Official details have emerged for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set. The U.S. Mint late Friday afternoon published a press release about the set and made its online product page live.
Launching on Friday, June 1, 2012, the Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set will go on sale for a price of $53.95, have a household ordering limit of 100 and an overall product limit of 50,000. The set contains:
- a proof Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar,
- a reproduction of one of Francis Scott Key’s original manuscripts of his poem "The Star-Spangled Banner,"
- the full lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner," and
- information about the national anthem against colorful artwork depicting the battle between U.S. and British forces for Fort McHenry, Maryland
Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins were authorized by Congress as one of two commemorative coin programs in 2012. Coins authorized under the program include $5 gold coins and silver dollars in proof and uncirculated qualities. In addition, the U.S. Mint is also selling a Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set containing one proof $5 gold coin and one proof silver dollar.
Their latest prices and sales figures as of May 21, 2012 are listed in the following table:
|Current Prices||Current Sales||Mintage Limits|
|$5 Gold Proof||$485.70||4,683||100,000|
|$5 Gold Uncirculated||$475.70||3,552|
|Two-Coin Set||$535.70||8,729||limited by gold and silver coin mintages|
|Silver Dollar Proof||$54.95||86,973||500,000|
|Silver Dollar Uncirculated||$49.95||33,514|
Collectors wanting to purchase the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set may do so on Friday beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time through its product page, located here, or by calling the toll-free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).