The 1973 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) saw the number of coins expand to six. The sets now included the Eisenhower Dollar, Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Cent. Even though the Eisenhower Dollar had been introduced in 1971, it had not been included in the Proof Set until this year. The denomination was also introduced for the first time within the 1973 Mint Set.
The 1973-S Eisenhower Dollar included in the 1973 Proof Set had the copper nickel clad composition also used in the half dollar, quarter, and dime. The U.S. Mint continued to offer a separate Proof Eisenhower Dollar with a composition of 40% silver.
With the addition of the dollar coin, the face value of the set increased to $1.91 and the offering price of the set was raised to $7.00. The higher price seemed to impact sales as the mintage dropped to 2,760,339.
The packaging for the Proof Set changed starting in 1973. The coins came in a different style plastic holder, with each of the coins sealed in its own separate section. The plastic case had a flip top, which opens and closes to display the coins. The outer box color was now black.
1973 Proof Set Coins
- 1973-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 1973-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1973-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1973-S Proof Washington Quarter
- 1973-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
- 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar
1973 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 6
- Face Value: $1.91
- Original Issue Price: $7.00
- Mintage: 2,760,339