The final sales total is now known for the 2012 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, which most collectors simply call the "2012 Mint Set."
Released annually and considered one of the United States Mint’s few core products, news of the 2012 Mint Set selling out on January 28, 2013 broke and collectors’ interest in it picked up.
Two weekly sales reports from the United States Mint have since been published and provided to CoinNews.net. The first report showed an increase of the set’s total by 224. The latest report ended it without change as the bureau is now showing the set as "NLA" for No Longer Available. That places the unaudited final sales total for the 2012 Mint Set at 392,224.
As the linked coin news article above describes, no other set has had such a low mintage since the one from 1962. It settled at 385,285. Further, the final sales total for it is significantly below releases from the past several years.
The following table offers final sales of the sets since 2007.
Final Sales Totals of 2007 – 2012 US Mint Sets
|Issue Price||Included Coins||Release Date||Final Sales / Mintages|
|2012 Uncirculated Coin Set||$27.95||28||May 21, 2012||164,459|
|2011 Uncirculated Coin Set||$31.95||28||February 8, 2011||533,529|
|2010 Uncirculated Coin Set||$31.95||28||July 15, 2010||583,912|
|2009 Uncirculated Coin Set||$27.95||36||October 1, 2009||774,844|
|2008 Uncirculated Coin Set||$22.95||28||July 30, 2008||745,464|
|2007 Uncirculated Coin Set||$22.95||28||October 9, 2007||895,628|
Collector ranks for the sets have obviously declined in recent years, and a difficult economic landscape has not helped. Another major factor affecting sales of last year’s set is how long it was available. The 2011 Mint Set was on sale for nearly two years. Last year’s set, in contrast, was available for about eight months.
The 2012 Mint Set has 28 coins — 14 from the Denver Mint with the "D" mint mark and 14 from the Philadelphia Mint with the "P" mint mark. The coins include the two mint’s strikes of: the five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters, the four 2012 Presidential $1 Coins, the 2012 Native American $1 Coin, the 2012 Kennedy half-dollar, the 2012 Roosevelt dime, the 2012 Jefferson nickel and the 2012 Lincoln cent.