The United States Mint today will release one of its most popular annual numismatic offerings commonly referred to as the "Mint Set." The 2012 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set® goes on sale beginning at Noon (Eastern) today, Monday, March 21, 2012.
Pricing on each Mint Set is listed at $27.95, plus the US Mint's standard shipping and handling charge of 4.95 per order. Each set contains a total of twenty-eight coins separated into two durable folders with each folder holding fourteen strikes.
One folder contains coins struck to uncirculated quality at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia and one coin contains coins struck to uncirculated quality at the Denver facility. These two locations are routinely responsible for producing the circulating coinage of the United States.
Included as part of the 2012 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set are the following twenty-eight coins:
- P & D 2012 Lincoln Cents
- P & D 2012 Jefferson Nickels
- P & D 2012 Roosevelt Dimes
- P & D 2012 El Yunque National Forest Quarters
- P & D 2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarters
- P & D 2012 Acadia National Park Quarters
- P & D 2012 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Quarters
- P & D 2012 Denali National Park Quarters
- P & D 2012 Kennedy Half Dollars
- P & D 2012 Native American $1 Coins
- P & D 2012 Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coins
- P & D 2012 Grover Cleveland (1st Term) Presidential $1 Coins
- P & D 2012 Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins
- P & D 2012 Grover Cleveland (2nd Term) Presidential $1 Coins
New coin designs never offered before as part of a Mint Set include the five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters®, the 2012 Native American $1 Coin and the four 2012 Presidential $1 Coins.
The US Mint describes the Mint Set with:
"United States Mint uncirculated coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image. The coins are sealed in a blister and displayed in a folder. One folder contains coins bearing the “P” mint mark and the other contains coins bearing the “D” mint mark."
2012 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Sets may be purchased directly from the United States Mint via its online store: http://www/usmint.gov/catalog, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).