Want to get started collecting coins but don’t know where to begin? Want to add to your coin collection without spending a fortune? Well US Mint Proof Sets are an easy and affordable way to get an example of each denomination of coin minted in a given year! And these are high-quality Proof condition coins no less! While mintage numbers have dropped off the past couple of years, Proof Sets are still in demand. The 2018 Proof Set has a face value of $2.91 and its original issue price was $26.95. This set is minted at the US Mint in San Francisco and has an S mint mark. Right now, Silver.com has these 2018 US Mint Proof Sets available for purchase online.
- Received in 2 sealed plastic lenses with a cardboard outer box!
- Consists of ten 2018 coins from the US Mint!
- Proof visuals.
- Each coin displays its face value in US dollars.
- Each denomination has its own obverse and reverse design.
- Total of 490,414 proof sets issued in 2018.
- Please note – some sets may be missing the outer envelope/sleeve/box.
There are 2 sets of coins in the 2018 Proof Set – the America the Beautiful Quarters Program set and the standard set of Proof coins.
The 5 coins in this Proof Set from the 56 coin America the Beautiful Quarters Program set are Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
The standard set of Proof coins includes one each of the 2018 Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Kennedy Half Dollar, and the recent issue of the Native American Dollar Series.
The obverse of the Native American Dollar continues to be the design initially introduced in 2000 – Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. This year’s reverse features the athlete and Olympian Jim Thorpe, considered to be one of the greatest athletes of the 20th Century. Thorpe was coached by Pop Warner in both football and track and field. He won a national collegiate championship, and then went off to represent the US in the 1912 Summer Olympics, where he handily won medals in several events. After the Olympics, Thorpe went on to play both professional baseball and football.
The modern era Proof Sets have gone through numerous changes since their re-emergence in 1936 at the Philadelphia Mint. Changes have included the number of coins in the set, improvements in the packaging of the set, the obverse and reverse designs of the coins, and even what coins are in the set.
Packaging of the 2018 Proof Set is the same as recent years. The coins are packaged in 2 individual plastic cases and then put into a cardboard outer box. The outer box has an image of the Washington Monument at sunset on the front of the box while images of the 5 national parks and the 5 coins in the set are on the back.
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