1968 UNITED STATES MINT ANNUAL 5 COIN PROOF SET ORIGINAL BOX 40% SILVER KENNEDY

1968 UNITED STATES MINT ANNUAL 5 COIN PROOF SET ORIGINAL BOX 40% SILVER KENNEDY

1968-S Proof Set

Proof Set production resumed in 1968, much to the delight of collectors around the nation. Sales zoomed to over 3,000,000 sets, and might have been higher if the Treasury had not hiked the price of the sets to $5.00. Proof Set production was shifted to San Francisco, and the "S" mintmark was added to Proof Coins for the very first time. The mintmark was moved to the front of the coin, an innovation that created additional demand for the sets. 1968 also saw the re-introduction of the "Proof-only" concept, where certain Proof coins were unavailable in a regular version (in 1968, this included the Proof-only 1968-S Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars).

Each set contained five coins: One example each of the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar.

About the sets: 1968-S Proof Coins are found with Brilliant, Cameo, and Deep Cameo surfaces. Deep Cameo Proof coins are the most desirable of the three finishes.

Mintage: 3,041,506 sets

A very small number of Proof 1968-S Dimes were struck without a mintmark. Although Proof coins were being struck at the San Francisco Mint at the time, responsibility for making the Proof dies (and adding the mintmark) rested with
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