WASHINGTON — Customers may begin ordering the 2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ at noon Eastern Time (ET) on February 22. The set, priced at $19.95 each, contains proof quality versions of the circulating Presidential $1 Coins bearing the bold portraits of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield on the obverses (heads sides). The reverse (tails side) design of each coin features a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.
The term “proof” refers to a manufacturing process in which specially treated coin blanks are struck multiple times with specially polished dies to create sharp relief and a mirror–like background. A frosted, sculpted foreground gives the proof coin a special “cameo” effect. The “S” mint mark, representing production at the United States Mint at San Francisco, is inscribed on the edge of each coin.
Customers may place their orders 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 per order will be added to all domestic orders. There is no household order limit for this set.
The United States Mint also offers an Online Subscription Program to customers who wish to receive automatic shipments of the 2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and other select products as they become available. To learn more about this convenient shopping method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing 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 February 22, 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.