1980 United States Proof Set

1980 United States Proof Set
1980 United States Proof Set 1980 United States Proof Set 1980 United States Proof Set 1980 United States Proof Set
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1980-S Proof Set

One of the claims of distinction about the 1980-S Proof Set is the important modification in the packaging that should help the coins survive for centuries.

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: All coins in the 1980-S Proof Set were intended to have a Cameo or Deep Cameo Finish.

Mintage: 3,554,806 sets

Original packaging: In 1980, the packaging for the Proof Sets was down-sized to accommodate the smaller Dollar coin. At the same time, the Mint got rid of the red, felt-covered paper insert that was notorious for shedding tiny flecks of red "dust" onto the coins. Instead, the coins of the 1980-S Proof Set were placed in individual holes in a red plastic insert, then sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. The coins of the 1980-S Proof Set were placed in individual holes in a red plastic insert, then sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. The clear plastic case containing the coins slid into a molded, black plastic frame, with the raised silver letters "UNITED STATES PROOF SET" for storage. For display purposes, the frame served as a base for the case containing the coins, which fit into a slot in the frame. A black card slipcase, imprinted in silver with the words: "United States Proof Set • 1980", protected both the case and the frame.

Year of Issue 1980
Country United States
Composition Mixed
Condition
Proof
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 Varies
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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