Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT. This is the third of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering this year. There is a product limit of 25,000 for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set.
This product marks the first time the Mint has offered a coin and currency set specifically for youth and features the Mighty Minters characters Timothy, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla. The set consists of a tri-fold presentation folder that holds the five 2019 American the Beautiful Program quarters in a Proof finish and a $2 Series 2009 note from the Federal Reserve Bank in either Cleveland, Atlanta, or Chicago. An attractive outer sleeve houses the folder. The certificate of authenticity is printed on the package.
The quarters in the set honor 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). Each coin has a common obverse (heads) that features the restored 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
The face of the $2 note depicts a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, while the back depicts the vignette “The Declaration of Independence” based on the painting by John Trumbull.
The 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set is priced at $29.95. The Mint will accept 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 at the Mint’s website.
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 October 31, 2019, at noon EDT.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.
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