2011 US Mint Proof Set
Following several years of changes for the US Mint’s most popular annual set, the 2011 Proof Set (Buy on eBay) contained the same number of coins as the prior year and did not represent the start of any new series. It did, however, continue three separate ongoing coin series featuring rotating designs.
The America the Beautiful Quarters entered their second year of release, with five additional designs featuring Gettysburg National Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Vicksburg National Park, and Chickasaw Recreation Area. The Presidential Dollars entered the fifth year of release with coins for the 17th to 20th Presidents. The Native American Dollar continued with the third reverse design to represent the accomplishments and contributions of Native Americans.
In addition to the coins with rotating designs, there were some familiar constants within the 2011 Proof Set, including the Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, Kennedy Half Dollar, and the Lincoln Cent with the Union Shield reverse design.
The 14 different proof coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. Packaging for the set featured the United States Mint’s recently reinvigorated branding concept.
Besides the core annual set, the Mint also released separate proof sets for the quarters and Presidential Dollars, as well as a set containing 90% silver coins.
The United States Mint began sales of the 2011 Proof Set on January 11, 2011, with pricing established at $31.95 per set. This was the same price in effect for the prior year set. Sales continued until December 31, 2012, by which time 1,098,835 sets had been ordered by collectors. This final mintage was basically flat compared to the previous year.
2011 Proof Set Information
Coins per Set: 14
Face Value: $6.91
Original Issue Price: $31.95