slybluenote's Blog

04 Mar 2021

Prestige Proof Sets

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Good morning folks!

Prestige -widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality. Recently I added 3 more Prestige Proof sets to my meager collection. I was actually shopping for Peace dollars, but there they were on display and the price was right! I added the 1984 which highlights the Los Angles Olympiad Olympic Coliseum, the 1988 which has the Seoul Olympics commemorative and the 1989 which contains 2 commemoratives, the Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar and the Congress Bicentennial Silver Dollar. The Prestige Proof set program ran from 1983 until 1997 after which it was discontinued. I currently have collected 3/4 of these sets. Per the Mega Red book, when talking about the 1984 Prestige set, one of the keys to collecting states "Today, the after market is supported by collectors, not Olympic sports enthusiasts". I recently discovered that the most challenging year to collect will be the 1996. I ran across one yesterday on sale for only $300 !

As usual these sets containthe five proof coins found in the standard set, as well as the proof version of the commemorative. The mintage for the 1984 set is 316,680 and the 1988 set mintage is 231,661 and for the 1989 set it's 211,807. Currently I have all the Prestige sets housed in their own coffee box along with the Limited Edition Silver sets, the American Legacy Sets, and the 1982/1983 Souvenir sets. I have previously uploaded pictures of these sets along with all the others on my collection page under the heading of "proof/mint sets". I'm also making progress on my Peace dollar collection. I'm currently at 13% complete on the Peace dollars.

This is going to be a short post, but there are a lot of pictures. Stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free until the next time when we'll talk about the low mintage 1927-P Peace Dollar!

Charlie aka slybluenote



Level 5

I love the Prestige sets. I think they are the nicest sets the mint has ever put out. Many of them can be purchased for less than the issue price. That's kind of sad, in my opinion.


Level 6

1984 is the only year I have.


Level 6

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! ; )


Level 5

Dude, excellent acquisitions! I have only a couple, and I saw two in my local coin store reasonably priced recently, unfortunately I had just purchased a bunch of coins and my monthly allowance was tapped out. The rule is never spend more than the monthly allowance unless the find is a rare really need at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, these didn't qualify. I am really happy for you though, it's great when a set gets closer to competition! Later Pally Boy!


Level 5

I am just missing the 1989, 1996 and 1997.


Level 5

Those are some beautiful sets!


Level 5

Very nice sets! Good work,and keep em coming!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very nice! So who is the dude with the mouth harp?


Level 6

Very nice sets. I really like that eagle on the dollar. Peace dollars. Now you are talking. Thanks.

It's Mokie

Level 6

I always find it amusing that the RCM always seems to do something that the USM eventually copies. Prestige Proof Sets are a perfect example. Thanks for sharing.


Level 7

These sets sold . But there are still plenty around. I know one set is up there. They are nice you enjoy them my friend. They look good in a bookshelf


Level 5

Excellent sets. Don't have any myself. Be a nice collection when complete.

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