1968 US Proof Set OGP - The Return Of The Proof Set

1968 US Proof Set OGP - The Return Of The Proof Set

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Proof sets have always been a favorite amongst rare coin collectors, even since the first U.S. Mint proof set in 1936. At the time, the 1968 proof set was the first annual proof set to be minted since 1964 due to the mint only producing the Special Mint Sets from 1965 to 1967. Order this classic proof set online from Bullion Shark today!


The 1968 U.S. Proof Set marked the return to form for the annual proof sets that collectors had come to know and love. From 1965 to 1967 there were no proof sets issued due to a severe coin shortage in the country. To meet the demands of collectors, a limited number of Special Mint Sets were made available. These 1968 proof sets are the return of the annual proof sets and also featured a new presentation compared to previous years. 


The 1968 proof set makes an excellent addition to a proof set collection, or any rare coin collection. The new presentation as well as this set being the first annual proof set release in 4 years made the 1968 proof set a highly anticipated release. Each set includes the standard issue coins from 1968 in a special proof finish, and the Kennedy half dollar in the 1968 set is a 40% silver coin. Add this popular proof set to your collection today!


Why Collect The 1968 US Proof Set?


  1. First proof set issued in 4 years which made this set a popular release at the time.
  2. Each set includes the 5 standard issue coins in 1968 in pristine condition.
  3. All coins included in the set boast a special proof finish that gives the coins a highly polished, mirror-like finish.
  4. Proof sets are much more limited in production compared to circulated coins, making proof coins a rarity. 
  5. The 1968 proof set includes a 40% silver Kennedy half dollar, one of the most popular American coins ever!


1968 US Proof Set Coin Details:


  1. Lincoln Cent: The Lincoln cent in 1968 was composed of 95% copper and 5% zinc, with a diameter of 19.05 mm.
  2. Jefferson Nickel: The Jefferson nickel contained 75% copper and 25% nickel, with a diameter of 21.21 mm.
  3. Roosevelt Dime: The Roosevelt dime also had a composition of 75% copper and 25% nickel, with a diameter of 17.91 mm.
  4. Washington Quarter: The Washington quarter in 1968 was made of 75% copper and 25% nickel, with a diameter of 24.26 mm.
  5. Kennedy Half Dollar: The Kennedy half dollar contained 40% silver and 60% copper, with a diameter of 30.61 mm.


Details and Finish: The United States Mint Seal is usually featured on the reverse side of the proof set packaging, indicating its authenticity and origin from the U.S. Mint. 


Proof coins are minted specifically for collectors, featuring a mirror-like finish and struck with special care. These coins are minted with special dies and polished planchets to achieve the proof finish, making them ideal for collectors due to their pristine appearance and limited production.


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1968 US Proof Set OGP - The Return Of The Proof Set FAQ

A 1968 US proof set is a collection of coins minted by the United States Mint specifically for collectors, featuring coins struck with specially polished dies to create a highly detailed, mirror-like finish.

The 1968 US proof set contains five coins: the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter, and Kennedy half dollar.

The value of a 1968 US proof set can vary depending on factors such as condition, rarity, and demand among collectors. A set in pristine condition can be valued at around $18 or more. 

You can purchase a 1968 US proof set from Bullion Shark! These sets can also be purchased from other reputable coin dealers, online auction sites, and coin shows. It's essential to ensure that you're buying from a reputable source to avoid counterfeit or altered sets.

In general, proof sets are much rarer than circulating coins, and finding a complete proof set in pristine condition can be a challenge. 

Authenticating a 1968 US proof set involves examining the packaging, coins, and any accompanying documentation for signs of tampering or forgery. Look for genuine mint packaging, sharp details on the coins, and verify any certificates or inserts that may have come with the set.

The 1968 proof set was the the long awaited return of the annual proof sets, as they were temporarily discontinued from 1965 to 1967. The 1968 sets also featured a new presentation, a sturdy plastic holder and blue case instead of the envelopes from previous years. 

Yes, you can sell your 1968 US proof set if you wish. Many coin dealers and collectors are interested in purchasing proof sets, especially if they're in good condition or have particular attributes that make them desirable.

Proper storage is essential to preserve the condition and value of your 1968 US proof set. Store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Some collectors use protective holders or albums designed specifically for coin storage to prevent damage from handling and environmental factors.

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