Today March 28, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Proof Set. This represents one of the Mint’s most popular annual offerings containing proof versions of 14 different coins.
Each set contains the following coins struck in proof quality at the San Francisco Mint and bearing the “S” mint mark:
- 2013-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 2013-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 2013-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 2013-S Proof White Mountain Quarter
- 2013-S Proof Perry’s Victory Quarter
- 2013-S Proof Great Basin Quarter
- 2013-S Proof Fort McHenry Quarter
- 2013-S Proof Mount Rushmore Quarter
- 2013-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
- 2013-S Proof William McKinely Dollar
- 2013-S Proof Theodore Roosevelt Dollar
- 2013-S Proof William Howard Taft Dollar
- 2013-S Proof Woodrow Wilson Dollar
- 2013-S Proof Native American Dollar
The US Mint has previously released 13 out of the 14 coins in other numismatic products. The five quarters were released within the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. The four Presidential Dollars were released within the 2013 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. The proof cent, nickel, dime, and half dollar were released within the 2013 Birth Set. Only the 2013-S Native American Dollar has not been issued in any other product.
The coins of the 2013 Proof Set are packaged in three plastic lenses which are placed with a certificate of authenticity in a newly designed outer box. The box displays an image of the Washington Monument on the front. The back contains images of each National Park or site included, portraits of the four Presidents, and images of the remaining coins.
Pricing for the set is $31.95, which is unchanged from the prior year. There are no stated production limits and no household limits imposed.
Although the annual proof set has been in the midst of a multi-year decline, it is possible that there might be some renewed interest. The early sell out of the 2012 Proof Set with last reported sales of only 794,002 units clearly caught many by surprise, resulting in surging secondary market premiums. Recently completed eBay auctions show 2012 Proof Sets selling for prices ranging from around $80 to $100 per set. This is up to triple the original issue price.
2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Silver Dollars
Tomorrow, March 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET, the introductory pricing period for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollars will conclude. Anyone interested in these coins has only a short time left to take advantage of the lower pricing.
The individual proof silver dollar is currently priced at $54.95 and the individual uncirculated silver dollar is currently priced at $50.95. After 5:00 PM tomorrow, these prices will increase by $5 each to $59.95 for proofs and $55.95 for uncirculated coins.
The most recent sales report shows 58,746 proof and 23,366 uncirculated coins ordered since the start of sales on February 28. The maximum mintage across both versions is 350,000. A special young collectors set is planned for release at a later date.