2012-S American Silver Eagle Anchors Coin & Currency Set
In celebration of the United States Mint’s 220th and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s 150th anniversaries, a bundle featuring a silver coin and a banknote will be called, "Making American History Coin & Currency Set."
It is scheduled to launch on August 7, 2012 for $72.95.
As first reported on CoinNews.net, the coin will be a 2012-S American Silver Eagle Proof Coin from San Francisco, which was one of the coins recently offered by the U.S. Mint as part of the 2012 American Silver Eagle Two Coin Set.
The fact that the 2012-S American Silver Eagle is not an exclusive item could affect sales of the Coin & Currency Set and the Two Coin Set (orders could be cancelled for the latter). Collectors snapped up as many as 251,302 of the American Silver Eagle Two Coin Sets in the four weeks that it was available.
As for the banknote, it will be a Series 2009 Abraham Lincoln $5 Note, signed by United States Mint Treasurer Rosie Rios, with a designation from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. It will have a unique serial number, beginning with "150" to commemorate the bureau’s 150th, the sesquicentennial, anniversary on August 29, 2012.
"This Making American History Coin and Currency Set commemorates the history and achievements of these institutions and reflects the hard work of thousands of Americans in manufacturing our coins and currency," per the set’s online product page at the U.S. Mint.
Will the Making American History Coin & Currency Set be produced to meet demand? That is unknown for now. Ordering limits or restrictions have not been posted by the U.S. Mint.