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2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set

By November 20, 2012

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2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof SetThe United States Mint announced the 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. The set will be available for sale beginning on "November 27, 2012 at 12:00 Noon (ET). Expect a delay in shipping. Additional information to be provided shortly," according to the Mint's website. The set will consist of the same coins that were previously available for sale but in new packaging. The set will initially sell for $149.95 and will include a total of eight coins:
  • 2012 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin; 99.9% pure silver (now sold out on the Mint's website)
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program (five coins) honoring 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; 90% pure silver
  • 2012 Kennedy half-dollar; 90% pure silver
  • 2012 Roosevelt dime; 90% pure silver

Personally, I fail to see where the same coins packaged in redesigned cardboard and plastic will be any different than the other packaging that contains the same coins. If these were somehow different coins that made the set special, then I would be interested. For example, if the set contained examples of all the coins, penny through the dollars, and all the coins were made from 99.9% silver, then the US Mint would have a winning product on their hands. Are you going to buy one?

Image Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

Comments

November 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(1) Steve says:

The Mint has found a way to make about $25 on someone who may have mised the Proof Silver Eagle. The Proof Silver Sets (SV6) is available for $67.95.The Proof Silver Eagle is SOLDOUT. Shame on the mint for pricing this so high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 29, 2012 at 9:00 am
(2) David says:

I quit stamp collecting after more than 50 years because the USPS started to FLOOD the market with so many junk stamps. Dozens of new stamps are issued every year. I also collected coins for more than 50 years. I haven’t quit coins but I have seriously limited my interests and cut down on the new issues that I purchase.

November 29, 2012 at 10:11 am
(3) Lester says:

The US MINT, what can I say, They are good @ what they do, but…They have too much/ many package changes with the same coins.
I do think they should do a silver set with all being silver, now that would be worth buying & limit production & # of sets, say 2 ea. I think the Eagle sets this year & last were a bit much, the reverse is amazing, but way over priced.. Yes I did get 2 saet @ the last minute, one to hold & one to sell, well good luck with that…just venting. You keep up the great work, and happy collecting

PS when the Mint has a sale, it should be a sale, with markdowns, and people with accounts should get notice first ? :)

December 8, 2012 at 10:02 am
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