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1964 Proof Sets

The 1964 proof set included an example of the last year for the silver quarter, and the first year of the Kennedy silver half dollar. The set also included a Lincoln penny, a Jefferson nickel and a Roosevelt silver dime (last year for the dime to be made of silver as well).

1964 Proof Set Original 1964 Envelope

The five coins within the 1964 proof sets were presented in sealed cellophane bags known as flat packs. These were placed within envelopes and it is quite common to find the entire package still intact today. There is a comparatively small value in the silver content yet the collectible aspect of the coins happens to make them a good choice for any level of collector. Prices are reasonable and you should expect to get the original packaging with the set. These proof sets are sometimes also sold in unopened envelope condition meaning that you may have the opportunity to be the first person to set eyes upon the coins since 1964. However, more commonly the coins will be in their original bag with the paper envelope having already been opened. They may also contain a card from the superintendent of the US Mint which gives a brief explanation of the coins and how they were inspected and sealed within their transparent envelope.

Proof Set in Original Envelope 1964 Proof
Proof Set in Original Envelope 1964 Proof
$38.45
1964 through 1970 SILVER PROOF SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Set
1964 through 1970 SILVER PROOF SMS Kennedy Half Dollar Set
$74.65
1964 Canada Silver 50c Half Dollar NGC PL65 Gem Proof like 50 Cents Unc Coin
1964 Canada Silver 50c Half Dollar NGC PL65 Gem Proof like 50 Cents Unc Coin
$23.99
Beautiful Purple Toned 1964 P Lincoln Memorial Rev Penny Proof LP376
Beautiful Purple Toned 1964 P Lincoln Memorial Rev Penny Proof LP376
$75.00
Proof Lincoln Cents 1961 1962 1963 1964
Proof Lincoln Cents 1961 1962 1963 1964
$7.50
1964 Canada The Royal Visit of Charlottetown Quebec 25mm Silver Proof Medal
1964 Canada The Royal Visit of Charlottetown Quebec 25mm Silver Proof Medal
$27.95
1964 PHILADELPHIA PROOF SET ENVELOPE ONLY EMPTY NO COINS NO COA OR CARDS
1964 PHILADELPHIA PROOF SET ENVELOPE ONLY EMPTY NO COINS NO COA OR CARDS
$1.89
Beautiful 1964 Proof Jefferson Nickel
Beautiful 1964 Proof Jefferson Nickel
$2.99
1964 P US Mint Proof Coin Set Accented Hair
1964 P US Mint Proof Coin Set Accented Hair
$129.00
1964 2001 Kennedy Half Dollars w Proof Issues Complete in Album 259301
1964 2001 Kennedy Half Dollars w Proof Issues Complete in Album 259301
$237.82
1964 JEFFERSON NICKEL PROOF NGC PF68 NICE COIN IN EDGE VIEW HOLDER GREAT PRICE
1964 JEFFERSON NICKEL PROOF NGC PF68 NICE COIN IN EDGE VIEW HOLDER GREAT PRICE
$20.00
Gabon 1964 UN Meteorology Scott 170 Signed Sunken Die Artist Proof in Black
Gabon 1964 UN Meteorology Scott 170 Signed Sunken Die Artist Proof in Black
$90.00
Lot Of 7 Proof Jefferson Nickels 6 1964  1 1960 Sealed In Mint Cello Free S H
Lot Of 7 Proof Jefferson Nickels 6 1964 1 1960 Sealed In Mint Cello Free S H
$12.99
1964 Proof 90 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Gem Proof 90 Silver
1964 Proof 90 Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Gem Proof 90 Silver
$14.91
Central Africa 1964 UN Meteorology Scott C18 Signed Sunken Die Artist Proof
Central Africa 1964 UN Meteorology Scott C18 Signed Sunken Die Artist Proof
$90.00
1964 US Silver Proof Morgan Dollar Fantasy Coin 999 Silver NO RESERVE
1964 US Silver Proof Morgan Dollar Fantasy Coin 999 Silver NO RESERVE
$20.51

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The end of the original 90% silver composition within the Washington silver quarter came at the end of 1964 while the introduction of the Kennedy silver half dollar occurred this year as well. Using one of the 1964 United States Mint silver proof sets is one way to obtain examples of the overlapping new and the old.

The lifespan of the original silver quarters ran from 1932 thru 1964. These coins consisted of 90% silver and 10% copper as did other coins of the period. Starting in 1965 however, due to the Coinage Act of 1965, the composition of these coins which had previously been made of actual silver, ceased to be produced. The silver quarters as well as the silver dimes were replaced by clad coins consisting of copper between nickel/copper alloy surroundings. This change was brought about due to the increasing value of silver resulting in the use of much cheaper metals to produce the coins.

The Kennedy silver half dollar also saw a reduction in the amount of fine silver content after 1964 as it was clad as well yet with 40% silver remaining in its content. Finally in 1971 the end of production of these silver coins in the United States came to an end with the exception of the minting of collector coins.