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The 2011 United States Mint Proof Set contains 14 coins, each bearing the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. 7 of these coins have been minted from 90% silver (the Roosevelt Dime, Kennedy Half Dollar and the National Parks Quarters–for a total of 1.33 ounces of silver). The set also includes the four Presidential $1 Coins, the Lincoln One Cent Coin bearing the union shield, the new Native American $1 Coin and the Jefferson nickel.
These Proof coins are the highest quality possible, and they are also the rarest. Proof coins are unlike regular U.S. coins because they undergo a specialized minting process, which begins by manually feeding coin blanks into presses fitted with special dies. The coin is struck multiple times so the softly frosted, yet detailed images seem to float above a mirror-like field. Proofs look very different from regular coins and only a limited number are produced each year. They are never made again.
Amazingly, each coin in this collection is in perfect PR70 condition, as graded by ANACS, an independent third party grading company. What's more, these coins are certified to be INAUGURAL STRIKE, from the first day of release at the Mint. Only 46 such sets are available– when they are gone, no more coins can be certified as Inaugural Strike. The coins are encapsulated in a tamper-proof holder to protect their condition for the future.