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2012 Silver US Mint BU Limited Edition Eight-Piece Proof Coin Set - 438-187


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438-187 - 2012 Silver US Mint BU Limited Edition Eight-Piece Proof Coin Set
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2012 Silver US Mint BU Limited Edition Eight-Piece Proof Coin Set

The 2012 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set contains eight coins in stunning proof quality displayed in a unique protective lens and presentation case. The 2012-dated coins included in this set are:
  • One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
  • Five quarters from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Acadia National Park in Maine, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, and Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska
  • One Kennedy half-dollar
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • The quarters, half-dollar and dime bear the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco and are struck in 90 percent silver, generally referred to as "coin silver." The American Eagle Silver Proof Coin is a collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin and bears the "W" mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point. Each American Eagle Silver Proof Coin contains one ounce of .999 fine silver.

    Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Eagle Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: One Dollar
  • Mint Mark: West Point, NY
  • Diameter: 40.6 mm.
  • Mintage Year: 1986-Present
  • Obverse: Walking Liberty
  • Reverse: Heraldic Eagle w shield and 13 stars
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Dime
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 17.91mm
  • Mintage Year: 1946-Present
  • Obverse: FDR Portrait
  • Reverse: Olive branch torch, oak branch
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Half Dollar
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1964-Present
  • Obverse: JFK Portrait
  • Reverse: Modified presidential seal
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Quarter
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1932-Present
  • Obverse: Washington
  • Reverse: El Yunque National Forest
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Quarter
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1932-Present
  • Obverse: Washington
  • Reverse: Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Quarter
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1932-Present
  • Obverse: Washington
  • Reverse: Acadia National Park
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Quarter
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1932-Present
  • Obverse: Washington
  • Reverse: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Specifications:

  • Type: Silver Proof
  • Coin Grade: BU
  • Denomination: Quarter
  • Mint Mark: San Francisco, CA
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Mintage Year: 1932-Present
  • Obverse: Washington
  • Reverse: Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Distributed by American Collectors Mint, LLC.


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    Coin Glossary:

    Die: An engraved piece of metal used to stamp a design on a coin.

    Die crack: A small, raised imperfection on a coin resulting from a crack in the stamping die.

    Early release: The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) uses this designation for U.S. Bullion Coins during the first month of release from the U.S. Mint. To qualify for Early Release designation, NGC must receive the coins within 30 days of their release by the US Mint or properly documented as being received by an NGC approved entity within the same 30-day release period.

    Encapsulated coin: A coin graded and authenticated by a professional coin service, then sealed in plastic.

    Field: The typically flat area surrounding the relief and not used for legend or inscription.

    Legal tender: Official money issued by the government.

    Legend: The coin's primary lettering.

    Lettered edge: An inscription added to the edge of a coin.

    Luster: The quality of the surface brilliance on a Mint State or Uncirculated coin.

    Mercury dime: Issued from 1916 to 1945, this U.S. dime featured a representation of Liberty in a winged hat that was commonly mistaken for the ancient god, Mercury.

    Mint: A government controlled coin production facility.

    Mint mark: A small letter stamped on a coin that indicates its mint origin, ex. "D" for Denver.

    Mint Set: One coin from each of the available denominations in a particular year, produced by a single mint and made for circulation.

    Mint State (Uncirculated): A regular production coin never used in trade and existing in its original condition.

    Mintage: The number of coins produced.

    NGC: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

    Numismatics: The collection and study of monetary objects such as coins and paper bills.

    Obverse: Heads, or a coin's front side.

    Patina: Surface discoloration, typically green or brown, caused by oxidation over time.

    PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service.

    Planchet: A blank metal piece used to produce a coin.

    Proof: Expertly polished planchets and dies produce these coins which feature an extremely high quality strike, resulting in unmatched detail and brilliant surface finish.

    Reeded edge: A coin edge finish featuring parallel vertical grooves all the way around.

    Relief: The raised portion of a stamped design that sits above the coin's field.

    Reverse: Tails, or coin's back side.

    Rim: The raised ring around the perimeter of a coin designed to reduce wear on the relief.

    Strike: The act of stamping a coin.

    Truncation: The bottom edge of a portrait or bust.

    Wheat penny: Lincoln cents issued from 1909 to 1958 bearing the wheat ear design on the reverse.




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