U.S. Mint 2021 Proof Set Released


Both an end and a beginning are represented with coins issued today by the United States Mint as part of its new 2021 Proof Set. The annually released clad set went on sale today at Noon ET.

US Mint 2021 Proof Set product images
U.S. Mint product images of its 2021 Proof Set

Containing numismatic quality strikes of the nation’s circulating coinage, the Proof Set is always popular with collectors. That will continue this year as it contains the last strike in the U.S. Mint’s 11-year America the Beautiful Quarters® Program as well as the program’s replacement for the year, the General George Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter.

Those two coins are joined by five others, all of which are produced to proof quality at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco. According to the U.S. Mint, its proof coins are described as having sharp reliefs and mirror-like backgrounds with frosted, sculpted foregrounds. Each coin is struck multiple times by polished dies and hand-polished blanks resulting in an increased level of detail.

The seven coins of the 2021 Proof Set include:

  • 2021-S Native American $1 Coin
  • 2021-S Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2021-S Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Quarter
  • 2021-S Washington Crossing the Delaware Quarter
  • 2021-S Roosevelt Dime
  • 2021-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2021-S Lincoln Cent

The Native American $1 Coin also carries a one-year-only design. This year’s dollar honors Native American military service.

2021 Native American $1 Coin obverse and reverse
Images of the 2021 Native American $1 Coin (obverse and reverse)

Coins of the set are presented in two protective lenses. The two quarter dollars are contained within one lens with the remaining five coins in the other.

US Mint image of lenses for 2021 Proof Set
U.S. Mint image showing the two lenses of a 2021 Proof Set

Both lenses ship inside a decorative carton emblazoned with an image of the Washington Monument at sunrise on the front. A Certificate of Authenticity also accompanies each set.

Ordering and Price

Those interested in purchasing the 2021 Proof Set from may do so via the United States Mint’s online store page dedicated to proof set products, found here.

Pricing of the set is $32.00. This is the same price that the U.S. Mint charges for last year’s set which contains a total of ten coins and also included a bonus 2020-W proof Jefferson nickel.

The U.S. Mint has not published a pre-determined mintage, product or household order limit for the set.

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Al M.

same price for three less coins. clad and silver?????


I got mine. I remember my naxion survey, I said raise the prices! True collectors will still collect. Eliminate those ebay middlemen. I got mine yesterday.

Kaiser Wilhelm

That’s a actually a good strategy, as higher original (Mint) prices will make it all that much harder for the flippers to make such big profits at the back end.

Last edited 6 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm
Bob is your uncle

that is just dumb. you would rather give more money to the mint? these products tend to have no limit so you can order for 365days before it becomes unavailable.

Kaiser Wilhelm

If the plans for a new quarter series in 2022 come to fruition, both of next year’s sets will once again consist of ten coins. In the meantime, it’s this year’s silver proof set that is the real ripoff at last year’s price but with considerably less total silver weight.

Seth Riesling

It’s actually four (4) less Proof coins in this 2021 7-coin set at the same $32 price tag as last year’s 11-coin set, since last year’s set included a free 2020-W Proof Jefferson nickel. Highway robbery for base metal coins!


Kaiser Wilhelm

There’s another way to look at this. The 2021 Mint Proof Set sells for $32.00, and considering all the coins are base metal with little intrinsic value you’re basically out the entire price, period. The 2021 Mint Silver Proof Set goes for $105.00 and does contain a total of roughly $25.00 in silver, which makes the surcharge you’re paying over the precious metal value of the set a full $80.00. Looking at it from this perspective it’s really not as clear cut anymore which is in fact the better deal.

Last edited 6 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm
Bob is your uncle

I said the same thing. I am fine with the price on the clad, but the silver needs reduced by $20 that is 40% less silver.


The mint has no shame, and the following headline from a major coin magazine proves it also has no sense of fair play “U.S. Mint’s Authorized Bulk Purchaser Program allowed a number of select U.S. coin dealers to order and pick up thousands of Proof 2021-W American Eagle, Reverse of 1986 silver dollars on Feb. 8, three days before the numismatic product was offered to collectors and the general public online.” All we need to know is who’s palm was greased.

Seth Riesling

U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder was directly responsible for this unprecedented, major, unfair, irresponsible, back door faux pax & break of U.S. Mint stated legal policy of no sales of new products till noon Eastern time on the issue date, & it’s another display of pure greed on his part & others involved in this most recent bad public relations stunt. Please e-mail, write, call & text Mr. Ryder about your feelings about this nasty, dirty rotten scoundrel incident & the 2021-W Gold American Eagles he sold early just last week & dealers are picking them up at the… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Which of course brings up the question of exactly how low this Ryder guy will go.

Last edited 6 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm

I do agree with you dude but the collector in me is a sucker for coins. I budget for it, it’s just a hobby and I collect. So my question to you is, how can we hold the mint accountable to the “law”? They seem to be the exception.

Seth Riesling

So true, Jake. The Mint is a 100% government monopoly when it comes to USA legal tender coins. And, the Department of the Treasury oversees them & usually just gives them a slap on the hand when the Mint goes astray of the law & not following proper protocols. But, we can still contact our Congress members since the Constitution gives Congress oversight of all coinage issues.

I’m about an 80% collector & 20% investor in numismatic items.
Happy collecting Jake!


Kaiser Wilhelm

Seth and Jake, it appears to me that since the Mint reports to the Treasury, that is precisely the entity which the Director must please, so as long as the amount of seigniorage he delivers to the General Fund at the end of the year is satisfactory to the Secretary, all is well in “Mintland”. Besides, literally nothing that has happened so far in regard to the Mint has been able to dissuade me from continuing to buy from said institution, especially since my interest in and desire to collect coins easily outweighs any considerations to the contrary.

Last edited 6 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm
Big T

Well I sure hope the government has a monopoly on our legal tender coins!!
Not sure I understand the issue of starting at noon or whatever. They need to pick a time to release the sale.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Of course, these nefarious, unethical and mercenary pickups are always scheduled to take place while the unsuspecting coin collecting public is still sound asleep.

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Chas. Barber

Yup, indeed like those 4:30am drops of coins & the accidental listing of ASE rev proof coins that was allowed to proceed despite the LIE & BS that there was widdle mistake @ the mint & instead of people getting reminders then being listed, they just listed them for sale @ 4:30 am & Mezak & AMPEX picked them all up…..very liely. Why would they allow early sales with NO HH limits which caused a 8 min CU situation, cause Ryder is in bed w/the big one & does not give a rats arse about collectors, clearly that;s where it’s… Read more »

Chas. Barber

Consumer RIPOFF alert…..