WASHINGTON – The 2019 United States Mint (Mint) Explore and Discover Coin Set™ (product code 19XGB) will be available for purchase beginning on March 28 at noon EDT. This is the second of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year. These products feature the Mighty Minters™ —Kendra, Timothy, Sophie, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla— the Mint’s coin collecting ambassadors.
The 2019 United States Mint Explore and Discover Coin Set™ consists of a coin folder and activity book with a penny planchet (coin blank) and the following six coins:
- One America the Beautiful Quarter honoring Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts). The coin’s reverse (tails) design depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, including the Boott Mill clock tower, is seen through the window. Inscriptions include “LOWELL,” “MASSACHUSETTS,” “2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
- One Native American $1 Coin with a reverse design honoring the contributions of Native Americans to the Space Program. The design depicts Mary Golda Ross writing calculations. Behind her, an Atlas-Agena rocket launches into space, with an equation inscribed in its cloud. An astronaut, symbolic of Native American astronauts, including John Herrington, spacewalks above. In the field behind, a group of stars indicates outer space. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “$1.”
- One Kennedy half dollar
- One Roosevelt dime
- One Jefferson 5-cent coin (nickel)
- One Lincoln one-cent coin (penny)
The quarter, dollar, and half dollar have a proof finish from the San Francisco Mint, and the penny, nickel, and dime have an uncirculated finish from the Denver Mint. There are four openings for the remaining 2019 quarters, which young collectors can fill as they find the quarters in their change. A Mighty Minter magnifying glass and an activity booklet are also included with the set. The Mint’s Certificate of Authenticity comes with each set.
This product is limited to 50,000 units.
The United States Mint Explore and Discover Coin Set is priced at $19.95. Orders will be accepted at https://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 https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
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 28, 2019, at noon EDT.