WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced that the 2004 United States Mint Proof Set® will be released June 3, 2004, at 12:00 noon (ET). The set, priced at $22.95, features proof versions of the Lincoln cent, the Westward Journey Nickel Series™ “Peace Medal” and “Keelboat” 5–cent coins, the Roosevelt dime, the Kennedy half–dollar and the Golden Dollar, all in one sealed presentation case. A separate presentation case contains proof versions of the commemorative quarter–dollar coins from each state honored this year in the 50 State Quarters Program — Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Proof coins are manufactured by the United States Mint at San Francisco using specially prepared, highly polished dies, and bear the “S” mint mark. Each coin is struck at least twice to ensure the finest detail in a frosted cameo image on a bright, mirror–like background. The sealed cases containing the coins are inserted into specially printed sleeves and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
There is no household order limit. Customers may order as many sets as they desire while supplies last. United States Mint Proof Sets are also available through the United States Mint’s Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov. The 2004 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™, featuring proof versions of the 2004 quarters issued under the 50 State Quarters Program, may be purchased separately for $15.95, and the United States Mint 50 State Quarters Silver Proof Set™, featuring proof silver versions of the 2004 quarters, is available separately for $23.95.
Customers can purchase the 2004 United States Proof Set online through the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll–free 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468) 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET), seven days a week. Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday. Also, orders may be mailed to the United States Mint, P.O. Box 382601, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–8601. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.