Product Description: Proof sets are one of the most popular ways to collect coins. Offered here is a decade collection of 2000’s United States proof sets issued from 2000-2009. The turn of the 21st century saw an explosion in U.S. coin production and collector interest, partly due to the immense success of the 50 State Quarters program launched in 1999. This decade collection is one of ONR’s most popular sellers. It includes an impressive series of modern U.S. proof coinage featuring many special issues, including 4 special edition Lincoln cents, 4 commemorative Jefferson nickels, 51 U.S. state and territory quarters, and the first 12 presidential dollars from George Washington to Zachary Taylor.
The following specific coins are included: 2000-2003 and 2006: Each set includes 1 Lincoln cent, 1 Jefferson nickel, 1 Roosevelt dime, 5 Washington State quarters, 1 Kennedy half dollar, and 1 Native American dollar. 2004-2005: Each set includes 1 Lincoln cent, 1 Roosevelt dime, 5 Washington State quarters, 1 Kennedy half dollar, and 1 Native American dollar. In addition, the 2004 set includes 2 Jefferson nickels depicting the limited-edition Peace Medal and Keelboat designs, while the 2005 set includes 2 Jefferson nickels depicting the American Bison and Ocean in View designs. 2007-2008: Each set includes 1 Lincoln cent, 1 Jefferson nickel, 1 Roosevelt dime, 5 Washington State quarters, 1 Kennedy half dollar, 1 Native American dollar, and 4 Presidential dollars. 2009: This set currently has the most coins of any U.S. proof set ever issued. It includes 4 Lincoln cents honoring the 200th anniversary of the President’s birth, 1 Jefferson nickel, 1 Roosevelt dime, 6 Washington quarters honoring Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories, 1 Kennedy half dollar, 1 Native American Dollar, and 4 Presidential dollars. You will receive 10 sets in the original government packaging, one from each of the years 2000-2009, for a total of 122 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.
Product Details: Years: 2000-2009 Number of sets: 10 Coins per set: 10 to 18. Total coins: 122. Dimensions: 2000-2006: 5 ½ x 3 ½ x 1 inch per set. 2007-2009: 5 ½ x 3 ½ x 1 ½ inches.
Quality Assurance: The products offered here were hand-selected by professional numismatists after screening thousands of collectible coins for quality and eye-appeal, making them among the best examples available in the collector community. However, the coins in these vintage sets may show light toning and the packaging may show light wear, commensurate with their age. U.S. Mint certificates of authenticity will be provided for each set if they were originally offered. An Olevian Numismatic Rarities certificate will also be included with the collection.