1960 Proof Set Small Date

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    The 1960 Proof Set Small Date is a remarkable numismatic collection that holds a special place in the history of U.S. coinage. The early 1960s marked a period of transition and innovation in the United States Mint. The 1960 Proof Set Small Date is a testament to this era of change. These proof sets were specially produced for collectors and coin enthusiasts, featuring coins with sharp details and mirror-like surfaces.

    The set includes five coins: the Lincoln Cent, the Jefferson Nickel, the Roosevelt Dime, the Washington Quarter, and the Franklin Half Dollar. Each coin is meticulously struck to showcase its intricate design and flawless finish.

    The Lincoln Cent, with a diameter of 19.05 millimeters, bears the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse and the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. This cent weighs approximately 3.11 grams and is composed of 95% copper and 5% zinc.

    The Jefferson Nickel, measuring 21.21 millimeters in diameter, features a profile of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and Monticello on the reverse. It has a weight of approximately 5.00 grams and is composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

    The Roosevelt Dime, with a diameter of 17.91 millimeters, displays a likeness of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse and an olive branch, a torch, and an oak branch on the reverse. This dime weighs around 2.50 grams and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.

    The Washington Quarter, measuring 24.26 millimeters in diameter, showcases the profile of George Washington on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. It has a weight of approximately 6.25 grams and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.

    The Franklin Half Dollar, with a diameter of 30.61 millimeters, bears the portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse. This half dollar weighs approximately 12.50 grams and is composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.

    One of the distinguishing features of the 1960 Proof Set Small Date is the small date variety of the Lincoln Cent. This small date variant is characterized by the digits in the date "1960" being closer together compared to the large date variant. Collectors often seek both varieties to complete their collections.

    These proof coins are known for their impeccable quality and sharpness. The proofing process involves multiple strikes, resulting in highly detailed designs and deeply mirrored fields. The coins are carefully handled to maintain their pristine condition, making them highly desirable among collectors.

    The mintage of the 1960 Proof Set Small Date was limited, making these sets relatively scarce compared to later proof sets. The limited mintage adds to their collectible appeal and historical significance.

    As for packaging, the 1960 Proof Set Small Date was originally housed in a protective plastic case or holder. The set may also include an informational insert detailing the coins' specifications and historical context. Over the years, some sets may have been rehoused or encapsulated for added protection.

    The 1960 Proof Set Small Date is a cherished collection of proof coins that captures the essence of a transformative period in U.S. coinage. With its unique small date variant, silver content, and exceptional quality, this set continues to be a sought-after addition to coin collections and a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the U.S. Mint.

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    • Year: 1960
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