The seven piece copper and silver Proof Set for 1859 was the first widely available set, with production of most issues reaching 800, more than double the previous year. It is the last year that the Stars obverse Half Dimes and Dimes were made, and the only year of the "No Shield" Indian cent. The four gold coins this year show a mintage of 80 pieces each, but their limited availability and consequent value suggest that either only a portion were sold, or the reported figure is too high. Regardless, perhaps 8 to 12 of each are known today, with some permanently impounded in institutions. Completing this set will require both money, and patience.
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.