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United States Proof Set Prices

How Much Should I Pay For a Modern U.S. Proof Set ?

By , About.com Guide

United State Modern Proof SetImage Courtesy of:
The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

This guide lists average prices that you should pay to a coin dealer to purchase a U.S. proof set that was minted between 1936 and 2013.  If you are looking to sell your proof sets, then you want to refer to the Modern U.S. Proof Set Values chart.

Introduction to Coin Prices

There are many factors that go into determining the price that a dealer charges for coins. An understanding of how the coin market works will help you. If the coin dealer runs out of 1979 proof sets, he cannot just call the U.S. Mint and get more of them because the mint does not sell coins dated 1979 anymore. The coin dealer must replenish his supply by buying more proof sets from other coin dealers or people off the street. What he pays you for that set is known as the "wholesale price" or "value." If you want to buy that 1979 proof set from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."

Average Prices

The following table lists the price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer) for you to purchase a particular United States Proof Set. The first column lists the date and type of proof set followed by the original issue price that the U.S. Mint charged customers when they were first issued, the average current retail price coin dealers are charging their customers and the amount of increase (or decrease) over the original issue price. These are approximate values and the actual price that a particular dealer charges will vary depending on a number of other factors.

U.S. Proof Set
Date & Type
Original
Issue Price
Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
1936 $1.89 $7,500.00 $7,498.11
1937 $1.89 $4,300.00 $4,298.11
1938 $1.89 $1,850.00 $1,848.11
1939 $1.89 $1,800.00 $1,798.11
1940 $1.89 $1,400.00 $1,398.11
1941 $1.89 $1,450.00 $1,448.11
1942 5-piece $1.89 $1,200.00 $1,198.11
1942 6-piece $1.89 $1,500.00 $1,498.11
1950 $2.10 $550.00 $547.90
1951 $2.10 $560.00 $557.90
1952 $2.10 $225.00 $222.90
1953 $2.10 $210.00 $207.90
1954 $2.10 $110.00 $107.90
1955 Box $2.10 $90.00 $87.90
1955 Flat $2.10 $120.00 $117.90
1956 $2.10 $50.00 $47.90
1957 $2.10 $30.00 $27.90
1958 $2.10 $35.00 $32.90
1959 $2.10 $30.00 $27.90
1960 $2.10 $29.00 $26.90
1960 Small Date cent $2.10 $35.00 $32.90
1961 $2.10 $27.00 $24.90
1962 $2.10 $27.00 $24.90
1963 $2.10 $27.00 $24.90
1964 $2.10 $26.00 $23.90
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
1968-S $5.00 $7.50 $2.50
1968-S No S Roosevelt Dime $5.00 $16,500.00 $16,495.00
1969-S $5.00 $7.25 $2.25
1970-S $5.00 $9.50 $4.50
1970-S Level 7 Small Date cent $5.00 $72.00 $67.00
1970-S No S Roosevelt Dime $5.00 $825.00 $820.00
1971-S $5.00 $4.50 ($0.50)
1971-S No S Jefferson 5-cent $5.00 $1,350.00 $1,345.00
1972-S $5.00 $5.50 $0.50
1973-S $7.00 $8.25 $1.25
1974-S $7.00 $10.50 $3.50
1975-S $7.00 $8.40 $1.40
1975-S No S Roosevelt Dime $7.00 $275,000.00 $274,993.00
1976-S $7.00 $7.75 $0.75
1976-S Bicentennial 3-piece Silver $13.00 $31.00 $18.00
1977-S $9.00 $8.00 ($1.00)
1978-S $9.00 $7.00 ($2.00)
1979-S Filled S $9.00 $8.00 ($1.00)
1979-S Clear S $9.00 $70.00 $61.00
1980-S $10.00 $5.00 ($5.00)
1981-S Filled S $11.00 $5.50 ($5.50)
1981-S Clear S $11.00 $280.00 $269.00
1982-S $11.00 $3.50 ($7.50)
1983-S $11.00 $3.50 ($7.50)
1983-S Prestige $59.00 $43.00 ($16.00)
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
1984-S $11.00 $5.50 ($5.50)
1984-S Prestige $59.00 $38.00 ($21.00)
1985-S $11.00 $4.00 ($7.00)
1986-S $11.00 $5.50 ($5.50)
1986-S Prestige $48.50 $38.00 ($10.50)
1987-S $11.00 $4.25 ($6.75)
1987-S Prestige $45.00 $38.00 ($7.00)
1988-S $11.00 $6.50 ($4.50)
1988-S Prestige $45.00 $38.50 ($6.50)
1989-S $11.00 $4.50 ($6.50)
1989-S Prestige $52.00 $45.00 ($7.00)
1990-S $11.00 $5.00 ($6.00)
1990-S No S Lincoln cent $11.00 $5,150.00 $5,139.00
1990-S Prestige $46.00 $38.50 ($7.50)
1991-S $11.00 $5.00 ($6.00)
1991-S Prestige $55.00 $41.00 ($14.00)
1992-S $11.00 $5.50 ($5.50)
1992-S Prestige $49.00 $44.00 ($5.00)
1992-S Silver $18.00 $24.00 $6.00
1992-S Silver Premier $29.50 $24.00 ($5.50)
