2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set: Photos and First-Day Sales

by Mike Unser on July 24, 2018 · 19 comments

More than half of the 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Sets have already been ordered. The collectible’s first-day sales reached 106,108 sets, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White, for 53.1% of the allotted 200,000 sets.

2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set - Lens for $1, 50c, 10c, 5, and 1c (Obverses)

The 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set includes two protective lenses to hold its 10 coins. This CoinNews photo shows the lens for $1, 50c, 10c, 5, 1c coins (obverses shown).

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of proof set production at the San Francisco Mint, the 10-coin set launched on Monday, July 23, for $54.95.

2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set - Lens for $1, 50c, 10c, 5, 1c (Reverses)

The same lens as above for the $1, 50c, 10c, 5, and 1c coins but with their reverses shown

Each coin bears the SF Mint’s ‘S’ mint mark and features a reverse proof finish with mirrored designs against frosted fields or backgrounds. By contrast, regular proof coins have frosted designs against mirror-like backgrounds.

2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set - Lens for Quarters (Obverses)

A CoinNews photo of the set’s second lens which holds the five quarters (obverses shown)

2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set - Lens for Quarters (Reverses)

The same lens as above for the quarters but with their reverses shown

Sales of the set opened with a household order limit of 10. That restriction was lifted today, July 24, at noon Eastern Time.

Ordering

Buy the set from the U.S. Mint’s online page for proof sets. Orders are also accepted by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468)

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I bought 10 sets but the production numbers are too high again.

George Wolfe
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George Wolfe

buy enough to sell to get your free

Chas Barber
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I bought it though it is UGLY

Jeff TX
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I think people are over thinking this set. The true value is that the see will sell under the 200,000. People will return the damaged sets , low graded sets with no more available to make. Should hit around 191,000 sets sold

David
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David

Jeff TX: I agree. Just ref the 2017-S 225th Anniv. Enhanced Set final sales figures.

Jeff
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This set to me will be a sleeper item. Wanted more and more as time goes bye. Low mintage of a one of a kind item. Couple of firsts only with this too.

Jeff
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Jeff

This set will be a winner in time as it has a couple of first . Silver will rebound back up to $18 by December of next year. Low mintage total will make this set hard to find in OGP, which also looks great.

David
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David

I agree w/ You 100% abt this set being a sleeper. I immed. bought 3 of them and put all in my Safe Dep. Box for future considerations !!

Jeff
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Jeff

Even last years enhanced unc. set will be one of these sleepers and with this silver reverse set , time will tell. I bought one of each for my coin collection. I like finding sleeper coin like the 1996 prestige coin set is one I also have a 1982 no P Roosevelt dime also the 2008 with a 2007 burndish silver eagle. Kind of just started looking bullion Britannia, Kangaroos and Maple leafs

David
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David

I did the NON-U.S. coins ( silver only) in my earlier years and learned that the only real investment. return from them from buyers / coin dealers was when the underlying values of their respective bullion prices per oz. went up. Dont get me wrong,
there are most definitely exceptions (ie: early yr., low
minted Chinese Panda’s) but for the past 10+ yrs. now, I buy solely U.S.A. only coinage and leave
EVERYTHING untouched AND ungraded in my safe
deposit bx. My holdings incl., all the Au sets starting w/ the 2006 20th Anniv. 3 coin sets, mint wrapped rolls of all 2009 Lincoln cents (4 designs) and all designs (P&D rolls) of N.A. golden dollars,
and many other mint items (too numerous to mention here)………………..BEST !!

Jeff
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Jeff

Me too I don’t have that much in graded stuff, just some Morgan’s and ASE. Lots of coins currency stuff in my collection. Started off in pocket change then buying things in 83. The history of the items and history covered by the coins. Dave my Grandpa turned me onto coin collecting with the stuff he knew . He knew lots about his coins. Like the Kennedy one dollar and radar notes in the currency. Sounds like you have been collecting for some time yourself.The earliest coin I have is a 1842 large cent. Mainly US stuff some Canadian back in 83. I collect for fun and history.

David
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David

Oh yeah, Jeff. I was born in 1962. I started collecting abt. 2yrs before the ASE program started
(1982). Its a great hobby that can be rewarding in more ways than just the possibility of finan. gains
down the road, for sure. Your Grandpa seems to be a very wise man. It is always good to learn from your elders, for sure……. I did too. Keep on collecting !!
** aside fr my full yr / mint mark Unc set of Peace Dollars, my oldest coin is an 1856 Coronet Head Half Cent **

Dave

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gary

by 8pm last night 7/24/18 there were 37 posts on this article, now there are only 4 i didn’t know they deleted them. why? i enjoy looking them over sometimes if i wasn’t on this site yesterday , and only saw 4 today i’d think there was no interest in these sets.

gary
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gary

whoops wrong web page sorry bout thar

Chuck
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Chuck

Not a big fan of reverse proof coins, almost seems unnatural. I bought one anyhow to throw into the mix. Now if the mint could just put the date and mint mark back on the face of the dollar coin, wouldn’t that be nice!!

Andy
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Andy

What is the number pressed into the quarter lens and why are they different? I’ve got #0, 01 going up to #127 at the highest. These can’t be numbered, right?

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Andy –

That number I noticed years ago is a quality control number by the private company that makes the plastic lenses (holders) for the Mint.

-NumisdudeTX

RonnieBGood
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RonnieBGood

So much negativity.
Will anything make you guys happy?
I like it & by the holidays this set will sell out.

Richard
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Richard

Just bought one, may never be worth much more than that but I find these reverse proofs beautiful. And it is a commemorative set for a valid numismatic event. Completing the 50 years of base metal coinage (except maybe the Type II issues) isn’t difficult or expensive, so this fits with an easy series.