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What's the story behind the design of the 2022 proof set boxes?

Does anyone have any details or can share any information about the new designs on the boxes for the 2022 US Mint standard clad and silver proof coin sets? The standard set has a blue design that features a closeup of the back of the dime and the silver proof set has a black design with a closeup of the back of the half dollar. Since 2013, the coin sets featured a picture of the Washington monument in Washington, D.C.. Was there something special about the year 2022 other than it was the beginning of the quarters featuring women on the back? Who created these designs for the boxes? Why do they keep changing the typeface on the sides? Why is the print on the ends always upside down when the boxes are stacked face-up?


  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint is a government agency and as such most goods and services that it acquires come from competitive bid contracts.

    You often will see very detailed contract requirements about the nuts & bolts as it were, but less about the ornamental design - this allows vendors to respond with creative solutions.

    It could be as simple as a new vendor interpreting the specifications differently.

    ANA 49 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus" because ANA can't count)
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Neumistmatist... Welcome aboard. Usually the Mint farms out the packaging of their coins. So just a variant in the vendor's process. Cheers, RickO

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