2015 Proof Set from US Mint at San Francisco

by Darrin Lee Unser on March 24, 2015 · 5 comments

One of this year’s most popular numismatic products, the 2015 United States Mint Proof Set®, launched at noon ET today, March 24. Priced at $32.95, more than 200,000 will sell in a matter of days with eventual sales likely to reach around 750,000.

2015 United States Mint Proof Set

2015 Proof Set – lenses, coins and packaging

Coins of the annually issued set have a collector-grade proof finish that showcase mirror-like backgrounds and sharp frosted foregrounds. All of them are made at the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco and feature a ‘S’ mint mark.

Regular coins in circulation come from facilities in Philadelphia and Denver and have ‘P’ and ‘D’ mint marks. And while proof coins of the set are composed of the same base metals as their circulating counterparts, they are struck multiple times with polished dies and blanks to produce a higher level of detail.

Contents of 2015 Proof Set

This year’s clad Proof Set has the following fourteen coins:

  • 2015-S Native American $1 Coin
  • 2015-S Harry S. Truman Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2015-S Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2015-S John F. Kennedy Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2015-S Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2015-S Kennedy Half-Dollar
  • 2015-S Homestead National Monument of America Quarter (Nebraska)
  • 2015-S Kisatchie National Forest Quarter (Louisiana)
  • 2015-S Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter (North Carolina)
  • 2015-S Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter (Delaware)
  • 2015-S Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter (New York)
  • 2015-S Roosevelt Dime
  • 2015-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2015-S Lincoln Cent

Ten of them bear designs only to be issued in 2015. This includes the 2015 Native American $1 Coin, the four 2015 Presidential $1 Coins and the five 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters.

Coins of this set are not exclusive to it. For example, proofs of the clad Presidential dollars and clad quarters are available separately. The U.S. Mint earlier introduced the 2015 Presidential Proof Set for $18.95 (see photos of this $1 set) and the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set for $14.95 (see photos of this quarters set). Here are photos of these two earlier released proof sets:

Photo of 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and Packaging

This photo of the 2015 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set shows everything that comes with it — the outer packaging box, the four clad proof dollars held within a protective plastic lens and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity.


2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set - Packaging, Lens and Certification

This photo of the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set shows everything that comes with it — outer packaging, the five coins held within a protective plastic lens and a United States Mint certificate of authenticity. The U.S. Mint sold more than 42,700 sets in the first six days.

Packaging

Coins are encased in three different protective lenses, and packaged automatically at the San Francisco Mint. One lens has the four Presidential $1 Coins, one lens contains the five America the Beautiful Quarters and the third lens has the remaining coins — the Native American dollar, Kennedy half, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel and Lincoln cent.

2013 Presidential $1 Coins placed into protective lens

At the U.S. Mint facility in San Francisco, proof coins are automatically sorted and placed within a plastic lens for protection and easy viewing.

All three lenses ship together in an illustrated cardboard case which includes the description of 2015 UNITED STATES MINT PROOF SET. The back of the case includes images of the sites and individuals honored by some of the coins within.

Ordering Information

2015 Proof Sets may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via the proof sets page of the Mint’s online store, located here, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

No household order limits have been established. In addition, no initial mintage limit is in place.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Charles k. Miller May 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Shouln’t the cost of each set be just $32.95 if purchased directly inperson from the mint or mint gift shops? I see no justification for the postage and handling surcharge when coins are purchased directly and in-person.

brock May 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

No

Charles k. Miller May 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Brock: Is that “no”, trhey should actaully cost more or “no” you agree they shoud not cost more? How can you justify making me pay postage if I pick them up directly from the Mint or Mint gift shop? Charles K. Miller

brock May 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

if they didn’t overcharge, they wouldn’t have a big mattress of money to sleep on at night… the result would be catastrophic. (*I do agree with you.) perhaps they are sourcing the materials for packaging from the US, or just anticipating the costs for production are greater than we think they should be. either way, high prices now may negatively impact overall sales numbers, which would be a positive for future prices.

Cheech August 31, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Why do they not include s mint in circulation. Takes the kids out of the coin collection game. Young kids coin books have a lot of holes in them. My grandkids lost interest. Think coins in plastic suck. Can’t even put them in books either. What do you got to say about that

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