The United States Mint has released the 2015 Silver Proof Set. This annual product contains 14 coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and bearing the “S” mint mark. Seven of the coins included in the set are struck in a special composition of 90% silver.
United States Mint proof coins are struck in a process through which specially treated, polished, and cleaned blanks are fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The resulting coins feature frosted sculpted design elements against a mirrored background for a special cameo appearance.
The 2015 Silver Proof Set includes the five America the Beautiful Quarters featuring Homestead National Monument of America, Kisatchie National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and Saratoga National Historical Park; the four Presidential $1 Coins featuring Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson; and the Native American $1 Coin honoring the Mohawk Ironworkers. The remaining coins with static designs include the 2015-dated Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, and Kennedy Half Dollar.
The five quarters, dime, and half dollar are each struck in a composition of 90% silver, or “coin silver”, with the specifications matching those used to strike pre-1965 circulating coinage. The $1 coins, cent, and nickel are struck in the current standard compositions.
All 14 coins included in the set are placed into three protective plastic lenses and packaged within an illustrated outer box with a certificate of authenticity.
The 2015 Silver Proof Set is priced at $53.95, with no maximum mintage or household ordering limits imposed.