2006 United States Mint Proof Set® Available March 22

March 16, 2006

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint today announced that the 2006 United States Mint Proof Set will be released Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 12:00 noon (ET) via its online catalog at www.usmint.gov, and by telephone at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468).

The 10–coin set, priced at $22.95, features proof versions of the Lincoln cent, the “Return to Monticello” 5–cent coin, 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 United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program — Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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 for the 2006 United States Mint Proof Set. The United States Mint Proof Set is also available through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov.

The 2006 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™, featuring proof versions of the 2006 quarters issued under the 50 State Quarters Program, may be purchased separately for $15.95.

Customers can purchase the 2006 United States Mint Proof Set online through the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov/catalog, 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. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

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