On Tuesday, April 24, the United States Mint released the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ for $18.95, a savings of $1 compared to the prior year issue.
The annual Presidential Dollar Proof Set was introduced in 2007. The sixth roll out features the four 2012 Presidential $1 Coins with obverse portraits of:
- Chester Arthur – 21st President
- Grover Cleveland – 22nd President (first term)
- Benjamin Harrison – 23rd President
- Grover Cleveland – 24th President (second term)
Don Everhart designed and sculpted the Statue of Liberty which is seen on the reverse all the Presidential dollars. He also created the obverses for the Chester Arthur and both Grover Cleveland $1 coins. Phebe Hemphill designed and sculpted the portrait for the Benjamin Harrison $1 coins. (Read about the 2012 $1 designs.)
Each of the coins is struck to proof quality, making it a collector item, and packaged within the same single, protective clear plastic lens for easy viewing. The coins are minted at the U.S. Mint facility at San Francisco, so each bears the "S" mint mark which is seen inscribed along the edge of each coin along with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "2012".
Presidential Dollar Proof Set Order Information
Initial sales are expected to be solid. Last year’s proof set had sales of 163,129 in the first six days. The most recent U.S. Mint sales figures as of April 16 reported 287,860 of these older sets have sold.
As mentioned earlier, the new set is priced $18.95, plus $4.95 for shipping and handling. The U.S. Mint indicates that there are no order limits in place. They may be purchased online through the Mint page:
The sets may also be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may use 1-888-321-MINT (6468).
The same four 2012 Presidential dollar proofs coins will get packaged within the clad 2012 Proof Set which goes on sale May 7, and they will also be within the 2012 Silver Proof Set which is scheduled with a release date of June 4.