1964 Proof Set: Last Year Of Circulating 90% Silver Coins & First Look At The Kennedy Half Dollars

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1964-proof-set-photo-by-joshua.JPG The 1964 proof set was the last year regularly circulating coinage was offered in proof condition until the silver proof sets of the 1990s.

Even still, 1964 was the last year the U.S. Mint struck dimes, quarters, and half dollars in 90% silver for pocket change. It’s also the first proof set to contain the Kennedy half dollar.

Beginning in 1965, the major denominations went to a copper-nickel clad composition. Even the half dollar was reduced to a 40% silver composition in 1965.

The 1964 proof set is one of the most popular proof sets and among the most affordable of the silver proof sets.

A 1964 proof set can be bought for anywhere from about $14 to $20 from most coin dealers.

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