1965-1967 U.S. Special Mint Sets
|Item Number: 44271|
|The U.S. Mint didn’t issue proof sets in the years 1965-1967 — instead substituting high-quality “special mint sets.” This transitional period fell between the last Philadelphia Mint proof set of 1964 and the first San Francisco Mint proof set of 1968. During these years the U.S. Mint replaced proof sets with a higher-quality form of mint sets.
Like previous proof sets, each “special mint set” contained all five coin denominations for the date: cent, nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar (the 40% silver Kennedy type). These “hybrid” sets had mintages far lower than proof sets of the time.
Our set includes all three 1965-1967 special mint sets, including the costliest 1967 key scarcity (mintage 1.9 million).