U.S. Mint’s Bicentennial Coins and Medals

Press Release
September 27, 1974

Historic Press Release, September 27, 1974. Full text is duplicated in the body of this page.The U.S. Mint will begin to take orders for the 40% silver proof and uncirculated Bicentennial coins on November 15 and continuing through January 31, 1975.

The three-piece proof set will cost $15.00 each.
The three-piece uncirculated set will cost $9.00 each.
There will be a limit of 5 sets per customer of each set.

The U.S. Mint is presently accepting orders for the second two-medal unit of the America’s First Medal series. Additionally, at this time, the Mint is accepting orders for the entire ten piece series. The series will be completed by July 4, 1976, and persons ordering the entire 10-piece set will automatically receive the medals as they become available.

The price of each two-medal unit is $10.00 with a maximum order of five units. The entire series, including the display album with illustrated booklet, is priced at $55.00, with a maximum order of five sets.

Persons wishing to be placed on the Mint’s mailing list to receive order cards for the Bicentennial coins and the America’s First Medals series should write to:

Bureau of the Mint
55 Mint Street
San Francisco, California 94175

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