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1978 Eisenhower Mint & Proof Set Combo - The Last Jumbo Dollar

1978 Mint and Proof Set Combo - The Last Jumbo Dollar

Our Price: $29.95
Year: 1978
Mint(s): San Francisco, Philadelphia & Denver
Composition: See item description
Diameter: Various

Product Code: 25241

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1978 Mint and Proof Set Combo - The Last Jumbo Dollar

The 1978 Proof Set is a significant set because it is the last set to contain an Eisenhower Dollar. The set in total includes the following 6 coins: Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar and the Eisenhower Dollar. The proof coins in this set were struck at the San Francisco Mint.

This 1978 United States Mint set includes 12 coins, consisting of the Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar and Dollar were struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

The term "Proof" refers to a method of manufacture and NOT the condition of a coin. Proof coins can usually be distinguished by their sharpness of detail, high wire edge, and extremely brilliant - mirror like surface. Proof coins are made from highly polished dies. The coinage blanks are also polished and cleaned. They are hand fed into a coinage press one at a time, with each blank receiving 2 or more strikes from the dies to bring up sharp - high relief details. It is done at slow speeds with extra pressure. Finished Proofs are individually inspected and handled by gloves or tongs prior to being placed in sonically sealed plastic cases.

The United States Mint released the 1st official "Uncirculated" Mint set in 1947. It was introduced to give coin collectors the opportunity to acquire ALL denominations and mints that were released into circulation per year, per coinage issue. Unlike the Proof Sets, these are normal coins intended for circulation. The "Official" packaging is the United States Mint's stamp of authenticity as to the condition of the coins.

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