Sales of the 1963 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) experienced a slight decline from the levels of the previous year, however remained high on a historical basis. Total sales reached 3,075,645 before the United States Mint concluded the offering. At the time, no one knew that this would be the final year that the Franklin Half Dollar would be struck.
For current collectors, the high mintages of the Proof Sets issued during the 1960’s have ensured continued widespread availability. In recent years prices have moved upwards, driven by the higher market price of silver. Each set includes the Franklin Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, and Roosevelt Dime, which are struck in 90% silver. The two other coins are the Lincoln Cent and Jefferson Nickel.
Proof coins from this year can be found with brilliant, cameo, or deep cameo finishes. Continued improvements in the U.S. Mint’s production standards make cameo and deep cameo coins more readily encountered than earlier years. However, these coins still demand a premium, especially for top graded examples.
The 1963 Proof Set was packaged in the U.S. Mint’s standard flat pack. The five coins plus a foil insert indicating the mint of origin were sealed within a plastic cellophane pack. This was placed between cardboard inserts within a Treasury Department envelope marked “1963 P.C.”
1963 Proof Set Coins
- 1963 Proof Lincoln Cent
- 1963 Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1963 Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1963 Proof Washington Quarter
- 1963 Proof Franklin Half Dollar
1963 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 5
- Face Value: $0.91
- Original Issue Price: $2.10
- Mintage: 3,075,645