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COINage KIDS

PROOF SET OR MINT SET?

You have heard about proof sets and mint sets, but do you really know what the differences are? Decide whether each sentence describes a proof set or a mint set and circle the answer. Check your answers at the bottom of this page.

1981 UNCIRCULATED SET
2002 PROOF SET
2002 UNCIRCULATED SET
1969 PROOF SET

1. These sets typically contain coins of “regular,” mint-state quality.

A. PROOF SET B. MINT SET

2. These sets contain coins that are virtually untouched, pristine, and uncirculated.

A. PROOF SET B. MINT SET

3. Coins in this set have been struck with specially polished surfaces and frosted images.

A. PROOF SET B. MINT SET

4. The U.S. Mint began producing these sets on a regular basis in 1936.

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