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Coins - 1995 Proof Set


The 1995 proof set continued with the green outer package and included five proof coins along with a certificate of authenticity. The 1995 proof set initially cost $12.50 from the US Mint and contained $0.91 in face value. The set's proof coins were the Lincoln penny, Jefferson nickel, Roosevelt dime, Washington quarter and Kennedy half dollar.

1995 Proof Set Package

For the most part, the 1995 outer box was like the one introduced in the previous year. The outer shell used the textured green card stock with the silver-colored script along the top flap showing "United States Mint Proof Set • 1995." But, if you look closely, the "1995" is slightly larger than the years on the previous sets. The size of the proof set continued to be roughly 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 3/8 inch.

1995 Proof Set

On the opposite side of the 1995 proof set box, the silver-colored heraldic eagle decorates the middle of the green field. From the design of the Great Seal of the United States, the eagle holds an olive branch and arrows in its talons and a banner in its beak showing "E PLURIBUS UNUM." A circle above the eagle's head contains thirteen stars while the shield across its chest holds thirteen bars.

1995 Proof Set back

The box opens with by pulling the flap with the silver script from under the edge of the box. The proof set with the five proof coins in their presentation case slides out of the box to allow viewing both the obverse and reverse of the coins.

1995 Proof Set open

1995 Proof Set Contents and Proof Coins

The 1995 proof set includes the green textured outer box, the presentation case holding the five proof coins and a folded white card with green print detailing the Proof Set Certificate of Authenticity and Coin Specifications.

1995 Proof Set contents

The 1995 proof set year did not contain any known varieties nor did the circulating coins except for one. A double-die Lincoln cent from the Philadelphia Mint is recognized by collectors.

Also in 1995, the US Mint continued their Prestige Proof Set program. The 1995 Prestige Proof Set contained the five regular proof coins along with a commemorative silver dollar showing two civil war soldiers from opposite sides with one helping the other and a cupro-nickel clad half dollar with a young drummer, one of the communicators of the battlefield. These coins helped preserve the battlefields while remembering the war and the struggles of the era.

In the 1995 proof set, the green card stock held the five proof coins, each in their own circle, between the outer plastic covers. The frosted images on the obverse of the proof coins were easily visible through the clear plastic. Along the bottom of the obverse of the set, "United States Mint Proof Set" is in clear raised script. In the upper left corner, small, clear block letters state "PACKAGED BY U.S. MINT."

1995 Proof Set obverse

The frosting and the mirror-like backgrounds continue on the reverse of the proof coins. Centered at the top of the lens is another heraldic eagle, like on the box, in clear, raised plastic. The coins and the eagle contrast against the green card stock.

1995 Proof Set reverse

Click on the 1995 Proof Set Certificate of Authenticity and Coin Specifications to view the details about the individual coins in the annual proof set.

1995 Proof Set Year Population and Cost of Living

The world population in 1995 was 5,700,328,131. This represents 83.2% of the world's population in 2010.

$100 in 1995 equals $143.08 in 2010 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator.

New houses in 1995 cost an average of $158,700 which would be $227,068 in 2010 dollars.

The average income was $24,706 per year which equals $35,349 in 2010 dollars.

Gas was $1.147 per gallon which would be $1.641 in 2010 money.

The average new car was $17,959 equivalent to $25,696 in 2010.

(Chart views into the cost of living changes throughout the Proof Set years)

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