1990 US Mint Proof Set
The 1990 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) contained proof versions of the five coins issued for circulation that year. This included the Kennedy Half, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Cent. Each coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. The mintage for the 1990 Proof Set declined under the 3 million level for the first time since the mid-1970’s.
The US Mint offered a 1990 Prestige Proof Set (Buy on eBay), which saw its mintage swell from the prior year. The set contained the 1990 Eisenhower Dollar Commemorative Coin. Since this was a popular issue it provided a boost for the prestige format set, which was priced at $45.00 and sold 506,126 units.
Some of the 1990 Proof Sets contain a 1990 “No S” Lincoln Cent. This rare Lincoln Cent variety was created when the Philadelphia Mint failed to add the mark to one of the obverse dies sent to the San Francisco Mint for production. There were an estimated 3,500 1990 Proof Lincoln Cents struck without the “S” mint mark.
The proof set packaging remained unchanged from the prior year. Coins were fitted within individual holes of a purple cardboard holder and sealed within a single plastic lens. An outer purple colored box had silver printing “United States Mint Proof Set 1990” along the top.
1990 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Original Issue Price: $11.00