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In 1985, the US Mint did not produce any Prestige Proof Sets because there were no commemorative coins created that year. These specially made proof set compilations come in a hinged box which opens like a book. The front and back of the box open to reveal either the obverse or reverse side of the coins. There is a high demand for these proof sets, with high priced versions being difficult to find and easy to sell. 2004 Prices range from the 1987 set which sold for $24.95 to $499 for the 1996 set.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|