The 1974 US Mint Proof Set continued as a 6 coin set, once again including the copper-nickel clad version of the Eisenhower Dollar. Every coin in the set is a Proof-only issue except the Lincoln Cent. The Proof finish on the coins enhances their beauty and shine. The popularity of Proof Sets continued in 1974, selling 2,612,568 sets, which was a slight drop off from 1973. This set was made by the US Mint in San Francisco. Presently, the 1974 US Mint Proof Set is available for purchase from Silver.com.
- Received in a hard plastic case with an outer box!
- Includes six 1974 coins from the US Mint!
- Issued total of 2,612,568 proof sets in 1974.
- Proof specimens.
- Each coin bears its respective face value in US dollars.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Please bear in mind some sets may lack the outer shipping pieces, but all coins are in good condition and remain in the hard plastic cases.
The coins are separated by raised rings of plastic. A red felt-covered paper insert was added, promoting the beauty and shine of the coins. This is sealed in a two-piece clear plastic case, which is then inserted into a black plastic frame. The frame has a hinged flap, allowing it to be flipped over to display the coins.
The Proof Set consists of one each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar (Copper-Nickel clad).
In 1959, the Wheat Cent was replaced by the Lincoln Cent. The obverse remained the same, it was just the reverse that was re-designed.
The obverse of the Lincoln Cent – like the Wheat Cent – features a right-facing bust of Abraham Lincoln. This was designed by Victor David Brenner, a sculptor, engraver, and medalist. Brenner’s design of the obverse has been on the penny since 1909.
The reverse of the Lincoln Cent features the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, designed by Frank Gasparro in 1959. The Mint held an internal competition among its engravers to come up with this new design. Although Gasparro had never been in-person to see the Lincoln Memorial, his design was thought to be an impressive image of the Memorial by the Secretary of the Treasury, Robert B. Anderson.
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