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Monday, June 16, 2008

2008 US Proof Set - Release June 24

The US Mint has just posted information on the release of the upcoming 2008 US Proof Set. The sets will be released on June 24, 2008 at 12:00 Noon ET and will have the same price as last year's Proof Set.

The release date has been known since the Mint updated its release schedule in May, but the product details including pricing information were only recently made available. This traditional product offering from the Mint is always eagerly awaited by collectors. Proof Sets are popular as holiday gifts, especially birth year gifts. -- Note to self :)

The 2008 Proof Set will contain 14 coins minted at San Francisco and carrying the "S" mint mark. The following coins will be included:
The sets are priced at $26.95. This is the same price as last year's 2007 Proof Set. The Mint's product page can be found here. Ordering options won't be available until the official start of sales on June 24.

The 2008-S Proof State Quarters and Presidential Dollars have already been available for sale at the Mint in separate sets. The 2008 State Quarters Proof Set contains all five proof quarters for $13.95. The 2008 Presidential Dollar Proof Set contains all four proof Presidential Dollars for $14.95. By purchasing the full 2008 Proof Set, you get five more proof coins at a lower price.

Other upcoming annual sets from the Mint include the 2008 US Mint Set to be released on an unspecified date in July and the 2008 US Silver Proof Set to be released August 28, 2008. Further details for these offerings will be posted as soon as available.



At July 17, 2008 at 8:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One crazy thing about the 2008 14 coin proof set, is that it comes only in a 3 lens single box package, and it will NOT fit in the 2 lens boxes the US MINT sold us to store ALL of our proof sets. In 2007, the packaged the 10 coin set and the 4 president dollars in different boxes and the 10 coin proof box fit in the storage box. In 2008, the geniuses decided they could make extra money selling a 3 lens box now.. and instead of getting all 10 years of proof sets in a single box.. you have 9 sets in one box, with an empty slot, and a second box with ONE proof set it since it is 3 lenses wide. Just stupid... and greedy. I intend to call the mint as often as I can, and invite my friends to do the same.. to try to convince them to offer up a separate box for the two sets.. like they did in 2007.

At July 18, 2008 at 7:01 AM , Blogger David said...

I agree the mint needs to produce a two lens box for 2008 to complete the set for those that have the 1999-2008 boxes and the could create a presidential series collector box as well. We need to urge them to do this

At September 19, 2008 at 7:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 lense or 3 lense,it does'nt matter now.We have been forced to choke down a 11th set.Since when is Puerto Rico,WashingtonD.C.,American Samoa,Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands,considered states?

At October 22, 2008 at 11:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and that's why top management, whether in government or wall street gets the big bucks for their wisdom and vision.

At October 24, 2008 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve written a letter to the mint and initially got a reply saying they were going to fix the problem. Later I got a letter saying they were not going to fix the problem. I’ve written to both Tennessee Senators and have gotten a phone call from the office of one saying they would contact the mint and get back to me. The phone call was about one week ago. I recommend everyone contact their congressmen and/or senators (in writing). If I do not get a satisfactory answer from my senator, I will probably try the news media.

At December 22, 2008 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Marty said...

I agree - who in the US Mint came up with a 3 lens set for the FINAL Quarter Set. What an IDIOT! I have been collecting this series from day one and to finally get my final one and find it will not fit in the 2 Lens Collector Box that I have patiently and gently storing my collection. Was there a survey that I missed asking us collectors or the public for some input !!! Personally if I wanted the President Collection I would have ordered it SEPERATELY! Guess the genius that designed the President & First Lady Collection realized this series is not very popular so to cover their Marketing Blunder same Genius decided to package the US Presidents with this very popular, and just a guess very profitable, US State Quarter Collection. I for one will not purchase their collection box(s) since it is obviously that who is in charge is not very attuned to the John/Jane Q Public who collect our US Coins.

At September 3, 2010 at 10:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a little shortsighted and naive to buy storage for sets of coins before the series is complete, whether it's boxes from the mint, or albums from a private source. Imagine all the unhappiness it would have caused it in 1959, Whitman had released albums with only P&D spaces? There would be coins to fill 1965-1967 D, and no spaces for the HUGE numbers of coins produced in the following years in San Francisco, and in various metals.
Life is FULL of uncertainty.


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