1977 US Mint Proof Set
The 1977 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) was issued following the important Bicentennial year. The reverse designs of the dollar, half dollar, and quarter returned to their traditional designs.
The US Mint raised the price of the set to $9.00 from the prior price of $7.00. This price increase came even though the proof set contained the same number of coins with the same $1.91 face value. Despite the price increase, the mintage for the set was still relatively high at 3,251,152, which was above the pre-Bicentennial year mintages.
The coins in the 1977 Proof Set typically have frosty, deep cameo finishes. High grade, deep cameo coins certified by PCGS and NGC can be found with little difficulty.
The packaging for the 1977 Proof Set remained as the standard that had been used since 1973. Each individual coin was sealed in a plastic ring within a larger plastic holder. This holder had a black outer cover with one piece that opened and closed to reveal the coins. This was packaged in an outer cardboard black box with silver printing.
1977 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 6
Face Value: $1.91
Original Issue Price: $9.00