Coins  2001 Proof
Set
The 2001 proof set continued with ten proof coins including the third set of five state quarters along with the
cent, nickel, dime, half dollar and dollar coins. Two separate lenses held the ten proof coins with the five state
quarters in one lens and the five regular proof coins in the other. The US Mint sold the 2001 proof set with a face
value of $2.91 for $19.95.
2001 Proof Set Package
The 2001 proof set package stayed the same as the previous two years with a change in the year. The proof set
box measures roughly 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 11/16 inch. Other than the red portion of the 50 state quarters
emblem, the colors of the proof set box include shades of blue and white. The head of the Statue of Liberty is on
the left and the quarters emblem is on the right above the proof set's title. Along the top and bottom edges of the
front are white stars, 25 on each edge. The proof set's title states "United States Mint Proof Set® 2001" in a dark
blue font with the year much larger than the rest of the title. The long side edges also include the year, "2001,"
in a white font on a blue background.
The flag's stars and stripes washed in blue form the background for the white seal of the Treasury United States
Mint. The seal is in the middle of the back of the 2001 proof set box.
The right end of the proof set box opens by sliding the flap
out of the box. The left end should remain sealed.
2001 Proof Set Contents and Proof Coins
The 2001 proof set consists of the outer blue and white box, the two
protective lenses containing five proof coins each and a card folded in half with blue print detailing the
2001 Proof Set Certificate of
Authenticity and Coin Specifications.
The full 2001 proof set contained ten proof coins, but the US Mint also offered collectors the
opportunity to just purchase the third set of five state quarters in their own proof coins set.
The protective lenses for the 2001 proof set continued with the bluewashed flag as the background
for the proof coins. The flag forms the background for the obverse side of the regular proof coins. The title,
"United States Mint Proof Set®," shows in the middle of the card in white letters. Another white US Mint seal is
centered between the half dollar and dollar proof coins.
Each of the obverse images on the proof coins show off the frosted designs.
Plain blue card stock holds the obverse images of Washington in the state quarters lens. A white
version of the 50 states quarters emblem between the top two quarters identifies the proof coins as being part of
the quarter program.
Another white US Mint seal decorates the reverse side of the regular proof coins on the plain blue card
stock.
The five new reverse designs for the quarters are highlighted by the bluecolored flag in the 2001 proof
set.
The state quarters in this 2001 proof set represent the 11th through 15th states joining the Union.
The 11th through 13th states ratified the Constitution on these dates: New York  July 26, 1788, North Carolina 
November 21, 1789 and Rhode Island  May 29, 1790. The 14th and 15th states joined the Union on these dates:
Vermont  March 4, 1791 and Kentucky  June 1, 1792.
Click on the 2001 Proof Set
Certificate of Authenticity and Coin Specifications to view the details about the individual coins in the
annual proof set.
2001 Proof Set Year Population and Cost of Living
The world population in 2001 was 6,166,108,367. This represents 90.0% of the world's population in 2010.
$100 in 2001 equals $123.13 in 2010 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator.
New houses in 2001 cost an average of $213,200 which would be $262,513 in 2010 dollars.
The average income was $32,922 per year which equals $40,537 in 2010 dollars.
Gas was $1.461 per gallon which would be $1.799 in 2010 money.
The average new car was $20,945 equivalent to $25,789 in 2010.
(Chart views into the cost of living changes throughout the Proof Set
years)
