The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 U.S. Mint Uncirculated Coin Set (17RJ) on May 17 at noon Eastern Time.
This year’s set consists of 20 coins in two folders—one folder of 10 coins from the Philadelphia Mint and one folder of 10 from the Denver Mint. Coins in each folder include:
- Five quarters from the America the Beautiful Quarters Program honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.); Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument; New Jersey), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana);
- One Native American $1 coin with a reverse design featuring a profiled likeness of Sequoyah writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in syllabary along the border of the design;
- One Kennedy half dollar;
- One Roosevelt dime;
- One Jefferson nickel; and
- One Lincoln cent.
The Mint’s Uncirculated coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image. The coins are sealed in a blister-pack and displayed in a folder—red for Denver, blue for Philadelphia. This year, in honor of the Mint’s 225th anniversary, the cents struck in Philadelphia bear the P mintmark for the first time.
Orders will be accepted at the Mint’s online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. ❑
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.