2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Set Release

by US Coins Today on April 29, 2012

in Silver Coins

2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Set

The United States Mint has published a release date for a new set that will undoubtedly be of interest to many collectors. According to the Product Schedule available on the US Mint's website, the 2012 American Silver Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Set will be released for sale to the public beginning on June 7, 2012.

Along with that release date, additional information on the set has been trickling out from the US Mint. The new San Francisco set will contain two different versions of the 2012 American Silver Eagle struck to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco.

One of those with the two coin set will feature the standard proof quality finish with the other showcasing a reverse proof finish.

"A special feature of this elegant two-coin set is the coin featuring a “reverse proof” finish," states the US Mint on the American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set product page. "Reversing the mirror-like background finish of a traditional proof coin and applying it to the design elements of the coin achieves a magnificent contrast."

Standard proof coins from the US Mint have a mirror-like background with a frosted appearance on the devices. The reverse proof coins feature mirror-like devices and a frosted background.

The two-coin set will appear in a special presentation case. Pricing and household order limits are yet to be announced.

Additionally, the set will be available for ordering for four weeks only, running from June 7, 2012 through July 5, 2012. This window indicates the US Mint is not planning a mintage cap for the series and will instead mint to order as a means of eliminating issues experienced by both the Mint and collectors with past popular releases.

One such example was the recent American Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set. Demand was so intense for the set that the mintage of 100,000 was ordered in just hours. Many collectors experienced issues as they attempted to place their orders while others were left out completely when the entire mintage was taken.

For another perspective of this numismatic product, also check out this article about the American Silver Eagle San Francisco Proof Set.

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