Why does this First Day of Issue 2022-S U.S. Mint Silver Proof Coin set deserve a place in your collection?
Each year, the U.S. Mint issues the Silver Proof Set, which is an impressive assembly of the U.S. circulating coinage of the release year, struck in lustrous proof format at the San Francisco Mint. The 2022 set is a particularly exciting one, as it includes the inaugural releases of the American Women Quarters™ series. The series, which is due to conclude in 2025, celebrates the inspirational women in American history, whose contributions in fields such as space exploration, suffrage, the arts, sciences and civil rights, have created pathways towards equality and diversity in the nation.
- This 2022-S Silver Proof Set is a San Francisco Mint product.
- Each coin in the ten-piece set boasts the distinctive “S” Mint mark.
- Seven coins (half dollar, dime and quarters) in the set are crafted from .999 fine silver, resulting in a combined total weight of 1.5 Troy oz.
- Each coin is minted with a proof finish, featuring delicately frosted design elements and glossy mirrored backgrounds.
- The set was awarded the prestigious First Day of Issue attribution.
- The set will ship in its official U.S. Mint packaging.
Stunning 2022 U.S. Circulation Coinage Imagery
The set includes a Kennedy half dollar, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel, a Lincoln cent, and a Native American Dollar. The 2022 single year of issue dollar coin is a tribute Tonawanda Seneca tribe member Ely S. Parker. Mr. Parker co-authored and hand-wrote the Appomattox surrender documents, while serving in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War as the military secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant.
The American Women Quarters each feature an obverse portrait of George Washington created by award-winning early 20th century female sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser. The design was initially recommended by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the Washington Quarter in 1932. The first five women to grace the reverse of the series are: acclaimed author Maya Angelou, highly respected physicist and first American woman in space Dr. Sally Ride, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller, New Mexico suffrage movement leader Nina Otero-Warren, and Hollywood’s first Chinese-American film star Anna May Wong.
Gorgeous NGC Certified GEM Proof Set
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this ten-piece 2022-S U.S. Mint Silver Proof Coin Set for review within twenty four hours of its release date. Each coin in the set is deemed to be in GEM Proof condition, featuring a superior quality strike, magnificently finished surfaces and exceptional eye appeal. The set is presented as originally packaged by the Mint, in two handsome display cases, each accompanied by an NGC certification label affirming the set’s coveted First Day of Issue pedigree. The two lenses are housed in an illustrated, Mint-branded protective slip-cover, along with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the U.S. Mint.