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May 29, 2002

United States Mint Offers New, Limited-Edition Coin Set

Introducing The 50 State Quarters® & Euro Coin Collection

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint announced today that it will begin selling the latest addition to it product line – the limited-edition The 50 State Quarters® & Euro Coin Collection – by phone, mail and online at www.USMINT.gov on June 12, 2002, at noon (EST).

“2002 will long be remembered as the year the euros replaced twelve sovereign European nation’s national currencies,” said United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore. “Unfortunately, many here in the United States have never seen these beautiful new euro coins –until now. Through The 50 State Quarters® & Euro Coin Collection, Americans will be able to see and learn about the latest additions to the world’s numismatic family in one educational and comprehensive set.”

Each of The 50 State Quarters® & Euro Coin Collection set will feature the five 50 State Quarters scheduled for release in 2002 – Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi – in uncirculated condition with a Denver mint mark, together with 12 one-euro coins – one from each of the original participating European Union nations – Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The euros are of uncirculated quality and the dates may vary.

This new collection will sell for $49.95. Production is limited to 100,000 sets. Due to expected high demand, there will be a limit of 20 sets per order.

The 50 State Quarters® & Euro Coin Collection can be purchased three ways: First, they can be purchased online using the United States Mint’s secure website at http://www.usmint.gov/ Second, they can call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Third, mail orders may be sent to 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 domestic orders. Hearing and speech impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) (TTY). Please allow approximately four to six weeks for delivery.

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