Washington — The 2019 United States Mint Proof Set (product code 19RG) became available for purchase on March 1 at noon EST. The set is priced at $27.95.
This year, each United States Mint Proof Set comes with a 2019-dated premium penny bearing a “W” mint mark for the West Point Mint where it was produced. This special coin is packaged separately in clear United States Mint plastic wrap.
The 2019 United States Mint Proof Set is the first of three sets to include an additional premium penny with a “W” mint mark this year. The United States Mint Silver Proof Set will include an additional premium penny in a Reverse Proof finish, and the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set will include an additional premium penny in an Uncirculated finish.
The Proof set includes the following 10 coins from the San Francisco Mint:
- 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 witha reverse design depicting Mary Golda Ross writing calculations. Behind her, an Atlas-Agena rocket launches into space, with an equation inscribedin 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 UNITEDSTATES OF AMERICA and $1. The obverse design (heads) retains the centralfigure 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 and
- One Lincoln penny.
The lenses are packaged in a decorative carton that features an image of the Washington Monument at sunrise on the front. The back of the carton displays images of each America the Beautiful Quarters national site honored in 2019 (along with the year in which it was first established as a national site, its name, and the host jurisdiction), and the partial obverses of the remaining coins.
The Mint accepts orders online 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 here.
About the United
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.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.