2008 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Sets Arrive August 26

by CoinNews.net on August 20, 2008 · 4 comments

2008 United States Silver Proof Set™The 2008 United States Silver Proof Set™ will be offered by the U.S. Mint Tuesday, August 26 at noon (ET). The 14 coin proof set carries the same $44.95 price tag as the 2007 sets, and no order limits are in place.

Each coin in the set bears the “S” mint mark, denoting they were manufactured at the United States Mint at San Francisco.

This year’s set includes the final five commemorative quarters to be issued in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program:

  • 2008-S Silver Oklahoma Quarter
  • 2008-S Silver New Mexico Quarter
  • 2008-S Silver Arizona Quarter
  • 2008-S Silver Alaska Quarter
  • 2008-S Silver Hawaii Quarter

In addition, the proof set contains the following five $1 dollar coins:

  • 2008-S Sacagawea Golden Dollar
  • 2008-S James Monroe $1
  • 2008-S John Quincy Adams $1
  • 2008-S Andrew Jackson $1
  • 2008-S Martin Van Buren $1

And the following other coins:

  • 2008-S Lincoln Cent
  • 2008-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2008-S Silver Roosevelt Dime
  • 2008-S Silver Kennedy 50c

The five state quarters, the Kennedy half-dollar, and the Roosevelt dime are struck in 90 percent silver. 

Ordering Information

On Tuesday, August 26 and at noon (ET), the 2008 U.S. Silver Proof Set may be ordered through the Mint page:

2008 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™

Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may place orders and inquiries through TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

[CoinNews editor update: The 2009 Silver Proof Set is available from the US Mint beginning on Friday, July 17, at 12 noon ET.]

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark August 22, 2008 at 11:28 am

The 1999-2008 state quarter silver proof sets are the best !

Steve May 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

If I understand correctly, the Lincoln pennies sold in the Silver Proof set (San Francisco) and the mint proof set (San Francisco) will be completely identical. All will be proof finished and all will be mainly copper, as were the 1907 pennies. The only other “copper” pennies, but not proof finished, will be sold in the unc sets. My point being, if a collector wants a full set of proof pennies, he can accomplish such a purchase by buying either the mint set or the silver mint set. Am I correct?

Mark May 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

If you want a complete set of copper cents of 2009 you need to buy the P&D uncirculated set and just a proof or silver proof eather one of them the proof sets have the same ones silver or just proof !

Steve May 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Correct. I took it for granted that the uncirculated had to be purchased to get the P & D mint marks. The reason for the question was to ask if there was a difference in the pennies that appeared in the mint sets. Mark, I appreciate the fact that you highlighted that fact as my question was poorly stated and could have given someone the wrong idea. Thanks.

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