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November 21, 2012

United States Mint to Launch New Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint is pleased to announce the release of the first-ever 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof SetTM.  Sales for the new set will open at noon Eastern Time (ET) on November 27, 2012. 

Coins in the 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set are as follows:

  • One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
  • Five silver proof 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)
  • One silver proof Kennedy Half-Dollar
  • One silver proof Roosevelt Dime

The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin.  The coin contains .999 fine silver and bears the "W" mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point.  The quarter-dollar, half-dollar and dime coins are struck in 90 percent silver - generally referred to as "coin silver" - and bear the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. 

The 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set is priced at $149.95.  Production is limited to 50,000 sets.  Orders will be limited to two sets per household.  The bureau will re-evaluate the household limit weekly and will extend, adjust or remove it as needed.

To place an order, customers may visit the bureau's online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.  Please note: Shipping is expected to begin in late December.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792.  This year marks the bureau's 220th anniversary.  The United States Mint 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 numismatic products including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

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 November 27, 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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