2012 US Presidential $1 Coins in Collector Proof Quality Released

by US Coins Today on April 24, 2012

in Presidential Dollars

2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set

Issued by the US Mint on Tuesday, April 24, is the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set for a price of $18.95 -- a $1 decrease from last year's set. This annual numismatic product contains four proof quality $1 coins celebrating the 21st to 24th Presidents of the United States.

Proof quality is a standard production process used by the US Mint which results in highly detailed coins that appear with mirrored backgrounds. This technique and result is preferred by many coin collectors.

"This set is a shining example of the United States Mint's commitment to quality and excellence," describes the US Mint.

Sales reached as high as 1.28+ million with the release of the debuting set in 2007, but have since backed off. Still, they are a strong product with last year's set sales just above the 288,200 mark.

Each of the proof quality $1 coins is struck at the San Francisco Mint and, therefore, includes the denoting "S" mintmark. The set includes the following four collector US Presidential $1 coins:

  • 2012-S Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar
  • 2012-S Grover Cleveland (1st term) Presidential Dollar
  • 2012-S Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar
  • 2012-S Grover Cleveland (2nd term) Presidential Dollar

These are packaged with a single plastic lens which is sealed for protective and viewing purposes. An included card describes the $1 coins and holds the Mint's Certificate of Authenticity.

Collectors can place an order for the 2012 US Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set straight from the United States Mint website at http://catalog.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The Mint does charge $4.95 for shipping and handling of domestic orders.

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