2009 US Mint Proof Set
There were a total of eighteen different coins included in the 2009 Proof Set (Buy on eBay). This represented the largest number of coins on record for the annual coin set. The increased scope of the set was due to the one year District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters program, which featured six quarter designs, and the 2009 Lincoln Cents, which featured four different designs.
The price for the annual proof set was $29.95, representing an increase of $3 from the prior year. The higher price was attributed to the expanded number of coins included in each set as well as the special composition of 95% copper used to strike the cents. Under the authorizing legislation for the design change, the Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to strike the coins in their original composition for sales in numismatic products.
The 2009 Proof Set included the following coins:
- (4) 2009 Lincoln Cents with designs representing Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, formative years, professional life, and Presidency
- (1) 2009 Jefferson Nickel
- (1) 2009 Roosevelt Dime
- (6) 2009 Quarters featuring District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands
- (1) 2009 Kennedy Half Dollar
- (1) 2009 Native American Dollar
- (4) 2009 Presidential Dollars featuring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor
Each coin was produced at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. The coins are struck in high quality proof with a deep cameo finish.
Sales of the 2009 Proof Set exceeded the level reached in the prior year. During the period of availability, US Mint customers ordered 1,482,502 sets.
The US Mint offered several different annual sets separately. This included the 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln Cent Proof Set, 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters Proof Set, 2009 Presidential Dollars Proof Set, Silver Proof Set, and 2009 DC & US Territories Silver Proof Set.
The packaging for the 2009 Proof Set was redesigned following the completion of the State Quarters series. Four separate lenses contained the proof coins against colorful backgrounds. The lenses and a certificate of authenticity were all placed within a single cardboard box. It bore the US Mint logo and states “2009 United States Mint Proof Set.”
2009 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 18
Face Value: $7.19
Original Issue Price: $29.95