The 1972 Proof Set contained five coins, despite the fact that there were a total of six different denominations produced for circulation. The sets included the cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar, but did not include the newly introduced Eisenhower Dollar coin. The US Mint did sell a 40% silver proof version of the 1972-S Eisenhower Dollar separately.
The face value of the coins in the 1972 Proof Set was 91 cents, although the sets were sold at $5.00 each. The packaging remained the same as the prior year, with the five coins sealed in a plastic lens. The lens is placed into a blue cardboard box with a wide flap.
The 1972 proof coins usually have some degree of a cameo or deep cameo finish. This is more common than previous years. Coins which exhibit cameo or deep cameo finishes on both sides and have high grades still demand premium prices.
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