1997 United States Proof Set

1997 United States Proof Set
1997 United States Proof Set 1997 United States Proof Set 1997 United States Proof Set 1997 United States Proof Set 1997 United States Proof Set
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1997-S Proof Set

Finally, after several years of decline, sales of Proof Sets perked back up in 1997, coming close to the 2 million mark. Surprisingly, the 1997-S Proof Set sells for three times the 1996-S Proof Set, even though the 1996-S Proof Set is scarcer. 1997 was the last year of the Prestige Set, which had suffered a serious loss of popularity over the years.

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

About the sets: All coins in the 1997-S Proof Set were intended to have a Cameo or Deep Cameo Finish.

Mintage: 1,975,000 sets

Original packaging: The coins of the 1997-S Proof Set were placed in individual holes in a green-colored, textured paper and cardboard insert, then sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. The case was then inserted, along with a Certificate of Authenticity, into a protective outer cover consisting of green cardboard imprinted with the silver and somewhat confusing words: "United States Mint Proof Set • 1997." The new collector might ask, "Is this a Mint Set or a Proof Set?"

Year of Issue 1997
Country United States
Composition Mixed
Condition Proof
Denomination Varies
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S
Coin Weight Various
Dimensions Various
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