Proof sets are one of the most popular ways to collect coins. Beginning in 1992, the Mint introduced a special version of the annual proof set in which the dime, quarter, and half dollar are struck in 90% silver, which had not been used for circulating coins since 1964. Offered here is a collection of United States silver proof sets issued from 1999 to 2009. Each set contains 1 Lincoln cent, 1 Jefferson nickel, 1 Roosevelt silver dime, 5 Washington Statehood silver quarters, 1 Kennedy silver half dollar, and 1 Native American dollar (2000-2009). In addition, the 2007-2009 sets each include 4 Presidential dollars, the 2004 & 2005 sets contain Westward Journey nickels, and the 2009 set contains 4 different Lincoln cents honoring the life of Abraham Lincoln. You will receive 11 sets in the original government packaging, one from each of the years 1999 to 2009, for a total of 127 coins!
About Proof Sets:
Since the early 1800’s, the U.S. Mint has issued special proof coins minted exclusively for collectors. These coins are the finest quality ever produced. The blanks are specially treated, hand-polished, and cleaned before being struck with specially polished dies at least twice to ensure great detail. The resulting coins are of exceptional quality and have deeply mirrored finishes with intricate designs. In 1936, the Mint began assembling proof coins into prepackaged sets. Nearly a century later, these annual coin sets continue to be one of the most popular ways to collect coins. Although the packaging has changed over time, the basic concept remains— each proof set contains one example of every coin minted during a given year.
Number of sets: 11
Coins per set: 1999: 9, 2000-2003/2006: 10, 2004:11, 2007-2008: 14. 2009: 18
Total coins: 127
Dimensions: 1999-2006: 5 ½ x 3 ½ x ¾ inches per set. 2007-2008: 5 ½ x 3 ½ x 1 inches per set. 2009: 5 ½ x 3 ½ x 1 1/3 inches per set.
Sets may show minor toning/discoloration due to age.