2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set

The United States Mint released the 14-coin 2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set on January 25, 2011. The proof set is listed at a price of $67.90.

2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set

2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set

The 2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set contains proof quality examples of the fourteen circulating coins of the United States, just like the similar 2011 US Mint Proof Set. However, as the name of this proof set implies, some of the strikes included in it are struck from 90% silver.

Referred to at times as "coin silver," the 90% precious metal content of these coins is a typical composition for strikes of this type. However, only seven of the coins in the set are silver. The remaining seven are struck from in standard clad composition just like circulation coins.

All of the coins in the proof set are minted to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco. The US Mint describes these coins as shown below:

"United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect.  Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then displayed in protective lenses to showcase and preserve their exceptional finish. "

Content Value in 2011 Silver Proof Set

As mentioned before, seven of the coins included in this set are struck from 90% silver giving them an intrinsic melt value in addition to the numismatic value of each set. These seven include the five America the Beautiful Quarters®, the Roosevelt Dime and the Kennedy Half Dollar.

The 2011 US Mint Silver Proof Set will contain the following fourteen coins:

  • 2011-S Proof Lincoln Cent
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Chickasaw America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2011-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Roosevelt Dime
  • 2011-S Proof Native American Dollar
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Gettysburg America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2011-S Proof Andrew Johnson Presidential Dollar
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Glacier America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2011-S Proof Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Dollar
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Olympic America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2011-S Proof Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Dollar
  • 2011-S Proof Silver Vicksburg America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2011-S Proof James A. Garfield Presidential Dollar

 

Other popular annual sets from the US Mint include:

  • 2011 US Mint Proof Set
  • 2011 US Mint Uncirculated Set
  • 2011 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set
  • 2011 US Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set
  • 2011 US Mint Presidential Dollars Proof Set

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