Other Special Formats

Over the years, the United States Mint has offered various proof sets in special formats. The Prestige Proof Sets and American Legacy Collections included the commemorative half dollar and silver dollars issued for the year to make for a more complete set in special packaging. The Premier Silver Proof Sets offered more advanced packaging with special features for display and storage. Most recently, the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set brought together all of the 90% silver proof coins with the Proof American Silver Eagle.

Prestige Proof Sets

The first Prestige Proof Sets (Buy on eBay) were offered by the US Mint in 1983. The sets included the five proof coins found in the standard set, as well as the proof version of the 1983 Olympic Silver Dollar. For subsequent years, the coins included in the set would changed based on the current commemorative coin program. Some years included only a silver dollar, while other years included both a half dollar and silver dollar. The final Prestige Proof Set was issued in 1997, after which the product line was discontinued.

Premier Silver Proof Sets

With the introduction of the Silver Proof Set in 1992, the US Mint also began offering the Premier Silver Proof Set (Buy on eBay). These sets included the same coins as the regular Silver Proof Sets, but in more advanced packaging. Pricing was also significantly higher with the Premier Sets priced at $37.50 each, compared to $21.00 for the regular set. Despite this, sales were relative high during the period of issuance from 1992 to 1998.

American Legacy Collections

In 2005, the US Mint introduced the American Legacy Collection (Buy on eBay). Similar to the earlier Prestige Proof Sets, each collection included the standard proof coins issued for the year with the addition of one or more commemorative coins. This time, the products placed more emphasis on the commemorative issues with specific background, information, and illustrations. For each year, a maximum limit of 50,000 sets was in place. After sales failed to live up to expectations, the product line was discontinued after 2008.

Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets

Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

The Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (Buy on eBay) was introduced as a new special format in 2012. Each set brought together the year’s 90% silver proof coins with the Proof American Silver Eagle. A total of eight coins were represented, including the dime, five quarters, half dollar and Silver Eagle, placed within special upscale packaging. For each year the United States Mint set a relatively low product limit of 50,000 sets.

Prestige Proof Set Mintages

IssueMintage
1983140,361
1984316,680
1986599,317
1987435,495
1988231,661
1989211,807
1990506,126
1991256,954
1992183,293
1993224,045
1994175,893
1995107,112
199655,000
199780,000

Premier Silver Proof Set Mintages

IssueMintage
1992308,055
1993191,140
1994149,320
1995130,107
1996151,366
1997136,205
1998240,658

American Legacy Collection Mintages

IssueMintage
200550,000
200650,000
200727,023
200821,194

Limited Edition Silver Proof Set Mintages

IssueMintage
201244,952
201347,971
201442,614