Modern U.S. Proof Set Values and Prices

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Illustration: The Spruce / Ellen Lindner

The U.S. Mint made proof sets from 1936 through today. Over time the average coin values based upon current market conditions have fluctuated very little. When buying or selling your United States, proof sets make sure all original U.S. Mint packaging, boxes and all original documents and Certificates of Authenticity (COA) are included. The sets should be free from damage, and the coins must have never been circulated. 

What Is a United States Proof Set?

The United States Mint began producing proof coins in the early 1800s. These were special coins manufactured with extra care that imparted a special finish on the surface of the coin and then sold them to coin collectors at The U.S. Mint offices in Philadelphia. Not every coin produced for circulation has a Proof counterpart. As time evolved, coin collectors requested one proof coin of every type of coin minted. In 1936 The U.S. Mint started assembling sets of every coin minted and selling them directly to collectors. Additionally, you could order these coins through the mail.

As time progressed, the mint also started making commemorative coins. The Mint produced these coins in business strike and proof finishes. A variety of sets that combined different denominations of commemorative coins or different finishes were made available to collectors. Currently, you can order your proof coins directly from The United States Mint website.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following proof sets, in any condition, are worth considerable more than common proof sets. As such, these coins are frequently counterfeit or altered from common coins. Therefore, before you start celebrating your early retirement with your new found fortune, have the coins authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third party grading service.

  • All proof sets dated 1936 - 1951
  • 1971-S No S Jefferson 5-cent (the Jefferson nickel is missing the mintmark "S" on the obverse)
  • 1981-S Clear S (all mintmarks on all coins have a very clear and flat mintmark)
  • 1990-S No S Lincoln cent (the Lincoln penny is missing the mintmark "S" on the obverse below the date)

Modern U.S. Proof Set Coin Values

The buy price is what you can expect to pay to a dealer when you purchase the coin. The sell value is what you can anticipate a dealer will pay to you if you sell the coin. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the condition of the set and some other factors that determine its worth.

Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
1936 3,837 5 $0.91 $1.89 $7,500.00 $5,750.00
1937 5,542 5 $0.91 $1.89 $4,300.00 $3,000.00
1938 8,045 5 $0.91 $1.89 $1,850.00 $1,400.00
1939 8,795 5 $0.91 $1.89 $1,800.00 $1,250.00
1940 11,246 5 $0.91 $1.89 $1,400.00 $1,000.00
1941 15,287 5 $0.91 $1.89 $1,450.00 $1,000.00
1942 5-piece 21,120 5 $0.91 $1.89 $1,200.00 $925.00
1942 6-piece ^ 6 $0.96 $1.89 $1,500.00 $950.00
1950 51,386 5 $0.91 $2.10 $550.00 $400.00
1951 57,500 5 $0.91 $2.10 $560.00 $410.00
1952 81,980 5 $0.91 $2.10 $225.00 $175.00
1953 128,800 5 $0.91 $2.10 $210.00 $160.00
1954 233,300 5 $0.91 $2.10 $110.00 $75.00
1955 Box 378,200 5 $0.91 $2.10 $90.00 $65.00
1955 Flat ^ 5 $0.91 $2.10 $120.00 $85.00
1956 669,384 5 $0.91 $2.10 $50.00 $40.00
1957 1,247,952 5 $0.91 $2.10 $30.00 $24.00
1958 875,652 5 $0.91 $2.10 $35.00 $28.00
1959 1,149,291 5 $0.91 $2.10 $30.00 $24.00
1960 1,691,602 5 $0.91 $2.10 $29.00 $23.20
1960 Small Date cent ^ 5 $0.91 $2.10 $35.00 $28.00
1961 3,028,244 5 $0.91 $2.10 $27.00 $21.60
1962 3,218,019 5 $0.91 $2.10 $27.00 $21.60
1963 3,075,645 5 $0.91 $2.10 $27.00 $21.60
1964 3,950,762 5 $0.91 $2.10 $26.00 $20.80
1965 - 1967 #            
1968-S 3,041,506 5 $0.91 $5.00 $7.50 $6.00
1968-S No S Roosevelt Dime* ^ 5 $0.91 $5.00 $16,500.00 $13,000.00
1969-S 2,934,631 5 $0.91 $5.00 $7.25 $5.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
1970-S 2,632,810 5 $0.91 $5.00 $9.50 $7.00
1970-S Level 7 Small Date cent* ^ 5 $0.91 $5.00 $72.00 $57.00
1970-S No S Roosevelt Dime* ^ 5 $0.91 $5.00 $825.00 $660.00
1971-S 3,220,733 5 $0.91 $5.00 $4.50 $3.00
1971-S No S Jefferson 5-cent* ^ 5 $0.91 $5.00 $1,350.00 $1,000.00
1972-S 3,260,996 5 $0.91 $5.00 $5.50 $4.00
1973-S 2,760,339 6 $1.91 $7.00 $8.25 $6.00
1974-S 2,612,568 6 $1.91 $7.00 $10.50 $8.00
1975-S 2,845,450 6 $1.91 $7.00 $8.40 $6.00
1975-S No S Roosevelt Dime* ^ 6 $1.91 $7.00 $275,000.00 $220,000.00
1976-S 4,123,056 6 $1.91 $7.00 $7.75 $6.00
1976-S Bicentennial 3-piece Silver 3,998,621 3 $1.75 $13.00 $31.00 $24.00
1977-S 3,236,798 6 $1.91 $9.00 $8.00 $6.00
1978-S 3,120,285 6 $1.91 $9.00 $7.00 $5.00
1979-S Filled S 3,677,175 6 $1.91 $9.00 $8.00 $6.00
1979-S Clear S ^ 6 $1.91 $9.00 $70.00 $56.00
1980-S 3,554,806 6 $1.91 $10.00 $5.00 $4.00
1981-S Filled S 4,063,083 6 $1.91 $11.00 $5.50 $4.00
1981-S Clear S* ^ 6 $1.91 $11.00 $280.00 $224.00
1982-S 3,857,479 5 $0.91 $11.00 $3.50 $2.00
1983-S 3,138,765 5 $0.91 $11.00 $3.50 $2.00
1983-S Prestige 140,361 6 $1.91 $59.00 $43.00 $34.00
1984-S 2,748,430 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5.50 $4.00
1984-S Prestige 316,680 6 $1.91 $59.00 $38.00 $30.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
1985-S 3,362,821 5 $0.91 $11.00 $4.00 $3.00
1986-S 2,411,180 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5.50 $4.00
1986-S Prestige 599,317 7 $2.41 $48.50 $38.00 $30.00
1987-S 3,356,738 5 $0.91 $11.00 $4.25 $3.00
1987-S Prestige 435,495 6 $1.91 $45.00 $38.00 $30.00
1988-S 3,031,287 5 $0.91 $11.00 $6.50 $5.00
1988-S Prestige 231,661 6 $1.91 $45.00 $38.50 $30.00
1989-S 3,009,107 5 $0.91 $11.00 $4.50 $3.00
1989-S Prestige 211,807 7 $2.41 $52.00 $45.00 $36.00
1990-S 2,793,433 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5.00 $4.00
1990-S No S Lincoln cent* ^ 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5,150.00 $4,000.00
1990-S Prestige 506,126 6 $1.91 $46.00 $38.50 $30.00
1991-S 2,610,833 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5.00 $4.00
1991-S Prestige 256,954 7 $2.41 $55.00 $41.00 $32.00
1992-S 2,675,618 5 $0.91 $11.00 $5.50 $4.00
1992-S Prestige 183,285 7 $2.41 $49.00 $44.00 $35.00
1992-S Silver 1,009,586 5 $0.91 $18.00 $24.00 $19.00
1992-S Silver Premier 308,055 5 $0.91 $29.50 $24.00 $19.00
1993-S 2,409,394 5 $0.91 $12.50 $4.50 $3.00
1993-S Prestige 224,045 7 $2.41 $51.00 $55.00 $44.00
1993-S Silver 589,712 5 $0.91 $18.00 $32.00 $25.00
1993-S Silver Premier 201,282 5 $0.91 $29.00 $34.00 $27.00
1994-S 2,308,701 5 $0.91 $12.50 $5.00 $4.00
1994-S Prestige 175,893 7 $2.41 $49.00 $51.00 $40.00
1994-S Silver 636,009 5 $0.91 $18.00 $26.00 $20.00
1994-S Silver Premier 149,320 5 $0.91 $29.00 $29.00 $23.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
1995-S 2,010,384 5 $0.91 $12.50 $11.00 $8.00
1995-S Prestige 107,112 7 $2.41 $55.00 $77.00 $61.00
1995-S Silver 549,878 5 $0.91 $18.00 $44.00 $35.00
1995-S Silver Premier 128,903 5 $0.91 $29.00 $59.00 $47.00
1996-S 2,085,191 5 $0.91 $12.50 $7.50 $6.00
1996-S Prestige 59,886 7 $2.41 $55.00 $270.00 $210.00
1996-S Silver 623,655 5 $0.91 $18.00 $26.00 $20.00
