Coins  2000 Proof
Set
The 2000 proof set contained the second group of five state quarter proof coins and the first golden dollar
proof coin with Sacagawea and her infant son on the obverse. One lens in the proof set held the five state
quarters, and a second lens held the five regular proof coins: the cent, nickel, dime, half dollar and golden
dollar. The 2000 proof set with the ten coins contained a face value of $2.91 and was initially sold by the US Mint
for $19.95 each.
2000 Proof Set Package
With the change in the year, the US Mint kept the same design for the 2000 proof set box. The 2000 proof set box
measures roughly 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 11/16 inch. The bluecolored head of the Statue of Liberty is on the
left and white stars line the top and bottom edges with 25 on each edge. Above the proof set's title, the 50 state
quarters program emblem in blue and red on the white background indicates the proof set includes state quarters.
The proof set's title of "United States Mint Proof Set® 2000" is in a dark blue font with the year much larger than
the rest of the title. The long side edges also include the year, "2000," in a white font on a blue background.
The bluetoned stars and stripes of the flag provide the background for a white version of the US Mint's
Treasury Department seal in the center of the back of the 2000 proof set box.
The proof set box is designed such that the left end should
remain sealed. The right end allows access to the proof coins by sliding the flap out.
2000 Proof Set Contents and Proof Coins
The 2000 proof set consists of the outer blue and white box; the
protective lens with the five regular proof coins: the penny, nickel, dime, half dollar and dollar; the protective
lens for the second five state quarter proof coins and a thick card folded in half with blue print detailing the
2000 Proof Set Certificate of
Authenticity and Coin Specifications.
This information describes the full 2000 proof set with its ten coins, but the US Mint also offered
the second five state quarter proof coins in their own state quarters proof set.
The 2000 proof set includes the same bluetoned flag as the background for the proof coins inside
their protective lens. On the obverse side of the regular proof coins, the card stock has the title "United States
Mint Proof Set®" in white letters. Another white US Mint seal is centered between the half dollar and dollar proof
coins.
The proof coins' frosted images are highlighted behind the protective lens.
The obverse image of Washington in the state quarters panel contrasts against the plain blue
background. A white version of the 50 states quarters emblem is centered between the top two quarters.
The background for the reverse of the regular proof coins uses a similar plain blue background with a white US
Mint seal between the half dollar and dollar proof coins and just above the nickel.
The bluecolored flag with its white
stars brings attention to the unique designs on the reverse of the five state quarters in the 2000 proof set.
The state quarters in the 2000 proof set reflected the sixth through tenth states ratifying the
Constitution. They became part of the Union on these dates: Massachusetts  February 6, 1788, Maryland  April 28,
1788, South Carolina  May 23, 1788, New Hampshire  June 21, 1788 and Virginia  June 25, 1788.
Click on the 2000 Proof Set
Certificate of Authenticity and Coin Specifications to view the details about the individual coins in the
annual proof set.
2000 Proof Set Year Population and Cost of Living
The world population in 2000 was 6,089,648,784. This represents 88.9% of the world's population in 2010.
$100 in 2000 equals $126.63 in 2010 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator.
New houses in 2000 cost an average of $207,000 which would be $262,124 in 2010 dollars.
The average income was $32,155 per year which equals $40,718 in 2010 dollars.
Gas was $1.510 per gallon which would be $1.912 in 2010 money.
The average new car was $20,600 equivalent to $26,085 in 2010.
(Chart views into the cost of living changes throughout the Proof Set
years)
