1978 United States Proof Set

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1978-S Proof Set

Though it is the last Proof Set to contain an Eisenhower Dollar (which is also the last full-sized Dollar produced by the U.S. Mint), the 1978-S Proof Set remains affordable. However, expect this to change over time, as more and more sets are broken up for individual, high-quality examples and for the Proof-only coins that make up this set.

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: Beginning in 1978, all Proof coins were struck with Cameo or Deep Cameo Finishes.

Mintage: 3,127,781 sets

Original packaging: The individual coins of the 1978-S Proof Set were sealed in a two-piece, clear plastic case. Raised rings of plastic separated the coins from each other, and a red, felt-covered paper insert was added for visual impact. The clear plastic case containing the coins was inserted into a molded, black plastic frame with raised silver letters UNITED STATES PROOF SET, and a hinged flap that could be flipped over for display purposes. A black card cover imprinted with silver letters, "United States Proof Set • 1978" protected both the case and the frame.

Year of Issue 1978
Country United States
Composition Mixed Metal
Condition Proof
Denomination 0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S
Coin Weight 31.07 Grams - g
Dimensions Various