About 1999 Quarter Proof Sets
When the United States Mint kicked off its 50 State Quarters Program in hopes of appealing to a new generation of coin collectors, there was no way of knowing it would go on to become the most popular campaign of its kind throughout the history of the venerable pastime. Nearly half the country's population is already collecting these beautiful keepsakes, and now, with the acquisition of a 1999 state quarter proof set, you can join ranks. Once known as the "hobby of kings," coin collecting dates all the way back to the time of the ancient Romans and has counted Petrarch, Pope Boniface VIII, and Louis XIV of France among its enthusiasts. Nowadays, thanks to the reliable sellers of eBay, you do not need to be royalty to track down treasures ranging from a 1999 silver quarter proof set featuring the first five states of the program's inaugural year to a complete 1998-2008 state quarter proof set. Whether you are a seasoned coin collector looking for your next big addition or a budding numismatist trying to figure out the perfect place to start, a 1999 state quarter proof set offers a pleasantly modern twist on an age-old tradition.