slybluenote's Blog

06 Nov 2020

Proof Sets, Different Flavors Part 1

Coins-United States | slybluenote

Good morning folks,

I recently turned ANOTHER year older. Funny how that happens every year eh? As the title indicates, I received presents this year that I would like to share. My sis-in-law knows I love silver coins no matter what the year. So this year she got me a 1994 U.S. Mint Silver Premier Proof set. As stated in my 18 July 2020 blog, this particular flavor of proof set was minted during the years of 1992 through 1998. All of these sets have low mintages. The mintage for this particular year is 149,320, which is the third lowest in the series, and as with most silver coins, was minted in San Francisco.

Per the proof set guide: "With the introduction of the Silver Proof Set in 1992, the US Mint also began offering thePremier Silver Proof Set(Buy on eBay). These sets included the same coins as the regular Silver Proof Sets, but in more advanced packaging. Pricing was also significantly higher with the Premier Sets priced at $37.50 each, compared to $21.00 for the regular set. Despite this, sales were relative high during the period of issuance from 1992 to 1998." I have to admit, the packaging was very nice and the Mint spared no expense to house these beauties.

I've already added this set to my collection on this website. I will be adding more regular clad sets soon. I have the complete 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's and part of the 2000's. Currently I only need the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 to complete the 2000's. To complete the collection, I need those plus the 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1959. I decided to only collect proof sets starting with my birth year. As for my other present, my best friend thought I needed a television that was smarter than me. So she bought me one...LOL I still haven't figured out EVERYTHING about it, but I'm liking what I've found out about it so far!

In conclusion, as always, stay safe, HEALTHY, and coronavirus free my friends and enjoy the pictures!

Charlie aka slybluenote


Some great presents! Happy Birthday. Those premier proof sets are awesome.


Level 5

Very nice birthday presents! I got a TV from my children when I retired two years ago. In some respects, I haven't totally figured mine out either. I hope you find those 1950's era proof sets at a good price to complete your collection. Oh, and by the way, happy birthday!


Level 5

Beautiful and rare set! Happy birthday, ya old fart (; Cheers, NM


Level 5

Thanks for the Birthday wishes folks !! Yes, my sister-in-law knows how to get my attention for sure. The smart TV was gravy! I've already figured out how to play my youtube playlist from my phone on it! LOL


Level 5

Thanks for the Birthday wishes folks !! Yes, my sister-in-law knows how to get my attention for sure. The smart TV was gravy! I've already figured out how to play my youtube playlist from my phone on it! LOL


Level 5

I loves me some silver proof sets! Happy late Birthday ole guy! Later!


Level 6

You have a wonderful sister. Good luck for another year.


Level 6

Happy Birthday!!! Nice TV and Silver Set! You made out like a bandit! ; ) haha

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Awesome set and an awesome entertainment system! Happy Birthday and I wish you many more!


Level 6

Happy birthday old man. Silver is always welcome. Good luck on that TV..

It's Mokie

Level 6

Happy Birthday!!!! Nothing like a silver proof set to celebrate another inch of candle wick gone forever. (:


Level 5

Beautiful set ! Your an easy one to buy presents for ! Silver sets are great, as they have value as a collectible and as a silver investment. Happy Birthday ! Again if I didn't say happy birthday already.


Level 7

Your Sister -in-laws knows coins. Those are the lowest in mintage made. I think the 1995 is the lowest. I also like the display of the set. There protected well.. I have the complete set. This is a case were they sold for a high price and over the years they went down. Doesn't matter to me. There a great set . Like the blog. Charlie keep them coming!

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