1996-S Silver Premier 151,366 5 $0.91 $29.00 $33.00 $26.00
1997-S 1,975,000 5 $0.91 $12.50 $11.00 $8.00
1997-S Prestige 80,000 6 $1.91 $44.00 $68.00 $54.00
1997-S Silver 605,289 5 $0.91 $18.00 $32.00 $25.00
1997-S Silver Premier 136,205 5 $0.91 $29.00 $40.00 $32.00
1998-S 2,086,507 5 $0.91 $12.50 $10.00 $8.00
1998-S Silver 638,134 5 $0.91 $18.00 $28.00 $22.00
1998-S Silver Premier 240,658 5 $0.91 $37.00 $31.00 $24.00
1999-S 2,557,899 9 $1.91 $19.95 $10.00 $8.00
1999-S Quarters 1,169,958 5 $1.25 $13.95 $6.00 $4.00
1999-S Silver 804,565 9 $1.91 $31.95 $120.00 $96.00
2000-S 10 coin set 3,096,981 10 $2.91 $19.95 $6.00 $4.00
2000-S Quarters 995,803 5 $1.25 $13.95 $4.00 $3.00
2000-S Silver 965,421 10 $2.91 $31.95 $48.00 $38.00
2001-S 2,300,944 10 $2.91 $19.95 $13.00 $10.00
2001-S Quarters 799,736 5 $1.25 $13.95 $7.50 $6.00
2001-S Silver 889,697 10 $2.91 $31.95 $48.00 $38.00
2002-S 2,319,766 10 $2.91 $19.95 $8.00 $6.00
2002-S Quarters 764,419 5 $1.25 $13.95 $4.00 $3.00
2002-S Silver 892,229 10 $2.91 $31.95 $47.00 $37.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
2003-S 2,172,684 10 $2.91 $19.95 $8.00 $6.00
2003-S Quarters 1,225,507 5 $1.25 $13.95 $4.00 $3.00
2003-S Silver 1,142,858 10 $2.91 $31.95 $47.00 $37.00
2004-S 1,789,488 11 $2.96 $22.95 $9.00 $7.00
2004-S Quarters 951,196 5 $1.25 $15.95 $30.00 $24.00
2004-S Silver 1,175,934 11 $2.96 $37.95 $47.00 $37.00
2004-S Silver Quarters 593,852 5 $1.25 $23.95 $31.00 $24.00
2005-S 2,260,063 11 $2.96 $22.95 $6.00 $4.00
2005-S Quarters 981,278 5 $1.25 $15.95 $35.00 $28.00
2005-S Silver 1,019,166 11 $2.96 $37.95 $48.00 $38.00
2005-S Silver Quarters 606,815 5 $1.25 $23.95 $31.00 $24.00
2005 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection 46,057 13 $4.96 $135.00 $82.00 $65.00
2006-S 1,985,282 10 $2.91 $22.95 $10.50 $8.00
2006-S Quarters 876,796 5 $1.25 $15.95 $4.50 $3.00
2006-S Silver 1,043,546 10 $2.91 $37.95 $50.00 $40.00
2006-S Silver Quarters 528,293 5 $1.25 $23.95 $31.00 $24.00
2006 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection 48,452 12 $4.91 $135.00 $81.00 $64.00
2007-S 1,717,972 14 $6.91 $26.95 $16.50 $13.00
2007-S Quarters 544,484 5 $1.25 $13.95 $4.50 $3.00
2007-S Silver 857,562 14 $6.91 $44.95 $53.00 $42.00
2007-S Silver Quarters 390,389 5 $1.25 $25.95 $31.00 $24.00
2007-S Presidential Dollars 882,271 4 $4.00 $14.95 $6.50 $5.00
2007 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection 26,442 16 $8.91 $135.00 $120.00 $96.00
2008-S 1,377,242 14 $6.91 $26.95 $78.00 $62.00
2008-S Quarters 482,717 5 $1.25 $13.95 $47.00 $37.00
2008-S Silver 772,893 14 $6.91 $44.95 $63.00 $50.00
2008-S Silver Quarters 300,671 5 $1.25 $25.95 $31.00 $24.00
2008-S Presidential Dollars 693,859 4 $4.00 $14.95 $11.00 $8.00
2008 U.S. Mint American Legacy Collection 21,194 15 $6.91 $100.00 $120.00 $96.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
2009-S 1,482,502 18 $7.19 $29.95 $27.00 $21.00
2009-S Lincoln Chronicles 50,000 4 $0.04 $55.95 $135.00 $100.00
2009-S Lincoln Cent 4-coin set 203,937 4 $0.04 $7.95 $15.00 $12.00
2009-S Quarters 636,473 6 $1.50 $14.95 $10.00 $8.00
2009-S Silver 697,365 18 $7.19 $52.95 $70.00 $56.00
2009-S Silver Quarters 293,007 6 $1.50 $29.95 $38.00 $30.00
2009-S Presidential Dollars 629,585 4 $4.00 $14.95 $8.50 $6.00
2010-S 1,103,950 14 $6.91 $31.95 $72.00 $57.00
2010-S Quarters 276,335 5 $1.25 $14.95 $32.00 $25.00
2010-S Silver 585,414 14 $6.91 $56.95 $66.00 $52.00
2010-S Silver Quarters 274,003 5 $1.25 $32.95 $31.00 $24.00
2010-S Presidential Dollars 535,463 4 $4.00 $15.95 $14.50 $11.00
2011-S 1,098,835 14 $6.91 $31.95 $44.00 $35.00
2011-S Quarters 152,302 5 $1.25 $14.95 $14.50 $11.00
2011-S Silver 574,175 14 $6.91 $67.95 $75.00 $60.00
2011-S Silver Quarters 147,901 5 $1.25 $41.95 $50.00 $40.00
2011-S Presidential Dollars 299,835 4 $4.00 $19.95 $20.00 $16.00
2012-S 794,002 14 $6.91 $31.95 $85.00 $68.00
2012-S Quarters 148,498 5 $1.25 $14.95 $14.00 $10.00
2012-S Silver 395,443 14 $6.91 $67.95 $220.00 $180.00
2012-S Silver Quarters 162,448 5 $1.25 $36.95 $27.00 $22.00
2012-S Presidential Dollars 249,265 4 $4.00 $18.95 $60.00 $48.00
2013-S 802,460 14 $6.91 $31.95 $32.00 $25.00
2013-S Quarters 128,377 5 $1.25 $14.95 $13.00 $10.00
2013-S Silver 419,720 14 $6.91 $67.95 $75.00 $55.00
2013-S Silver Quarters 138,451 5 $1.25 $41.95 $32.00 $20.00
2013-S Presidential Dollars 266,677 4 $4.00 $18.95 $15.00 $15.00
Date & Type Total Sets
Sold
Total
Coins
Total
Face Value
Orig.
Issue Price
Avg.
Buy Price
Avg.
Sell Value
2014-S 680,977 14 $6.91 $31.95 $28.00

