WASHINGTON – The nation’s coin maker began accepting orders for the United States Mint Rocketship™ (product code 19XGC) on February 28 at noon EST. This is the first of three new products for kids the United States Mint (Mint) is releasing in 2019.
Priced at $9.95, the United States Mint Rocketship comes with one uncirculated 2019 Kennedy Half Dollar and one proof 2019 Native American $1 Coin whose reverse (tails) design honors American Indians in the space program. The coins are encapsulated and mounted on the Rocketship, which glows in the dark, and is held upright by two easels. A slot is available for the young collector to insert a favorite quarter.
The colorful packaging for the Rocketship features images of Mighty Minters™ Timothy and Lina, two of seven new coin-collecting ambassadors. The delightful characters—who also include Kendra, Sophie, Alex, Eli, and Layla—are designed to pique the interest of kids seven to 12 years of age.
The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov/ and 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 catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
This product is limited to 50,000 units.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.