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US Proof sets 1950 thru 1959

Updated on July 13, 2015

Collecting United States Proof sets from the 1950's

In 1950, the US Treasury began issueing proof sets again after an 8 year hiatus.

Proof sets from this era were issued with 5 coins, the Lincoln wheat penny, the Jefferson nickel, the Roosevelt silver dime, the Washington silver quarter, and the Franklin silver half dollar. These coins in the 1950's remained relatively unchanged. In 1955 the US Mint began issuing the "Flat Pack", which was a sealed set of the proof coins for coin collectors.

Most coin dealers will have these proof sets available or online auction sites are another great source.

When Looking for Proof Sets, Do You Prefer the Original Packaging or Presentation?

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When Looking for Proof Sets, Do You Prefer the Original Packaging or Presentation?

A lot of people want proof sets in their original packaging so they know the five coins were the original five and not mixed and matched. In the early 50s, a lot of proof sets are found to be placed in plastic holders instead of kept in their original state. In 1955 the flat pack was born, and you rarely see these coins out of their original package.

1950 Proof Sets - 1950 US Proof Sets

The 1950 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1951 Proof Sets

The 1951 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

Coin Values

Before buying coins, be sure to consult a book on coin values. These go out of date fast, however, with the older coins, it will give you an idea if you are paying way too much for something or whether the price is in the ballpark.

1952 Proof Sets - 1952 US Proof Sets

The 1950 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1953 Proof Sets - 1953 US Proof Sets

The 1953 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1954 Proof Set - 1954 US Proof Sets

The 1954 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny. When you find a proof set from this era in a holder, the coins were taken out of their original packaging and placed in the holder for display purposes.

1955 Proof Set - 1955 US Flat Pack Proof Sets

The 1955 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

This was the first year the US Mint issued the "Flat Pack". The coins were sealed in a celluphane wrapper to ensure the "Proof". The flag pack refers to the way they were shipped in a yellow flat pack instead of the box of coins previously issued. In 1955, you can find both types.

1956 Proof Set - 1956 US Flat Pack Proof Set

The 1956 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1957 Proof Set - 1957 US Flat Pack Proof Set

The 1957 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1958 Proof Set - 1958 US Flat Pack Proof Set

The 1958 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

1959 Proof Set - 1959 US Flat Pack Proof Set

The 1959 Proof set contains the Franklin silver Half Dollar, Washington silver Quarter, Roosevelt silver Dime, Jefferson Nickel, and Lincoln Wheat Penny.

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