Prooflike Denver Mint coins found in 2015 Uncirculated Mint set

NGC MS-68 red 2015-D Lincoln cent sells for $328.33 on eBay
By , Coin World
Published : 11/05/15
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The NGC Census indicates that as of Nov. 2, in addition to the 23 Prooflike Eisenhower Presidential dollars, the grading service has also certified, in grades from Mint State 66 to MS-68, a total of 52 2015-D cents as red Prooflike; 72 of the 2015-D dimes from MS-66 to MS-68 in Full Torch Prooflike; five additional dimes as MS-67 Full Torch DPL (deep Prooflike); and 48 of the 2015-D half dollars from MS-65 Prooflike to MS-68 Prooflike.

Most of the Prooflike issues offered on eBay are labeled as Early Releases, having been received at NGC within 30 days of the April 24, 2015, sales launch.

As of Nov. 2, one MS-67 Prooflike 2015-D Eisenhower Presidential dollar was being offered with a Buy It Now option at $194.95. EBay’s completed listings for a non-Prooflike NGC MS-67 2015-D Eisenhower Presidential dollar from a set showed no bids for an auction that closed Nov. 4 that had an opening bid of $7.95. A non-Prooflike MS-68 2015-D Eisenhower dollar was being offered with a Buy It Now option at $74.95.

In addition, eBay reports confirmed sales of a number of the Prooflike dimes, including an NGC MS-68 Full Torch Prooflike example that sold Oct. 31 for $76; an NGC MS-67 Full Torch Prooflike example that sold Sept. 25 for $18.81; and another NGC MS-67 Full Torch Prooflike example that sold Sept. 23 for $17.17.

For comparison, completed eBay sales for non-Prooflike NGC-graded dimes from the sets showed an Aug. 8 sale of MS-67 Full Torch 2015-D and 2015-P dimes sold together for $10.27 and a two-piece non-Prooflike MS-68 dime set of Philadelphia and Denver Mint coins for $14.50 on Sept. 9

Confirmed eBay sales of Prooflike 2015-D Kennedy half dollars from the 2015 Uncirculated Mint sets include an NGC MS-67 Prooflike coin that sold Sept. 15 for $32.88; another NGC MS-67 Prooflike piece that sold Sept. 25 for $22.50; and another NGC MS-67 Prooflike half dollar that sold for $17.10 on Sept. 20.

Completed sales of non-Prooflike NGC-graded Kennedy half dollars offered as two-piece sets of 2015-D and 2015-P coins include an Aug. 8 sale of NGC MS-67 coins for $20.45; another two-piece set of MS-67 half dollars on Aug. 15 for $11.50; and another two-coin set of MS-67 non-Prooflike half dollars on Sept. 10 for $24.88.

Also, eBay completed sales for red Prooflike 2015-D Lincoln cents include an NGC MS-67 Prooflike red coin that sold Oct. 31 for $34.95; another NGC MS-67 Prooflike red coin that sold Aug. 26 for $15.45; and an NGC MS-68 Prooflike red coin that sold Aug. 30 for $328.33.

The seller of the NGC MS-68 Prooflike red cent, who uses the eBay seller name manorcourtman, indicated to Coin World Nov. 3 that he had found a number of Prooflike coins in the 2015 Uncirculated Mint set after searching through hundreds of the sets.

Another eBay seller was offering an NGC MS-68 Prooflike red 2015-D Lincoln cent with an Early Release label for a Buy It Now price of $699.95.

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