Even though the Eisenhower Dollar was not included in the proof prior, despite being in circulation since 1971, 1973 marked the first time it was added as a sixth coin to the set.
The Eisenhower Dollar included in the set was comprised of a copper nickel clad composition that was also used in the half dollar, dime and quarter. The US Mint continued to offer a 40% silver proof Eisenhower Dollar separately for collectors to purchase.
The six coins included in the 1973 Proof Set are: the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime and the Eisenhower Dollar.
The mintage for the proof set dropped from previous years to 2,760,339. The packaging for the proof set also changed during this year. Now, coins would come in a different style plastic holder with each of the coins sealed in its own separate compartment. The plastic case also featured a flip top which opens and closes to display the set.
|Year of Issue:||1973|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Legal Tender:||United States|