1982 United States Proof Set

1982 United States Proof Set
1982 United States Proof Set 1982 United States Proof Set 1982 United States Proof Set 1982 United States Proof Set
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1982-S Proof Set

The 1982-S Proof Set is one of the more affordable modern issue sets. Sales were down from 1981, but the mintage was 3.8 million to fill collector demand.

Each set contained five coins: One example each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar. A sixth piece, a Proof Treasury Token in Bronze, was included to fill the hole occupied in the previous years by the Anthony Dollar.

About the sets: All coins in the 1982-S Proof Set were intended to have a Cameo or Deep Cameo Finish.

All of the Cents in the 1982-S Proof Sets are of the Large Date variety, and all are of the old bronze composition (as opposed to the newer Copper-plated Zinc). Reportedly, some Proof Small Date Cents were struck in Bronze, but none have been seen, and all were supposedly destroyed. On the Large Date Cents, the 2 of the date is close to the rim; on the Small Date Cent, the date is far away from the rim.

Mintage: 3,857,479 sets

Original packaging: The coins of the 1982-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 • 1982", protected both the case and the frame.

America in 1982

Steven Spielberg's E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial premiered. Comedian John Belushi died of a drug overdose. John Hinckley, Jr. was found not guilty of attempting to assassinate Ronald Reagan by reason of insanity. The space shuttle Columbia flew its first operational flight.

The World in 1982

The Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentina, and then liberated by Great Britain. Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev died.

Year of Issue 1982
Country United States
Composition Mixed
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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