The United States Mint has now officially released their annual Silver Proof Set coin set for 2017.
The set, which should not be confused with the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set that is expected to be released later in the year, contains the same coins as can be found in the regular proof set. Only here, as the name suggests, the majority of the coins have been replaced with coins stuck not from the usual cupro-nickel but rather 90% silver coins instead.
The complete set contains all five of the 2017 America the Beautiful quarter dollar coins, struck from .900 Fineness silver, honouring the :
Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington D.C.
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri
Ellis Island from New Jersey
as well as the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indianna.
The quarter dollar coins are contained in the first of two US Mint lenses, with the second lens displaying the remaining five coins of this ten coin set. This second lens houses the silver Kennedy Half dollar coin and one silver Roosevelt Dime coin. In addition to these silver coins the set is completed by one regular proof Jefferson Nickel, one proof Lincoln penny coin and a 2017 proof Native American Dollar coin featuring the effigy of Sequoyah.
Both lenses are shipped in a standard US Mint printed cardboard vanity cover, with all of the coins in the set bearing the “S” mint mark for the San Francisco Mint.
The set is available to order directly from the US Mint website for $47.95 per ten coin set, with no order or production limit imposed.