For decades now, the United States Mint has issued proof sets for collectors on an annual basis. Proof Sets typically feature one of each denomination from the release of circulation coins, but with each coin struck in brilliant proof. In addition to offering beautiful visuals, sets such as the 1963 Proof Set also have silver content in some of the coins. Right now, 1963 US Mint Proof Sets are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Coins arrive in sealed plastic pouches with a US Mint envelope and Certificate of Authenticity!
- Includes five 1963 coins from the US Mint!
- Last year for the Franklin Half Dollar!
- Total issue of 3,075,645 proof sets in 1963!
- Contains .6148 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Bears individual face values in US dollars.
- Obverse and reverse designs vary by denomination.
- Proof specimens.
Each 1963 US Mint Proof Set available here comes with the original packaging from the United States Mint. Early proof sets such as these were often referred to as Proof Envelope Sets as the US Mint shipped the sets to collectors in manila envelopes to help delay the onset of tarnishing and discoloration on the coins. The coins are sealed in individual pouches in a clear sheet and packaged inside the US Mint envelope. All sets come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Included in this set are five different proof coins. These coins all have frosted designs with mirror-like background fields. In the case of the 1963 US Mint Proof Set, three of the five coins have 90% silver content for a total of .6148 Troy oz of silver in the set. The silver coins in this set are the 1963 Dime, 1963 Quarter, and the 1963 Half Dollar.
These sets come with a US Penny, US Nickel, US Dime, US Quarter, and the US Half Dollar. Each coin has its own design elements, with Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Washington on the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter respectively.
The highlight coin in the 1963 US Mint Proof Set is the 1963 Franklin Half Dollar. The Franklin Half Dollar design replaced the Walking Liberty Half dollar in 1948 and was struck until 1963. The next year, it was replaced by the Kennedy Half Dollar design. On the obverse side, you will find a right-profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin. The reverse face of the Kennedy Half Dollar comes with a Liberty Bell at the center of the design and a small heraldic eagle to the right side of the bell.
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