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2014-S Quarters 109,432 5 $1.25 $14.95 $14.00 $10.00
2014-S Silver 404,665 14 $6.91 $67.95 $58.00 $42.00
2014-S Silver Quarters 111,172 5 $1.25 $41.95 $32.00 $24.00
2014-S Presidential Dollars 218,976 4 $4.00 $18.95 $19.00 $14.00
2015-S 662,934 14 $6.91 $32.95 $25.00 $18.00
2015-S Quarters 99,473 5 $1.25 $14.95 $14.00 $10.00
2015-S Silver 387460 14 $6.91 $53.95 $50.00 $37.00
2015-S Silver Quarters 103,369 5 $1.25 $31.95 $25.00 $18.00
2015-S Presidential Dollars 222,068 4 $4.00 $18.95 $15.00 $11.00
2016-S 575,183 13 $5.91 $31.95 $28.00 $20.00
2016-S Quarters 85,032 5 $1.25 $14.95 $14.00 $10.00
2016-S Silver 356,683 13 $5.91 $52.95 $49.00 $37.00
2016-S Silver Quarters 88,475 5 $1.25 $31.95 $25.00 $18.00
2016-S Presidential Dollars 124,420 3 $3.00 $17.95 $14.00 $10.00
2017-S 568,681 10 $2.91 $31.95 $30.00 $20.00
2017-S Quarters 85,238 5 $1.25 $14.94 $15.00 $10.00
2017-S Silver 358,093 10 $2.91 $52.95 $48.00 $35.00
2017-S Silver Quarters 84,258 5 $1.25 $31.95 $33.00 $25.00
2018-S 490,414 10 $2.91 $27.95 $28.00 $20.00
2018-S Quarters 80,812 5 $1.25 $15.95 $15.00 $8.00
2018-S Silver  308,999 10 $2.91 $49.95 $50.00 $40.00
2018-S Silver Quarters 74,874 5 $1.25 $33.95 $33.00 $22.00
2018-S 50th Anniv. Rev. Proof Set 199,116 10 $2.91 $54.95 $60.00 $50.00

* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.
^ = Number of "Sets Sold" are included with the number above.
- = These sets are still being sold by the U.S. Mint and final sales data is not available yet.
# = Proof Mint Sets were not produced in 1965, 1966 and 1967. However, the U.S. Mint did produce Special Mint Sets for coin collectors.