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January 8, 2013
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United States Mint Releases Second Annual Birth Set on January 15

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2013 Birth Set at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 15, 2013.  The set is priced at $19.95.

Launched in 2012, the Birth Set contains proof quality versions of the Kennedy half-dollar, the first America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin to be released this year (honoring New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest), the Roosevelt dime, the Jefferson 5-cent coin (nickel), and the Lincoln one-cent coin (penny).  All coins bear the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco.  The coins are mounted on an attractive folder with spaces for a personalized welcome message, the baby's statistics (date and time of birth and length/weight), a three- by four-inch photograph, and a lock of hair. 

Orders will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders. 

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792.  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 the taxpayer.

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 January 15, 2013, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint's Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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