1963 US Proof Set - OGP - The Last Franklin Set

1963 US Proof Set - OGP - The Last Franklin Set

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The 1963 US Proof Set stands out among the rest! This set is the last year that includes the Franklin Half Dollar, increasing its collectible value. The Franklin Half Dollar is among the most popular half dollars to come out of the U.S. Mint. It’s been that way for decades and these coins also boast the special proof finish! Order the 1963 US Proof Coin Set online today from Bullion Shark!

These proof sets are all minted with coin collectors in mind, and have a limited production. All of the coins featured in this set are proof finish coins. Proof coins are minted using a special multi-step process that produces a polished, mirror-like finish.

The Franklin Half Dollars in circulation also tended to have poor strikes. The Proof Franklin that is included in this set is always going to be a great specimen! The 1963 Proof Set comes in original U.S. Mint packaging, and also includes Philadelphia Mint token! Each coin in these sets was minted at the Philadelphia Mint.
These proof sets in general are always popular with collectors and a great way to start a collection. The pristine condition the coins come in as well as the limited mintage of these sets ensure that. 

Why Collect The 1963 US Proof Set?

  1. Includes the last year of issue of the Franklin Half Dollar.
  2. All coins are special proof finish coins that have great eye appeal.
  3. The set includes all regular issue coins from the U.S. Mint in 1963
  4. The coins are still in original mint packaging
  5. These coins still remain in pristine condition
  6. Very limited number of these proof coins compared to their circulated counterparts

1963 US Proof Set Coin Details:

Coins included in this set:

  1. 1963 Proof Lincoln Cent: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
  2. 1963 Proof Jefferson Nickel: 75% copper, 25% nickel
  3. 1963 Proof Roosevelt Dime: 90% silver, 10% copper
  4. 1963 Proof Washington Quarter: 90% silver, 10% copper
  5. 1963 Proof Franklin Half Dollar: 90% silver, 10% copper

Mintage: 3,075,645 Sets 

Finish: All coins in the set are Proof Coins 

  • Deep reflective, mirror-like finish 
  • Highly polished

Collectibility: The 1963 proof set is popular among coin collectors due to its relatively low mintage and the quality of the coins. Collectors often seek sets in pristine condition with original packaging.

The 1963 proof set typically came in a protective plastic holder or case, sometimes accompanied by an informational insert or certificate. 

Value: The value of a 1963 US proof set can vary depending on factors such as condition, rarity, and demand among collectors. While the set's face value is $0.91, its numismatic value can be higher, especially for sets in excellent condition.

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1963 US Proof Set - OGP - The Last Franklin Set FAQ

A 1963 US Proof Set is a collection of specially minted coins produced by the United States Mint for collectors. These sets typically include one example of each denomination issued for circulation that year, struck with a high-quality proof finish.

"OGP" stands for Original Government Packaging. It refers to the packaging in which coins were originally issued by the mint. For the 1963 US Proof Set, OGP would include the original packaging materials such as the envelope or case provided by the United States Mint.

The 1963 US Proof Set is sometimes called "The Last Franklin Set" because it was the final year that the half dollar coin featured a design featuring Benjamin Franklin on the obverse (front) side. In 1964, the design was changed to feature John F. Kennedy after his assassination.

The 1963 US Proof Set typically includes one example each of the following coins: Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter, and Franklin half dollar.

The 1963 US Proof Set is slightly rarer compared to other Franklin Proof Sets. However, its value can vary based on factors such as condition, mint marks, and the presence of original packaging (OGP).

The value of a 1963 US Proof Set depends on factors such as its condition, whether it includes the original government packaging, and current market demand. As of my last update, a complete set in excellent condition with OGP might fetch around $50 and higher.

In 1963 there were 3,075,645 Proof Sets Minted. 

The 1963 US Proof Set includes silver coins. The dime, quarter, and half dollar in the set are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.

You can find 1963 US Proof Sets for sale from Bullion Shark, and other reputable coin dealers, auction websites, coin shows, and sometimes even local coin shops or antique stores.

Authenticating a 1963 US Proof Set involves examining factors such as its packaging, the quality of the coins (proof finish, sharpness of details), and ensuring it meets known specifications for genuine mint products. Consulting with a reputable coin dealer or numismatic expert can help verify its authenticity.

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