United States Mint Releases Annual Special Occasion Coin Sets on January 11

January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2018 versions of its popular special occasion sets starting on January 11, 2018, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Designed to celebrate the arrival of a newborn, the 2018 United States Mint Birth Set (product code 18RD) features teddy-bear themed packaging with gender neutral colors. The set includes the following five proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter – the first quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are held in a presentation folder that contains space for the baby’s vital statistics, a personalized message, and a 3” x 5” photograph (photograph not included). The back of the folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the coordinating slipcase displays the coins’ specifications. This set is priced at $19.95.

The 2018 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set (product code 18RE) includes a presentation folder with the following five proof-finish coins from the San Francisco Mint:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • One Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter – the last quarter of the year from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny

Emblazoned with red, gold, and silver balloons, the presentation folder holds the encapsulated coins in place while allowing visibility of both sides of the coins. The back of the folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the back of the coordinating slipcase displays the coins’ specifications. This set is priced at $19.95.

A unique gift to celebrate any occasion, the 2018 United States Mint Congratulations Set (product code 18RF) consists of a presentation folder with a 2018-dated American Eagle Proof Silver Dollar bearing the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint. The attractive folder allows visibility of both sides of the encapsulated coin. The back of the presentation folder displays the Certificate of Authenticity, while the back of the sleeve displays the coin’s specifications. This item is priced at $56.95.

The Mint accepts orders online at www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at www.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. Its 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 Jan. 11, 2018, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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