WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins on February 25, at noon Eastern Time (ET). Public Law 111–91, the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009, authorizes the bureau to mint and issue a maximum of 100,000 $5 gold coins and 500,000 silver dollars in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861; to honor the American service members who have been recipients of the Medal of Honor; and to promote awareness of how ordinary Americans can challenge fate and change the course of history. The coins will be available in proof and uncirculated qualities.
Pricing for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins is as follows:
| Regular Price
|MOH1||Proof $5 Gold||$449.95||$454.95|
|MOH2||Uncirculated $5 Gold||$439.95||$444.95|
|MOH3||Proof Silver Dollar||$54.95||$59.95|
|MOH4||Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$49.95||$54.95|
The introductory sales period ends on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.
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 $4.95 fee to cover shipping and handling costs.
Surcharges from the sale of each coin–$35 for each $5 gold coin and $10 for each silver dollar–are authorized to be paid to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to help finance its educational, scholarship and outreach programs.
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 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.