Montpelier, VT (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Do you own a 1965, 1966 or 1967 proof set? That’s a trick question because the U.S. Mint did not issue proof or mint sets in those years.
U.S. Mint sets have long been a favorite among collectors. But, for a three-year period, the U.S. Mint changed its production process and issued sets that have earned special value among collectors. From 1965 to 1967, the U.S. Mint did not issue proof or mint sets but, instead, issued “hybrid” sets that have since become historically significant and sought-after. These prized U.S. mint sets are being made available for purchase online by International Coins & Currency (ICCOIN) at a special sale price.
Since 1951, the U.S. Mint has issued separate proof sets and mint sets every year with the exception of the 1965-1967 span. 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 U.S. Mint proof sets, each "special mint set" contained all five coin denominations for the date: cent, nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar (the 40 percent silver Kennedy type). These "hybrid" sets had mintages of just 1.9 to 2.4 million.
These hard-to-find U.S. mint sets, along with thousands of other coins and collectibles, can be viewed or purchased by visiting http://www.iccoin.com. Contact ICCOIN today for more information or to add these coins to your collection.
International Coins & Currency, Inc. was founded in 1975 and, over the years, has proudly satisfied hundreds of thousands of collectors worldwide. With one of the largest mail-order and website coin selections anywhere, ICCOIN provides a world of coin collecting options, including international coins, classic and modern U.S. coins, seldom-seen scarcities, and fascinating oddities. Collectors can visit http://www.iccoin.com to buy foreign and U.S. coins online from ICCOIN’s huge selection of competitively priced items. Committed to providing “the best service in the business,” ICCOIN offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every item it sells, including coins, currency, supplies or other collectibles.