Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set
Details have emerged for the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set which is scheduled to be released Thursday, February 16, along with the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar commemorative coins.
News of the set was first revealed in late January when it was listed as an upcoming product, but information as to what the set contained was not available until now. Based on a new product page just published on the U.S. Mint’s website, the Defenders of Freedom Set includes each of the following within a custom designed folder:
- a proof 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar
- a replica dog tag on a miniature chain and
- a famous quote from President John F. Kennedy that showcases the Army motto
Each set will be released at a price of $51.95 which is $2 more than the individually sold proof dollar’s introductory price of $49.95. The price of the proof coin will go up $5 to its regular price of $54.95 after 5 PM ET on March 19, 2012.
The 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar is limited to 350,000 across all product options (proof, uncirculated and the set), but the set itself has its own production limit of 50,000. The Mint indicates it will limit per household purchases to 100.
When released at 12:00 noon ET on February 16, the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Defenders of Freedom Set may be purchased directly from the U.S. Mint website at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling the Mint’s toll free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The silver dollar commemorative coins and the set honor the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry and establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Each commemorative coin sold includes a $10 surcharge that will be paid to the National Infantry Foundation to assist in the maintenance costs of the center.