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January 4, 2017

Sales Open January 10 for 2017 Birth Set and 2017 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for two of its three special occasion coin sets starting on January 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET). 

The 2017 Birth Set (product code 17RD), priced at $19.95, contains the following proof-finish coins:

  • One Kennedy half dollar,
  • The first 2017 coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA),
  • One Roosevelt dime,
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny.
All coins bear the “S” mint mark of the San Francisco Mint and are mounted on an attractive folder. The frame holds a 3" x 5" photograph (not included). 

The United States Mint Happy Birthday Set (product code 17RE), also priced at $19.95, includes the following proof-finish coins struck at the San Francisco Mint:
  • One Kennedy half dollar,
  • The last 2017 coin in the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, honoring George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN),
  • One Roosevelt dime,
  • One Jefferson nickel, and
  • One Lincoln penny.

All coins are encapsulated and placed in a festively decorated folder that allows visibility of the obverse (heads) and the reverse (tails) of each coin. The packaging design includes space for a personalized message to the recipient. 

The Certificate of Authenticity for both sets is printed on the back of the folder, while coin specifications are printed on the back of each sleeve.

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information on shipping options is available at https://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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint will celebrate its 225th anniversary in 2017.

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.10, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Ofc of Corp Communications (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)