WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Cover at noon Eastern Time (ET) on July 1, 2010. The limited–edition coin cover, priced at $15.95, includes two circulating quality Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage – March 8, 2010, for the United States Mint at Philadelphia, and March 1, 2010, for the United States Mint at Denver. The two coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a 44–cent postage stamp. The postmark of May 20, 2010, marks the day the circulating Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coins were first released to the public.
Customers may order the Franklin Pierce $1 Coin Covers 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 may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling charge of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The Presidential $1 Coin Covers are also available by subscription, through which specific products are charged and shipped automatically as each new option is released. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and go to the “Subscriptions” tab on the left.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. 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 July 1, 2010, at noon ET 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.