Opening sales were a bit slow for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set, although previous annual sets did not exactly start with blazing speed either.
Between its release on September 6, 2012 and through to September 10, 2012, collectors purchased 4,941. It is the weakest start this year for a product containing an American Silver Eagle, perhaps indicating some tiredness for products with them.
Opening sales for the inaugural 2007 set were 5,762 after five days on sale while the 2008 set totaled 15,421 after 6 days of sales. The last reported sales for each were 90,167 for the 2007 set and 98,896 for the set from 2008.
The Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set was not released in years 2009, 2010, and 2011. The uncirculated Silver Eagle was not produced in 2009 and 2010, and the United States Mint did not return to selling one in 2011. The U.S. Mint described this year’s release in part as the "Revived Coin Set."
In the case of the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set, included within it are:
- 2012-W Uncirculated American Eagle Silver
- Four 2012-P Presidential dollar coins featuring Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (first and second term) and Benjamin Harrison
- 2012-D Native American $1 Coin
The ‘W’, ‘P’ and ‘D’ mint marks denote a coin’s production at U.S. Mint facilities in West Point, Philadelphia or Denver.
Dollars are presented within a folder that includes coin descriptions and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Customers wanting to purchase the dollar coin set can visit the U.S. Mint online store, located here, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no ordering or production limits. The Mint does charge a $4.95 shipping and handling charge for domestic orders.
I think this is a decent set for uncirculated coin collectors, putting the SAE which is also a $1 coin in with the other $1 coins. Of course the mint killed the series when they didn’t release the set in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Nobody likes a series with more misses than hits in it. It was obvious the mint didn’t believe in the set even with 90,000+ sales in the first 2 years And missing half the series as this one does already there’s no evidence the mint won’t drop the set again in the future.
It took around a year and a half for the 2008 set to reach almost 100,000. The fact that you can put this set together yourself might have something
to do with the slow start. They should have included a reverse proof Eagle instead to upset the rest of the Eagle collectors who aren’t happy about what they did with the San Francisco proof.