1957 US Mint Proof Set
Demand for the United States Mint’s annual proof coinage offering reached a temporary peak with the 1957 Proof Set (Buy on eBay). Sales increased by more than 86% above the levels of the previous year and exceeded the one million mark for the first time in history. In the following two years there would be a brief retrenchment in demand.
Each 1957 Proof Set contains a face value of 91 cents worth of coins, which was sold for $2.10 per set through mail order or over the counter sales. The coins include the 1957 Proof Franklin Half, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Cent. Additionally, a foil seal was included with each set which read “US Mint Philadelphia.”
The packaging for the set was the now standard flat pack style. The coins were sealed within individual cellophane compartments of a single pack. This was placed within a yellow colored envelope with the address of the Treasury Department and contents noted as “1957 P.C.” in the lower left corner of the envelope.
1957 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Original Issue Price: $2.10