Mint Proof Sets vs. Mint Silver Proof Sets

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What are the differences between mint sets and proof sets?

Mint Proof Sets vs. Mint Silver Proof Sets

Mint Proof Sets and Mint Silver Proof Sets do have many commonalities, so it's easy to become confused between the two. There are a few key differences, which may vary with the year of the set issued. For example, for the 2002 year, the US Mint issued Mint Proof Sets as well as Silver Proof Sets. In general, both sets undergo the same proof production process. The 2002 Mint Proof Sets and Silver Proof Sets contain the same number of coins. The 2002 Mint Proof Set uses metal alloys identical to the ones used for general circulation. However, the 2002 Mint Silver Proof Sets use a 90% silver alloy in their production process.

   

Comments

12/28/2007 6:20:16 PM
Richard Hall said:

Thank you very much. I have been searching for the answer for quite some time.


1/25/2009 9:49:09 AM
Mike said:

Is there a physical way you can tell difference between a clad proof dollar and a silver proof dollar? It just seems it would be easy from an unethical person to pawn off a clad proof for a silver proof otherwise.




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