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September 14, 2012

2012 Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Cover Available September 18

WASHINGTON - Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2012 Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Cover on September 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The limited-edition coin cover includes two circulating quality Benjamin Harrison Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage at the United States Mint - April 20, 2012, for the United States Mint at Denver, and April 26, 2012, for the United States Mint at Philadelphia.  The coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a 45-cent postage stamp. 

The Benjamin Harrison $1 Coin Cover is priced at $19.95.  To place an order, visit the United States Mint's online catalog at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.

Collectors may also purchase the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Covers through the bureau's Online Subscription Program.  To learn more about this convenient ordering method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792.  This year marks the bureau's 220th anniversary.  The United States Mint is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of September 18, 2012, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

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