Sales of the 2012 gold and silver commemorative coins from the United States Mint will end on December 17, 2012. Valid orders for the commemorative products will be accepted until 5 PM (Eastern) on that day.
Affected items include the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars as well as the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins. In addition, on that same day, the US Mint will also stop selling the 2011 September 11 National Medal.
The Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar made its debut on February 16, 2012. Struck to both proof and uncirculated qualities from 90% silver at the US Mint's facility in West Point, the coins contain an obverse image of a modern infantry soldier with the reverse depicting the branch insignia of the infantry - two crossed rifles.
According to the most recent sales figures available from the US Mint, a total of 102,553 of the individual proof quality Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars have been sold with another 44,738 issued as part of the Defenders of Freedom Set. Sales of the uncirculated quality Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars are listed at 42,084.
Current pricing for the individual coins is listed at $54.95 fro the proof and $49.95 for the uncirculated. The Defenders of Freedom Set is currently being sold for $51.95.
As for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins, they made their debut on March 5, 2012. Issued as part of this program are the Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coins and the Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars.
The gold coins are struck from 90% gold whereas the silver dollars are composed of 90% silver. Both were issued in both proof and uncirculated conditions and contain obverse and reverse imagery emblematic of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812.
Sales of the individual proof gold coins currently stands at 5,543 with 4,580 of the individual uncirculated coins sold. 106,327 of the individual proof silver dollars are recorded as being sold along with 38,518 of the individual uncirculated coin.
The proof two-coin set (which contains one gold proof and one silver proof Star-Spangled Banner coin) is currently listed with sales of 10,856. Finally, the Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set has sales of 29,058 and includes one proof silver dollar.
Pricing of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin products are as follows:
- proof gold coin - $534.30
- uncirculated gold coin - $524.30
- proof silver dollar - $54.95
- uncirculated silver dollar - $49.95
- proof two-coin set - $584.30
- Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set - $53.95
All of these prices are subject to change based on recent precious metal market conditions and the US Mint's precious metal product pricing policies.
The Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins may be purchased directly from the US Mint via its website of www.usmint.gov, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).