Tentative 2021 U.S. Mint Proof Set Designs
While the United States Mint has not yet revealed the exact details of what will be included in the 2021 Proof Sets, collectors will be familiar with ten of the designs that appear on the coins in this set. Each coin’s obverse bears a portrait of the person for whom it is named, as the America the Beautiful Quarter is also a Washington Quarter. The Sacagawea Dollar obverse also includes her son, Jean-Baptiste, whom Sacagawea carries on her back. The reverses of four coins should all bear their traditional designs, including the Lincoln Memorial (penny), Monticello (nickel), a torch between two branches (dime), and a modified Presidential Seal (half dollar).
Two coins in the set will bear new designs. Alabama’s entry in the America the Beautiful Series features the Tuskegee Airman National Historic Site. The image shows a pilot putting on his flight cap as two P-51 Mustangs fly overhead. The Sacagawea Dollar’s reverse will bear a design that honors the service of Native Americans in the United States armed forces.
In both 2019 and 2020, the United States Mint shook up the annual Proof and Mint Set releases by including the first-ever Lincoln Pennies and Jefferson Nickels that were struck at the West Point Mint and that bore its “W” mint mark. A different finish was released in the Proof, Mint, and Uncirculated sets both years. It remains unclear if this tradition will continue in 2021.
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