On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the United States Mint will release the Making American History Coin & Currency Set at a price of $72.95.
Limits are now officially known for the set, thanks to fresh updates revealed on its product page. The established production limit is a maximum 100,000. The initial production level is 50,000 sets, meaning collector demand will determine if more than that amount is produced, up to the 100,000 limit.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the 220 years for the United States Mint, the Making American History Coin & Currency Set includes a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle and a Series 2009 $5 note beginning with a serial number of "150."
The inclusion of the American Silver Eagle has been contentious with many collectors, as it is the same coin that was thought to be exclusive to the U.S. Mint’s earlier issued 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set.
With the Coin & Currency Set’s maximum limit at 100,000, mintages for the 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle could now top 350,000 since the last reported number of orders for the 2012-S American Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set was 251,302.
Sales of the Making American History Coin & Currency Set will begin Tuesday at 12:00 Noon ET through http://www.usmint.gov/catalog. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing also has a product page for the set, but redirects buyers to the U.S. Mint website.
A U.S. Mint news statement released earlier last week indicated that there are no household order limits.