WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2009 United States Mint Proof Set at noon Eastern Time on June 1. The set is priced at $29.95.
This year’s set contains 18 coins, each bearing the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. The set includes four Presidential $1 Coins honoring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor; the new Native American $1 Coin; six commemorative quarter–dollar coins honoring the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands); four Lincoln Bicentennial One–Cent Coins recognizing the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth; and the Jefferson 5–cent, Roosevelt dime and Kennedy half–dollar coins.
The United States Mint Proof Set contains coins that are manufactured using specially prepared, highly polished dies. The coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror–like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives these coins a special cameo effect. The coins are sealed in four protective lenses to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set.
Collectors may purchase the 2009 United States Mint Proof Set at www.usmint.gov, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order.
The United States Mint Proof Set also is available through the Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov.