US Coin and Currency Set Debuts August 7, 2012

by US Coins Staff on July 21, 2012

in Silver Coins

2012 US Coin and Currency Set

One of the most currently talked about United States Mints products will make its sales entrance on August 7, 2012. At 12 Noon ET on that day, the US Mint will launch the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.

Within the US coin and currency set are two items -- a commemorative Series 2009 $5 banknote and an American Eagle Silver proof coin.

The $5 bill and American Eagle were selected to commemorate the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's 150th anniversary and 220 years of service by the United States Mint.

Each $5 banknote will have a starting serial number of "150," remindful of the BEP's anniversary. Its Federal Reserve Bank designation is San Francisco.

Each American Silver Eagle will be produced from San Francisco. The quality of the coin is proof and it will have a "S" mintmark. As such, this is the same coin that is packaged within the earlier sold US Mint set, the American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set that was released on June 2012 and sold through July 5.

Inclusion of the 2012-S American Silver Eagle proof coin has resulted in some disparaging comments from collectors who are not happy with the fact that its mintage total will increase, and that there was no pre-warning from the US Mint that it would be available within more than one product.

The Making American History Coin and Currency Set will have a price tag of $72.95. Right now, there are no stated limits on mintages or orders.

Anyone interested will be able to purchase the coin and currency set upon its release at or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). It may also be available at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's website at, but there is no product page for it at this time.

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