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    Proof Sets from the US Mint

    In addition to the multitude of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins issued by the United States Mint, it produces other collectible sets for coin enthusiasts. These sets often feature the circulation coin designs of the United States struck with greater attention to detail and, in some cases, offered with silver content. However, there are sets offered each year that simply celebrate the beautiful designs of American currency.

    What is a Proof Set?

    A proof set issued by the United States Mint is simply a collection of coins that features designs struck with proof visuals. In this case, the coins have higher relief on the design strike, a frosted finish to the design element, and a mirror-like background field that helps create visual contrast between a design and the field of the coin.

    What Types of Proof Sets are Available?

    The United States Mint issues a wide range of commemorative and proof coin sets. One of the most common is simply known as the US Mint Proof Set. This set features the circulating denominations annually produced by the US Mint, but with beautiful proof visuals. The typical US Mint Proof Set features the following circulating coins:

    • Lincoln Penny
    • Jefferson Nickel
    • Roosevelt Dime
    • Washington Quarter
    • Kennedy Half Dollar
    • Sacagawea Dollar

    The coins in this set have no precious metal content. Instead, the coins are struck on the traditional blanks using the metallic alloy preferred for circulation use. This includes the following compositions for each coin:

    • Penny – 2.5% copper and the balance Zinc
    • Nickel – 25% nickel and the balance copper
    • Dime/Quarter/Half Dollar – 8.33% nickel and the balance copper
    • Dollar – 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, and the balance copper

    Purchase Proof Sets online at JM Bullion

    If you’re interested in purchasing US Mint Proof Sets, JM Bullion has options available. We are available to assist you on the phone at 800-276-6508. Additionally, you can chat with us live online or send us an email. For fast answers to payment-related questions, please don’t hesitate to view our Payment Methods page.