) designs each year, each commemorating a national natural or historic site such as national parks, national historic site, or national forests – one from each state, the federal district, and each territory. The program was authorized by the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–456 .

Kennedy half dollar mintage figures

The Kennedy half dollar is a United States coin that has been minted since 1964. In the first year of production the coins were minted in 90% silver and 10% copper. From 1965 through 1970, the coins were minted in a clad composition of mostly silver outer layers and a mostly copper inner layer. After 1970, the coins are minted in a copper–nickel clad composition. From 1992 to 2018, 90% silver coins were made for inclusion in special "Limited Edition" silver proof sets. Beginning 2019 coins in the special silver proof sets are produced from pure (.9999) silver.

The United States Mint has released annual collections of coins most years since 1936.

American Innovation dollars Series of US dollar coins

American Innovation dollars are dollar coins of a series minted by the United States Mint beginning in 2018 and scheduled to run through 2032. It is planned for each member of the series to showcase an innovation, innovator or group of innovators from a particular state or territory.

The United States Uncirculated Coin Set, known as the Uncirculated Set or Mint Set in the United States, is an annual coin set sold by the United States Mint. The set is marketed towards coin collectors as a way to obtain circulation coins in mint condition.

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