WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will accept orders for the James Garfield $1 Coin Cover starting noon Eastern Time (ET) on December 29, 2011. The limited–edition coin cover includes two circulating quality 2011 James Garfield Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage at the United States Mint – September 8, 2011, for the United States Mint at Philadelphia, and September 1, 2011, for the United States Mint at Denver. The coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a 44–cent postage stamp. The postmark of “November 17, 2011” marks the day the James Garfield Presidential $1 Coins were first released to the public.
The James Garfield $1 Coin Cover is priced at $19.95. 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 purchase the James Garfield $1 Coin Cover through the United States Mint’s Online Subscription Program. For more information about this convenient ordering method, please 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 December 29, 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.