The United States Mint indicated that new products would be released in 2012 in association with the commemorative coins planned for the year. In addition, the price points of those products as well as the individual coins are now known.
Special commemorative coin packaging or multi-coin sets associated with commemorative strikes have not been issued by the US Mint since 2009 such as the 2009 Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set. However, that is going to change with the pending 2012 Commemorative Coin releases.
Among those new products will be the 2012 Infantry Solider Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set. While details of the set are not yet known, the published price of $61.95 indicates it will likely include either a proof or uncirculated Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar along with perhaps some historical information on the Infantry of the United States and associated material.
As for the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar itself, the US Mint has indicated that commemorative silver dollars will be sold at the same price point as last year's releases. This includes an introductory price of $49.95 for the uncirculated Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar and $54.95 for the proof. After the introductory period, prices will increase on both by $5 raising them to $54.95 and $55.95, respectively.
In association with the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins, the US Mint plans to issue a 2012 Star Spangled Banner 2 Coin Set. These sets will be sold for an introductory price based on the recent gold market and will include a proof Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coin and a proof Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar. After the introductory period is over, the price will increase by $5, but once again still be adjusted according to market activity.
Single Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coins will also be sold based on the Mint's pricing matrix for precious metal numismatic releases like the set. This matrix ties the price of the coins to recent gold market prices. For example, with gold in the $1,700 to $1,749.99 range as it is currently, the proof coins would sell for $522.15 and the uncirculated for 512.15. Those prices would be lowered by $5 initially during an introductory period.
Like the aforementioned Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars, the Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollars will initially sell for $49.95 for the uncirculated and $54.95 for the proof. After the introductory period is over, the coins will be priced at $54.95 and $59.95, respectively.
Release dates for the single Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar is currently shown as February 16, 2012. All other release dates for the remaining 2012 commemorative coin products are not yet known.
When released, all will originally be available directly from the US Mint.