2015 Congratulations Sets for $50.95

by Mike Unser on January 27, 2015 · 1 comment

Looking for that unique gift for a wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation or birthday? The U.S. Mint recommends its 2015 Congratulations Set for $50.95 — $4.00 less than last year.

U.S. Mint promotion image of the 2015 Congratulations Set

This U.S. Mint image of the 2015 Congratulations Set was included in a promotional email that was sent Monday to Mint customers.

Held within its festive-themed folder is a Proof American Silver Eagle — the Mint’s most popular collectible coin. This coin by itself was released earlier this month for $48.95 and reached sales of 262,377 in three days. It’s struck in one once of .999 fine silver to a proof finish.

2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle, Presentation Case and Certificate of Authenticity

Photo of the individually sold 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle, its Presentation Case and its Certificate of Authenticity

One of the reasons they enjoy so much popularity is that proof finish. It appears on large, nearly 1.6-inch diameter surfaces and shows very sharp design details and mirror-like backgrounds, as seen in the photo above.

Then there are the designs themselves. American Silver Eagles have Adolph A. Weinman’s depiction of "Walking Liberty" on obverses and John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield on reverses. Photos of both sides of the coin appear below.

Photo of a 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Obverse Side)

Photo of a 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Obverse)

Photo of a 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Reverse Side)

Photo of a 2015-W Proof American Silver Eagle (Reverse)

The 2015 Congratulations Set’s folder is congratulatory-themed with silver and gold ribbons. The included 2015 Proof American Silver Eagle is encapsulated inside on the right with the left fold having an area to write a personalized message.

2015 Congratulations Set

The left image shows the folded 2015 Congratulations Set while the right shows it opened

As final touches, a Certificate of Authenticity is printed on the back of the folder, and coin specifications appear on the back of a protective sleeve that wraps around the folder.

Ordering Information

These sets, along with other gift sets for newborns and birthdays, may be ordered by visiting the Mint’s online Gift Ideas section, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). They have no product limits, the Silver Eagles are produced to meet demand and there are no household ordering limits.

Congratulations Sets have been annually issued since 2013. All past sets are still available from the Mint with sales of the 2013 set at 17,860 and sales of the 2014 set at 7,017.

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dale January 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

One of these years had the S San Fransisco silver dollar proof can’t remember but I though it was in 2012 could be wrong idk i purchased 2 of them because it was a coin from the anniversary silver set.

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