Portfolios and State Card Sets Featuring 1999 State Quarters Now on Sale

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced the addition of the 50 State Quarters® Greetings from America Portfolios and State Card Sets to its popular Subscription Program. The subscriptions for the 50 State Quarters Greetings from America products will start with the 1999 Portfolios and State Card Sets and continue through the end of the program.

The 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Portfolio – available for $29.99 each – consists of five circulating quality state commemorative quarters and five corresponding state stamps in a portfolio, with a matching slipcase that includes a certificate of authenticity signed by United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore and United States Postmaster General Jack Potter. Baseball card-sized 50 State Quarters Greetings from America State Card Sets are also available. The State Cards consist of one circulating quality state quarter and the corresponding state stamp. They can be purchased in a set that includes all five from a given year for $27.99 from the United States Mint.

The Subscription Program ensures that coin collectors will never miss a United States Mint product offering for selected products. Upon becoming a subscriber, the program automatically fills orders and delivers products to the customer’s door. This customer service enhancement makes it easier for program members to regularly purchase products. At the same time, it assures them that products available for a limited time or in limited quantities will always be available to them. Other Subscription Program options include: 50 State Quarters Official First Day Coin Covers, 50 State Quarters Two-Roll Set and Bags, 50 State Quarters Collector’s Spoons, United States Mint Proof Set®, United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™, United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®, United States Mint Silver Proof Set™, and American Eagle Silver Proof Coins.

The 2002 Portfolios and State Card Sets have already been released and are available for sale through the United States Mint website www.usmint.gov, toll-free ordering at 1-800-USA-MINT, and the United States Postal Service website www.usps.com/shop or 1-800-STAMP-24. The 2000, 2001, and 2003 products will all be released later this year. The products for the remainder of the program – 2004 through 2008 – will be released at the end of each year.

For more information about the United States Mint Subscription Program or the 50 State Quarters Greetings from America Series, please visit the United States Mint’s website at www.USMINT.gov or call 1-800-USA MINT.

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Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)