WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that it will offer the James Buchanan $1 Coin Cover for sale at noon Eastern Time (ET) on September 30, 2010. Customers may place their orders at the secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and 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). The covers are priced at $15.95 each, and a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Covers are also included in the United States Mint Subscription Program, through which specific products are charged and shipped automatically as each new product is released. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, visit http://www.usmint.gov.
The James Buchanan $1 Coin Cover is the 15th in the United States Mint American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series, which launched in 2007 with the introduction of the Presidential $1 Coin Program. Each limited–edition coin cover includes two circulating quality James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage–June 1, 2010. The two $1 coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a 44–cent postage stamp. The postmark of “August 19, 2010, Lancaster, PA” marks the day the James Buchanan Presidential $1 Coins were first released to the public.
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 September 30, 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.