Silver Proof Set Technical Clarification Becomes Law Ensuring Holiday Delivery of Popular Item

November 7, 2000

Washington, D.C — The U.S. Mint today announced the signing into law of a technical clarification to the 1990 Silver Proof Set act, ensuring that the 2000 Silver Proof Set will be shipped to customers in time for the Holidays.

“The passage and signature into law by the President culminates a 6–month cooperative effort with Congress,” said Mint Director Jay W. Johnson. “I want to thank the key committee chairmen, ranking members, and many other members of Congress and their staffs for working to ensure that the Mint continues to deliver the highest standard of service to our customers.”

“I also want to tell our customers how much we appreciate their patience, understanding and loyalty. We’re delighted to begin shipping all the orders we’ve received immediately.”

So far, the Mint has sold more than 626,000 of the estimated manufacturing limit of one million Silver Proof Sets.

Customers can purchase the 2000 Silver Proof Set four ways: First, they can save shipping and handling charges by ordering online via the Mint’s secure web site www.USMINT.gov. Second, they can call 1–800–USA–MINT. Third, they may download an order form at the web site and fax it to (301) 344–4150. Fourth, mail orders may be sent to U.S. Mint, Customer Care Center, Lanham, MD 20706–4331 (Attention: Order Processing). A shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order will be added to all fax, mail and telephone orders. Hearing and speech–impaired customers may order by calling (301) 344–4144 TDD. Please allow approximately 4–6 weeks for delivery. Order by November 24 for guaranteed holiday delivery on any in stock item anywhere in the United States by standard delivery. Express delivery orders should be placed by December 18. Express delivery is available only by calling 1–800–USA–MINT.

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