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Proof Set

For coin collectors, there has always been a certain appeal to the proof set. When deciding to be a proof set collector, one should always consider the state of the collectible coin market as a whole. The proof set value has always been a great indicator of the numismatic hobby, altogether. When the proof set has an increasing value, so will the rest of the collectibles coins within the hobby. If the proof set is declining in value, so too are the rest of the collectible coins. Using this as a guide, most modern proof sets are inexpensive enough for just about anybody to get into a serious collection of these coins without breaking the bank. If their value goes down, there won’t be much money lost.

A proof set is a set of coins made each year by the United States and other governments showcasing their type coins. A proof set usually comes with every denomination coin minted in that year. A proof coin is a coin made with highly polished dies which creates a mirror effect in the field of a coin while leaving a nice satin finish on any raised portion of the coin. The first official proof set made by the United States came in 1858. These coins were kept together but were not packaged together. A proof set of this age is quite valuable and very hard to come by as they have been pieced out by collectors over the many decades since their release. The first modern American proof set was minted in 1936 and came in a nondescript brown box.

This proof set is also very valuable and the subsequent years up until World War II produced proof sets that can carry quite a premium as well. After a short six year hiatus of minting a proof set of any kind, the United States returned to minting the proof set with the release of the 1950 proof set. The years of 1965 to 1967 also didn’t see the release of a proof set of any kind. These were the last years the United States did not release a proof set.

The proof set of the 21st century is loaded with several coins as the mints have ramped up production of differently designed coins and variations within each year. For example, the 2009 proof set come with 18 different coins representing all the variations of 100 year anniversary Lincoln cents, presidential dollars and state quarters as well as the regular release coins of that year. If you are in the market to buy or sell any proof set, just come in to Nevada Coin & Jewelry and let our highly trained associates help you today. There is no appointment necessary and no collection containing any proof set is too big or too small for our coin professionals to evaluate.



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I am a brazilian and had the chance to deal with Nevada Coin. I was there to sell some gold coins and they paid me the best price I could fetch in Las Vegas. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. Before visiting their premises I got a tentative appraisal by phone which I found reasonable. In the shop the attendant offered to approach the manager to get me a (gasp) BETTER price. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother talking to their rude and unprofessional competitors. They will treat you like a moron and quote prices accordingly. For Nevada Coin, five Stars all the way.


Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.

Outstanding experience! This is the best place to change your gold with a great attention. I’m completely impressive because they have a smooth and fast service, definitely nice people!

Pablo V.

They took the time to help me sell my item and find an item. The staff does not rush you or pressure you into buying something. They take you on a little adventure by telling you about the items you are selling and looking at…

Miller B.

A.J. and Robert are so friendly and make it so you have the best deal with the items you bring them. They have so much knowledge about all the items they have in their shop and they like to teach others about what they know…


My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

While vacationing in Las Vegas I did what a lot of people do I’m sure or at least that’s what I’m telling my wife ..I blew through the money I brought a little quicker than expected and I ended up having to shop my Rolex around to several dealers to save the trip. So I looked online for places, most offers over the phone were low and that’s if they would even quote me in the first place. I spoke to a guy at Nevada Coin and Jewelry who gave me a fair ball park price and a reasonable explanation as to why his number couldn’t be solid. Went down expecting to get the lower number and in fact Robert their Rolex expert said my Rolex was a better model then I had described. He paid me a higher number than he quoted. Thanks for saving my vacation guys.

Weldon O.

Always a good experience here! Definitely the place in town I enjoy buying coins from, and I’d recommend them to anybody. Helpful staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection.

Daniel B.

The staff are quick at work but not too quick to make you feel pressured into buying items or selling your items. They teach you about the items and tell you if they have use for your items or not. If they don’t have use for your items they call other places to see if they have a use for the items. Great staff!


Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. Building had great security to helped me feel safe in handling my items.

Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.