WASHINGTON — Sales of the 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set will begin on October 1, 2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET). The set includes two folders, each containing 18 coins from the United States Mint at Denver and the United States Mint at Philadelphia. The coins include six commemorative quarter–dollar coins honoring the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; four Presidential $1 Coins honoring former Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor; four Lincoln Bicentennial One–Cent Coins recognizing the bicentennial of former President Abraham Lincoln’s birth; one Native American $1 Coin; one Jefferson 5–cent coin; one Roosevelt dime; and one Kennedy half–dollar.
The metallic content of the eight Lincoln one–cent coins is 95% copper, 3% zinc and 2% tin, the identical content of the original one–cent coins issued in 1909.
United States Mint uncirculated coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image. The satin–finish coins are sealed in a blister and displayed in a folder.
The 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is priced at $27.95, a $5.00 increase over the price of the 2008 set. The price increase is due to the inclusion of the two additional quarters and the special metallic content – 95 percent copper – of the eight one–cent coins.
Customers may order the 2009 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog 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). Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling costs.
The United States Mint, the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, was created by Congress in 1792. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of noon ET on October 1, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.