Proof Sets were issued by the United States Mint starting in 1936. They were issued through 1942, and then were suspended until 1950. From 1965 to 1967, proof sets were not issued, but were replaced by Special Mint Sets. Special Mint Sets are listed in our Mint Set category. In recent years, the U.S. Mint has offered variations on the standard proof set. Starting in 1992, Silver Proof Sets have been issued, with the dime, quarter(s) and half dollar made of 90% silver. The cent, nickel and dollar are made of the same metal composition as the regular sets. From 1992 through 1998, the Silver Proof Sets were also issued with Premier packaging. Premier Sets have special packaging that allows the set to be displayed on a shelf or desk top. From 1983 through 1997 (1985 excepted), the U.S. Mint issued Prestige Sets, which contain a standard five coin proof set plus a commemorative silver dollar, and for some years a commemorative half dollar. Browse our selection for more information and pricing for all the available sets.