1993-S $12.50 $4.50 ($8.00)
1993-S Prestige $51.00 $55.00 $4.00
1993-S Silver $18.00 $32.00 $14.00
1993-S Silver Premier $29.00 $34.00 $5.00
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
1994-S $12.50 $5.00 ($7.50)
1994-S Prestige $49.00 $51.00 $2.00
1994-S Silver $18.00 $26.00 $8.00
1994-S Silver Premier $29.00 $29.00 $0.00
1995-S $12.50 $11.00 ($1.50)
1995-S Prestige $55.00 $77.00 $22.00
1995-S Silver $18.00 $44.00 $26.00
1995-S Silver Premier $29.00 $59.00 $30.00
1996-S $12.50 $7.50 ($5.00)
1996-S Prestige $55.00 $270.00 $215.00
1996-S Silver $18.00 $26.00 $8.00
1996-S Silver Premier $29.00 $33.00 $4.00
1997-S $12.50 $11.00 ($1.50)
1997-S Prestige $44.00 $68.00 $24.00
1997-S Silver $18.00 $32.00 $14.00
1997-S Silver Premier $29.00 $40.00 $11.00
1998-S $12.50 $10.00 ($2.50)
1998-S Silver $18.00 $28.00 $10.00
1998-S Silver Premier $37.00 $31.00 ($6.00)
1999-S $19.95 $10.00 ($9.95)
1999-S Quarters $13.95 $6.00 ($7.95)
1999-S Silver $31.95 $120.00 $88.05
2000-S 10 coin set $19.95 $6.00 ($13.95)
2000-S Quarters $13.95 $4.00 ($9.95)
2000-S Silver $31.95 $48.00 $16.05
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
2001-S $19.95 $13.00 ($6.95)
2001-S Quarters $13.95 $7.50 ($6.45)
2001-S Silver $31.95 $48.00 $16.05
2002-S $19.95 $8.00 ($11.95)
2002-S Quarters $13.95 $4.00 ($9.95)
2002-S Silver $31.95 $47.00 $15.05
2003-S $19.95 $8.00 ($11.95)
2003-S Quarters $13.95 $4.00 ($9.95)
2003-S Silver $31.95 $47.00 $15.05
2004-S $22.95 $9.00 ($13.95)
2004-S Quarters $15.95 $30.00 $14.05
2004-S Silver $37.95 $47.00 $9.05
2004-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $31.00 $7.05
2005-S $22.95 $6.00 ($16.95)
2005-S Quarters $15.95 $35.00 $19.05
2005-S Silver $37.95 $48.00 $10.05
2005-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $31.00 $7.05
2005 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $82.00 ($53.00)
2006-S $22.95 $10.50 ($12.45)
2006-S Quarters $15.95 $4.50 ($11.45)
2006-S Silver $37.95 $50.00 $12.05
2006-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $31.00 $7.05
2006 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $81.00 ($54.00)
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
2007-S $26.95 $16.50 ($10.45)
2007-S Quarters $13.95 $4.50 ($9.45)
2007-S Silver $44.95 $53.00 $8.05
2007-S Silver Quarters $25.95 $31.00 $5.05
2007-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $6.50 ($8.45)
2007 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $120.00 ($15.00)
2008-S $26.95 $78.00 $51.05
2008-S Quarters $13.95 $47.00 $33.05
2008-S Silver $44.95 $63.00 $18.05
2008-S Silver Quarters $25.95 $31.00 $5.05
2008-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $11.00 ($3.95)
2008 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $100.00 $120.00 $20.00
2009-S $29.95 $27.00 ($2.95)
2009-S Lincoln Chronicles $55.95 $135.00 $79.05
2009-S Lincoln Cent 4-coin set $7.95 $15.00 $7.05
2009-S Quarters $14.95 $10.00 ($4.95)
2009-S Silver $52.95 $70.00 $17.05
2009-S Silver Quarters $29.95 $38.00 $8.05
2009-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $8.50 ($6.45)
2010-S $31.95 $72.00 $40.05
2010-S Quarters $14.95 $32.00 $17.05
2010-S Silver $56.95 $66.00 $9.05
2010-S Silver Quarters $32.95 $31.00 ($1.95)
2010-S Presidential Dollars $15.95 $14.50 ($1.45)
Date & Type Issue Price Current
Retail Price
Increase or Decrease
2011-S $31.95 $44.00 $12.05
2011-S Quarters $14.95 $14.50 ($0.45)
2011-S Silver $67.95 $75.00 $7.05
2011-S Silver Quarters $41.95 $50.00 $8.05
2011-S Presidential Dollars $19.95 $20.00 $0.05
2012-S $31.95 $85.00 $53.05
2012-S Quarters $14.95 * *
2012-S Silver $67.95 $150.00 $82.05
2012-S Silver Quarters $36.95 * *
2012-S Presidential Dollars $18.95 $60.00 $41.05
2013-S $31.95 * *
2013-S Quarters $14.95 * *
2013-S Silver $60.95 * *
2013-S Silver Quarters $36.95 * *
2013-S Presidential Dollars $18.95 * *

* = These sets are still being sold by the U.S. Mint and can be purchased directly from the mint at the Issue Price.

These prices have been compiled through my personal analysis of the coin market, referencing publications such as Numismatic News, Coin World, "The Official Red Book; A Guide Book of U.S. Coins," published auction results and consulting with various coin dealers.

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