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.
With this important set, you get the Proof cent and nickel, as well as the 90% silver dime, quarter, and half dollar. To make the sets even more desirable, a limited number were offered in deluxe, black velvet display cases. By 1999, the deluxe packaging had been discontinued altogether. Only 136,205 minted. Order yours today!
- Year: 1997
- Product Type: Sets