US Mint Releases 2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set

by US Coins Today on June 4, 2012

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

2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set®

The United States Mint today, June 4, 2012, released the 2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set®. The annual set went on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) and is available for $67.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of $4.95 per order.

Included as part of the set are a total of fourteen coins representing the standard circulating coinage issued by the United States. Coins of the set, however, are struck to proof quality.

The US Mint describes their proof quality coins with this:

"United States Mint proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief."

Making the set even more unique is the fact that seven of them are composed of 90% silver. This differentiates the set from the standard 2012 US Mint Proof Set which went on sale earlier this year beginning on May 7, 2012 and is still available for $31.95.

The fourteen coins of the 2012 US Mint Silver Proof Set include:

The 2012 US Mint Proof Set contains the following coins:

  • 2012-S Lincoln Cent
  • 2012-S Jefferson Nickel
  • 2012-S Roosevelt Dime struck from 90% silver
  • 2012-S El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter struck from 90%
  • 2012-S Chaco Culture America the Beautiful Quarter struck from 90%
  • 2012-S Acadia America the Beautiful Quarter struck from 90%
  • 2012-S Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful Quarter struck from 90%
  • 2012-S Denali America the Beautiful Quarter struck from 90%
  • 2012-S Kennedy Half Dollar struck from 90% silver
  • 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

As shown above, the seven coins that are composed of silver include the Roosevelt Dime, the five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® and the Kennedy Half Dollar. Together, these seven coins add up to a total silver weight of 1.34 ounces.

The U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint online at www.usmint.gov or by calling the bureau’s toll free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

 

 

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