1960 U.S. Mint Proof Set, Small Date


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Wouldn't you love to own the best quality coins available? You can, with U.S. Mint Proof Sets! What is a Proof Set? It's a specially made, premium-quality set of coins containing one of each denomination issued by the U.S. Mint for that year. Proof coins are produced in very small quantities compared to regular-issue coins. First, the Proof dies are thoroughly buffed and polished, and repolished frequently during production. Then, carefully selected coin blanks are individually fed into a specially modified coin press. Each coin is then struck at least twice, at slow speed and with extra pressure. The result of this process is the distinctive and beautiful frosty Proof appearance of sharply struck design images against mirrorlike surfaces. Because they feature the finest U.S. coins available anywhere, Proof Sets should be a part of every collection.

The scarce Small Date cent was struck only in January 1960, when the Philadelphia Mint began issuing new cents. They discovered the numeral 0 on the die was too small, and disposed of the master die. This created the scarce Small Date variety. 1,691,602 minted (includes Large & Small varieties). Order yours today!