U.S. Mint’s 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 17, 2019 · 37 comments

Silver coins presented within premium packaging take center stage for collectors today with the release of the United States Mint 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set.

US Mint product images 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

U.S. Mint product image of its 8-coin 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

Demand for this annually issued, 50,000-limited product tends to be high despite its $149.95 price. This year’s set is more attraction because, for the first time, all eight of its coins are struck in .999 fine silver.

Contents of Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

In descending order of their legal tender face value, the set includes:

  • 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle
  • 2019-S Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2019-S Lowell National Historical Park Quarter (Massachusetts)
  • 2019-S American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands)
  • 2019-S War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter (Guam)
  • 2019-S San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter (Texas)
  • 2019-S Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter (Idaho)
  • 2019-S Roosevelt Dime

The five quarters, issued as a part of the U.S. Mint’s ongoing America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, have designs unique to 2019. All coins of the set are produced in a collector proof quality finish with each bearing an "S" mint mark to denote their production at the San Francisco Mint.

99.9% Fine Silver Coinage and Set’s Silver Weight

Past sets included 99.9% pure American Silver Eagles with smaller coins in 90% silver. The U.S. Mint no longer produces 90% silver coins. This change was sought by U.S. Mint officials and many collectors alike. The Mint wanted .999 fine coinage, in part, to improve supply chain availability of silver coin blanks and to increase die life. Collectors, for their part, tend to prefer higher purity coins.

The eight coins in the set released today combine to 2.51 troy ounces of silver for a melt value of $43.80 based on Thursday’s LBMA silver price of $17.45 per ounce. In contrast, last year’s set has a silver weight of 2.338 troy ounces for a melt value of $40.80.

Previous Set Sales

Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets are one of the Mint’s premier products. They have enjoyed popularity to a large extent because of their presentation packaging. Set sales for recent years include:

  • 2016 – 49,647 sold (19,266 initial three day sales)
  • 2017 – 48,901 (sold out in approximately 32 hours)
  • 2018 – 48,696 (24,990 initial three day sales)

The 2017 set sold out quickly thanks to the inclusion of an American Silver Eagle that was not sold separately and was only available in one other product that had already sold out.

Coins Available in Other Products

Coins in this year’s set are not exclusive to it. The 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle is available separately for $55.95 and it has current sales of 120,874.

CoinNews photo of a 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle - obverse

A CoinNews photo of the obverse (heads) side of a 2019-S Proof American Silver Eagle. The .999 fine silver coin is sold individually for $55.95. It is also one of the 8 coins within the 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set.

The other seven coins are available within the 2019 Silver Proof Set for $54.95. It has to year-to-date sales of 318,676.

Photo of 2019-S Proof America the Beautiful Silver Quarters and Lens

A CoinNews photo of this year’s five 2019-dated quarters struck in 99.9% fine silver. In addition to the set released today, these quarters are sold as a part of the 10-coin 2019 Silver Proof Set and by themselves in the 2019 Quarters Silver Proof Set.

There is also a smaller set of the five 2019 silver quarters for $36.95. It has current sales of 64,011.

Ordering

2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s online catalog of proof sets or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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Chris
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Chris

New to collecting here. Aside from its packaging and mintage, what makes a Limited Edition Silver Proof Set special?

Rooster
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Rooster

Good question. My thoughts are it would make a nice gift for a birth year or special occasion. Not much else on this one. IMHO

Chas Barber
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It’s in a pretty holder!! Other than that nada…..

Rooster
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Rooster

No comments yet so I am thinking there is not much interest in this.

maui jim
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maui jim

I was looking for some input also…Ive bought all the others but they really dont hold their value and they are nothing special i guess

Mark Glass
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Mark Glass

Over priced. Doesn’t fit in my safe. Have most of the coins already. Of course, I bought one. Didn’t say I was smart…

Dan
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Dan

theres nothing unique in it. youre just paying for fancy packaging. doesnt even come with a unique penny. next sellouts on the mint menu will be the reverse proof innovation coins, and the enhanced reverse proof silver eagle (only 30k mintage so that will be very hot)

Foxman69
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Foxman69

I’m with Dan and Mark…fancy package and coins you can acquire from other sources for less money…And why would you pay extra to have any of the coins graded?? Identical to all the others…so many better options from an investment standpoint.

Richard Margolis
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Isn’t the reverse proof enhanced silver eagle the same as the Pride of Two Nations Eagle? The mint is diluting the value of that 110,000 issue by adding this coin

ShinyPAQuarters
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ShinyPAQuarters

The upcoming reverse proof is from San Francisco (S), while the Pride of Two Nations was West Point (W).

Richard Margolis
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Thanks, I did not notice the mint. Another silver eagle to add to my collection. What is the mintage?

