The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. This represents a new product type that combines 90% silver proof coins with the 2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle in a specially packaged set.
Sales officially opened on November 17, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET. Each set includes the following coins:
- 2012 Proof Silver Eagle – This coin is struck in one ounce of .999 fine silver and bears the “W” mint mark from the West Point Mint.
- 2012 Silver Proof Kennedy Half Dollar – This coin is struck in 90% silver and 10% copper and bears the “S” mint mark from the San Francisco Mint.
- 2012 Silver Proof Roosevelt Dime – This coin is struck in 90% silver and 10% copper and bears the “S” mint mark.
- Five 2012 Silver Proof America the Beautiful Quarters – The five quarter designs honor El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Each coin is struck in 90% silver and 10% copper and bears the “S” mint mark.
These eight silver proof coins are packaged together within a protective lens and display case. Production is limited to 50,000 units with an initial ordering limit of two sets per household. The price of the set is $149.95 plus applicable shipping and handling.
Shipping for the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set is expected to begin in late December. For more information or to place an order, visit http://catalog.usmint.gov/