The United States Mint has started sales of the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set. This numismatic product contains proof versions of the dollar coins honoring the 21st to 24th Presidents.
Proof coins are manufactured through a process in which specially treated blanks are struck multiple times with polished dies. The resulting coins have sharp relief and mirrored background fields. The proof Presidential Dollars are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark.
Each four coin set includes the following:
- 2012 Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar
- 2012 Grover Cleveland (first term) Presidential Dollar
- 2012 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar
- 2012 Grover Cleveland (second term) Presidential Dollar
The four coins are packaged in sealed plastic lens which allows both sides of the coin and the edges to remain visible. A certificate of authenticity accompanies each set. Pricing is set at $18.95 each plus applicable shipping and handling. Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/
In addition to proof versions of this year’s Presidential Dollars, the US Mint has also produced circulation quality strike coins (although the coins are not issued for circulation) and uncirculated versions of the coins. The former are available in numismatic bags, rolls, and boxes, while the latter will be available in a Presidential Dollars Uncirculated Coin Set and the full annual uncirculated coin set.