Collectors will be able to obtain beginning at noon Eastern Time
April 5 the first numismatic products from the U.S. Mint containing
circulation-quality 2012 Presidential dollars, comprising rolls of the
first Presidential dollar for 2012.
The first coin offered commemorates Chester A. Arthur, the 21st
president of the United States. He served in office from Sept. 19,
1881, having been elevated to the position after the assassination of
James A. Garfield, to March 4, 1885.
Mint officials also outlined March 21 numismatic products
containing Presidential dollars in Proof and Uncirculated Mint set
finishes. Some of the products have already been released and others
remain to be issued in 2012.
The U.S. Mint is offering the circulation-quality Presidential
dollars in product options at premiums above face value since Treasury
Secretary Timothy F. Geithner suspended Presidential dollar production
for circulation effective Dec. 13, 2011.
Four new options containing circulation-quality dollar coins make
the coins available to the public at Mint officials identify as
“affordable prices” in varying quantities.
The first products containing the Chester Arthur Presidential
dollar and the inaugural prices, are:
• Presidential $1 Four-Coin set – $9.95.
• $1 Coin 100-Coin Bag – $111.95.
• $1 Coin 250-Coin Box – $275.95.
• $1 Coin 500-Coin Box – $550.95.
The Presidential $1 Four-Coin set contains one each of the coins
to be released in 2012. Each of the other products contains unmixed
Presidential dollars of each design. The Mint will release additional
information about each of these new products as they become available
The same four circulation-quality coin options will also be
offered for the Grover Cleveland Presidential dollar (first term), the
Benjamin Harrison Presidential dollar and the Grover Cleveland
Presidential dollar (second term).
The Presidential and Native American dollars will also be
available through several traditional United States Mint product options:
• Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal set – $9.95.
• American Presidency $1 Coin Cover series – $19.95.
• Presidential $1 Coin Proof set – $18.95.
• Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated set (Philadelphia Mint and
Denver Mint strikes) – $16.95.
• United States Mint Uncirculated Coin set (includes all
Presidential dollars for the year and the Native American dollar, plus
all other circulating coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints) – $27.95.
• United States Mint Proof set (includes all Presidential dollars
for the year and the Native American dollar) – $31.95.
• Presidential $1 Coin Rolls (Philadelphia and Denver Mints) –
$32.95 (available April 5).
• native American $1 Coin Rolls – $32.95.
• United States Mint Silver Proof set (includes all Presidential
dollars for the year and the Native American dollar) – $67.95.
(Pricing for products containing silver are subject to change
throughout the year based on market volatility.)
For more information on the availability of dollar coins from the
United States Mint, visit www.usmint.gov or call 800-872-6468.
A charge of $4.95 is added to all domestic orders to cover shipping
and handling costs.
The $1 Coin 500-coin box carries an additional charge of $7.95
because of its weight. ■