Washington — The United States Mint announced today that it will begin selling the 2005 United States Mint Silver Proof Set online and by telephone on June 7, 2005, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (ET).
The 2005 United States Mint Silver Proof Set features versions of the five 2005 commemorative quarter–dollar coins in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program – honoring California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas and West Virginia – as well as the Roosevelt dime and the Kennedy half–dollar, all minted in lustrous 90 percent silver (and 10 percent copper), historically known as “coin silver.” Each of these beautiful silver proof coins has a distinctive cameo appearance created by the contrast of a finely detailed frosted foreground against a mirror–like background.
The United States Mint Silver Proof Set also includes proof versions of the two new Jefferson 5–cent coin (nickel) designs — the “American Bison” and “Ocean in View” — which are part of the Westward Journey Nickel Series™ — as well as the Golden Dollar and the Lincoln cent.
Produced at the United States Mint at San Francisco, the coins bear the “S” mint mark. The sealed cases containing the coins are inserted into a specially printed sleeve and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Because demand for the 2005 United States Mint Silver Proof Set is expected to be high, customers are encouraged to place orders early. The 2005 United States Mint Silver Proof Set is available for $37.95.
Beginning June 7, 2005, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (ET), customers can purchase the 2005 United States Mint Silver 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.
As an added convenience, customers can participate in a Subscription Program in which specific products, such as the United States Mint Silver Proof Set, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each set is released. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all orders. Please allow approximately three to four weeks for delivery.