1993 US Mint Silver Proof Set
The 1993 Silver Proof Set (Buy on eBay) represented the second year of offering for the new US Mint product type. Three coins included in the set were struck in their classic composition of 90% silver. In the previous year, the new Silver Proof Sets had been met with a certain measure of success, although sales for this year would show a decline.
Each set included the familiar line up of five different coins with face value of 91 cents. Adding some intrinsic value to the mix, the Kennedy Half Dollar, Washington Quarter, and Roosevelt Dime were struck in 90% silver. Collectively, these three coins represented silver content of 0.61487 troy ounces.
The price of the 1993 Silver Proof Set remained the same as the prior year and experienced total sales of 570,213 units. This was a steep decline from the sales of more than one million units for the previous year. However, it is somewhat typical for modern collectors to exhibit extreme enthusiasm for a US Mint product at introduction, only to show more restraint in the following years.
Once again, the US Mint offered the same set in more luxurious packaging. This 1993 Silver Premier Set was priced at $37.50 per set and sold 191,140 sets in total.
The packaging for the silver proof set carried the same format established in the prior year. This consisted of the five coins placed into slots on a black cardboard and sealed into a plastic lens. The lens had the word “Silver” imprinted on the front and was placed into a black cardboard box with silver printing “United States Mint Silver Proof Set 1993.”
1993 Silver Proof Set Information
Coins Per Set: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Silver Content: 0.61487 troy ounces
Original Issue Price: $21.00