Proof Set Mintages

Proof Set mintages have expanded greatly since the collector coins were reintroduced by the United States Mint in 1936. After beginning at the low level of just 3,837, production levels spiraled higher in subsequent years as demand for the product expanded. A temporary peak would be reached in 1964 when nearly 4 million sets were produced and sold. A new all time high mintage would be achieved in 1976 when the redesign of the quarter dollar, half dollar, and dollar coins caused heightened interest in the sets.

In recent years, the United States Mint has added to their line of proof sets with the special composition Silver Proof Sets, as well as component sets containing all of the different designs released for a particular denomination. The demand for these additional products has always fallen below the levels for the traditional annual proof set, however they may have served to cannibalize a portion of sales. The pattern of declining sales culminated with the 2012 Proof Set and 2012 Silver Proof Set, which marked the lowest mintage levels in decades.

The tables below present Proof Set mintages based on available data. In the case of the 1936-1942 proof sets, the mintages indicate the maximum number of sets that could be created, since coins were also sold individually. Figures will be updated for newer releases upon the conclusion of sales at the US Mint.

Proof Set Mintages

1936 3,837
1937 5,542
1938 8,045
1939 8,795
1940 11,246
1941 15,287
1942 21,120
1950 51,386
1951 57,500
1952 81,980
1953 128,800
1954 233,300
1955 378,200
1956 669,384
1957 1,247,952
1958 875,652
1959 1,149,291
1960 1,691,602
1961 3,028,244
1962 3,218,019
1963 3,075,645
1964 3,950,762
1968 3,041,506
1969 2,934,631
1970 2,632,810
1971 3,220,733
1972 3,260,996
1973 2,760,339
1974 2,612,568
1975 2,845,450
1976 4,149,730
1977 3,251,152
1978 3,127,781
1979 3,677,175
1980 3,554,806
1981 4,063,083
1982 3,857,479
1983 3,138,765
1984 2,748,430
1985 3,362,821
1986 2,411,180
1987 3,972,233
1988 3,031,287
1989 3,009,107
1990 2,793,433
1991 2,610,833
1992 2,675,618
1993 2,409,394
1994 2,308,701
1995 2,010,384
1996 1,695,244
1997 1,975,000
1998 2,086,507
1999 2,543,401
2000 3,082,572
2001 2,294,909
2002 2,319,766
2003 2,172,684
2004 1,798,488
2005 2,275,000
2006 2,000,428
2007 1,702,116
2008 1,382,017
2009 1,482,502
2010 1,103,815
2011 1,098,835
2012 794,002
2013 802,460
2014 714,661
2015 662,900

Silver Proof Set Mintage

1976 3,998,621
1992 1,009,586
1993 570,213
1994 636,009
1995 549,878
1996 623,655
1997 605,473
1998 638,134
1999 804,565
2000 965,421
2001 889,697
2002 892,229
2003 1,125,755
2004 1,175,934
2005 1,069,679
2006 1,054,008
2007 875,050
2008 763,887
2009 697,365
2010 585,401
2011 574,175
2012 395,443
2013 419,720
2014 429,493
2015 387,414