The United States Mint offered collectors the 1994 Silver Proof Set (Buy on eBay) in addition to the regular version of the set. Instead of the standard compositions, the Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar were struck in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper. This relatively new product had become a mainstay as sales and mintage levels stabilized in the third year of release.
All five circulating denominations were represented in the set, including the cent and nickel, in addition to the silver coins. All were struck at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. The coins feature a cameo Proof finish with frosted raised design elements and inscriptions over mirrored background fields.
Priced at $21.00 each, the final sales for the 1994 Silver Proof Set reached 636,009, representing an increase from the previous year. The U.S. Mint separately offered the 1994 Silver Premier Set, which included the same coins in a different style of packaging. This version was priced $37.50 and sold 149,320 units.
A consistent style of packaging was used for the Silver Proof Set, which included an outer black cardboard box with printing indicating the contents and an inner plastic lens with the coins sealed inside. The lens included the word “Silver” to clearly distinguish the composition of the coin. Outside of the holder, the silver Proof coins will display a silver edge, as opposed to the copper edge visible on the regular composition coins.
1994 Silver Proof Set Coins
- 1994-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 1994-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 1994-S Silver Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 1994-S Silver Proof Washington Quarter
- 1994-S Silver Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
1994 Silver Proof Set Information
- Coins per Set: 5
- Face Value: $0.91
- Silver Content: 0.615 troy oz. (19.129 g)
- Original Issue Price: $21.00
- Mintage: 636,009