Washington, DC — The United States Mint said today it plans to make its annual core products available in January 2011. This will be the first time in at least a decade that a majority of its annual core products will be offered this early in the year. Previously, annual Mint products were made available at different times during the year and significantly later in the calendar year.
The products being made available in January will include the 2011 United States Mint Uncirculated Set; 2011 United States Mint Proof Set; and 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set.
“We’ve listened to our customers and their desire to have these annual sets earlier in the year,” said Ed Moy, Director of the United States Mint. “Making our annual core products available at one time, and early in the year, provides our customers the opportunity to purchase them for their collections and for gift–giving throughout the year. It’s also a demonstration of our commitment to them.”
The United States Mint also said that it will announce later this fall the schedule of all of its products that will be released in the first quarter of 2011.
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.