The next annual set for release this year is the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™. The United States Mint will make it available Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at noon Eastern Time (ET) for $16.95, a savings of $3 compared to last year’s issue.
Since 2007, there have been five previous issues. This latest one offers the four 2012 Presidential Dollars honoring Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland (first term), Benjamin Harrison, and Grover Cleveland (second term). They were the 21st through the 24th Presidents of the United States between 1881 and 1897.
Uncirculated quality coins are intended for collectors. They are struck on special presses that use a greater force than that used for circulating quality coins. The result is a sharper image with slightly more detail and a brilliant finish.
There are eight clad coins in all, four from Philadelphia and four from Denver, and they are mounted on a durable card with an official portrait and short biography about each President honored this year.
These same coins will also be part of a larger product, the 2012 Mint Set, scheduled to debut on May 21, although that date is subject to change. The larger offering will cost more ($27.95), but it will also include the uncirculated Philadelphia and Denver versions of this year’s Native American Dollar, America the Beautiful Quarters®, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel and Lincoln Cent.
For reference, the United States Mint press release announcing the uncirculated set follows:
United States Mint Opens Sales for the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set on May 1
Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set on May 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The obverses (heads sides) of the coins in this year’s set bear the dramatic portraits of Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland – first and second terms – and Benjamin Harrison.
The 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set contains eight coins – four each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia ("P" mint mark) and Denver ("D" mint mark). The reverse (tails side) of each coin features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty, common to all Presidential $1 Coins. Each coin is encased in a protective, rotatable blister, allowing full visibility of the edge-incused inscriptions E PLURIBUS UNUM, 2012 and the mint mark. The inscription IN GOD WE TRUST is on the obverse. The coins are mounted in an attractive folder that includes brief biographical sketches and portraits of each President.
The 2012 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set is priced at $16.95. In addition to the United States Mint’s secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, customers may also order at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
Collectors who wish to receive automatic shipments of the Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set, and other select products, may enroll in the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. Information about this convenient shopping method is available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of May 1, 2012, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.
About U.S. Mint
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.