WASHINGTON — Collectors and gift givers may begin ordering the 2010 United States Mint Silver Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on August 26, 2010.
This year’s set, priced at $56.95, contains the following:
- the first five quarter–dollar coins in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona), and Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon);
- four Presidential $1 Coins, honoring Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln;
- one Native American $1 Coin featuring a design symbolic of the theme “Government–The Great Tree of Peace”;
- one Lincoln one–cent coin featuring the “Preservation of the Union” design;
- one Jefferson 5–cent coin;
- one Roosevelt dime coin; and
- one Kennedy half–dollar coin.
The dime, half–dollar and five quarter–dollar coins are all struck in lustrous 90 percent silver. All coins bear the S mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. Each set includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint.
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint’s 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 at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed $4.95 for shipping and handling.
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 August 26, 2010, 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.