1958 US Mint Proof Set
The 1958 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) experienced a decline in sales when compared to the prior year. The total number of sets sold was 875,652, representing a drop of almost 30%. This represented the first sales decline since the return of United States Mint proof coinage offerings in 1936.
After so many years of continuous gains, perhaps a pull back was expected as the collector market for proof sets reached a temporary over saturation. The situation would quickly begin to adjust, with gains consecutive sales increases experienced for the subsequent four years.
The coins included in the 1958 Proof Set represented each of the five denominations in circulation at the time. . This included the half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, and one cent coins. Notably, this would be the last year that the Lincoln Cent featured the Wheat Ears reverse that had been in use since 1909.
The packaging for the set consisted of a cellophane that sealed each coin within an individual compartment. In the sixth space was a foil insert, shaped with eight sides that imprinted “US Mint Philadelphia”. This pack was placed within a yellow envelope with the Treasury Department address on the top left and “1958 P.C.” at the bottom left.
1958 Proof Set Information
Coins Per Set: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Original Issue Price: $2.10