WASHINGTON — Sales for the 2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set will begin at noon Eastern Time (ET) on April 24 online at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog. The set contains four proof quality Presidential $1 Coins with the bold portraits of Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland – first and second terms – and Benjamin Harrison featured on their obverses (heads side). The reverse (tails side) of each Presidential $1 Coin features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
The term “proof” refers to a manufacturing process in which specially treated coin blanks are struck multiple times with specially polished dies to create sharp relief and a mirror–like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives proof coins a special “cameo” effect. The “S” mint mark, representing production at the United States Mint at San Francisco, is inscribed on the edge of each coin.
The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set is priced at $18.95. In addition to the secure Web site, customers may also place their orders at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468) or at 1–888–321–MINT (6468), the bureau’s dedicated line for hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment. All orders include a fee of $4.95 per order for shipping and handling. There is no household order limit for this set.
The United States Mint also offers an Online Subscription Program to customers who wish to receive automatic shipments of the United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and other select products as they become available. To learn more about this convenient shopping method, 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 April 24, 2012, 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.