Latest set is the third to include premium penny from West Point
Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 19RJ) went on sale starting on May 14 at noon (EDT).
This annual collector favorite contains two folders with 10 coins each — one with coins from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other with coins from the United States Mint at Denver. Each folder has the following Uncirculated finish coins:
- Five America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins honoring Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts), American Memorial Park (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam), San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas), and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho).
• One Native American $1 coin with a reverse design depicting 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. The obverse design (heads) retains the central figure Sacagawea carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste. The inscriptions are LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST.
• One Kennedy half dollar
• One Roosevelt dime
• One Jefferson nickel
• One Lincoln penny
The United States Mint strikes its Uncirculated coins on dedicated presses that use greater force than those used to produce circulating coins. This technique results in a sharp, intricately detailed image. A blister secures the coins in a folder.
This year’s set includes an additional 2019 Lincoln penny with an Uncirculated finish and a “W” mint mark. This special coin is packaged separately in clear United States Mint plastic wrap.
The 2019 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is the third of three annual sets to include an additional, separately packaged premium penny from the West Point facility this year. The 2019 United States Mint Proof Set comes with an additional premium penny in a Proof finish, and the 2019 United States Mint Silver Proof Set comes with an additional premium penny in a Reverse Proof finish.
Customers may place their orders online and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit the Mint’s website for information about shipping options.
The United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set is also available for purchase through the Product Enrollment Program. Visit the Mint’s website for information about this convenient order option.
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 of May 14, 2019, at noon EDT.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.