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5 DECADES OF S MINT PROOF NICKELS 1960’s to 2000’s

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• The San Francisco Mint started minting Proof coins in 1968;  previously, Proof coins were made at the Philadelphia Mint. 

• Proofs are the highest quality U.S. coins.

• Each coin is struck multiple times under high pressure to bring out the three-dimensional designs and mirror-like background.

• Due to the painstaking minting process, Proofs are limited editions.

• Proof coins are never released into circulation but are made exclusively for collectors.

• The coins are not available individually from the Mint but only in official U.S. Proof Sets.

• This collection includes one Proof Jefferson Nickel from each decade it was struck at the San Francisco Mint.

• All coins from San Francisco feature the coveted “S” mint mark.

• The “S” mint mark appears near the date on the obverse of the coin.

• There are five coins – one from the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s.

• The 1960’s coin is dated 1968 or 1969 and is one of the first-ever Proof Nickels struck at the San Francisco Mint.

• The first Jefferson Nickel was minted in 1938 to honor Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the U.S. and an author of the Declaration of Independence.

• One side shows a portrait of Jefferson.

• The other side features Jefferson’s home at Monticello in Virginia.

• Each coin is protected in a clear capsule and the set is displayed in a custom case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

• There are five coins in the collection;  each coin was struck in copper-nickel (.750 copper and .250 nickel).


SKU: 03C2
Weight: 1.00
Price: $29.99


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