Popular 20-Coin Set Featuring Satin Finish Includes “Return to Monticello” Nickel

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that it will begin selling the 2006 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set on July 18, 2006, at 12:00 noon (ET), featuring the popular satin finish that was introduced last year.

This year’s 20-coin United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set – available for $16.95 – includes uncirculated versions of each 2006-dated circulating United States coin, bearing the Philadelphia ‘P’ and Denver ‘D’ mint mark: the Lincoln cent, the “Return to Monticello” 5-cent coin (nickel) – featuring the final obverse and reverse designs from the Westward Journey Nickel SeriesTM – as well as the Roosevelt dime, the Kennedy half-dollar and the Golden Dollar. (Note: the one-cent coin struck in Philadelphia does not bear a mint mark.)

The set also includes all five of the 2006-dated coins in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program – Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota. Each set is packaged in polyester film and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Customers can purchase the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set through the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) 8:00 a.m. to midnight (ET), seven days a week. Hearing- and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468) 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.

As an added convenience, customers can participate in a Subscription Program in which specific products, such as the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set, are charged and shipped to the customer automatically as each set is released. A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all orders. Please allow approximately two to three weeks for delivery.

Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)