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US Mint 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint released the second annual America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12 noon ET. Collectors will have to spend a little more than originally expected, due to the rising cost of the market price of silver.

The US Mint priced the set at $41.95. Previously, it had been reported that the set would be $39.95, but that was before silver prices soared in 2011 to fresh and multiple 31-year highs. In fact, last year’s silver quarters set also […]

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US Mint 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof SetThe United States Mint made the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set available today, March 17, 2011 at noon ET for $14.95, plus shipping and handling.

The annual set is priced exactly the same as the 2010 and 2009 releases, although the 2009 set did contain an extra quarter. The 2011 proof set contains five quarter-dollars, each with unique reverse designs to honor national sites of the United States […]

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US Mint 2011 Silver Proof SetThe 2011 Silver Proof Set started out of the sales gate slower than in past years, continuing a weakened trend of demand for United States Mint annual products.

Collectors ordered 209,367 sets — a solid number nevertheless, between their release on Tuesday, January 25, through to Sunday, January 30. At a price tag of $67.95, which was $11 more than the […]

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US Mint 2011 Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint started selling the 2011 Silver Proof Set today for a price of $67.95, plus shipping and handling.

The set includes fourteen proof coins which the US Mint describes as "extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background." Half of them are composed of 90 percent silver, totaling 1.34 ounces of the metal which is worth about $36 at a […]

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2011 Proof SetThe latest United States Mint coin sales figures indicate a slower start for the 2011 Proof Set which includes numismatic proof versions of the fourteen coins that will be in circulation this year.

That is the weakest start in at least the past four years despite its longer opening sales period. As an example, the 2010 Proof Set started near 300,000 during its first four days. The following […]

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2011 Proof SetThe United States Mint today, January 11, 2011, at noon ET released the 2011 Proof Set for a price of $31.95.

It is the first time in more than a decade that a major annual product has been available so early in the year. The January release was announced in September, and is a part of the US Mint plan to launch core products earlier in the year […]

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United States Mint 2010 Silver Proof SetU.S. Mint 2010 Silver Proof Set sales opened solid but they were also softer than the opening performances from the prior two years, according to newly released figures from the United States Mint.

From their Thursday, August 26, launch through to Sunday, buyers ordered 241,656 sets at $56.95 each, bringing the Mint more than $13.7 million dollars in revenue during the four-day period.

Annual silver proof sets are always popular with coin collectors, as the following table of past sales shows:

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The United States Mint placed the 2010 US Mint Silver Proof Set on sale today, August 26, 2010, for a price of $56.95.

United States Mint 2010 Silver Proof Set

This year’s issue contains 14 proofs as compared to last year’s set that included 18 and had a price tag that was marked $4 cheaper.

All the Mint’s annual sets are more expensive this year. A major factor is the extra cost in producing them. Metal prices are significantly higher. Silver today is right at $19 an ounce. It was near $13 an ounce when the 2009 silver sets launch on July 17, 2009.

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United States Mint 2010 Proof Sets are moving at a fast pace, with opening sales reaching 296,379 between their release on Thursday, July 22, through to Sunday, July 25. As a comparison, the sister 2010 Mint Uncirculated Coin Set launched less than two weeks ago and opened to sales of 200,764 during their first four […]

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The United States Mint 2010 Proof Set went on sale today at noon Eastern Time for $31.95. 2010 Proof Set includes 14 proof coins Based on historical trends, more collectors will buy it than any other set this year, including the uncirculated 2010 Mint Set that was released exactly one week ago and opened with […]

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