2015 United States Mint Proof Set

Tomorrow March 24, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2015 Proof Set. Although sales levels have declined in recent years, this remains one of the Mint’s top selling products by unit volume.

2015 Proof Set

The 2015 United States Mint Proof Set includes a total of 14 different proof quality coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and carrying the “S” mint mark. Each set includes the following coins in their standard compositions:

  • 2015-S Proof Lincoln Cent
  • 2015-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
  • 2015-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
  • 2015-S Proof Homestead National Monument of America Quarter
  • 2015-S Proof Kisatchie National Forest Quarter
  • 2015-S Proof Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter
  • 2015-S Proof Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter
  • 2015-S Proof Saratoga National Historical Park Quarter
  • 2015-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2015-S Proof Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar
  • 2015-S Proof Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Dollar
  • 2015-S Proof John F. Kennedy Presidential Dollar
  • 2015-S Proof Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Dollar
  • 2015-S Proof Native American Dollar

The coins of the set are packaged into three protective plastic lenses and placed within an outer carton containing an image of the Washington Monument at sunrise. The back of the carton contains images of each park or site featured on the quarters, a portrait of each President on the $1 coins, and partial images of the remaining coins. A certificate of authenticity is included.

The 2015 Proof Set is priced at $32.95 per set, representing an increase of $1 from the standard price of the prior year set. The prior year set was eligible for a discounted price of $28.75 per set if ordered through the US Mint’s online subscription program. The subscription discount has since been discontinued.

There are no stated product limits or household ordering limits imposed.

It is interesting to note that 13 out of the 14 proof coins included in the 2015 Proof Set have already been released by the United States Mint within other products. The proof cent, nickel, dime, and half dollar (as well as two quarters) were available from January 13 within the 2015 Birth and Happy Birthday Sets. All five proof quarters were available from February 3 within the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set. Four of the proof $1 coins were available from March 10 within the Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. The only coin available for the first time is the 2015-S Proof Native American Dollar.

As mentioned, the United States Mint’s annual proof set has experienced a steady decline from its peak popularity in the 1970’s and 1980’s. After reaching a 50 year low with the 2012 Proof Set at last reported sales of 794,002 units, the product showed some signs of stabilization. The offering of the 2013 Proof Set concluded with sales slightly higher at 802,460. However, the 2014 Proof Set has current sales of 692,881 units and seems to be on pace to undercut the 2012 low.

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  1. Teach says

    I get one every year, I’m just glad someone gives it to me as a gift and I don’t actually have to pay for this set.

  2. Brad says

    People’s attitudes towards mintages are funny. Even if the 2014 proof set does undercut the 2012 low, it’s likely no one will really care. The 2013 uncirculated set came in over 15,000 sets lower than the 2012, but it seems to sell for slightly less than issue price, or sometimes only slightly more than issue. Either way, it’s a secondary market loser. Since it lacked the “surprise” factor of 2012 but rather languished in the catalog all during 2014, everyone knew it was going to be lower than the 2012 and didn’t give a rip. Yet, they still pay more than double issue price for the higher mintage 2012 set that ended in early 2013.

    Unless the 2014 proof set goes off-sale soon with a LARGE lower mintage, it will likely be doomed to the same fate. If it’s not taken off-sale until 12/31/15, it’s a goner regardless of the mintage.

  3. thePhelps says

    I collected the proof sets for years – and quit because they seem a waste of time. I switched to the silver sets and and won’t look back.

  4. says

    I actually now prefer the 5 coin silver ATB proof set over the complete silver proof set. For the first time since 1999, I will not get either the full silver proof set or the uncirculated set. The unc. set has really fallen out of favor with many collectors. Only silver or gold coinage for me from now on–no clad, no manganese, no zinc.

  5. David says

    I remember the good ol’ days when proof sets only had 5-6 coins in them and they weren’t expensive either. I miss that.

  6. fmtransmitter says

    I watched a 1964 PF69 Washington Quarter NGC jump up over $80 on the bay, was in then was out! Whew!

  7. Barry says

    The last clad coins I purchased were the HOF half dollars because of the unique design. I got the 2009 Lincoln cents as well for the same reason. I didn’t get the Marshall half dollar though as I really didn’t care for the design.

  8. says

    Yeah, the pre 1999 proof sets presented well in the one lens. The three lens of the current proof sets make them cumbersome and awkward to display.

  9. Tinto says

    No clads for me, unless it is something like the 2014 EU Sac with a low mintage, say 50k 🙂

  10. Markjcu says

    I’m unloading my “extra” mint sets, take up too much room and they are just way over priced and losers.

