1970 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.

We're pleased to be able to offer you the 1970-S Proof Set containing the scarce and sought-after Small Date Lincoln cent. In 1970, a few lucky collectors were amazed to find a Small Date Lincoln among the new issues. It's believed that in early 1970, a master die was sharpened at the San Francisco Mint, creating the first ever Large and Small Date cents with the "S" mint mark. The Small Date is the scarcer key issue. Touted in the 1970's as one of America's 10 Most Wanted Coins, this prized 1970-S cent is now available in these superb 1970 Proof Sets. 2,632,810 minted (includes Small & Large date). Hurry, order yours today!