1978 United States Proof Set

1978 United States Proof Set
1978 United States Proof Set 1978 United States Proof Set 1978 United States Proof Set 1978 United States Proof Set 1978 United States Proof Set
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1978-S Proof Set

Though it is the last Proof Set to contain an Eisenhower Dollar (which is also the last full-sized Dollar produced by the U.S. Mint), the 1978-S Proof Set remains affordable. However, expect this to change over time, as more and more sets are broken up for individual, high-quality examples and for the Proof-only coins that make up this set.

Each set contained six coins: One example each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Anthony Dollar.

About the sets: Beginning in 1978, all Proof coins were struck with Cameo or Deep Cameo Finishes.

Mintage: 3,127,781 sets

Original packaging: The individual coins of the 1978-S Proof Set were sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. Raised rings of plastic separated the coins from each other, and a red, felt-covered paper insert was added for visual impact. The clear plastic case containing the coins was inserted into a molded, black plastic frame with raised silver letters UNITED STATES PROOF SET, and a hinged flap that could be flipped over for display purposes. A black card cover imprinted with silver letters, "United States Proof Set • 1978" protected both the case and the frame.

Year of Issue 1978
Country United States
A specially made coin distinguished by sharpness of detail and usually with a mirror-like surface. Proof refers to the method of manufacture and is not a condition. Proof coins are struck on specially-made planchets using polished dies. Proof coins are minted primarily for collectors and are not released for general circulation.
Denomination 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
San Francisco - S
Established in 1853 to strike coins from California’s newly-discovered vast reserves of gold, the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint is famous for the quality, lustrous Morgan Silver Dollars produced at "The Granite Lady" from 1878 to 1921. After moving to a new building in 1937, coin production at the San Francisco mint shut down in 1955. A shortage caused regular coin production to resume in 1965. While the mintage of circulating coins ceased in 1981, proof coins and commemoratives are still struck at the San Francisco Mint today.
Coin Weight Various
Dimensions Various
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