US Mint coins and sets are great gifts that will be remembered long after the holidays. Plus, they grow in value and may even start the recipient on a life-long hobby with plenty of rewards.
Each year the US Mint makes special proof coins of that year’s issues. Proof coins are specially struck with extra-sharp relief and a mirror-like background. The foreground is sculpted and frosted to give a cameo-like appearance.
The 2018 Proof Set has 10 proof coins in two clear plastic cases in packaging that features a beautiful photo of the Washington Monument at sunset and pictures of the cases’ content. The set is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and is available directly from the Mint at a very affordable $27.95.
- Five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program:
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin
- Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota
- Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia
- Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island
For an extra-special gift, the Mint also offers a limited-edition 8-coin proof set in 90% pure silver.
Proof sets and individual coins are also available from private dealers for other years, so you can give sets from times rich with special memories.
Mint sets are similar to proof sets except they consist of freshly minted coins made for circulation at either the Philadelphia or Denver mints with the accompanying mintmark on the coins. They’re struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image with a brilliant uncirculated finish. They’re packaged in a special folder with a certificate of authenticity.
Mint sets are excellent choices for building a collection of coins from specific mints and are available directly from the US mint for recent years as well as from private dealers covering a multitude of dates.
Special Gift and Commemorative Sets
Both the US Mint and private dealers offer gift and commemorative coin sets tailored to meet any gift-giving occasion. There are holiday sets as well as themed sets for historical events and famous people and places. Here are this year’s offerings from the US Mint. You’re bound to find one that fits your needs to a tee.
The Great American Coin Company offers US proof and mint sets from a number of years along with beautiful American Silver Eagle coins in special holiday packaging. Visit our website to see the many ways we can solve your gift-giving needs.