The traditional five-coin set was no more after the release of the 1999 Silver Proof Set.
This set kicked off the first year of the State Quarters series and under this new program, five different quarter designs would be released each year for the next decade.
This also marked the expansion of the traditional set from five coins to nine coins; seven of which were struck in 90% silver. Each 1999 Silver Proof Set contained the Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut quarters. This set also contained the 1999 Kennedy Half dollar, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel and the Lincoln Cent.
Each coin in the set was minted at the San Francisco Mint and so features the "S" mint mark.
The original government packaging for this set featured all nine coins sealed in two plastic lenses before being placed in a cardboard box. The color scheme for the sets turned to red.
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