1988 United States Proof Set

1988 United States Proof Set
1988 United States Proof Set 1988 United States Proof Set 1988 United States Proof Set 1988 United States Proof Set
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1988-S Proof Set

Proof Set sales declined by almost 750,000 sets in 1988, but still remained above 3 million sets. This lower mintage has made the price of 1988 Proof Sets very volatile, and they can jump dramatically in short periods of time.

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

About the sets: All coins in the 1988-S Proof Set were intended to have a Cameo or Deep Cameo Finish.

Mintage: 3,031,287 sets

Original packaging: The coins of the 1988-S Proof Set were placed in individual holes in a purple-colored, textured paper and cardboard insert, then sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. The case was then inserted into a protective outer cover, consisting of purple cardboard, imprinted with the somewhat confusing silver words: "United States Mint Proof Set • 1988." The new collector might ask, "Is this a Mint Set or a Proof Set?"

Year of Issue 1988
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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