The original mint price for the 1999 United States Mint silver proof set was $31.95. As of 2014, the current value of the nine-coin set is about $135, according to the experts at Professional Coin Grading Service.
The set includes the San Francisco-minted Lincoln penny, Jefferson nickel, Eisenhower dime, Kennedy half dollar and Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state quarters. All but the Jefferson nickel and Lincoln penny were struck in 90 percent silver. A total of 804,565 silver mint sets were sold. The debut of the state quarters is responsible for the significant increase from the year before.Learn More
Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel.Full Answer >
The U.S. Mint in Denver produced double-headed Kennedy half-dollars in 1966, continuing a pattern first produced in 1964. Only coins minted in August, September, October, November or December 1966 are dated as 1966, with coins from earlier in the year retaining the 1965 stamp.Full Answer >
The 1974 U.S. silver dollar is known as an Eisenhower or "Ike" silver dollar. An uncirculated coin is valued at up to 5 dollars, while a circulated coin is generally not valued at more than a dollar, explains USA Coin Book.Full Answer >
According to the United States Mint, a dime has a diameter of 17.91 mm (0.705 inches), is 1.35 mm thick and weighs 2.268 grams (0.08 ounces). This coin has the smallest diameter and is the thinnest of all U.S. coins.Full Answer >