WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code LS3) on March 17 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
The eight–coin set includes the following 2014 proof quality coins:
- One American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
- Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coins honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tenn.), Shenandoah National Park (Va.), Arches National Park (Utah), Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colo.), and Everglades National Park (Fla.)
- One Kennedy half–dollar
- One Roosevelt dime
The American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is the collector version of the official United States Mint American Eagle Silver Bullion Coin. This coin contains .999 fine silver and bears the “W” mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point. The quarter, half–dollar, and dime are struck in 90 percent silver – generally referred to as “coin silver” – and bear the “S” mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco.
The 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set is priced at $139.95. Production for this set is limited to 50,000 units, and there is no household order limit. 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 information about our shipping options: http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer–service/shipping.html.
The release of the 2014 United States Mint Limited Edition Silver Proof Set was delayed because of packaging improvements the bureau made based on returns for the 2013 set. The process took longer than expected, and the sets could not be assembled until March. The coins were all produced in 2014.
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 taxpayers.
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 March 17, 2015, at noon EDT, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.