Silver Proof Set 2014
- Contains 14 coins in proof condition
- The 2014-dated quarters, half-dollar, and dime are struck in 90% silver
7 of the 14 coins included in the 2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set are 90% silver. Order this striking set for your collection.
This set contains 14 coins in proof quality, protectively encased in three clear plastic lenses and newly designed packaging. The 2014-dated quarters, half-dollar, and dime are struck in 90 percent silver, generally referred to as “coin silver.” The silver in these coins can be seen by viewing the edge of the coin in the lens.
The 2014 edition of the United States Mint Silver Proof Set features:
- The fifth annual release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
- The eighth annual release of four coins in the Presidential $1 Coin Program
- One Native American $1 Coin, Kennedy half-dollar, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel, and Lincoln penny
Each coin in the quarter series features a common obverse (heads) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The 2014 reverses (tails) of these coins honor the sites below with the following designs:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee:
This design depicts a historic log cabin found within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a segment of the lush green forest and a hawk circling above. Inscriptions are “GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS,” “TENNESSEE,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia:
This design depicts a day hiker taking in the view from Little Stony Man summit. Inscriptions are “SHENANDOAH,” “VIRGINIA,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Arches National Park in Utah:
This design depicts Delicate Arch, a 65-foot freestanding natural arch. It is a widely recognizable landmark in Utah and the most famous arch found in the park. It has been depicted on postage stamps and license plates. The Olympic torch relay for the 2002 Winter Olympics passed through this arch. The La Sal Mountains are visible in the background. Inscriptions are “ARCHES,” “UTAH,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado:
This design features a father and son playing in the sand next to the creek bed. The distinctive mountains and sand dunes are featured in the background. Inscriptions are “GREAT SAND DUNES,” “COLORADO,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Everglades National Park in Florida:
This reverse design, inspired by the bird population in the Everglades, features an anhinga with outstretched wings on a willow tree with a roseate spoonbill visible in the mid-ground. Both birds are found throughout the Everglades National Park. Inscriptions are “EVERGLADES,” “FLORIDA,” “2014,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Each coin in the Presidential $1 Coin Program has a common reverse (tails) design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These 2014 coins feature large, dramatic artwork as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and the mint mark. “IN GOD WE TRUST” appears on the face of the coin.
The 2014 obverses (heads) of these coins honor these presidents:
Warren G. Harding:
This design features an image of Warren G. Harding with the inscriptions “WARREN G. HARDING,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “29th PRESIDENT,” and “1921-1923.”
This design features an image of Calvin Coolidge with the inscriptions “CALVIN COOLIDGE,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “30th PRESIDENT,” and “1923-1929.”
This design features an image of Herbert Hoover with the inscriptions “HERBERT HOOVER,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “31st PRESIDENT,” and “1929-1933.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
This design features an image of Franklin D. Roosevelt with the inscriptions “FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “32nd PRESIDENT,” and “1933-1945.”
The obverse (heads) design of the Native American $1 Coin retains the central figure of the “Sacagawea” design first produced in 2000 with the inscriptions “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse (tails side) design depicts a Native American man offering a pipe, while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlighting “NW,” the area in which the expedition occurred. The design includes the required inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “$1.”
There are no design changes to the half-dollar, dime, nickel, or penny.
U.S. Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished, and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
|Denomination:||Penny||Nickel||Dime||Quarter||Half-dollar||Presidential $1 Coins||Native American $1 Coins|
|Composition:||2.5% Copper, Balance Zinc||25% Nickel, Balance Copper||90% Silver, Balance Copper||90% Silver, Balance Copper||90% Silver, Balance Copper||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper||6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Weight:||2.500 grams||5.000 grams||2.500 grams||6.250 grams||12.500 grams||8.100 grams||8.100 grams|
|Diameter:||0.750 inch (19.1 mm)||0.835 inch (21.2 mm)||0.705 inch (17.9 mm)||0.955 inch (24.3 mm)||1.205 inches (30.61 mm)||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)||1.043 inches (26.49 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S||San Francisco - S|
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