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May 24, 2012
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2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set® Available June 4

WASHINGTON - Collectors may begin ordering the 2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on June 4.  Seven of the 14 coins in the set - the dime, half-dollar and the five quarter-dollar coins - are all struck in lustrous 90 percent silver, commonly referred to as "coin silver."

The 2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set includes America the Beautiful Quarters® coins honoring El Yunque National Forest (Puerto Rico), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico), Acadia National Park (Maine), Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) and Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska).  The set also includes Presidential $1 Coins honoring Presidents Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland - first and second terms - and Benjamin Harrison; one Native American $1 Coin; one Kennedy half-dollar; one Jefferson 5-cent coin; one Roosevelt dime; and one Lincoln one-cent coin. 

All coins bear the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set. 

The 2012 United States Mint Silver Proof Set is priced at $67.95.  Orders will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog, http://www/usmint.gov/catalog, or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  All domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order.

Customers may also purchase the United States Mint Silver Proof Set through the bureau's Online Subscription Program.  For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of June 4, 2012, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.  For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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