U.S. Mint officials discuss potential collector products for 2015 and 2016

Reverse Proof set, celebration of centennial of release of three silver coins
By , Coin World
Published : 08/11/14
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U.S. Mint officials provided a few tantalizing details about special collector products under consideration for 2015 and 2016, including a Reverse Proof set and recognition of the centennial of three highly popular silver coins.

A Reverse Proof set is under consideration for 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the start of Proof coin production at the San Francisco Mint. 

A 2016 program is being considered to celebrate the centennial of the release of the Winged Liberty Head dime, Standing Liberty quarter dollar, and Walking Liberty half dollar in 2016.

Also, Mint officials may place coins with multiple finishes in the standard Proof set starting in 2015. 

Coin World learned of the upcoming programs during a meeting Aug. 7 with U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson and J. Marc Landry, the Mint’s acting associate director for sales and marketing, in Rosemont, Ill.

While details about these possible new products are sketchy, here is what Coin World has learned so far.

Proof set changes

At least three and possibly four Proof sets will be offered in 2015, according to Mint officials:

➤ Standard Proof set: Coins in this 14-coin set will exhibit multiple finishes. The new set would replace the current standard set.

➤ A Reverse Proof set or sets: This set will mark the 50th anniversary of the production of Proof coins at the San Francisco Mint. The Mint may offer one or possibly two sets — a Reverse Proof set in base metals and, possibly, a set with the silver dime, quarter dollars and half dollar. 

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