The 1982 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) saw the number of coins decline to five and the face value fall to only 91 cents. This was due to the removal of the Susan B. Anthony Dollar, which was no longer minted. In place of the dollar coin was a token for the Department of the Treasury struck in bronze.
Despite the reduced number of coins the U.S. Mint issue price remained at $11.00. The U.S. Mint still sold a relatively large number of sets. A contributing factor may have been the fact that uncirculated coin Mint Sets were not offered in 1982.
The 1982 Proof coins are typically found with strong deep cameo devices. Notably, the Lincoln Cents contained in the Proof Sets were struck in the bronze composition. For circulating coins, the U.S. Mint had switched to a zinc based composition during the course of the year.
The packaging for the 1982 Proof Set remained the same from the prior year, with the bronze token placed where the dollar coin used to appear. Each Proof coin was fit into a slot within a red plastic insert, which was sealed in a rigid clear plastic holder. An outer black plastic piece served to protect or display the set. The outer cardboard box was black and open at the top.
1982 Proof Set Coins
- 1982-S Proof Lincoln Cent (“Small Date” & “Large Date”)
- 1982-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1982-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1982-S Proof Washington Quarter
- 1982-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
1982 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 5
- Face Value: $0.91
- Original Issue Price: $11.00
- Mintage: 3,857,479