WASHINGTON– The 2018 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 18RG) will be available for purchase beginning on March 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Priced at $27.95, this year’s set includes the following coins from the San Francisco Mint:
- Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan); Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin); Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota); Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia); and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
- One Native American $1 Coin with a reverse design featuring a likeness of Jim Thorpe, while the foreground highlights his achievements in football and as an Olympian. Inscriptions include “JIM THORPE,” “WA-THO-HUK” (which is Thorpe’s native name), “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “$1.” The obverse design of the Native American $1 Coin continues to feature the central figure “Sacagawea” carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST,” while the year, mint mark, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” are incused on the coin’s edge.
- One Kennedy half dollar
- One Roosevelt dime
- One Jefferson nickel and
- One Lincoln penny.
The coins are sealed in two protective lenses to accentuate and maintain their exceptional quality. The lenses are packaged in a decorative carton that features an image of the Washington Monument at sunrise on the front. The back of the carton displays images of each America the Beautiful Quarters national site honored in 2018 (along with the year in which it was first established as a national site, its name, and the host jurisdiction), and the partial obverses of the remaining coins. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each set.
Customers may place orders at 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 catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
The United States Mint Proof Set can also be purchased through the Product Enrollment Program. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/shop/product-enrollments/ to learn more about this convenient ordering method.
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.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 6, 2018, at noon ET.