A special set containing one coin and one note made in America has been issued to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the United States Mint and the 150th Anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
With sales officially beginning on August 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the Making American History Coin and Currency Set includes one 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle and one Series 2009 $5 note. The two items are packaged together within an informative folder, in a format previously used for other similar products.
The American Silver Eagle obverse features a modern rendition of Adolph A. Weinman’s classic “Walking Liberty” design, which appeared on circulating half dollars minted from 1916 to 1947. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of the heraldic eagle designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti. The coin included in the set carries the 2012 date and the “S” mint mark to denote production at the San Francisco Mint.
The Series 2009 $5 note included in the set features the portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The portrait of Lincoln appearing was engraved in 1998 by William Fleishell III and Thomas Hipschen. The back of the note features a vignette of the east façade of the Lincoln Memorial, which was engraved by Thomas Hipschen in 1998 based on earlier engravings by Joachim C. Benzine and Howard I. Earle. The serial number of the note included in the set starts with the number “150” representing the anniversary.
The United States Mint has indicated an initial production of 50,000 units for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set. The production limit will be no more than 100,000 units based on the availability of $5 notes with the designated serial numbers.
Each set is priced at $72.95. There are no household ordering limits imposed. Orders may be placed online at http://usmint.gov.