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August 28, 2001

2001 Silver Proof Set Available August 31

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2001 – The U.S. Mint today announced that the 2001 United States Mint Silver Proof Set™ will be available by mail, phone and fax on August 31, 2001. Sales on the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov will also begin at 12:00 noon Eastern Time on August 31, 2001.

“It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the 2001 Silver Proof Set,” said Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore, “a set with a unique place in numismatic history. Since it was reintroduced in 1992, it has become an eagerly anticipated collectible.”

The 10-Coin 2001 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set is available for $31.95 and contains 90 percent silver versions of the five 2001 50 State Quarters, 90 percent silver versions of the Roosevelt dime and Kennedy half dollar, as well as proof versions of the other circulating coins – the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel and Golden Dollar – which contain no silver. Produced at the San Francisco Mint facility, the coins bear the “S” mint mark. The sealed cases containing the coins are inserted into a specially printed sleeve and are accompanied by an official U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.

Since we expect demand for the 2001 Silver Proof Sets to be high, customers are encouraged to place orders early. The Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time.

Beginning August 31, customers may purchase the 2001 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set in one of the following ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by using the U.S. Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov; second, they can call 1-800-USA-MINT (1-800-872-6468); third and fourth, they may download an order form at the website and fax it to 301-918-2039, or mail it to the United States Mint, P.O. Box 382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8601. A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all fax, mail and telephone orders for this product. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-6468 (TTY). Please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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