The United States Mint announced the 2008 U.S. Proof Set release starting June 24 for $26.95. These 14-coin sets are popular with many coin collectors, as exemplified by the same priced 2007 sets experiencing over 1.7 million units sales to date.
The 14-coin sets are less expensive and offer more coins compared to purchasing both the already available Mint products:
- 2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™ for $13.95, and
- 2008 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ for $14.95
These two sets are included in the 14-coin proof set for $1.95 less. Plus, the 14-coin set includes the penny, nickel, dime, half-dollar and Sacagawea dollar.
According to the Mint’s release statement, the proof sets are:
"… manufactured at the United States Mint at San Francisco using specially prepared, highly polished dies-contains extraordinarily brilliant coins, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background.
A frosted, sculpted foreground gives these coins a special cameo effect. The coins are sealed in three presentation cases that are housed in a custom “sleeve.” A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set. "
The 2008 United States Mint Proof Set® set includes the following 14 coins:
- Lincoln cent
- Jefferson nickel
- Roosevelt dime
- Oklahoma state quarter
- New Mexico state quarter
- Arizona state quarter
- Alaska state quarter
- Hawaii state quarter
- Kennedy half-dollar
- Golden Sacagawea Dollar
- James Monroe $1 Coin
- John Quincy Adams $1 Coin
- Andrew Jackson $1 Coin
- Martin Van Buren $1 Coin
2008 US Mint Proof Set price and order information
The price for each set is $26.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. No order limits are in place with sales beginning June 24, 2008 at 12:00 (ET). Then, or to purchase the already available sets, visit the Mint page:
Sets may also be purchased through the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).