Sales of US Mint Proof Sets were gradually trending upward since their introduction in 1936. In 1957, sales surpassed the 1 million mark for the first time, and in 1961, sales zoomed past the 3 million mark! Sales of the 1962 US Mint Proof Set reached 3,218,019 sets, setting the all-time high to date. Due to this success, the Mint set a limit of no more than 10 sets per order, in an attempt to curb collectors from buying for speculative purposes. These 1962 coins were some of the last to be struck in 90% silver. They are proof strikes, making them more visually beautiful. Right now, 1962 US Mint Proof Sets are available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Ships in sealed plastic pouch with US Mint manila envelope!
- Five 1962 coins from the US Mint are included!
- Set contains .6148 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Issued total of 3,218,019 proof sets in 1962.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
- Proof specimens.
- Please keep in mind the outer envelope or other shipper items may be missing, but the coins remain in good condition in the sealed pouches.
The Proof Set includes one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and the Franklin Half Dollar. The coins were some of the last to contain 90% fine silver. Beginning in 1965, the Proof Sets were reduced to 40% fine silver (silver clad).
The set is sealed in a plastic pouch that contains the 5 coins plus an octagonal foil seal imprinted with US MINT PHILADELPHIA. The pouch is then inserted into a Treasury Department US Mint manila envelope.
The obverse of the Jefferson Nickel features a left-facing bust of President Thomas Jefferson, including a colonial-era pigtail. It is so large that it takes up the majority of the obverse, leaving minimal room for the various inscriptions.
The reverse of the Jefferson Nickel features a front view of Jeffersons mansion, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. The Monticello was designed by Jefferson himself.
Both the obverse and the reverse of the Jefferson Nickel were designed by German-born American sculptor Felix Schlag. He won $1,000 for this winning design.
If you have questions, the JM Bullion Customer Service team is ready to assist you. We can be reached via phone at 800-276-6508, via our online live chat, or via email.