  11. Jerry Diekmann says

    I hink I need to cut down my purchases of proof and mint sets. I’ll just set an amount that was equivalent to buying five of them, say ten years ago, and buywhatever that amount would buy today. They are losing popularity every year now, it seems. I doubt if they will ever be worth much more than what the Mint sold them for.

  12. Ends in Error says

    I think just about anything is a better use of funds than anything the Mint puts out today. Take food, for instance. You can eat food. All Mint stuff does is take up storage space.

    It seems only 1 in 10 Mint products are worth buying. The rest is just junk.

  13. Dave SW FL says

    Wow! Trash the mint night.

    Let’s take our meds & go to bed. Tomorrow will be a better day.

  14. Dustyroads says

    Brad, Yes that is evident in at least the short term, but after 10 years goes by and people have a chance to view long term mintage levels, I’m sure the value will be realized. I however have a stack of clad uncirculated mint sets from the `60’s, `70’s `80’s, and forward in my bedroom closet that I don’t know what to do with, at least I can profit from the sell of silver mint sets if that’s what I decide to do. There’s just so little amount of money to me made on the secondary market with the sets…if I decide to go that route. Though they are tempting being they have the lower mintage going for them this last year in 2014, I still can’t muster any enthusiasm for the 14 coin clad set.
    I do happily collect the 14 coin silver proof sets, and am looking forward to the special change up for this year.

  15. Dustyroads says

    EvilFlipper~ I’m glad to see you back after your short hiatus , you have been here at least as long as a I have been..this place can have a home feeling at times.

    Dave SW FL~ You must be spying on me, because I’m one step ahead of you. I wake every morning with a certain level of distress…not sure why. I’ve been around the block a few times and know that all will be fine in the end, just don’t like having to face earth shattering circumstances during the day. Lord help us all!

  16. gary says

    @Jerry… I still have the 1st proof sets I ever bought from the Mint, 1963 and 1964 sets. They cost $2.10 postpaid insured at the time. When the 1968 to 1970 sets came out I bought multiples from the Mint ($5.00 postpaid) I stopped buying any proof sets with the end of the 40% silver Kennedy in 1971. Sold all of them except the 63-64 sets as it was evident that the proof sets were high mintage and were mostly selling for below Mint issue price for many years thereafter. Since then, never went back to regular proof sets and never touched the uncirculated sets at all.

  17. David says

    Personally I think the prez dollars should be offered in their own proof/mint set rather than tagging along with the main coins. The sets are just too big.

  18. fmtransmitter says

    @David, they are offered alone. I get them every year and pass on the rest to complete my set.

  19. fmtransmitter says

    I agree with most of the comments about clad. Low mintage only for me except these golden dollar proofs…

  20. Dave SW FL says

    Did a little research regarding clad sets to prove that, in general, they really are a waste of your fiat currency. From the end of silver circulating coinage in 1971 and for the next 36 years NO clad proof set has a basic dealer offer price above its mint sales price and only 2 UNC clad mint set has an offer price exceeding the sales price. The most you would make is a dollar (1996) and that’s only because of the W dime.
    To give an idea of the losses, the 1983 proof set is 81.6% loss and the 1989 Unc cset is 68.6% loss. I suspect the 2008 and up will decline over time.

    Now on the SILVER sets, the most you’d lose is a buck or two there are only two sets are below their mint sales price! Most have nice profits even with silver at its current lows!

    ROI says ” BUY SILVER SETS!!!! “

  21. Dave SW FL says

    I make an exception to the above post
    When I can get clad sets at or below face value with free shipping,I buy them! It happens!

  22. Eddie says

    If you are collecting coins then you need to get the clad proof set to complete certain set that you are collecting.
    I like the fact you can buy all the coins in a set. But that is just me I guess.

  23. fmtransmitter says

    @DaveSWFL: Now I would look at certain GRADED sets and you will see a whole different perspective. IMO sets in OGP are stayed away from due to packaging issues early on causing hazing etc. For those years in the 70’s, a high grade clad can go for great money, especially the SMS sets, as those were really packed horribly and NOT handled with care like the Proofs…

  24. gary says

    The ATB quarters are best collected in the proof silver versions, IMHO. They really do look nice in real silver and though a bit overpriced by the Mint, they are still a pleasant set and “cheap” as PM coins go. Plus if silver takes off again in price you’ll at least have something more than the clad stuff which goes nowhere fast in value over time.

    At that though, I really enjoy my set of ATB 5 oz. “P” coins in OGP. They are a fabulous thing to see as a complete set in the large size and at the same time have some decent bulk silver.

