The 1972 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) contained five coins, despite the fact that there were a total of six different denominations produced for circulation. The sets included a Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar, but did not include the newly introduced Eisenhower Dollar coin. The U.S. Mint did sell a 40% silver Proof version of the 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar separately.
The face value of the coins in the 1972 Proof Set was 91 cents, although the sets were sold at $5.00 each. The packaging remained the same as the prior year Proof Sets, with the five coins sealed in a plastic lens. The lens is placed into a blue cardboard box with a wide flap.
The 1972 Proof coins usually have some degree of a cameo or deep cameo finish. This is more common than previous years. Coins which exhibit cameo or deep cameo finishes on both sides and have high grades still demand premium prices.
1972 Proof Set Coins
- 1972-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 1972-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1972-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1972-S Proof Washington Quarter
- 1972-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
1972 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 5
- Face Value: $0.91
- Original Issue Price: $5.00
- Mintage: 3,260,996