WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin placing their orders for the 2011 United States Mint Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 11, 2011. This year’s set, priced at $31.95, includes the second set of coins to be released through the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. These quarters feature reverse designs honoring Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania); Glacier National Park (Montana); Olympic National Park (Washington); Vicksburg National Military Park (Mississippi); and Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Oklahoma).
The annual set also includes Presidential $1 Coins honoring Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield; a new Native American $1 Coin; and the Kennedy half–dollar, Jefferson five–cent, Roosevelt dime, and Lincoln one–cent coins.
The popular United States Mint Proof Set contains coins that are manufactured using specially prepared, highly polished dies. The coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror–like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives them a special cameo effect. The coins are sealed in three protective lenses to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set.
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). All domestic orders will be assessed a shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order.
The United States Mint Proof Set is also available through the Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
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 January 11, 2011, 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.