The 1970 proof set has numismatic value. Keep reading to learn more about this collectible set.

1970 Proof Set

Specifications

Type: Proof Set
Year: 1970
Number of Coins: 5
Face Value: $0.91
Issue Price: $5
Silver Weight: .147893 oz.

The 1970 proof set contains five different coins, and one of them is 40% silver. The coins include: the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and silver half dollar. The S mint mark can be found on each coin.

There are different varieties for the 1970 S pennies. There are pennies with the small date, and pennies with the large date. The small date pennies have a high 7 in the date, where as the large date pennies have a low 7 in the date. Proof sets have either the small date cent or the large date cent. See the image below for reference.

1970 S Penny Small Date vs Large Date

In addition, there is a rare variety where the dime does not have the S mint mark. Proof sets with the no S dime are rare and valuable.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1970 S San Francisco 2,632,810

Value

This 5-piece proof set is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this set is $2.54 as of May 24, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.19 per ounce.

The 1970 S proof set with the small date cent in its original government packaging is worth around $85.

The 1970 S proof set with the large date cent in its original government packaging is worth around $11.

The 1970 S proof set with the no S dime in its original government packaging is worth around $900.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1969 Proof Set
1968 Proof Set