The US Mint has just posted information on the release of the upcoming 2008 US Proof Set. The sets will be released on June 24, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET and will have the same price as last year’s Proof Set.
The release date has been known since the Mint updated its release schedule in May, but the product details including pricing information were only recently made available. This traditional product offering from the Mint is always eagerly awaited by collectors. Proof Sets are popular as holiday gifts, especially birth year gifts. — Note to self 🙂
The 2008 Proof Set will contain 14 coins minted at San Francisco and carrying the “S” mint mark. The following coins will be included:
- 2008-S Lincoln Cent
- 2008-S Jefferson Nickel
- 2008-S Roosevelt Dime
- 2008-S Oklahoma Quarter
- 2008-S New Mexico Quarter
- 2008-S Arizona Quarter
- 2008-S Alaska Quarter
- 2008-S Hawaii Quarter
- 2008-S Kennedy Half Dollar
- 2008-S Sacagawea Dollar
- 2008-S James Monroe Dollar
- 2008-S John Quincy Adams Dollar
- 2008-S Andrew Jackson Dollar
- 2008-S Martin Van Buren Dollar
The sets are priced at $26.95. This is the same price as last year’s 2007 Proof Set. The Mint’s product page can be found here. Ordering options won’t be available until the official start of sales on June 24.
The 2008-S Proof State Quarters and Presidential Dollars have already been available for sale at the Mint in separate sets. The 2008 State Quarters Proof Set contains all five proof quarters for $13.95. The 2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Set contains all four proof Presidential Dollars for $14.95. By purchasing the full 2008 Proof Set, you get five more proof coins at a lower price.
Other upcoming annual sets from the Mint include the 2008 US Mint Set to be released on an unspecified date in July and the 2008 US Silver Proof Set to be released August 28, 2008. Further details for these offerings will be posted as soon as available.