Do You Like the Idea of the US. Mint Producing a Birth Coin Set?

Posted on March 13, 2012 by

For the first time ever, the United States Mint is offering a Coin Birth Set.

The 2012 Birth Coin Set contains a Lincoln cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, an El Yunque National Forest Quarter (the first 2012 quarter design), and a Kennedy Half Dollar all in Proof format with each coin bearing the year 2012.

The set comes with a picture frame which holds a 3’x4′ photograph. The set was introduced as a way for coin collectors to give a coin gift to baby’s that are born in the year 2012. The 2012 Coin Birth Set has an issue price of $19.95


Do You Like the 2012 Coin Birth Set? To answer, click on “Comments” above this post.

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Comments (8)


  1. Gerald R. Lampton says:

    Short answer: As done, no.

    Longer answer: If they want to do this right, they should do a series similar to what Great Britain did with the Maundy Money series: issue a series of coins in denominations not issued for general circulation: i.e., half, one, two, three cent, and half dime denominations, using the traditional bronze for the half, one and two cent pieces, and traditional silver for the three cent and half dime denominations. That’s how I would do it, and, if they did it that way, I think it would be a hit.

  2. Maureen Fukushima says:

    I like the set. I think it’s well done and wish the mint had done one previously. Purchased one for a soon-to-be grandchild and would have love to have a set for a grandchild born in 2011!

  3. Owen says:

    I think that this is a very well done product from the U.S. Mint – I have nothing but favorable feedback from those that have received them from me. I think that these will continue to be sought after beyond the birth year for special occasions/life events of children born in 2012. I hope that the Mint continues this program in future years.

  4. Charles Lendman says:

    Yes , BUT they should have made a “special” as piedfort, reverse proof, or Birth Year Set ONLY coin to amke it REALLY special..

  5. I have purchased 10 sets at different times and have giving these as gifts for baby showers, births and still have one for my collection. Everyone that recieved this set just love them. They even wanted to know were I purchase these beautiful coins, that they would be interesred in adding to the set. so maybe we will see the beginnig of a Numismatic baby boomer group.

  6. Hi Peter,

    Glad to see the sets have worked out for you as gifts. Sometimes I take hours on trying to find the perfect gift. This definitely makes it very easy to decide and it’s an ideal gift.

    Take care, jaime

  7. Hi Charles,

    I think you’re on to something. If the Mint made it a special coin issue, that would defnitely bring alot of interest, not just interest from regular collectors but from many others who currently don’t collect coins.

    Thanks for your comment.


  8. Hi Owen,

    From what it soundslike, it seems that a lot of collectors like the idea of this set and hopefully the Mint continues to make the every year.

    Take care, jaime

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