2012 US Mint Set

The 2012 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, otherwise known as the 2012 US Mint Set, contains two examples of each of the circulating coins issued by the United States Mint during the year. The US Mint placed the set on sale May 21, 2012 at a price of $27.95.

2012 US Mint Set

United States Mint image of its 2012 US Mint Set

Accordingly, each 2012 US Mint Set includes a total of twenty-eight coins. Fourteen of those coins were struck to uncirculated quality at the US Mint's facility in Philadelphia and fourteen were struck to uncirculated quality at the US Mint's facility in Denver. These two locations are typically responsible for striking the circulating coins issued by the Mint.

However, as these are uncirculated coins, the US Mint uses specialized presses to produce each strike. They are also struck with greater force than their circulating counterparts typically resulting in a coin with a greater level of detail.

After striking, coins are then placed in separate blisters in an illustrated folder. These folders allow the holder to view both the obverse and reverse of each coin included in it. One folder included in each set will contain the coins from the Philadelphia Mint while the other folder will contain the coins from the Denver Mint.

Those coins in the 2012 Mint Set include:

  • 2012 P & D Lincoln Cent
  • 2012 P & D Denali America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012 P & D Jefferson Nickel
  • 2012 P & D Kennedy Half Dollar
  • 2012 P & D Roosevelt Dime
  • 2012 P & D Native American Dollar
  • 2012 P & D El Yunque America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012 P & D Chester Arthur Presidential Dollar
  • 2012 P & D Chaco Culture America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012 P & D Grover Cleveland (1st Term) Presidential Dollar
  • 2012 P & D Acadia America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012 P & D Benjamin Harrison Presidential Dollar
  • 2012 P & D Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful Quarter
  • 2012 P & D Grover Cleveland (2nd Term) Presidential Dollar

 

Ten of these coins represent designs never before included in a Mint Set. They are the five America the Beautiful Quarters®, the four Presidential Dollars and the Native American Dollar.

Other popular annual sets issued by the United States Mint include:

2012 US Mint Set Specifications

Specifications for the coins included in the proof set vary depending on the denomination.

2012 US Mint Set Resources