1971 US Mint Proof Set
The 1971 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) contained the same line up of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar. During 1971, the Eisenhower Dollar was introduced, however, this coin was not included in the annual proof set. The US Mint did sell a 40% silver 1971-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar separately.
The face value of the coins in the set was 91 cents, while the sets were sold at $5.00 each. The packaging for the set was modified slightly starting with 1971. The coins were still housed within a plastic lens and held in place by a black plastic insert, but the outer blue cardboard box changed from a small tab insert to a wide edge that would slide into the upper portion of the box.
Proof coins from 1971 are mostly found as brilliant proofs. Cameo or deep cameo coins with the cameo effect on both sides of the coin are somewhat difficult to locate. They are actually more difficult to find than cameo coinage for the prior four years of sets.
Some 1971 Proof Sets were discovered to contain the 1971 “No S” Proof Jefferson Nickel. Similar to past instances, some of the coins were struck without a mint mark. An estimated 1,655 of the “No S” coin were produced.
1971 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Original Issue Price: $5.00