Sales of the 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set began today, January 25, 2011. The dime, quarters, and half dollar included in this annual set are struck in a special composition of 90% silver.
The current product represents the second annual set released during 2011. In an effort to make their most popular products available through the entire calendar year, the US Mint is releasing their core annual set in January and early February.
Each 2011 Silver Proof Set includes the following coins:
- 2011-S Lincoln Cent
- 2011-S Jefferson Nickel
- 2011-S Silver Roosevelt Dime
- (5) 2011-S Silver America the Beautiful Quarters
- 2011-S Silver Kennedy Half Dollar
- (4) 2011-S Presidential Dollars
- 2011-S Native American Dollar
All fourteen coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and bear the “S” mint mark. The proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief, and mirrored fields. The sculpted foregrounds appear frosted to create a cameo effect.
The dime, half dollar, and quarter dollars are struck in a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, known as “coin silver.” The remaining coins are struck in the same composition used for the circulation versions.
The 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters honor Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Glacier National Park in Montana, Olympic National Park in Washington, Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi, and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. The 2011 Presidential Dollars honor Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield.
The 2011 Silver Proof Set is priced at $67.95 and available online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/