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2015-S US Mint Silver Proof Coin Set
The pinnacle of coin sets issued each year by the United States Mint in San Francisco, this set contains a grand total of 14 coins. The special attribute of this set is that the dime, half dollar, and all five quarters are minted from 90% fine silver - the same composition these denominations were minted in prior to 1965.
The fourteen coins represented in this set are:
These coins come housed in their original packaging from the United States Mint in San Francisco, and make a wonderful addition (or beginning) to a coin collection!
Silver Proof Set History
Proof coins and proof sets go back to the beginning of the 19th century, and they contained silver (and even gold) during the years when all the coins made that year contained those metals. In 1970 the US Mint made its last regular issue silver proof coin with the 40% half dollar issued in that set.
In 1992 the US Mint decided to mint an additional proof set to the normal 'clad' composition proof set, and in this set would be a return to the 90% silver coins for the denominations that had been silver in the past. This made for two different basic proof sets each year, a practice that continues to this day.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Legal Tender:||United States|