Containing a total of fourteen strikes, seven of which are 90% silver coins, is the 2013 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™. The United States Mint released the set on May 2, 2013.
The popular annual set started at a price of $67.95. As a result of the falling value of silver, the set’s price would drop two times. On May 22, 2013 it went to $60.95 and then on July 11, 2013 its price fell 11.5% to the current $53.95.
Included in the 2013 Silver Proof Set are proof quality examples of the circulating coins of the United States. These coins are struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco with seven of them featuring a composition of 90% silver instead of their typical clad composition.
These seven precious metal coins include the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters®, the Kennedy Half Dollar and the Roosevelt Dime. They feature the same designs as found on the corresponding circulating strikes with the only discernible differences being their proof quality and precious metal content.
The following fourteen quarters are found within the 2013 Silver Proof Set:
White Mountain National Forest Quarter
All of the America the Beautiful Quarters feature a portrait of George Washington on their obverse, as designed by John Flanagan. The reverse of this 90% silver quarter will contain a design emblematic of White Mountain National Forest which is found in the state of New Hampshire.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter
In addition to the obverse of Washington, the reverse of this precious metal quarter will contain a design showcasing a portion of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Operated by the National Park Service, this memorial is located in the state of Ohio.
Great Basin National Park Quarter
Honoring Great Basin National Park of Nevada, this 90% silver quarter will contain a design emblematic of the park on its reverse. The obverse will include the standard portrait of George Washington, as designed by John Flanagan.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter
This precious metal quarter dollar honors Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine which is found in the state of Maryland with a design on its reverse. Included on the obverse is Flanagan’s portrait of Washington which was first seen on a quarter dollar in 1932.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter
While the design only has to be emblematic of the site, the reverse of the 90% silver Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarter will undoubtedly feature an image of the iconic sculpture found in South Dakota. The obverse will contain Flanagan’s Washington portrait.
Kennedy Half Dollar
Struck since 1964, the Kennedy Half Dollar (with this one featuring 90% silver) contains an obverse portrait of President John F. Kennedy as designed by Gilroy Roberts. The reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro to show an image of the Seal of the President of the United States.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured on the obverse of this precious metal strike with the portrait designed by John R. Sinnock. The same designer also created the reverse of the coin which shows an olive branch, torch and oak branch.
Victor D. Brenner designed the portrait of Abraham Lincoln found on the obverse of the cent coin since 1909. The reverse shows a Union Shield and was designed by Lyndall Bass.
President Thomas Jefferson is shown on the obverse of the coin as designed by Jamie Franki. Found on the reverse is Monticello, which was Jefferson’s home, as designed by Felix Schlag.
Native American $1 Coin
Sacagawea is shown on the obverse of all of the Native American $1 Coins with her portrait designed by Glenna Goodacre. The reverse will continue the series celebrating important contributions made by Native Americans to the history of the United States.
William McKinley Presidential $1 Coin
William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States will be featured on this coin with a portrait of him on the obverse. The reverse of all of the Presidential $1 Coins contains an image of the Statue of Liberty as designed by Don Everhart.
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
Don Everhart’s Statue of Liberty design on the reverse will be joined on the obverse by a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt who was the 26th President of the United States.
William Howard Taft Presidential $1 Coin
The 27nd President William Howard Taft will be featured on the obverse of this coin with a portrait. The reverse contains Don Everhart’s Statue of Liberty design.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin
Released as the last coin in the series in 2013, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential $1 Coin will contain a portrait of the 28th President on its obverse. The reverse will include the Statue of Liberty image by Don Everhart.