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US Coin Proof Sets

Us coin proof sets have been a staple to millions of coin collections, both large and small, since modern production began on these iconic sets in 1936. The modern US coin proof sets came about because, during the height of coin collecting popularity in the 1930’s, the collector demand for proof specimens of United States coinage forced the United States mints into action. As the decades have unfolded since the first run of the US coin proof set, the sets themselves have evolved and the packaging and presentation has come into its own. Prior to minting the first US coin proof set in 1936, the United States had been making individual proof specimens since early in the 1800’s.

The first proof coins were made to test dies used to strike the many subsequent coins meant for circulation. The first recorded proof set minted for sale to the public was made in 1858. The King of Siam and the Sultan of Muscatine were gifted US coin proof sets in 1834 containing one of each denomination, much like the how the US coin proof set is produced today. Back then, these were not called US coin proof sets but rather were called master specimens. The modern US coin proof sets also contains one of each denomination of US coins with the exception of sets made in recent years with the many new variety coins being produced by the US mints. An example of this is the US coin proof sets made each year since the beginning of the state quarter, territory and state park series, which contain all five varietal quarters released in each respective year. Another example is in 2009 when the US coin proof set contains all four reverse variations of the 100th anniversary Lincoln cent. Investing in the US coin proof sets have been a turbulent ride for many coin collectors.

As with many of the collecting hobbies in recent years, the US coin proof sets collectible market as taken a turn for the worse. Now might just be the time to sell those old US proof coin sets and turn them into cash which can be used to purchase silver or gold bullion based coins that have proven to go up in value in recent years while everything else has gone down. The coin experts at Nevada Coin & Jewelry can help you in this tough collectible coin market place and ready to help you navigate these decisions. Just call or come in to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations serving the Las Vegas valley and let our highly respected coin professionals help you today.



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I recently got divorced so I wanted to get rid of some of the jewelry my ex-husband got me. I found Nevada Coin and jewelry searching the web. When I called the guy that answered the phone was friendly and willing to quote me a price per gram. I went to their store on Flamingo, Avery whom I spoke to on the phone tested my items using some kind of x-ray machine. I could see that some of my jewelry was not the karat I thought (some lower some higher). He paid what he quoted on the phone no bait and switch. It took less than 15 minutes got my cash and got rid of some bad memories. I would recommend this company if you are looking to sell jewelry.

Virginia F.

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.

What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


We were really pleased with the help that AJ gave us concering our gold coins and watches. I don’t think we could have received a better deal anywhere. All of the personnel at Nevada Coin & Jewelry were very professional. We will recommend them to our friends.

Dean & Judy

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.

After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


What friendly staff. They help you sell your items even if they don’t have a use for it by calling other shops around the area to see if they could use it… They want you to have the best out come from selling your items. I was so happy I decided to go to them!


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.

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.

A great selection of coins and other numismatic related material. Very professional.

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!