2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set – Coins, Price and Release Date

by Mike Unser on November 20, 2012 · 56 comments

New details have emerged for the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. The United States Mint on Monday published a product page that includes descriptions of the set’s eight coins, its mintage limits, initial ordering limits and an image of it, which is immediately below.

2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

U.S. Mint image of the presentation case and coins for the 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

The U.S. Mint also placed the proof set back on schedule with its original release date of November 27, 2012 and at the previously announced price of $149.95.

Silver Coins in Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

As first speculated about in this coin news article, the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set includes the following proof silver coins:

  • 2012-W Proof American Silver Eagle (1)
  • 2012-S Kennedy half-dollar (1)
  • 2012-S America the Beautiful Quarters (5)
  • 2012-S Roosevelt dime (1)

The proof American Silver Eagle is struck at the West Point Mint and composed of one-ounce of 99.9% fine silver. It is the same coin that went for $59.95 until last week when it sold out.

The smaller denominated coins are produced at the San Francisco Mint and are composed from 90% silver. These are the same seven silver coins that come with the 2012 Silver Proof Set, which also includes eight clad coins. The annual set is priced at $67.95.

Combined, the limited edition set includes 2.338 troy ounces of silver.

This year’s quarters depict El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Ordering and Mintage Limits

A mintage limit of 50,000 units is in place for the proof set. Initial ordering limits are established at two per household.

Beginning at noon ET on November 27, 2012, the 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set may be ordered through this online product page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

[Update: The shipping time has been updated on the product page to show "late December."]

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mercury May 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

Sorry Chris, your point is mute unless you sell your set. Until that happens you’ve still been screwed out of $150 bucks IMHO.

Joe May 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Chris, I know the half and dime are the lowest mintages for the silver coins in any year. The Kennedy 50 year anniversary is coming up later in the year and people are looking for those coins. The ” Coin Vault” show complained they are having trouble finding any substantial quantity for sale and then complained how high the asking price is now. I rarely buy from them but, they do provide some good information.

ROBVALE May 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Chris, you’re an idiot! we all have does same coins from other set that were already offered. The coins are the same mint mark same year same style and same value! That set you have is not a special issue is just the same coins from the previous set.

Forrest December 19, 2014 at 11:26 am


@Chris’ point is mute? His point can’t speak?

I think you mean moot.

NW Robert December 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm

so do you all regret not buying this set?

jim December 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm


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