The United States Mint announced pricing for its upcoming 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set. The collectible is one of the agency’s product highlights for 2018.
Developed to recognize the 50th anniversary of regular proof coin production at the San Francisco Mint, the set will cost $54.95.
Reverse proofs are opposite of standard proof coins. They feature mirror-like artwork and inscriptions that contrast against frosted backgrounds. The photo below shows differences between the two finishes.
Standard Silver Proof Sets are annually issued with this year’s release scheduled to launch on April 24 for $49.95. It includes 10 coins — a 1-cent, a 5-cent, a 10-cent, five 25-cents, a 50-cent, and a $1. The five quarters, half-dollar and dime are struck in 90 percent silver and 10% copper.
The 2018-S Silver Reverse Proof Set will have the same 10 coins. It hasn’t been given an exact release date yet with the Mint’s product schedule showing its arrival in "SUMMER 2018."
Update: Its release date is July 23 at noon Eastern Time and it has a mintage limit of 200,000.
Coins in these sets will carry an "S" mint mark to designate their production at the San Francisco Mint.
Collectors will remember that the U.S. Mint at San Francisco also produced a special non-silver 225th anniversary 2017-S Enhanced Uncirculated Set for $29.95. Its sales ended at 210,425.
Last year’s regular 2017 Silver Proof Set is still available at catalog.usmint.gov/coins/silver-coins for $47.95. It has sales of 339,314 through March 4.