Debuting sales figures are in for the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.
Collectors of the set ordered 24,130 between its release on August 7, 2012 and August 13, 2012. Priced at $72.95, the dollar amount pulled in for the product totaled $1,760,284.
In terms of the numbers sold, it represented nearly half of the set’s initial 50,000 production run that could reach up to 100,000 should collector demand call for it.
The Making American History Coin and Currency Set is a unique product that commemorates the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th anniversary and the United States Mint’s 220th anniversary. Included within the set is a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle and a Series 2009 $5 bill with a beginning serial number of ‘150.’ As shown in the above picture, the Silver Eagle and $5 come packaged with a descriptive folder that describes them and the histories of the two government agencies.
2012-S Proof American Silver Eagles were also sold within the U.S. Mint’s earlier offered 2012-S Silver Eagle Two-Coin Proof Set, which had reported sales of 251,302. Adding that figure to the latest sales of the Making American History Coin and Currency Set gives a total of 275,432 for the 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle.
The coin and currency set may be ordered directly from the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-872-6468.