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1999 Modern Issue Proof Set
1999 Modern Issue Proof Set


 
Our Price: $11.95
Year: 1999
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: See item description
Diameter: Various
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Product Code: 6288
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The 1999 Proof Set symbolizes the first year to commemorate the new State Quarters of the new millenium.

This magnificent set in total includes the following 9 coins:
  • Lincoln Cent
  • Jefferson Nickel
  • Roosevelt Dime
  • Washington Quarter- 5 different State Quarters for the year
  • Kennedy Half Dollar
The proof coins in this set were struck at the San Francisco 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 United States Mint at a premium.

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