2012 United States Mint Proof Set Released By US Mint

by US Coins Today on May 8, 2012

in America the Beautiful Coins, Native American Dollars, Presidential Dollars, Proof Sets

2012 United States Mint Proof Set® (US Mint image)

The United States Mint has released the 2012 United States Mint Proof Set® for sale to the public. The 2012 Proof Sets went on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) on Monday, May 7, 2012.

Pricing for the set is listed at $31.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order. There are a total of fourteen coins included as part of the set each struck to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco.

The fourteen coins of the set are:

  • 2012-S Lincoln Cent
  • 2012-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2012-S Roosevelt Dime
  • 2012-S El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Chaco Culture America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Acadia America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Denali America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012-S Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2012-S Chester A. Arthur Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2012-S Grover Cleveland (First Term) Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2012-S Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2012-S Grover Cleveland (Second Term) Presidential $1 Coin
  • 2012-S Native American $1 Coin

Coins of the 2012 US Mint Proof Set are encased in three different protective lenses to preserve the finish of the strikes. The five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters are encased in one lens with the four 2012 Presidential $1 Coins in another and the remaining five coins in the third lens. All three lenses come in one US Mint package that is imprinted with the title of "2012 United States Mint Proof Set."

Proof quality coins differ in appearance from their standard circulating counterparts and are typically sought after by collectors for their enhanced detail. The US Mint describes the coins of the 2012 US Mint Proof Set with:

"The coins in the popular United States Mint Proof Set are manufactured using specially prepared, highly polished dies.  The coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background.  A frosted, sculpted foreground gives them a special cameo effect."

Certificates of authenticity accompany each set when purchased from the US Mint. Purchases may be made at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

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