A large increase in sales was seen for the 1985 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) compared to the prior year. The increase was over 600,000, making for total sales of more than 3 million. The likely reason for the increase was the lack of a Prestige Set offering during 1985. Since this expanded Proof Set offering was not available, the only option collectors had available was the standard set.
The 1985 Proof Set contained the same five coins as customary: Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Cent. All coins were minted at the San Francisco Mint with the “S” mint mark. Nearly all Proof coins encountered will have deep cameo finishes. Some sets in original packaging may sometimes be found with hazy toning.
The packaging for the 1985 Proof Set continued the new style established in the prior year. The five coins were placed within individual holes in textured purple cardboard holder sealed in a plastic holder. This was placed in a purple colored outer box with silver printing. The box opened by way of a flap so the plastic holder could slide out.
1985 Proof Set Coins
- 1985-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 1985-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1985-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1985-S Proof Washington Quarter
- 1985-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
1985 Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 5
- Face Value: $0.91
- Original Issue Price: $11.00
- Mintage: 3,362,821