ShinyPAQuarters
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ShinyPAQuarters

30,000

one per household

Mark Glass
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Mark Glass

I gave things some more thought and decided that I really didn’t need this set. Its nice, but the sun will probably still come up tomorrow if I don’t buy it. I cancelled my order last night. Sun came up the next day…

Rooster
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Rooster

Exactly the reasons below that I also did not jump in. Appreciate the comments.

Neil
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Neil

I ordered it. I was actually looking forward to it since they were all 0.999. I don’t do it for investment or grading, though. I do it because I like it. smile

Rooster
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Rooster

I hear you Neil. Nice that they are all in one package too.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

These sets have been issued since 2012 (except 2015), with a limited mintage of 50,000 sets & have never sold out the total mintage. You are paying about $39 for the “special” packaging! (And all the coins in this set are available separately.) It doesn’t even have the hard plastic lens that used to hold all 8 coins in place during the first few years of this set. I guess you can display it on your coffee table in the “pretty packaging”. LOL

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

And they raised the price by $5 this year too for this set (with $3 more worth of silver in it). Why does the Mint price its silver coins & medals so high in spite of low silver prices & does not have a weekly pricing grid/matrix for silver products, but does for its gold, platinum & palladium products!!??

NumisdudeTX

Tom
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Tom

Hope there is some weird circumstance that makes them a valuable commodity.

Kurt
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Kurt

I don’t know anything about coin collecting or proof sets. However, I have S series proof sets ranging from 1939 to 1986, and would like to know what they are worth. Any information would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

sam tweedy
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sam tweedy

Don’t worry!! Mike Mezack the “KING” of coin collecting is all over this so called LIMITED EDITION set.. Repeat Repeat Repeat!!! Understand!!!

Leland Prebble
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Leland Prebble

Leland Prebble 2 ways to find out the mint set values is to get the “Red Book” of coins. Another way is to go to Ebay. There you can see what they are actually paying for them.
Amazon is another indicator. They go a little higher there.

cagcrisp
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cagcrisp

Most S Proof sets are worth very little, however, a 1939 Proof set is worth good money.

Search “PCGS price guide” and look for Proof Sets…

William Reilly
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William Reilly

Being from the eat coast the S mint mark was always desirable here…

Richard
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Richard

Proof sets in the ’30s, the ’40-’42 ones, and the early ’50s are worth a fair amount. Values drop off after that and especially following the end of silver in ’64. Follow the advice given below and buy (or at least read) the book before doing anything else. (Incidentally there were no -S proof sets until 1968, all Philadelphia before that.)

Norbert
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Norbert

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Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Kurt –

A 1939 U.S. Mint Proof set in original packaging is worth about $1,150 depending on the condition of the coins, of course. Only 8,795 sets were made that year.

NumisdudeTX

Gary G
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Gary G

It’s probably not far off that they invigorate sales of this by striking the nickel and cent in silver.

Joe Thompson
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Joe Thompson

Since all the coins can be bought now in 99.9 pure silver separately…….there is NO REASON to buy the limited series and pay $49 MORE FOR IT !!

And separately you also get the penny and nickel included in the silver proof set.

And the limited edition “packaging” is not worth it.

EDDY
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EDDY

You are forgetting the Native American Dollar coin that is also included in the silver proof set

Collector
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Collector

Eddy, look at the coins in the set. Do you see the Native American Dollar in the limited edition silver proof set?

Piedmont
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Piedmont

Collector,
Eddy had responded to Joe Thompson, who mentioned that you can get all coins that are included in the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, in the standard “Silver Proof Set.”

By purchasing the Silver Proof set you can also get the “Penny” (Actually cent) and the nickel for less that the cost of the complete Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, versus the Silver Proof Set. Eddy had reminded Joe Thompson that you also get the Native American Dollar in the standard Silver Proof set, as opposed the the American Silver Eagle dollar coin.

So, a person could get more coins, including all that are included in the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, at less cost by purchasing the standard Silver Proof Set, that includes the Native American Dollar and the Cent and Nickel. This is in addition to purchasing the American Silver Eagle silver dollar separately.

Collector
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Collector

Okay, Thank you.

EDDY
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EDDY

And Piedmont you would also get a (W) minted reverse proof cent this year with the 2019 Silver Proof set. So purchasing the (S) minted American Silver Eagle separately with the Silver proof set. You would get the same coins as the Limited Edition Silver proof set except the S minted cent, w minted rev proof cent, proof nickel, and the proof (Sacagawea Dollar, or native American Dollar). The only reason that I purchase these Limited edition sets is to send them to NGC for grading of the coins and get the fact that they are from the limited edition proof set on the label.

William Reilly
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William Reilly

How much does that cost ?

EDDY
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EDDY

Collector, I never said the proof Native American coin was in the limited edition set, what I said is that Joe Thompson said that the only coins you didn’t get in the LIMITED EDITION PROOF SET was the cent and the nickel, he didn’t include the fact that the NATIVE AMERICAN coin and w minted reverse proof cent were also included in the SILVER proof set

Collector
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Collector

EDDY, got it. Thanks.