2010 Silver Proof Set

About a week ago, the US Mint released the 2010 Silver Proof Set. Along with the previously released 2010 Mint Set and 2010 Proof Set, these three sets comprise the Mint’s most popular annual set offerings.

2010 Silver Proof Set

The latest set includes a total of fourteen different proof coins. The unique aspect of this set is that the dime, quarters, and half dollar are struck in a composition of 90% silver. The remaining seven coins are struck in their standard compositions.

The 2010 Silver Proof Set is priced at a lofty $56.95 per set. Although this seems steep, the precious metals value of the silver coins included in the set is more than $26.

An interesting aspect of this set is the fact that only two of the coins included have not yet been released in prior formats. The clad proof coins were previously released in the regular 2010 Proof Set. The silver proof America the Beautiful Quarters were previously released in the separate five coin set. Only the silver proof Kennedy Half Dollar and Roosevelt Dime are fresh releases.

After the first few weeks of sales, the US Mint sold more than 200,000 of the 2010 Silver Proof Sets, which was a surprisingly strong number!


#1 Daniel Malone on 09.05.10 at 10:07 pm

Obviously the US Mint is now producing the most attractive and coin heavy Proof Sets every created, but buyers should beware of a couple facts. Collectors should buy the “red box” silver proof sets and not ever get caught up into the hype of new coin issues by the US Mint. Look for the lowest mintage items that don’t include a bunch of fluff just to make the coin appear more valuable.

#2 Stewart Gooderman on 09.12.10 at 12:48 am

I know my vision hasn’t suddenly turned bad. But the obverse on each of the quarters in my set are absolutely horrific. Washington’s profile has absolutely no detail whatsoever. Has anyone else received their orders with such poor detail? The reverse on each of the five quarters are stunning.

#3 Gene Feierstein on 09.20.10 at 1:16 pm

My quarters look just as bad. The Mint’s customer service was unhelpful.

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