A Collection Fit for A King: The U.S. Mint's Purple Proof Sets
Each year, the United States Mint releases several annual collections, the finest among these being the official U.S. Proof Sets. The U.S. Mint Proof Set contains one of each coin for that year of issue, with each being a double struck, highly polished specimen. These coins are a collector's dream, and are quite simply the best of the best. In collecting, quality always wins...so it's a no brainer that Proof Sets are also the most popular U.S. issue released every year!
The color purple is considered a color of luxury, usually associated with immense wealth and royalty. Naturally, when it came time to choose the color of packaging for the U.S. Mints finest coins released each year: purple was the obvious choice! Thanks to a collector deciding to liquidate his personal proof set collection and retire to Florida, we are able to offer the entire run of these iconic Purple Proof Sets! That's right! While our limited supplies last, you can have all 10 of the United States Mint's Purple Proof Sets (1984-1993) added to your collection for an absolute steal of a deal!
Meant Only For Royalty to Own...
A proof coin is a piece produced by the finest method of manufacture struck by the U.S. Mint. You can tell a coin is "proof" by the razor sharp detail, high wire edge, and the mirror like surface on the coin. Proofs were introduced in the middle of the 1800's, and were used as presentation pieces. One of the most famous sets ever struck is known as the "King of Siam" proof set...originally given as a diplomatic gift to the King of Siam in 1836, from then President Andrew Jackson.
...These Coins are Truly the Finest Ever Made!
For roughly the first 100 years of production, proof sets were intended specifically for royalty... but in the 1930's the U.S. Mint decided to release these beautiful sets to the public for the very first time. It started with humble beginnings, but over the past 70+ years the program has evolved into one of the most sought after collector's pieces each year!
A Proof Set will include one of each denomination released into circulation during that year in stunning proof condition.