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The Proof Set sold more than 3 million sets for the second year in a row in 1962. The 1962 Proof Set had 3,218,019 sets minted.
The five coins included in this set are: the Franklin Half Dollar, Lincoln Cent, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter and the Jefferson Nickel.
The "flat pack" packaging that was introduced in 1955 was used for this set; each coin was wrapped individually in cellophane before being placed between two pieces of cardboard and placed inside a yellow envelope. The set featured a foil seal that read, "US Mint Philadelphia." The yellow envelope featured the Treasury Department address as well as, "1962-P.C."
This 1962 U.S. Silver Proof Coin Set GEM Proof OGP is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
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The U.S mint began releasing annual proof sets in 1936 that included one proof of each coin that was struck for circulation that year. The practice continues to this day with many collectors considering the annual proof set a ‘must get’ every year.