The 1987 US Mint Proof Set experienced the third highest sales of any Proof Set during the 1980’s, with sales of 3,792,233 sets. The main reason for this increased Proof Set demand was that no new Kennedy Half Dollars were released into circulation – they were only available in Proof Sets and Mint Sets. The 1987 Proof Set continued as a 5 coin set with a face value of $0.91. With all of the minting technology improvements being made, deep cameo finishes will be found on nearly all coins in the Set. This Set was made by the US Mint in San Francisco. Right now, JM Bullion has these 1987 US Mint Proof Sets available for purchase.
- Arrives in sealed plastic holder with a purple outer box!
- Contains five 1987 coins from the US Mint!
- A total of 3,792,233 proof sets were issued in 1987.
- Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Proof visuals.
- Please note – some sets may be missing the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
Each Proof Set includes one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.
In 1987, no Kennedy Half Dollars were struck for circulation, as the Treasury had built up a two-year supply of them. In addition, demand for half dollars in circulation was dropping off. This is what led to the half dollars being available only in the Proof Sets and Mint Sets.
Many of the coins go through modifications of the designs through the years. The Jefferson Nickel was modified in 1987. Jefferson’s hair was sharpened as were some of the details of the Monticello. Beginning in 1987, it is fairly common to find some well-struck nickels with six full steps on the reverse.
The packaging of the 1987 Proof Sets remained as it had been since 1983. The coins are placed in individual slots in a purple textured cardboard holder. This purple holder is then sealed in a plastic holder, which is then placed into a purple outer box, with a flap at the top to open and close the box.
Please contact our JM Bullion Customer Service team if you have any questions. We can be reached via phone at 800-276-6508, via online live chat, or via email.