Raise the count to two for the number of American coins sets that include a San Francisco minted 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle.
This week the United States Mint revealed the Making American History Coin & Currency Set. It will contain a 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle upon its release on August 7, 2012. Then there is, of course, the American Silver Eagle Two Coin Proof Set that has one of the coins. This set was issued on June 7, 2012 and went off sale on July 5, 2012.
While the older 2012-dated product contains only U.S. Mint coins — the proof and a reverse proof, the newly revealed set will contain a 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle and a Series 2009 $5 note – a banknote produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Price points for the American coins sets are contrasting as well. The two-coin set went for $149.95 when sold by the U.S. Mint (secondary market prices are currently higher.) The Making American History Coin & Currency Set is expected to go on sale at less than half that price, $72.95.
While the above links provide details for each of the products and specifics about the 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle, a few important points about the coin and currency set follow:
- each Series 2009 $5 note will begin with a "150" serial number
- each Series 2009 $5 note will bear the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank designation
- each Series 2009 $5 note will bear the signature of Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios
The "150" beginning serial numbers are to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The proof Silver Eagle within the Making American History Coin & Currency Set is meant to be a reminder of the 220th year of service for the United States Mint.