Making American History Coin and Currency Set Sales Open at 24,130

by on August 15, 2012 · 53 comments

Debuting sales figures are in for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.

2012 Making American History Coin and Currency Set

Starting sales of the Making American History Coin and Currency Set hit 24,130

Collectors of the set ordered 24,130 between its release on August 7, 2012 and August 13, 2012. Priced at $72.95, the dollar amount pulled in for the product totaled $1,760,284.

In terms of the numbers sold, it represented nearly half of the set’s initial 50,000 production run that could reach up to 100,000 should collector demand call for it.

The Making American History Coin and Currency Set is a unique product that commemorates the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th anniversary and the United States Mint’s 220th anniversary. Included within the set is a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle and a Series 2009 $5 bill with a beginning serial number of ‘150.’ As shown in the above picture, the Silver Eagle and $5 come packaged with a descriptive folder that describes them and the histories of the two government agencies.

2012-S Proof American Silver Eagles were also sold within the U.S. Mint’s earlier offered 2012-S Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set, which had reported sales of 251,302. Adding that figure to the latest sales of the Making American History Coin and Currency Set gives a total of 275,432 for the 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle.

The coin and currency set may be ordered directly from the United States Mint website at or by calling 1-800-872-6468.

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Joe August 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I left out that I wanted to say jim your right it’s best to leave the coin & currency alone.

jim August 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

Joe –
I’m not against grading coins – I think a coin’s grade is an indication to a prospective buyer of what it’s value is to him and helps him decide what he wants to pay for that coin. By pedigree I mean the label that says “20th Anniversary First Strike” (how totally ridiculous that is) for example, or “San Francisco Eagle Set” or whatever else they might say to make a coin seem to be more unique than another coin that’s exactly the same. These pedigree labels are a marketing ploy made up by the coin grading companies to get more people to submit coins for grading and labeling. Made even more ridiculous when they said one only needs to send in an even number of proof and reverse proof coins to get the SF Eagle Set label (wherever you get the proof eagle from). As I said before a silver eagle is a silver eagle. I don’t think people who put a higher value on a pedigree label really understand what’s going on.

Joe August 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

Most dealers I hate to say pay more for these pedigree labels,not much more. But we pay more to have them graded. It’s a joke.

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