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2014 United States Mint Proof Sets Available March 25

Sales for the 2014 United States Mint Proof Set (product code P16) will open March 25 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.

2014 2014 United States Mint Proof Sets Available March 25The 2014 United States Mint Proof Set will be priced at $31.95 and will include the following coins:

Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt;

Five America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tenn.), Shenandoah National Park (Va.), Arches National Park (Utah), Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colo.), and Everglades National Park (Fla.);

One Native American $1 Coin with a reverse that depicts a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. In the background is a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlighting “NW,” the area in which the expedition occurred;

One Kennedy half-dollar coin;

One Roosevelt dime coin;

One Jefferson 5-cent coin (nickel);

One Lincoln one-cent coin (penny).

The coins are sealed in three protective lenses to accentuate and maintain their exceptional finish. The set is packaged in an attractive outer carton with an image of the Washington Monument at sunrise on the front. The back of the carton has the image of each national park or site honored in 2014, with its name, state, and the year in which it was established as a national site; a portrait of each president, with the president’s name, and the years served in office; and the partial coin images of the obverses of the remaining coins. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each set.

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 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 for United States Mint Proof Sets placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 25, 2014, noon EST 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.

About the Author:

Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792 the primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury.Other responsibilities, include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets, Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins,Overseeing of production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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