A 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle from San Francisco and a Series 2009 $5 note with the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank designation are combined in a joint U.S. Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) product called the Making American History Coin & Currency Set.
"To celebrate the United States Mint’s 220th year and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th year of service to our country, this Making American History Coin and Currency Set features a coin and a note made in America," the U.S. Mint states.
The Coin & Currency Set was released by the U.S. Mint on August 7, 2012 at a price point of $72.95.
To commemorate the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th anniversary, marked on August 29, 2012, each Series 2009 $5 note has a unique serial number that begins with "150." Each also bears the signature of Rosie Rios, the 43rd and current Treasurer of the United States.
The Making American History Coin & Currency Set has a mintage, or what the U.S. Mint calls an established production limit, of 100,000. Its initial production amount is 50,000 sets, with the other 50,000 in the works if demand calls for them.
To curtail customer complaints about accessibility, collectors will remember that the recently issued 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set was available during a four-week window only, with its mintage based on demand during that time. The U.S. Mint did not offer this option for the newer set, perhaps due to the joint nature of the release and the product’s inclusion of the Series 2009 $5 note.
The 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set contained a 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle, which is the same one within the upcoming Making American History Coin & Currency Set. That makes the 2012-S Reverse Proof Silver Eagle a key issue in the American Eagle program, as it will not be offered elsewhere. The last reported sales of the older two-coin proof set was 251,302. Secondary market values of the 2012-S Proof Silver Eagle would expect to take a hit with more of them available.
Additional information on the Making American History Coin & Currency Set is available via the U.S. product page located here.