The 2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ will be issued by the US Mint in 2014 and should contain a total of fourteen strikes, seven of which are 90% silver coins.
Contained in the 2014 Silver Proof Set are examples of all of the circulating coinage of the United States, but struck to proof quality at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco. This typically results in a coin with a much higher level of detail than seen on business strikes.
The seven coins to be struck from 90% silver include the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters®, the Kennedy Half Dollar and the Roosevelt Dime. These strikes feature the same obverse and reverse imagery as the standard circulation coins, but are composed of an alloy containing 90% silver instead of the typical clad composition.
The following fourteen quarters will be included in the 2014 Silver Proof Set:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Quarter
The reverse of this precious metal coin will contain an image emblematic of Great Smoky Mountains National Park which is located in the state of Tennessee. For the obverse design, a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States will be shown, as designed by John Flanagan.
Shenandoah National Park Quarter
Honoring Shenandoah National Park of Virginia, a design emblematic of that location will be featured on the reverse of this 90% silver coin. The obverse will contain the standard image of George Washington that is used on the obverse of all of the America the Beautiful Quarters.
Arches National Park Quarter
Offering many iconic structures from which to choose for a design of this precious metal coin, the reverse will be emblematic of Arches National Park found in the state of Utah. George Washington, as designed by John Flanagan, will be shown on the obverse.
Great Sand Dunes National Park Quarter
Honoring Great Sand Dunes National Park of Colorado, this silver coin will contain an image emblematic of the site on its reverse. The obverse will contain George Washington’s portrait, as designed by John Flanagan.
Everglades National Park Quarter
The standard portrait of George Washington, by John Flanagan, will be shown on the obverse of the silver quarter. For the reverse, a design showcasing a portion or aspect of Everglades National Park of Florida will be shown.
Kennedy Half Dollar
Gilroy Roberts designed the portrait of John F. Kennedy that has been seen on the obverse of the half dollar since 1964 including this precious metal version. The reverse was designed by Frank Gasparro to show an image of the Seal of the President of the United States.
John R. Sinnock designed the image of Franklin D. Roosevelt that is used on this silver dime, as well as the standard clad version. An olive branch, torch and oak branch are seen on the reverse, also designed by Sinnock.
First used on the 1909 Lincoln Cent and seen on the obverse of the coin ever since is Victor D. Brenner’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The reverse shows a Union Shield design by Lyndall Bass.
Jamie Franki designed the portrait of Thomas Jefferson showcased on the obverse of the nickel. The reverse shows Jefferson’s home, Monticello, as designed by Felix Schlag.
Native American $1 Coin
Glenna Goodacre designed the portrait of Sacagawea featured on the obverse of the Native American $1 coin series. The reverse will contain a new design in the series showcasing important contributions of Native Americans to the history of the United States.
Warren Harding Presidential $1 Coin
The 29th President of the United States, Warren Harding, will be featured with a portrait on the obverse of this coin. Shown on the reverse is the same design used on all of the Presidential $1 Coins – an image of the Statue of Liberty as designed by Don Everhart.
Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin
Honoring the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, the obverse will contain a portrait of the President. The reverse will show Everhart’s Statue of Liberty image.
Herbert Hoover Presidential $1 Coin
Herbert Hoover will be honored on this coin with a portrait of him on the obverse. As with all of the Presidential $1 Coins, an image of the Statue of Liberty will be seen on the reverse of the coin – as designed by United States Mint Sculptor/ Engraver Don Everhart.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential $1 Coin
A portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President, will be shown on the obverse of this coin. The reverse will include the standard Statue of Liberty design by Don Everhart seen on all of the Presidential coins.