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Modern U.S. Proof Set Values

How Much Is My U.S. Proof Set Worth?

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This guide will give you an idea of how much your proof set issued by the U.S. Mint, made from 1936 through today, is worth.  The table listed below provides average coin values based upon current market conditions.  This guide assumes that all sets are in original U.S. Mint packaging, boxes and all original documents and Certificates of Authenticity (COA) are included. The sets  should be free from damage  and the coins must have never been circulated. If you want to know how much you should pay a coin dealer to purchase a proof set, then consult the U.S. Proof Set Price Guide.

Introduction to Coin Values

There are many factors that go into determining the value of your coins. First of all you must understand how the coin market works. If the coin dealer runs out of 1955 proof sets, he cannot just call the mint and order more of them because the mint does not make coins dated 1955 anymore. The coin dealer must replenish his supply by buying proof sets from other dealers or people who walked into his store. What he pays you for that coin is known as the "wholesale price" or "value." If you want to buy that 1955 proof set from the coin dealer, that is known as the "retail price" or "price."

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Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties

The following proof sets in any condition, are worth considerable more than common proof sets.  As such, these coins are frequently counterfeit or altered from common coins.  Therefore, before you start celebrating your early retirement with your new found fortune, have the coins authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

  • All proof sets dated 1936 - 1951
  • 1971-S No S Jefferson 5-cent  (the Jefferson nickel is missing the mintmark "S" on the obverse)
  • 1981-S Clear S  (all mintmarks on all coins have a very clear and flat mintmark)
  • 1990-S No S Lincoln cent (the Lincoln penny is missing the mintmark "S" on the obverse below the date)

Modern U.S. Proof Set Coin Values

The following table lists the value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you) for your proof sets. The first column lists the date and type followed by some information about the set and the last column lists the average value that a coin dealer will pay to you. These are approximate values and the actual offer that you will receive from a particular dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coins and a number of other factors.

Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
1936 $1.89 $0.91 5 3,837 $5,750.00
1937 $1.89 $0.91 5 5,542 $3,000.00
1938 $1.89 $0.91 5 8,045 $1,400.00
1939 $1.89 $0.91 5 8,795 $1,250.00
1940 $1.89 $0.91 5 11,246 $1,000.00
1941 $1.89 $0.91 5 15,287 $1,000.00
1942 5-piece $1.89 $0.91 5 21,120 $925.00
1942 6-piece $1.89 $0.96 6 ^ $950.00
1950 $2.10 $0.91 5 51,386 $400.00
1951 $2.10 $0.91 5 57,500 $410.00
1952 $2.10 $0.91 5 81,980 $175.00
1953 $2.10 $0.91 5 128,800 $160.00
1954 $2.10 $0.91 5 233,300 $75.00
1955 Box $2.10 $0.91 5 378,200 $65.00
1955 Flat $2.10 $0.91 5 ^ $85.00
1956 $2.10 $0.91 5 669,384 $40.00
1957 $2.10 $0.91 5 1,247,952 $24.00
1958 $2.10 $0.91 5 875,652 $28.00
1959 $2.10 $0.91 5 1,149,291 $24.00
1960 $2.10 $0.91 5 1,691,602 $23.20
1960 Small Date cent $2.10 $0.91 5 ^ $28.00
1961 $2.10 $0.91 5 3,028,244 $21.60
1962 $2.10 $0.91 5 3,218,019 $21.60
1963 $2.10 $0.91 5 3,075,645 $21.60
1964 $2.10 $0.91 5 3,950,762 $20.80
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
1968-S $5.00 $0.91 5 3,041,506 $6.00
1968-S No S Roosevelt Dime* $5.00 $0.91 5 ^ $13,000.00
1969-S $5.00 $0.91 5 2,934,631 $5.00
1970-S $5.00 $0.91 5 2,632,810 $7.00
1970-S Level 7 Small Date cent* $5.00 $0.91 5 ^ $57.00
1970-S No S Roosevelt Dime* $5.00 $0.91 5 ^ $660.00
1971-S $5.00 $0.91 5 3,220,733 $3.00
1971-S No S Jefferson 5-cent* $5.00 $0.91 5 ^ $1,000.00
1972-S $5.00 $0.91 5 3,260,996 $4.00
1973-S $7.00 $1.91 6 2,760,339 $6.00
1974-S $7.00 $1.91 6 2,612,568 $8.00
1975-S $7.00 $1.91 6 2,845,450 $6.00
1975-S No S Roosevelt Dime* $7.00 $1.91 6 ^ $220,000.00
1976-S $7.00 $1.91 6 4,123,056 $6.00
1976-S Bicentennial 3-piece Silver $13.00 $1.75 3 3,998,621 $24.00
1977-S $9.00 $1.91 6 3,236,798 $6.00
1978-S $9.00 $1.91 6 3,120,285 $5.00
1979-S Filled S $9.00 $1.91 6 3,677,175 $6.00
1979-S Clear S $9.00 $1.91 6 ^ $56.00
1980-S $10.00 $1.91 6 3,554,806 $4.00
1981-S Filled S $11.00 $1.91 6 4,063,083 $4.00
1981-S Clear S* $11.00 $1.91 6 ^ $224.00
1982-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,857,479 $2.00
1983-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,138,765 $2.00
1983-S Prestige $59.00 $1.91 6 140,361 $34.00
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
1984-S $11.00 $0.91 5 2,748,430 $4.00
1984-S Prestige $59.00 $1.91 6 316,680 $30.00
1985-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,362,821 $3.00
1986-S $11.00 $0.91 5 2,411,180 $4.00
1986-S Prestige $48.50 $2.41 7 599,317 $30.00
1987-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,356,738 $3.00
1987-S Prestige $45.00 $1.91 6 435,495 $30.00
1988-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,031,287 $5.00
1988-S Prestige $45.00 $1.91 6 231,661 $30.00
1989-S $11.00 $0.91 5 3,009,107 $3.00
1989-S Prestige $52.00 $2.41 7 211,807 $36.00
1990-S $11.00 $0.91 5 2,793,433 $4.00
1990-S No S Lincoln cent* $11.00 $0.91 5 ^ $4,000.00
1990-S Prestige $46.00 $1.91 6 506,126 $30.00
1991-S $11.00 $0.91 5 2,610,833 $4.00
1991-S Prestige $55.00 $2.41 7 256,954 $32.00
1992-S $11.00 $0.91 5 2,675,618 $4.00
1992-S Prestige $49.00 $2.41 7 183,285 $35.00
1992-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 1,009,586 $19.00
1992-S Silver Premier $29.50 $0.91 5 308,055 $19.00
1993-S $12.50 $0.91 5 2,409,394 $3.00
1993-S Prestige $51.00 $2.41 7 224,045 $44.00
1993-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 589,712 $25.00
1993-S Silver Premier $29.00 $0.91 5 201,282 $27.00
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
1994-S $12.50 $0.91 5 2,308,701 $4.00
1994-S Prestige $49.00 $2.41 7 175,893 $40.00
1994-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 636,009 $20.00
1994-S Silver Premier $29.00 $0.91 5 149,320 $23.00
1995-S $12.50 $0.91 5 2,010,384 $8.00
1995-S Prestige $55.00 $2.41 7 107,112 $61.00
1995-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 549,878 $35.00
1995-S Silver Premier $29.00 $0.91 5 128,903 $47.00
1996-S $12.50 $0.91 5 2,085,191 $6.00
1996-S Prestige $55.00 $2.41 7 59,886 $210.00
1996-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 623,655 $20.00
1996-S Silver Premier $29.00 $0.91 5 151,366 $26.00
1997-S $12.50 $0.91 5 1,975,000 $8.00
1997-S Prestige $44.00 $1.91 6 80,000 $54.00
1997-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 605,289 $25.00
