The U.S. Mint coin collecting schedule has solidified a bit with upcoming releases for the next two months.
Two coin collecting additions were not expected, both containing Eagles and both in sets. These include a commemorative Making American History Coin & Currency Set and what had been an annually issued product, the Annual Uncirculated $1 Coin Set.
Coin & Currency Set news was discussed here mid last week. Promoting the 150th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the 220th year of service for the United States Mint, the collecting sets will feature a 2012-S Proof American Silver Eagle and a $5 bill. Each will have designations of San Francisco. The $5 bill will sport a starting serial number of "150" for the BEP’s anniversary. Priced at $72.95, the Making American History Coin & Currency Set has a scheduled release date of August 7, 2012.
Annual Uncirculated $1 Coin Sets were first introduced in 2007, one year after uncirculated American Silver Eagles debuted. Issuance of the sets stopped in 2009 when uncirculated Silver Eagles were cancelled. They did not come back when the coin returned to the Mint’s produce lineup in 2011. Past issues included an uncirculated quality coin of all the year’s Presidential dollars, the Native American dollar and the uncirculated American Silver Eagle. The 2012 Annual Uncirculated $1 Coin Set has a scheduled release date of September 6, 2012. Its price will likely not be revealed until closer to its release.
A breakout follows for the newest coin collecting product schedule.
U.S. Mint Coin Collecting Release Schedule (August and September)
|U.S. Mint Product||Release Date*|
|2012 Uncirculated American Silver Eagles (W)||August 2, 2012|
|2012 Making American History Coin & Currency Sets||August 7, 2012|
|SF Mint Acadia Quarters in Bags and Rolls (S)||August 9, 2012|
|2012 Proof American Platinum Eagles (W)||August 9, 2012|
|2012 Acadia 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (P)||August 13, 2012|
|Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins||August 16, 2012|
|Hawaii Volcanoes Quarters in Bags and Rolls (P&D)||August 27, 2012|
|2012 Annual Uncirculated $1 Coin Sets||September 6, 2012|
|2012Hawai’i Volcanoes 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (P)||September 24, 2012|
*Release dates are subject to changed, the United States Mint warns.
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