WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that its 2009 Spring Gift Catalog will be released on May 19. Featured products include the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, Presidential $1 and Native American $1 Coins, and District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters.
“The products offered in our 2009 Spring Gift Catalog reflect the excellence in artistry and craftsmanship that collectors expect in genuine United States Mint products,” said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. “These products not only make perfect gifts for any occasion but also are wonderful additions to any collection.”
Taking center stage in the catalog is the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. The 24–karat gold coin–a triumph in 21st century coin design–is presented in a handsome mahogany wood box. Each coin comes with a companion book that describes the digital technology used to produce it. For current pricing and order limit information, visit http://www.usmint.gov or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468).
The catalog includes the first 2009–dated coin in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series bearing the portrait of Anna Harrison, wife of our Nation’s ninth President, William Henry Harrison. The one–half ounce gold coin is available in proof and uncirculated versions. Visit http://www.usmint.gov or call 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468) for current pricing. Bronze medals bearing the likeness on the Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin are also available for $3.50.
A commemorative coin, the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, is also included in the catalog. The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is still used by the blind to read and write. Minted at the United States Mint at Philadelphia, the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is 90 percent silver and is available in both proof and uncirculated versions priced at $41.95 and $33.95, respectively. The uncirculated coin is also offered in an easy–open capsule for $33.95.
Presidential $1 Coin products offered in the catalog include the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ featuring coins honoring Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor. The set, priced at $14.95, includes coins that are specially packaged to allow visibility of their distinctive edge–lettering.
Additional products featuring Presidential $1 Coins include the 2009 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ (P&D), containing coins from both the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver ($15.95); United States Mint Official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover – William Henry Harrison ($14.95); and United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set™ – William Henry Harrison, which includes an uncirculated $1 coin and a bronze medal bearing the identical likeness of Anna Harrison portrayed on the First Spouse Gold Coin ($7.95).
Products featuring 2009–dated quarter–dollars include the 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™ ($14.95); 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Silver Proof Set™ ($29.95); and 2009 District of Columbia Official First Day Coin Cover ($14.95).
Rounding out the catalog’s offerings are the Native American $1 Coin Rolls and the Kennedy Half–Dollar Bags and Two–Roll Sets. The 2009 Native American $1 Coin features the portrait of Sacagawea on the obverse (heads side) and a reverse (tails side) design (“Three Sisters of Agriculture”) depicting a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash. The 25–coin roll, containing $1 coins from either the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia or Denver, is priced at $35.95 each.
The Kennedy Half–Dollars are offered in a 200–coin bag containing 100 coins each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver, and a 40–coin two–roll set containing 20 coins from each facility. The Kennedy Half–Dollar Bag is priced at $130.95, and the Kennedy Half–Dollar Two–Roll Set is priced at $32.95.
Customers may order featured catalog items at the United States Mint’s secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Mail orders should be sent to the United States Mint, P.O. Box 71200, Philadelphia, PA 19176–6200. Please add $4.95 for shipping and handling.
Because of a new pricing methodology, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin and First Spouse Gold Coins are not available by mail order.