The 2019 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ will likely be issued by the US Mint containing seven coin struck from 90% silver. In addition to those seven coins, at least an additional three strikes should also be included that are struck from their standard clad composition so that the completed set contains coins representative of all of the circulating coins issued by the Mint that year.
If the US Mint follows the procedure established for sets of the previous years and no design changes have occurred to any of the scheduled coins, the 2019 Silver Proof Set should contain the following coins all struck to proof quality at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco:
- Lincoln Cent
- Jefferson Nickel
- Roosevelt Dime
- Lowell National Historical Park Quarter
- American Memorial Park Quarter
- War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter
- Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness National Historical Park Quarter
- Kennedy Half Dollar
- Native American $1 Coin
The five quarters shown above represent the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® issued that year. Typically, all of the coins included in this set like these quarters are struck from clad for circulation, however, for the purposes of the silver proof set, the five quarters as well as the Roosevelt Dime and the Kennedy Half Dollar should be struck from the previously mentioned 90% silver.
If they are struck from silver and if the Mint follows the specifications set forth in previous releases such as the original 2010 set, the completed Silver Proof Set should contain a total of 1.34 ounces of the precious metal. This will give each set an intrinsic melt value approximately equal to that amount of silver on the open market.
The 2019 Silver Proof Set will likely contain the following ten coins:
This strike represents and honors Lowell National Historical Park found in the state of Massachusetts. This site was established on June 5, 1978 to show the importance of the area during the industrial revolution, especially as it related to the textile industry.
American Memorial Park Quarter
The American Memorial Park was established on August 18, 1978 and is found in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US Territory. The park was created to honor the sacrifices made by those who participated in the Marianas Campaign of World War II
War in the Pacific Quarter
Congress created the War in the Pacific National Historical Park on August 18, 1978. It is found on the US Territory of Guam and honors all those who participated in the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
San Antonio Missions Quarter
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is found in the state of Texas and was created on April 1, 1983. The park preserves four of the five Catholic Order Missions built in the area in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Frank Church River of No Return Quarter
Established on January 1, 1980, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness takes its name from the US Senator who was instrumental in its wilderness designation as well as the name of the river that runs through it.
Kennedy Half Dollar
Assuming the Half Dollar remains unchanged, it should contain a portrait of John F. Kennedy as designed by Gilroy Roberts on the obverse. The reverse should show Frank Gasparro’s representation of the Seal of the President of the United States on the reverse.
Since the 1940′s, the Roosevelt Dime has shown John R. Sinnock’s portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse. The reverse was also designed by Sinnock and shows an olive branch, torch and oak branch.
Victor David Brenner designed the obverse portrait of Abraham Lincoln that has been found on the cent coin since 1909. The reverse shows a Union Shield design by Lyndall Bass that first appeared in 2010.
Jamie Franki created the obverse portrait of Thomas Jefferson shown on this coin. The reverse shows Monticello, Jefferson’s home, as designed by Felix Schlag.
Native American $1 Coin
Glenna Goodacre designed the obverse portrait of Sacagawea that is shown on this coin. Sacagawea was the Shoshone Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition through the wilderness of the United States.