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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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As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

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.


Professional, friendly staff. Knowledgeable and fair. An interesting experience and would definitely visit again.

Gail B.

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.

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!


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”


Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

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.

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…


I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.

My friend and I came here to sell some coins and jewelry. We first saw Scott about some coins. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. Afterwards, he brought us over to Sheila who looked at our jewelry. She was also very nice and professional. We will definitely come back here again. GREAT PLACE!!!!

Susanne T.