1997-S Silver Premier $29.00 $0.91 5 136,205 $32.00
1998-S $12.50 $0.91 5 2,086,507 $8.00
1998-S Silver $18.00 $0.91 5 638,134 $22.00
1998-S Silver Premier $37.00 $0.91 5 240,658 $24.00
1999-S $19.95 $1.91 9 2,557,899 $8.00
1999-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 1,169,958 $4.00
1999-S Silver $31.95 $1.91 9 804,565 $96.00
2000-S 10 coin set $19.95 $2.91 10 3,096,981 $4.00
2000-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 995,803 $3.00
2000-S Silver $31.95 $2.91 10 965,421 $38.00
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
2001-S $19.95 $2.91 10 2,300,944 $10.00
2001-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 799,736 $6.00
2001-S Silver $31.95 $2.91 10 889,697 $38.00
2002-S $19.95 $2.91 10 2,319,766 $6.00
2002-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 764,419 $3.00
2002-S Silver $31.95 $2.91 10 892,229 $37.00
2003-S $19.95 $2.91 10 2,172,684 $6.00
2003-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 1,225,507 $3.00
2003-S Silver $31.95 $2.91 10 1,142,858 $37.00
2004-S $22.95 $2.96 11 1,789,488 $7.00
2004-S Quarters $15.95 $1.25 5 951,196 $24.00
2004-S Silver $37.95 $2.96 11 1,175,934 $37.00
2004-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $1.25 5 593,852 $24.00
2005-S $22.95 $2.96 11 2,260,063 $4.00
2005-S Quarters $15.95 $1.25 5 981,278 $28.00
2005-S Silver $37.95 $2.96 11 1,019,166 $38.00
2005-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $1.25 5 606,815 $24.00
2005 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $4.96 13 46,057 $65.00
2006-S $22.95 $2.91 10 1,985,282 $8.00
2006-S Quarters $15.95 $1.25 5 876,796 $3.00
2006-S Silver $37.95 $2.91 10 1,043,546 $40.00
2006-S Silver Quarters $23.95 $1.25 5 528,293 $24.00
2006 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $4.91 12 48,452 $64.00
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
2007-S $26.95 $6.91 14 1,717,972 $13.00
2007-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 544,484 $3.00
2007-S Silver $44.95 $6.91 14 857,562 $42.00
2007-S Silver Quarters $25.95 $1.25 5 390,389 $24.00
2007-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $4.00 4 882,271 $5.00
2007 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $135.00 $8.91 16 26,442 $96.00
2008-S $26.95 $6.91 14 1,377,242 $62.00
2008-S Quarters $13.95 $1.25 5 482,717 $37.00
2008-S Silver $44.95 $6.91 14 772,893 $50.00
2008-S Silver Quarters $25.95 $1.25 5 300,671 $24.00
2008-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $4.00 4 693,859 $8.00
2008 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection $100.00 $6.91 15 21,194 $96.00
2009-S $29.95 $7.19 18 1,482,502 $21.00
2009-S Lincoln Chronicles $55.95 $0.04 4 50,000 $100.00
2009-S Lincoln Cent 4-coin set $7.95 $0.04 4 203,937 $12.00
2009-S Quarters $14.95 $1.50 6 636,473 $8.00
2009-S Silver $52.95 $7.19 18 697,365 $56.00
2009-S Silver Quarters $29.95 $1.50 6 293,007 $30.00
2009-S Presidential Dollars $14.95 $4.00 4 629,585 $6.00
2010-S $31.95 $6.91 14 1,482,502 $57.00
2010-S Quarters $14.95 $1.25 5 276,335 $25.00
2010-S Silver $56.95 $6.91 14 585,414 $52.00
2010-S Silver Quarters $32.95 $1.25 5 274,003 $24.00
2010-S Presidential Dollars $15.95 $4.00 4 535,463 $11.00
Date and Type Orig Issue Price Total Face Value Total Coins Total Sets Sold Avg. Value
2011-S $31.95 $6.91 14 n.a. $35.00
2011-S Quarters $14.95 $1.25 5 n.a. $11.00
2011-S Silver $67.95 $6.91 14 n.a. $60.00
2011-S Silver Quarters $41.95 $1.25 5 n.a. $40.00
2011-S Presidential Dollars $19.95 $4.00 4 n.a. $16.00
2012-S $31.95 $6.91 14 n.a. $68.00
2012-S Quarters $14.95 $1.25 5 n.a. $11.00
2012-S Silver $67.95 $6.91 14 n.a. $120.00
2012-S Silver Quarters $36.95 $1.25 5 n.a. $30.00
2012-S Presidential Dollars $18.95 $4.00 4 n.a. $48.00
2013-S $31.95 $6.91 14 n.a. -
2013-S Quarters $14.95 $1.25 5 n.a. -
2013-S Silver $60.95 $6.91 14 n.a. -
2013-S Silver Quarters $36.95 $1.25 5 n.a. -
2013-S Presidential Dollars $18.95 $4.00 4 n.a. -

* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.
^ = Number of "Sets Sold" are included with the number above.
- = These sets are still being sold by the U.S. Mint and final sales data is not available yet.

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

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