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 silvercolored 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.
On the opposite side of the 1995 proof set box, the silvercolored 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.
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 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.
The 1995 proof set year did not contain any known varieties nor did the circulating coins except
for one. A doubledie 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 cupronickel 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."
The frosting and the mirrorlike 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.
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)
