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27 Aug 2016

US Proof Sets

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How did the mint send / produce proof sets in 1936/1937/1938/1939/1940/1942?



Level 2

Thank you.


Level 7

I know mint sets in the early years were mailed in boxes . Each coin was in it's in holder and then stapled. That staple caused the damage to many proof sets.


Level 5

A good resource is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_coinage From wikipedia: Beginning in 1936, the U.S. Mint began producing proof coins again. Proof coins through 1942 could be ordered individually from the mint. Because of this the lowest mintage for any denomination (cent through half dollar) determines the total number of complete sets that can exist. Consequently, this number is used to indicate the mintages of proof sets for the years 1936 through 1942.


Level 5

During these years the Mint offered proof coins for individual sale, rather in a package. Your order the coins you wanted.

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