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.
Think on this one:
The per-coin cost of the “S” Mint Anniversary set was around $75. The net cost of the same coin in the new “Making American History” set is just $68, if you spend/sell the $5 included with the set.
Thank you Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson.
Perhaps the Grading Services will come up with a Special ASE Label for this set like they did in the past for the 2000 MILLENNIUM COIN AND CURRENCY SET.
I can’t wait…
The 2 coin set has better packaging and higher shipping costs.
I always keep the packaging and throw away the coins. Does anyone keep the coins anymore? The packaging in this set will be a lot rarer than the packaging of the two coin sets. I think grading companies need to start grading packaging and there should be a special desigantion for how soon a person threw away the coins. 10 years from now eveyone will be throwing away the coins when they find out how much just the packaging alone is worth. My packaging should be worth more as I threw away the coins earlier than other people. There needs… Read more »
Don’t put ideas in their heads. We’ve already got people who think a graded coin with a special label is worth more than the same coin without the special label. We don’t need more special labels created just so coin graders can make more money.
Hope we are helping to educate new collectors.
Best laugh I have had in awhile. Thanks guys!
I saw a graded coin for sale on a popular on-line auction site with the wrong label on it (called a mechanical error by the grading companies). It was listed for sale as an “Error” coin.
A perfect example of “Labeling Gone Wild”.
Special label joke is on me. Good one. But i’ll keep mine as is. That’s if I can get one.
My comments on occasion are facetious. Guess u have not seen my prior posts on Labeling as a pedigree. I really like them and wish there were even more (not really – for the thick of cranium).
Enjoy your comments. Keep on posting.Like the NGC San Fran labels.
Can’t wait for the collector’s set they are going to make up with the additional reverse proof coins they minted.
Bought coin & currency sets today at 12:05 PM in case they sell out. The 2012 San Francisco Proof Silver Eagles will have the lowest mintage of all the Proof Silver Eagles except for the 1995 West Point Silver Eagle. Plus there is only 100,000 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing $5 bills beginning with a serial # of “150”. That’s not a bad deal.