The United States coin proof set has been produced since 1936, and with just a few years off, it has been a mainstay for coin collectors young and old for generations. The United States coin proof set has evolved over the decades from a five coin proof set in a brown manila folder, where the coins in the coin proof set were packaged in a flimsy plastic sheet like holder, to recent releases containing three durable and beautifully crafted, hard plastic containers carrying up to 14 pieces as part of one entire coin proof set. Proof coins have been made for over a hundred years in the United States as a way to show off coins of the U.S. mints and the beauty in design and elegance of form these coins possess.
Naturally, coin collectors feverishly went after these proof coins and earlier examples can carry a very significant premium. Once the United States coin proof set was first released, coin collecting was reaching a peak as a hobby and collectors swooned over these coin proof sets. Many nations around the world produce dizzying amounts of variations of the coin proof set. Even the United States has produced a coin proof set for many smaller and emerging nations to display the beauty of their coinage to the numismatic world. In fact, the coin proof set has become a cornerstone to any beginning coin collection and still has an appeal to the novice numismatist. However, with the downturn of all collectibles recently, across all hobbies within the collectible world, the coin proof set has fallen victim to devaluation and irrelevance. Major coin dealers for several years have been moving away from buying the coin proof set, and, as the market has taken a tumble for the worse, the future looks grim for the once sought after coin proof set.
The reassuring thing about the United States coin proof set is that the coins will never devalue less than their face value. And, as for the coin proof set produced with silver coins, they will never have a value less than what the silver content in those coins can provide. At Nevada Coin & Jewelery, we still buy any coin proof set, from the United States or anywhere else in the world. With our extensive network of wholesalers and distributors, we can still provide the highest cash offer for that coin proof set or sets you wish to sell. Just call or come in to any Nevada Coin & Jewelry location serving the Las Vegas valley and let us work with you in getting those collectible coins and coin proof sets off your hands and replacing them with cash today.