The 2008 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ contains 14 coins, each bearing the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Included in this set are four Presidential $1 Coins honoring past Presidents of the United States: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren; the final five quarters from the 50 State Quarters® Program: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii; and the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half-dollar, and Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea. Distinguishing this collection are the dime, half-dollar and five state quarters, all of which are produced in lustrous 90% silver.
United States proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with 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 hand-polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in presentation cases to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
The United States Mint Silver Proof Set is also available through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. Visit our Subscriptions page for more information.
Please allow approximately 1-2 weeks for shipping.To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time (August 26, 2008, 12:00 Noon ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.