US Mint 2012 Numismatic Product Schedule Updated

by CoinNews.net on February 23, 2012 · 7 comments

US Mint Site and Products

The United States Mint on Thursday updated its 2012 numismatic schedule, adding a handful of products for release in March, April and May.

Major releases include the Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coins which celebrate the bicentennial of the writing of American national anthem, issuance of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarters for New Mexico and the Kennedy half-dollars.

A new product appears to be revealed as well, and is simply named the "2012 Birth Set."

A listing of the updated schedule along with expected release dates follows:

Date Numismatic Product
03/05 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins
03/13 2012 Birth Set
04/02 American the Beautiful Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Set – Chaco Culture
04/03 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™
04/17 American the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Chaco Culture
05/15 Kennedy Half-Dollar Two-Roll Set and 200-Coin Bag
TBD Presidential $1 Coin Rolls – Chester Arthur
TBD United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set
TBD Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set

 

As the grid indicates, release dates are yet to be determine for Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin Rolls, the Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and the Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set. In January, the U.S. Mint initially had the Arthur $1 rolls and proof set scheduled for release on February 16 and February 23, respectively. Their change is a reminder that the Mint’s product schedule is always subject to change.

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george glazener February 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

“…2012 Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coins which celebrate the bicentennial of the writing of American national anthem…”

Which of course occurred in 1814, not 1812, following the Battle of Ft. McHenry in September of that year. But who cares about American History these days.

Gary February 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

George, I guess the Congressional legislator for the commemorative bill AND the U.S. Mint failed to due diligence by, of course, running it through Wikipedia first!!! OOPS! Oh well, what’s a couple years off anyway. Just a mere little detail!

george glazener February 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm
bill February 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

only a terrorist would point out the ignorance and uselessness of the united states congress lol
j/k
i dont think you are a terrorist

jim February 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

I would prefer the anniversary be closer to reality. This is obviously more a War of 1812 commemorative coin, but after all the war related commemorative coins (Army, Medal of Honor, Infantry, 5 Star Generals in 2013) lately, the Star Spangled Banner is a welcome change, even if it too is war related.

As for the birth set, other mints (Canada, UK) have been offering birth sets for years. I wonder how much extra they’ll charge for this packaging of the standard proof set. Personally I’ve given proof silver eagles as keepsakes. I think the coin is much prettier, has more intrinsic value, has a much smaller mintage, is more professionally packaged, and serves the same purpose.

I don’t understand why the US Mint can’t come up with a complete year schedule like they did last year rather than giving us schedule bits and pieces. I don’t know how they might think that this is helpful – or did they just become more inept when Moy left office?

RonnieBGood February 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

We would all hope that the Mint would not become even more inept but their actions speak for themselves! There should be an impartial and competent person who speaks for the collectors. This person would have a voice in the timing and quantities of releases (the voice of reason). They seem to consistently miss the mark in both directions i.e. too many quarter varieties and too little Anniversary issues! Collectors miss Mint releases by not having release information far enough in advance and are forced into the secondary market… Many other potential benefits for both the Mint and Collectors.

George – Keep them honest!
Ron

george glazener February 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Just bought a 2011 ARMY uncirculated Silver Dollar at a coin show for $42.00. COA, OGP, everything complete, and the coin itself is very clean. Did I just get lucky or is there some downward pressure on this coin’s price all of a sudden??

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