Recognizing the collector interest in silver proof sets, the U.S. Mint debuted the Quarters Silver Proof Set in 2004. These sets contained just the quarter-dollars issued that year, each struck from 90% silver and from the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.
The quarters included in each set were actually the same as those issued as part of the larger standard silver proof set. However, as collectors clamored to obtain the strikes from the very popular 50-State Quarters® Program running at the time, a set containing just the quarters made from silver seemed like it would be popular.
The 50-State Quarters Program featured an obverse portrait of George Washington, as originally designed by John Flanagan. The reverse of the coins featured unique designs emblematic of the fifty states of the United States in the order in which they entered the Union. The program actually made its debut in 1999, but the individual Silver Quarters Proof Sets were not seen until 2004.
Only one protective lens was needed to encase all five coins included in the set.
Historical 2004-2008 Quarters Silver Proof Sets Melt Values
Coins Included in the 2004-2008 Silver Quarters Proof Set
- Five Washington Quarters representing the 50-State Quarters Program *struck from 90% silver
The five quarters have a total silver weight of 0.90420 ounces.