1996 Premier Silver Proof Set. Proof sets containing silver coins had been discontinued after 1964 as the market price of silver began to exceed the face value of U.S. coin. In 1992, the U.S. Mint began issuing silver proof sets annually in addition to regular clad sets.
Special Premier silver proof sets were also produced with luxurious packaging these connoisseur sets had even lower mintages than the already low mintage silver sets. The 1995 Premier silver proof set had a mintage of just 151,366.
This 5-coin Premier silver proof set is housed in a black velvet case with satin lining and is specially created for display. Each proof set comes in its original cardboard box.