  25. gbotz says

    I think that in the not so distant future
    the only place you will be able to see
    U.S. coinage will be under glass in a museum.

  26. gary says

    @gbotz… good observation. The very best designs of U.S. coinage will be displayed in a Museum. The rest of the coin designs will reside in boxes and bags in the annex or “Nauseum”.

  27. cagcrisp says

    I would like for Someone to post when APMEX starts selling the bullion Turkey pucks…

  28. Sith says

    @cagcrisp – They do not have the Turkey pucks listed, once they do you can subscribe to the “Alert Me” feature. APMEX generally start the sales 2 weeks before the “P” versions are available, so check APMEX around April 15.

  29. fmtransmitter says

    I bet they make that HR medal the Jack medal and make it curved like a gold ball on one side because I don’t see the bronze medal for Jack anywhere…??? That would sell like hotcakes on a Sunday monin!

  30. fmtransmitter says

    You know, I cannot find a solid silver golf ball anywhere! I found cuff links, markers, etc, but nothing like a solid silver golf ball! Provident?? Are you reading this?

  31. David says

    I’m not interested in the proof prez dollars. What I mean was that those shouldn’t be included in the regular mint and proof sets and should just be a stand alone product.

  32. fmtransmitter says

    Ends in Error says
    MARCH 24, 2015 AT 6:07 PM

    Give us something good. Something like that EU NA $1 C&C Set .
    Why do you like that so much Ends?

  33. fmtransmitter says

    I understand what you mean Dave, but it is part of an annual set until the legislation has ended so it makes sense to include in the proof set. They sure seem to get bigger and bigger every year though.

  34. fmtransmitter says

    Did anyone get that BU penny in the mail from a certain dealer glued to a card as a gesture of here you go buy from us again? WOW! I mean, send a nickel at least…

  35. fmtransmitter says

    Or a PROOF penny….Not a penny from a roll from the bank, that just gave a sense of greed and cheapness I thought, like it backfired and I threw the mailer in the trash…

  36. gary says

    @fmtransmitter… If you need balls fm, Northwest Territorial Mint has 2 oz. .999 silver balls.
    Not quite GOLF balls, but at least you will have balls.

  37. GoldFishin says

    I would rather spend the money on a good multi-vitamin. I can get my manganese, copper, and zinc that way and be healthier for my trouble! 😉

  38. Skm says

    My last clad proof set purchase was 2009. I passed my clad coins to very appreciative family members. 2014 peaked my interest as I bought the Hall of Fame silver coins and the JFK silver set and gold coin. As for 2015 and beyond… There is nothing on the horizon.

  39. cagcrisp says

    For those that look at W/W Sales numbers from the Mint. I wouldn’t put much stock in Sales numbers this past week concerning the MOD Proofs and Uncirculateds. According to the Mint, Week 1 combined Sales were 24,376 and the Mint’s numbers for Week 2 shows combined Sales of 19,425 or 80% of Week 1 Sales. Two different publications had Opening Day Sales of the MOD’s as being 24,376 while the Mints numbers shows that same number as Week 1 TOTAL Sales.
    For whatever reason I don’t think the Mint used Total Sales for the week for Week 1 thus Showing some Sales in Week 2 that should have been in Week 1.
    My guess is Sales are and will be weak for the Stand Alone MOD Dollar as IF you want one you will wait for the 75k limited Special Set…

  40. D Rittenhouse says

    For future reference, I’m pretty sure the word you meant to use in your comment is spelled PIQUED, not PEAKED.

    The number of coins in these Proof Sets should be limited to those which actually circulate (as determined by Federal Reserve Bank orders). That would reduce the coin count in the current set to eight, a reasonable number which could be handled with a single lens.

  41. fmtransmitter says

    Dang, CV asking $2k for a 70 1993 Medal. Send them puppies in for grading. I know mine would grade a 70 and i paid about $20 for it! Just over 12k mintage

  42. The Real “Cool” Dave says

    If any see’s Louis, please pass this message to her:
    MARCH 23, 2015 AT 4:20 AM

    LOUIS — are you still needing a couple sets, as previously discussed? Since they are shipping FED_EX Smart Post, they should arrive by June __ LOL!

  43. The Real "Cool" Dave says

    If any see’s Louis, please pass this message to her:

    LOUIS — are you still needing a couple sets, as previously discussed? Since they are shipping FED_EX Smart Post, they should arrive by June __ LOL!

