Today, September 6, 2012 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. This product type will make its return after a three year gap.
Each set includes five uncirculated dollar coins issued this year by the United States Mint. Specifically, the coins are the following:
- 2012-P Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar
- 2012-P Grover Cleveland First Term Presidential Dollar
- 2012-P Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar
- 2012-P Grover Cleveland Second Term Presidential Dollar
- 2012-D Native American Dollar
- 2012-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle
The Presidential Dollars and Native American Dollars are indicated to be the “uncirculated quality” versions, which would be the same brilliant finish as those coins found in the annual uncirculated coin set.
The Silver Eagle is indicated to be “struck at the United States Mint at West Point”. Although not specifically stated, it is probably safe to assume that this coin is the collectible version with the “W” mint mark, as opposed to the bullion version which does not contain a mint mark. The set is referred to as “uncirculated” which the US Mint uses to describe collector versions of coins and also past issues of the product type have included the collector version with “W” mint mark.
Update: I have confirmed that the set does contain the uncirculated version with “”W mint mark.
The 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set is priced at $54.95, which was established though publication in the Federal Registrar dated August 28, 2012. There is no stated product limit and there are no household ordering limits imposed.
Previous Releases for the Product Type
The Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set was previously issued in 2007 and 2008. For these years, each set included the four Presidential Dollars issued for the year, the Native American Dollar, and the collectible uncirculated Silver Eagle with “W” mint mark. For both sets, the dollar coins carried the satin finish that was being utilized for coins included in the uncirculated coin sets.
The packaging for these two sets was different than the new updated packaging, and initial pricing was $31.95 in 2007 and $37.95 in 2008.
Sales eventually reached about 90,000 sets in 2007 and just under 100,000 sets in 2008. For both years, these sets remained available for sale after the individual uncirculated Silver Eagles had sold out.