2012 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

The 2012 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ contains proof quality examples of the five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters®.

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

US Mint image of the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set

However, unlike the typical clad composition of circulating strikes, the five quarters included as part of this set are struck from 90% silver. The US Mint released the set on January 10, 2012 at a price of $41.95.

Each coin of the 2012 Quarters Silver Proof Set is struck to proof quality at the US Mint's facility in San Francisco. Proof coins undergo a different striking process than their circulating counterparts as described by the US Mint below:

"United States Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish."

The five coins included as part of the 2012 Quarters Silver Proof Set are:

  • 2012-S Silver El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter - representing El Yunque National Forest of Puerto Rico
  • 2012-S Silver Chaco Culture America the Beautiful Quarter - representing Chaco Culture National Historical Park of New Mexico
  • 2012-S Silver Acadia America the Beautiful Quarter - representing Acadia National Park of Maine
  • 2012-S Silver Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful Quarter - representing Hawaii Volcanoes National Park of Hawaii
  • 2012-S Silver Denali America the Beautiful Quarter - representing Denali National Park of Alaska

As previously stated, each quarter is struck from 90% silver. Accordingly, the complete five coin set contains a total of 0.9042 troy ounces of silver.

All five coins are encased in a protective lens to preserve their finish. This lens allows the holder to view both the obverse and the reverse of the quarters.

These same five silver quarter dollars are also available as part of the 2012 Silver Proof Set.

America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Quarter Specifications

Mintmark: S
Composition: 90% silver
Weight: 5.670 g
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Edge: reeded
Date of Issue: 2011
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Based on Design

2012 Quarters Resources