Ten collector-grade coins become available today, April 24, with the United States Mint’s release of the 2018 Silver Proof Set.
The newest version of the annual offering includes proof quality coins produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco. Seven of the coins are featured in a composition of 90 percent silver and 10% copper.
That silver composition differentiates this product from the clad 2018 Proof Set which went on sale last month.
Both sets contain numismatic versions of the circulating coinage of the nation.
Included Coins and Silver Weight of Proof Set
Found within this year’s set are the following ten coins:
- 2018-S Silver Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan)
- 2018-S Silver Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin)
- 2018-S Silver Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota)
- 2018-S Silver Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia)
- 2018-S Silver Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island)
- 2018-S Native American $1 Coin
- 2018-S Silver Kennedy half-dollar
- 2018-S Silver Roosevelt dime
- 2018-S Jefferson nickel
- 2018-S Lincoln cent
The seven silver coins combine for a total silver weight of 1.338 troy ounces. That amounts to about $22.20 in silver based on today’s LBMA silver price of $16.595 an ounce. The remaining Native American $1 Coin, Jefferson nickel and Lincoln cent have standard circulating compositions.
For comparison, the 2017 Silver Proof Set had an approximate silver value of $23.55 based on market conditions when it was released on June 7, 2017. It is still available and has sales of 342,565 through April 15, 2018.
All ten coins of the set showcase a proof finish created by hand-polished coin blanks, polished dies and multiple press strikes. The result is sharper reliefs with mirror-like backgrounds and frosted foregrounds.
Designs exclusive to 2018 include the Mint’s five America the Beautiful Quarters® and the Native American coin.
Ordering & Price
2018 Silver Proof Sets are available directly from the Mint’s website, located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Pricing of the set is $49.95, an increase of $2 from last year’s release. No mintage, household or ordering limits apply.