United States Mint to Release New Coin Collecting Set December 16

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — Sales will open for the new Coin Discovery Set – An Introduction to Coin Collecting (product code YC1) on Dec. 16 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Priced at $24.95, the set includes three 2014 Kennedy half–dollars in three different qualities – proof, uncirculated and circulating – with tubes for the collector’s own quarters, a magnifying glass, and cotton gloves.

An educational booklet explaining the coin production process and the different finishes is also included. The box that holds the contents of this set also can be used to store any of the United States Mint’s proof sets.

Orders will be accepted at http://catalog.usmint.gov and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT. Please visit the United States Mint website for more information on our new shipping options: catalog.usmint.gov/customer–service/shipping.html.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It 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 numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self–sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.

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 16, 2014, at noon EST, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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