2009 US Mint Silver Proof Set Availability Ends

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

2009 United States Mint Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint will end 2009 Silver Proof Set sales on Tuesday, June 15, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

As the U.S. Mint published in May via the addition of a Last Opportunity page on its website, it is "discontinuing online and phone sales of numismatic products with 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins."

Containing the four differently designed 2009 Lincoln cents which place it in the group of concluding Mint products, the 2009 silver set also has proof versions of all the other coins released into circulation during the year, including:

  • 2009-S William Henry Harrison Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2009-S John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2009-S James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2009-S Zachary Taylor Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2009-S Native American $1 Coin
  • 2009-S Jefferson nickel


Plus, the following coins which are struck in 90% silver:

  • 2009-S District of Columbia Quarter
  • 2009-S Puerto Rico Quarter
  • 2009-S Guam Quarter
  • 2009-S American Samoa Quarter
  • 2009-S U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter
  • 2009-S Northern Mariana Islands Quarter
  • 2009-S Roosevelt dime
  • 2009-S Kennedy half-dollar


Each of the 18 coins feature the "S" mintmark denoting they were struck at the Mint’s San Francisco’s location.

The 2009 Silver Proof Set was released on July 17, 2009, and has a list price of $52.95. The set contains 1.519 ounces of silver, giving it an intrinsic value of $27.77 using the current silver spot price of $18.28.

The latest Mint silver coin sales figures as of Sunday, June 6, show 690,822 of the sets have been purchased by collectors. That makes them more attractive from a mintage standpoint as compared to the 2008 US Mint Silver Proof Sets which had sales of 774,874.

The set may be purchased from the Mint web site (http://catalog.usmint.gov/) or via its toll free telephone number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

The 2010 Silver Proof Set is not scheduled for release until August or September. It contains the same denominations, but with only one penny. (2009 had four cents with different reverse designs to celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the four major aspects of his life. Additionally, the proof pennies were struck from 95% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin to match the composition of the original 1907 Lincoln cent.)

The 25-cent pieces included in the 2010 set are the newly designed America the Beautiful Quarters™ honoring Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Yosemite National Park in California, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon.

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