U.S. Mint 2022 Silver Proof Set Released

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The United States Mint just released one of their flagship products, a proof set holding the current year’s coins with most of them struck in 99.9% fine silver.

U.S. Mint product image of their 2022 Silver Proof Set
U.S. Mint product image of their 2022 Silver Proof Set

Available for $105, the same price as last year’s edition but containing three more coins, the 2022 Silver Proof Set is designed with coin collectors in mind. Proof coins feature frosted foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. They are the Mint’s highest quality finish.

This CoinNews photo shows a U.S. Mint 2021 Silver Proof Set
This CoinNews photo shows a U.S. Mint 2021 Silver Proof Set. Last year’s set had 3 fewer coins than this year’s set.

The set’s 10 proof coins are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco. Of the 10, 7 are composed of 99.9% fine silver for a combined total of 1.473 troy ounces of silver.

2022 Silver Proof Set Contents

2022 marks the beginning of the Mint’s four-year American Women Quarters™ Program which features five unique designs annually and that is the reason for this year’s three more coins. 2021 saw just two quarters with one representing the final issue from the Mint’s long-running America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program and another showcasing the one-year-only Washington Crossing the Delaware design.

The coins in this year’s proof set include:

  • 2022-S Native American $1 Coin (Ely S. Parker)
  • 2022-S Silver Kennedy Half-Dollar
  • 2022-S Silver Maya Angelou Quarter
  • 2022-S Silver Dr. Sally Ride Quarter
  • 2022-S Silver Wilma Mankiller Quarter
  • 2022-S Silver Nina Otero-Warren Quarter
  • 2022-S Silver Anna May Wong Quarter
  • 2022-S Silver Roosevelt Dime
  • 2022-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2022-S Lincoln Cent

In this set, the 5 quarters and the Native American $1 Coin carry designs only for 2022.

The quarters are in minted in silver and featured together in one protective lens. These coins were also released together in the 2022 Quarters Silver Proof Set, which made its short-lived debut in April and lasted for only hours before becoming unavailable.

CoinNews photo lens 2022 American Women Silver Quarters Proof Set
This CoinNews photo shows a lens holding the coins in the 2022 American Women Silver Quarters Proof Set. This set sold out. These same quarters are also in the 2022 Silver Proof Set.

The dime and half dollar are also in silver. The remaining coins — the cent, nickel and dollar — have traditional clad compositions. These 5 coins are featured together in the second protective lens.

Both lenses ship together in a protective cardboard sleeve.

Silver Proof Set Popularity

Annually issued silver proof sets are popular with collectors with hundreds of thousands sold each year. Unaudited sales of the four previous silver proof sets total:

  • 2021 – 286,465*
  • 2020 – 313,183
  • 2019 – 412,508
  • 2018 – 332,274

*The set from 2021 is still available. It showed an increase of 290 units in the Mint’s latest weekly sales report.

Ordering

2022 Silver Proof Sets may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s online page dedicated to proof sets, located here.

No mintage, household or product limits are in place.

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REB

Got it. Easy in, easy out. Probably a one-minute transaction.

Rich

They are doing browser checks. Minus the $1.06 for the $1 coin and the nickle and penny, you are getting the 1.473 troy ounces of silver proof coins for $70.56 per ounce (compared to $73.00 per ounce for the 1 troy ounce ASE proof).

Antonio

I only wanted the silver quarters, didn’t care about the dime and half dollar. Why I ordered the regular proof vs the silver proof. Next up for me is the mint sent so I have the P and D coins. Too bad they discontinued the W in ’21. It would have been nice to have the Ws for each coin in the succeeding years. So only the 2019 cents and 2020 proof nickels. Disappointment, like the 2022 proof S Morgan and Peace dollars.

Tom

And all those people back at the end of March who complained because the silver quarters alone was unavailable rather quickly are now easily obtainable. I guess it was $32 for the non-quarters.

Victor

So what does the mint do with the returns? Ship it to the next costumer? Or inspect and melt the bad ones?

REB

One reoccurring problemo – I’m well over the loyalty free shipping threshold; yet the confirmation again lists the $4.95 charge. The Mint has not gotten this “reward” right this year. Every order requires a followup call to get a credit.

Roger

I got free shipping on my enrollment but none of my enrollment orders have shown up in my order history this year so appear not to be counting toward my loyalty free shipping threshold. If I place an order from the item web page, I still get billed $4.95 shipping even though I should be getting free shipping now. I don’t think they are counting my enrollments against the threshold.

Chris Terp

I’d wait and see if you get charged shipping for the preordered Purple Heart coins Kaiser before feeling confident. I wonder if I’ll be charged shipping for them even though Mint routinely sends me emails about being in this year’s Loyalty Program Free Shipping category.

Roger

Hopefully mine will reset next year. I reported the problem to the Mint tech support to no avail months ago. Frustrating not to be able to check the status of enrollments in my order history.

Chris Terp

Kaiser,

Enrollments ship free. With pre-orders you also “pre-pay” for shipping so many times after you’ve entered the Loyalty Program you still pay for shipping with pre-order items.

Proof is in the pudding this year for me if Mint charges shipping with my Purple Heart coins. We’ll see soon when Mint charges me for the coins if shipping is included even though I get free shipping this year.

Rich

Chris, are you sure about “after you’ve entered the Loyalty Program you still pay for shipping with pre-order items” or, instead would one be eligible for a $4.95 refund credit?

Last edited 7 months ago by Rich
Chris Terp

I have always been charged for shipping on the pre-orders Rich even though entered into Loyalty Program already for the year.

Credit is only if you call up Mint to get the refund. Most folks don’t even bother as don’t wish to wait in phone que.

Rich

You are exactly right Chris, its a goat rope.

Tom

I see the uncirculated coin set has a limit of 250,000 this year. Data available indicates 96,994. Does that imply over 150,000 sets are taken under the enrollment program and not available?