Today, September 6, 2012, at noon ET, the United States Mint introduces the new Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set after a three year absence.
Priced at $54.95, the 2012-dated set includes a total of six uncirculated quality coins of all the dollars produced by the U.S. Mint this year. The U.S. Mint explains that uncirculated coins are:
"Hand-loaded into the coining press and struck on specially burnished blanks, yet have a soft, matt-like finish appearance."
As first relayed in this Coin Collecting News article, the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set is minted specifically for coin collectors as it include uncirculated versions of the:
- Four 2012 Presidential Dollars from the Philadelphia Mint
- 2012 Native American Dollar from the Denver Mint
- 2012 American Silver Eagle Uncirculated Coin from the West Point Mint
The 2012 Presidential $1 coins feature obverses of portraits of former Presidents Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (his first and second terms) and Benjamin Harrison. The dollar reverses features an image of the Statue of Liberty.
The Native American Dollar features a Native American and horse in profile with horses running in the background. It is meant to represent the historical spread of the horse.
Every coin in the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set is held within a folder that provides the coins’ descriptions and contains a printed Certificate of Authenticity.
Sets are available through the United States Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The U.S. Mint does add a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 to all domestic orders.
These sets will be produced to meet demand. There are no per household ordering limits or production limit.