WASHINGTON — Collectors may begin ordering the 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 25. The dime, half–dollar and quarter–dollar coins in the set are all struck in lustrous 90 percent silver, commonly referred to as “coin silver.”
This year’s set includes the second group of commemorative quarter–dollars in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania; Glacier National Park in Montana; Olympic National Park in Washington; Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi; and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. The set also includes the fifth set of coins in the Presidential $1 Coin Program honoring Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield; one Native American $1 Coin; one Kennedy half–dollar; one Jefferson five–cent coin; one Roosevelt dime; and one Lincoln cent.
All coins bear the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint is included with each set.
The 2011 United States Mint Silver Proof Set is priced at $67.95. 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 at 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
Collectors may also acquire the United States Mint Silver Proof Set by enrolling in the Online Subscription Program, through which specific products are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each set is released. For information about this convenient ordering method, 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 25, 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.