Silver Proof Sets between 1955 and 1964 were made from 90% pure silver.
Our wide array of 1955 -1964 United State Mint Silver Proof Sets encompass every coin design for a single year. These special coins were designed using proof striking procedures and were originally packaged specially in hard plastic cases meant to preserve them for the long-term. Our Silver Proof Sets released from 1955 - 1964 were produced at a time when fewer proof strikes were created every year and will include a cent, nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar from a given year. These fine sets were all minted at the Philadelphia Mint. Though we offer sets in original mint packaging and sets whose packaging has seen a small amount of wear, we also offer the perfect way to obtain hard-to-come-by sets in a very cost-effective manner by purchasing uncirculated, complete sets without original packaging. We have twenty sets to choose from, and in whatever packaging you select, you will receive five, mint-state coins that received very careful proof striking at the United States Mint.
A proof strike is generally a special early sample of a coin produced for checking the dies as well as for archiving the design. These 1955 - 1964 Silver Proof Sets, however, were struck in much smaller numbers than they are today. The striking process for proof coins from this period also involved the polishing of the dies through sand blasting and often included a double strike. This resulted in sharper rims and a sharper design than the general circulation strikes and also resulted in blank fields that are smoother than their circulation counterparts. Earlier sets from this period include one each of a Franklin Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel and Lincoln Penny. Later issues include a Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel and Lincoln Penny. Please browse through our individual product descriptions for date of issue, condition of packaging details, and availability of these fine, Silver Proof Sets cachets. Then, select the sets that are perfect for you!
Need some quick info on the different gold and silver bullion products available and how they help you preserve and grow your wealth?
Learn more about the wide variety of gold, silver, copper bullion and precious metals that you can buy for your portfolio.