Sales end for the 2012 American Eagle Two-Coin Silver Proof Set on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET.
Each silver proof set includes two American Silver Eagle coins that are minted at the San Francisco Mint and bear a denoting "S" mint mark. The San Francisco Mint has not struck a proof American Eagle since 1992.
One of the 99.9% fine silver coins is a standard cameo proof with frosted designs and mirrored backgrounds. The other is a reverse proof with mirrored designs and frosted backgrounds.
Released on June 7, 2012, the sets have enjoyed popularity with numismatists. As of today, just two days before their sales conclude, coin collectors have purchased a total of 217,351. (See the latest set sales by day.)
The final amount could exceed all other past American Eagle sets released in anniversary celebrations. Last year's 25th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Set sold out with its 100,000 set mintage. The one not yet surpassed is the 20th Anniversary American Eagle Silver Set that had a mintage cap of 250,000 and sold out. This year's set is not anniversary related, although it is the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint at its latest building/location.
In trying a new direction, the U.S. Mint changed how it offered the American Eagle Two-Coin Silver Proof Set as compared to past sets. It did not state a mintage limit but instead said and is producing them to meet demand. However, the U.S. Mint has limited their sale to four weeks, as mentioned above.
Those interested in the San Francisco produced 2012 American Eagle Two-Coin Silver Proof Set may order one or more online at http://www.usmint.gov, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The set's price is $149.95, plus $4.95 for domestic shipping and handling.