  44. fmtransmitter says

    Uh Dave , cool Dave, that is LOUIS like Louis the fourteenth. He is Man and article writer for coin publications

  45. Dave SW FL says

    Here we go again…. Yet another wasteful shipping story from OUR government’s mint.
    My order for 5 items were shipped in 3 separate shipments, all UPS WITH SIGNATURE REQUIRED. The first shipment I understand ………..but the individual US Marshal proof & Unc dollars were out of stock. Once in stock they were shipped 2 days apart in separate shipments! Those 3 UPS Signature required shipments had to cost at least $30.

    Was it important to me that I receive my items ASAP? Not at all. Since I am not flipping, I do not care if they arrive in a few days or a few weeks.

    HEY U. S. Mint. – if you REALLY wanted to make that website USEFUL, work on the shipping options for your customers. Give us the choice to have these partial orders with low value shipped USPS and give us the choice of as soon as available or hold all items until they ship together. YOU ARE WASTING OUR MONEY. Think about the options and put those CS workers to good use. A simple phone call of a couple of minutes can not only save the mint money, but also MAKE THE CUSTOMER HAPPY.

    Arrrgh! The pain and price we pay for governmental monopolies!

  46. Dave SW FL says

    Hmmmmmmm, one hour later and I receive a survey from Kyle Konopka, U S Mint Operations Manager!!!

    Is someone at the mint reading this blog, or did I just get lucky?

    Will I share?? Absolutely

  47. fmtransmitter says

    @Dave: Look up the founder of PFS web and you will find a interview with him, that will tell you everything…

  48. Mr. Kairu says

    Well Dusty, if you don’t know what to do with some of your sets you could always put some up for contest here or, you know, give them to those in need 😛 JK but seriously I have just gotten into buying some proof sets on the bay for $5 each just for the Kennedy Half Dollar and plan to sell of the rest of the coins so as to hopefully at least make it so I pay face value for the half dollar proof for my set.

  49. Dustyroads says

    Mr. Kairu~ I would love to make someones day with an almost free coin set. I guess if I could find someone who would go bananas over such a set, I would just give them away.

  50. Tom P. - MA says

    @Dave SW FL, I went through a phase a few years ago of buying mint sets for face value or less on Ebay. I figure worst case scenario I could always cut them open and spend them. Maybe I’ll take a look again.

    Agree with you on the shipments. No one including myself really needs the clad half today in a separate shipment when the rest of the order will be available within the week.

    I also received an email from Kyle, but I hate surveys.

  51. Jerry Diekmann says

    Dusty – when stuff looks bad, always remember that ithings always looks the darkest just before they get completely black!

  52. Jerry Diekmann says

    Gary – in terms of money, I would say you are way ahead in not buying uncirculated and proof sets issued since the mid 1960s. But no one who was collecting at the time knew that the doldrums were going to last 50 years. Some of these sets will not be worth much more than they cost 50 years from now. The Mint stasrted to get very greedy after the silver coins were no longer minted, and the prices they charge have been too high for way too long. You are finally starting to see the pushback, if indeed that is what it is, as fewer and fewer of these sets are selling every year. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see them drop below 500,000 within a few years. The other reason for the decline in sales may be that the Mint is making so many different kinds of sets and finishes and commems that the average collector can’t come close to acquiring all of them. Even though the numbers are low, I don’t think the demand will be there in the future. Most young people don’t collect coins and are totally uninterested in them. Why should they – all the coins minted now for circulation are junk.

  53. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    No, I think the reason clad proof set mintages are so low is the Mint teases us releasing the proof coins little-by-little little-by-little, little-by-ever-so-little as if we customers are dogs begging for a treat. Here boy!! I have a little dog bone for you!! First, the Birth set which is like a preview of the proof set, but with most coins missing. woof woof Then the clad ATB quarter set. woof woof Next, the silver ATB quarter set. woof woof Then only the first quarter ATB Uncirc. rolls. Then the Proof presidential set. woof woof. Then after a longer spell… we finally have… yes what you are looking for… it is avail. soon… (drum roll) the clad proof set. All these side products I ignore and just get the clad proof set. I think the Mint should first offer the whole set, then afterwards it’s parts for specialized collectors. This is being straight w the customer.

  54. cu29640 says

    I received the 2015 Proof Set under a subscription. The coins had marks and scratches. I returned and checked the form for replacement. However all they do now is refund the order, one has to re-order the item. So why have a box to check for replacement?????? What kind of lame website have they created? Its actually worse than the previous one in terms of backorders etc. It shows not saleable just when the coins drop out of stock so one has to watch constantly to place an order. My Native American C&C set still shows backordered…and its unclear if it is sold out..but it has to be.

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