My Account Order Status View Cart

Get 10% off your first order when you sign up for our newsletter!


  Home > Gift Ideas > Proof Sets (1936-Today) >

1987 US Prestige Proof Set
1987 US Prestige Proof Set


 
Our Price: $39.95
Year: 1987
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: See item description
Diameter: Various
Mintage: 435,495


Product Code: 4533
Qty:

Description
 
In 1983 the US Mint introduced the Prestige Proof Set. It was a "Special" or "Deluxe" Proof Set that included the 6 regular issue coins (Cent thru Half Dollar) and then special Commemorative coin(s) were added. It was issued between 1983 and 1997. (There was no set issued in 1985 ).

The 1987 Prestige proof set included 6coins. The 1987 Constitution Bicentennial Silver Dollar was the special release coin added to this set. All coins in this Prestige Proof set were struck at the San Francisco Mint. This set has a mintage of 435,495 and ranks as 12th within the 14 Prestige Proof Sets issued by the Mint.

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. All Proofs are originally sold by the US Mint at a premium.

The coins in the Prestige Proof set are presented in a deluxe plastic lens and displayed in a collector album, with display box and a certificate of authenticity.

You may also like...
1983 US Prestige Proof Set
Our Price: $64.95

Add
1983 US Prestige Proof Set

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Gift Ideas > Proof Sets (1936-Today)
Gift Ideas > Proof Sets (1936-Today) > 1980s
Proof & Mint Sets > Proof Sets > Prestige Proof Sets
Proof & Mint Sets