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Every year the United States Mint puts together proof sets. These sets are made up of different denominations of proof coins from that particular year. Buy the 1972-S US Mint Proof Coin Set GEM Proof in Original Mint Packaging today and become the proud owner of a piece of American coin legacy.
The US Mint began assembling sets like this one is 1936 and they have always been a favorite among the American people. Some people use it to commemorate a special event, maybe a birth or marriage - others enjoy collecting a set from each year. Either way they are a wonderful corner piece of any collection.
The term “proof” is referring more about the minting process as opposed to the actual condition of a specific coin. Proof coins are made using highly polished blanks and are struck twice to produce a crisp, contrasting image. This 1972-S proof set is in GEM conditioning, meaning that the coins are in great shape. It comes in its original US Mint packaging, a big plus for anyone. The government packaging was updated in 1968 to be a stiff plastic case with the heraldic eagle in the top middle, proudly displaying the beautiful coins. It can be kept in the accompanying blue cardboard box.
The Coins of the 1972-S US Mint Proof Set
There are five coins featured in the set, although there were six denominations circulated during 1972 (the Eisenhower $1 coin was left out). They are the Lincoln Penny, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and the Kennedy Half Dollar. All of the coins in this 1972 US Mint Proof Set were struck at the San Francisco mint.
Lincoln made his appearance on the cent coin in 1901 to honor what would have been his 100th birthday. The Washington quarter has been in production since 1932. The original design was done by John Flanagan after some competition between himself and another designer. The Jefferson Nickel was first minted 6 years later in 1938, its reverse shows Jefferson's home, Monticello in Virginia. Becoming the fourth coin to bear the face of a United States President, the Roosevelt dime was made in 1946 in memory of four-time President Franklin Roosevelt's passing. And lastly, the Kennedy Half Dollar was minted in memory of the president (who was assassinated) in 1964.
Existing designs by Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro were used which allowed the coins be ready for production quickly. The obverse is John F. Kennedy's portrait and the reverse is a modified presidential seal.
Celebrate a special year or add a missing piece to your collection by purchasing the 1972-S US Mint Proof Coin Set | GEM Proof in Original Government Packaging now!
|Year of Issue:||1972|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Legal Tender:||United States|