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November 29, 2012

United States Mint Opens Sales for Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin December 6

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin at noon Eastern Time (ET) on December 6, 2012.  The coin's obverse (heads side) features Harrison's portrait and the inscriptions CAROLINE HARRISON, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2012, 23rd, and 1889-1892.  The coin's reverse (tails side) design represents Harrison's love of flowers, depicting a close-up of an orchid and paint brushes.  Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, ½ OZ., and .9999 FINE GOLD

First Spouse Gold Coins are available in proof and uncirculated qualities.  Maximum mintage is set at 13,000 across all product options.  Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins produced within the total maximum issuance of 13,000.  Pricing for the gold coins will be based on the United States Mint's pricing structure, available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog

Orders for the Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin will be accepted at the United States Mint's Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 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.

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 and gold 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 December 6, 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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