2009 Proof Set
U.S. Mint Proof Sets are designed to be the finest examples of U.S. coinage available and are perfect for recognizing special occasions. Whether you want to acknowledge a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, or even to celebrate a historical event or the founding of company, these coins make a unique and lasting impression.
Enjoy proof sets that are considered to be the finest examples of U.S. coinage available. Proof coins are struck from specially selected and polished planchets (coin blanks). The dies used to strike these coins are specially prepared as well and highly polished. The planchets are hand fed into the striking press and special care is taken during the handling and packaging of the proof coins. Proof coins are struck twice to ensure an increased sharpness in detail. The coins also exhibit a mirror finish because of the polished die and planchet.
The 2009 set contains 18 proof condition coins. One case contains the Jefferson nickel, the Roosevelt dime, Kennedy half-dollar, and Sacagawea dollar.
A second case contains all five of the Washington quarter-dollars minted for the 50 State Quarters® Program in 2009. The 5 state quarters include DC quarter, Puerto Rico quarter, Guam quarter, American Samoa quarter, US Virgin Islands quarter and Northern Mariana Islands quarter (8.3% Nickel). All 5 quarters share the same Washington obverse.
A third case contains the U.S. Mint $1 Presidential Proof four coin set. This case contains a proof strike of the William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor dollars.
A fourth case highlights the four redesigned Lincoln cents that celebrate the bicentennial birth of Abraham Lincoln. Unlike the circulating pennies, each is composed of alloy matching the original 1909 Lincoln cent — 95% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin.
The set comes in like new condition, sealed in plastic display cases as packaged by the U.S. Mint, and includes the original Mint packaging envelope.