1987-S United States Clad Proof Set
Take a step back in time with this alluring 1987-S Mint Proof coin set in the original Mint packaging. This set includes 5 coins in a beautiful proof finish. The proof finish presents these coins with a mirror like finish with frosted details. The five coins included are: the 1987 Lincoln cent, 1987 Jefferson Nickel, 1987 Roosevelt dime, 1987 Washington quarter, and the 1987 Kennedy Half Dollar. These five coins represent the coins that were in circulation during this time and were only minted at the San Francisco Mint.
The Design of the Coins in the 1987-S US Mint Proof Set
Each coin in this set has its own unique characteristics. There were roughly 4,227,000 1987-S Lincoln Cents made, not including the ones which were damaged, melted down, or defaced. The obverse of the coin is a portrait of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln facing right, while the reverse of the coins depicts the Lincoln Memorial.
The 1987-S Jefferson Nickel has the 3rd United States President, Thomas Jefferson, on the obverse facing left, while the back has a portrait of Jefferson’s house Monticello located in Virginia.
The obverse of the 1987-S Roosevelt Dime has a portrait of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only president to ever serve 4 terms as president. Unfortunately, he died 3 months into his 4th term. The reverse of the 1987-S Roosevelt Dime depicts a lit torch with an olive branch to the left and an oak branch to the right.
The 1987-S Washington Quarter features our 1st president, George Washington. The obverse of this coin shows a portrait of President Washington looking left.
The final coin in this historical set is the 1987-S Kennedy Half Dollar. This Coin features the 35th United States president, John F. Kennedy. The obverse of the coin is a portrait of President Kennedy facing left with the words: “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the date, 1987, below Kennedy’s Portrait. The “S” mintmark below Kennedy's portrait represents the San Francisco Mint where these historical sets are minted.
Why add a 1987-S US Mint Proof Coin Set GEM Proof in Original Mint Packaging to your collection?
This 1987-S US Mint Proof set in original Mint packaging holds decades of history — from the glorious presidents whose faces appear on the five coins, to the amazing accomplishments these presidents made while they were in office. If you are collecting Proof Sets, this would be an awesome addition to your collection This set may even spark a new interest in the art of numismatics.
|Year of Issue:||1987|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
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.