Today, June 1, 2012, the United States Mint began sales of the 2012 Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set. This limited edition product is offered as part of the commemorative coin program for our national anthem.
Each set includes the following items incorporated into a folder illustrated with colorful artwork depicting the battle at Fort McHenry:
- the 2012 Proof Star Spangled Banner Silver Dollar
- a reproduction of one of Francis Scott Key’s original manuscripts for his poem
- the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner
- information about our national anthem
The Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set is priced at $53.95. The product is limited to 50,000 units and an ordering limit of 100 units per household will be in place for at least the first week of sales.
The US Mint originally began sales of the Star Spangled Banner Silver Dollars on March 5, 2012. The coins were available individually in proof or uncirculated versions or as part of a two coin proof set. The price for the individual proof silver dollar was originally $49.95, but increased to $54.95 after April 5, 2012. This means that the limited edition set incorporating extra materials is currently priced lower than the individual version without the materials.
As of the most recent sales report, the US Mint has recorded sales of 88,651 proof and 33,677 uncirculated SSB Silver Dollars, and another 8,783 proof coins as incorporated into the two coin proof set.
This year, the US Mint also offered a special set for the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar. The latest sales report indicates that collectors have ordered 43,286 of these sets out of the 50,000 maximum product limit.