United States Mint sales updates have ended for the last two annually issued Silver Proof Sets. The 2012-dated set ended with sales that are the lowest going back to the first annual one issued in 1992.
The 2011 Silver Proof Set went on sale January 25, 2011 and went off sale on December 31, 2012 – just like the U.S. Mint said it would in a message on its website several weeks earlier. The 2012 Silver Proof Set launched on June 4, 2012 and surprisingly sold out on January 2, 2013.
Final sales are listed below for silver proof sets issued by the United States Mint since 2008. As mentioned, the 2012 set notched the lowest sales in the product line. The previous low occurred with 1995 Silver Proof Set that had a mintage of 549,878.
Final Sales of 2008 – 2012 Silver Proof Sets
|Year||Issue Price||Coins||Issue Date||Debut Sales Date||Debut Sales||Final Sales*|
|2012 Set||$67.95||14||June 4, 2012||June 11, 2012||189,628||395,443|
|2011 Set||$67.95||14||Jan. 25, 2011||Jan. 30, 2011||209,367||574,175|
|2010 Set||$56.95||14||Aug. 26, 2010||Aug. 29, 2010||241,656||585,414|
|2009 Set||$52.95||18||July 17, 2009||July 19, 2010||271,372||694,406|
|2008 Set||$44.95||14||Aug. 26, 2008||Aug. 31, 2010||292,004||774,874|
*United States Mint sales are unaudited.
Since 2010, half (7) of the coins in each silver proof set are composed of 90% silver — the five quarters, half-dollar and dime. In total, every set includes 1.34 troy ounces for a silver set melt value of $42.82 when the precious metal is at $32.00 an ounce.
A listing of all 14 coins in each of the last two annual silver proof sets is listed below. These coins are produced at the United States Mint facility in San Francisco and bear the "S" mint mark.
|2011 Silver Proof Set||2012 Silver Proof Set|
|2011-S Andrew Johnson Presidential $1 coin||2012-S Chester Arthur Presidential $1 coin|
|2011-S Ulysses S. Grant Presidential $1 coin||2012-S Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 coin (first term)|
|2011-S Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential $1 coin||2012-S Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 coin|
|2011-S James Garfield Presidential $1 coin||2012-S Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 coin (second term)|
|2011-S Native American $1 coin||2012-S Native American $1 coin|
|2011-S Kennedy half-dollar||2012-S Kennedy half-dollar|
|2011-S Gettysburg National Military Park quarter||2012-S El Yunque National Forest quarter|
|2011-S Glacier National Park quarter||2012-S Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter|
|2011-S Olympic National Park quarter||2012-S Acadia National Park quarter|
|2011-S Vicksburg National Military Park quarter||2012-S Hawaii Volcanoes National Park quarter|
|2011-S Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter||2012-S Denali National Park quarter|
|2011-S Roosevelt dime||2012-S Roosevelt dime|
|2011-S Jefferson nickel||2012-S Jefferson nickel|
|2011-S Lincoln cent||2012-S Lincoln cent|
This year’s 2013 Silver Proof Set launches in May 2013. Its preliminary price is $67.95.