The United States Mint last week released its 2015 Proof Set for $32.95. This short article presents a photo overview of the set of 14 clad coins which notched six-day opening sales of 232,107 — the quickest start in three years.
Annually issued for decades, these sets are always a sales leader among U.S. Mint collectible products. Each coin is produced at the San Francisco Mint, bears the ‘S’ mint mark and is struck in collector proof quality. Before jumping into more photos, here’s a table showing early and ending sales of sets from recent years:
2007 – 2015 US Mint Proof Set Sales
|Issue Price||Coins||Issue Date||Debut Sales Date||Debut Sales||Ending Sales|
|2015 Proof Set||$32.95||14||March 24, 2015||March 29, 2015||232,107||–|
|2014 Proof Set||$31.95||14||March 25, 2014||March 30, 2014||214,241||694,964*|
|2013 Proof Set||$31.95||14||March 28, 2013||April 1, 2013||205,740||802,460|
|2012 Proof Set||$31.95||14||May 7, 2012||May 14, 2012||243,494||794,002|
|2011 Proof Set||$31.95||14||January 11, 2011||January 16, 2011||253,144||1,098,835|
|2010 Proof Set||$31.95||14||July 22, 2010||July 25, 2010||296,379||1,103,950|
|2009 Proof Set||$29.95||18||June 1, 2009||June 7, 2009||437,178||1,477,967|
|2008 Proof Set||$26.95||14||June 24, 2008||July 6, 2008||424,402||1,405,674|
|2007 Proof Set||$26.95||14||July 19, 2007||July 22, 2007||386,476||1,702,116|
*The 2014 Proof Set is still available, advancing in sales by 1,366 from a week ago to 694,964.
Inside the set are proofs of this year’s $1 coins, 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters, and 1c, 5c, 10c, and 50c coins. Proof coins feature frosted designs that contrast against mirror-like backgrounds.
There are three lenses that hold the coins. Each lens protects the coins and makes them easy to view their sides and edges. Here are photos of both sides of the lens that carries the 1c, 5c, 10c, 50c and Native American $1 Coin.
These next two photos show the 2015 quarters honoring Homestead National Monument of America Quarter (Nebraska), Kisatchie National Forest Quarter (Louisiana), Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter (North Carolina), Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter (Delaware), and Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter (New York).
Finally, there is the lens with the 2015 Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Here are two photos of it:
All proof sets ship with a certificate of authenticity. The back of certificate also displays specifications of the 14 proof coins to include names of the designers and sculptors.
Order proof sets directly from the United States Mint’s website, found here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).