The 2008 United States Silver Proof Set™ will be offered by the U.S. Mint Tuesday, August 26 at noon (ET). The 14 coin proof set carries the same $44.95 price tag as the 2007 sets, and no order limits are in place.
Each coin in the set bears the “S” mint mark, denoting they were manufactured at the United States Mint at San Francisco.
This year’s set includes the final five commemorative quarters to be issued in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program:
- 2008-S Silver Oklahoma Quarter
- 2008-S Silver New Mexico Quarter
- 2008-S Silver Arizona Quarter
- 2008-S Silver Alaska Quarter
- 2008-S Silver Hawaii Quarter
In addition, the proof set contains the following five $1 dollar coins:
- 2008-S Sacagawea Golden Dollar
- 2008-S James Monroe $1
- 2008-S John Quincy Adams $1
- 2008-S Andrew Jackson $1
- 2008-S Martin Van Buren $1
And the following other coins:
- 2008-S Lincoln Cent
- 2008-S Jefferson Nickel
- 2008-S Silver Roosevelt Dime
- 2008-S Silver Kennedy 50c
The five state quarters, the Kennedy half-dollar, and the Roosevelt dime are struck in 90 percent silver.
On Tuesday, August 26 and at noon (ET), the 2008 U.S. Silver Proof Set may be ordered through the Mint page:
Orders may also be placed using the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may place orders and inquiries through TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).
[CoinNews editor update: The 2009 Silver Proof Set is available from the US Mint beginning on Friday, July 17, at 12 noon ET.]