WASHINGTON — The United States Mint’s annual catalog – the 2006 Holiday Collection – not only celebrates history with the American Buffalo Proof Coin, the 20th Anniversary Eagle Sets, and the San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coins, but also makes history with the introduction of American Eagle Uncirculated Coins in silver, gold and platinum.

“The diverse product offerings in our 2006 Holiday Collection are certain to please collectors, American history lovers, and others who are looking for fine quality gifts,” said United States Mint Director Edmund C. Moy.

Struck on specially burnished blanks, the American Eagle Uncirculated Coins feature a finish similar to their bullion counterparts, but carry the “W” mint mark reflecting their striking at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated in plastic and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The American Eagle Gold and Silver Uncirculated Coins bear the same designs as their bullion and proof counterparts. The platinum version features the same obverse design found on the proof and bullion coins, but the reverse displays the design featured on the reverse of the 2006 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin – a design honoring the Legislative Branch of our national government.

Priced at the relative mid-point between the American Eagle Proof Coins and the American Eagle Bullion Coins, the one-ounce American Eagle Gold Uncirculated Coins sell for $720.00; the 1/2-ounce for $375.00; the 1/4-ounce for $190.00; the 1/10-ounce for $85.00; and the four-coin gold uncirculated set for $1,350.

The one-ounce American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coin sells for $1,390.00; the 1/2-ounce for $720.00; the 1/4-ounce for $390.00; the 1/10-ounce for $180.00; and the four-coin platinum uncirculated set for $2,585. The one-ounce American Eagle Silver Uncirculated Coin sells for $19.95.

Included in the United States Mint 2006 Holiday Collection are the following products:

San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coin Program – This program features a $5 gold proof and uncirculated coin, as well as a proof and uncirculated silver dollar

2006 United States Mint American Legacy Collection™, containing a proof “Founding Father” Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Silver Dollar and a proof San Francisco Old Mint Silver Dollar, as well as proof versions of all 2006-dated circulating coins.

* American Buffalo Gold Proof Coin
* American Eagle Silver Proof Coin
* American Eagle 20th Anniversary Gold & Silver Set (two one-ounce coins, one uncirculated gold and one uncirculated silver)
* American Eagle 20th Anniversary Silver Coin Set (three one-ounce coins, one each, proof, reverse proof and uncirculated)
* American Eagle Gold Proof Coins – In 1/10-ounce, 1/4-ounce & 1/2-ounce weights and the four-coin set, the individual one-ounce coin is sold out.
* American Eagle Platinum Proof Coins – In 1/10-ounce, 1/4-ounce, 1/2-ounce & one-ounce weights, and the four-coin set.
* 2006 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Silver Proof Set™
* 2006 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set™
* 2006 United States Mint Silver Proof Set®
* 2006 United States Mint Proof Set®
* 2006 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set®
* 2006 50 State Quarters® Official First Day Coin Covers
* 50 State Quarters® Greetings from America State Card Sets and Portfolios
* 2006 Westward Journey Nickel Series™ Coin Set (“Return to Monticello” design)
* 2006 “Return to Monticello” First Day Coin Covers
* Collecting America’s Coins: Beginner Basics (includes one-cent planchet, a pair of circulating one-cent coins, a pair of uncirculated satin-finish dimes, and a proof condition half-dollar)

Delivery by December 25, 2006, is guaranteed on any in-stock item, anywhere in the United States, for orders received by December 4, 2006, for standard delivery, and for orders received by December 11, 2006, for express delivery.

To order online, visit the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov. To order by mail, complete and send in the order form enclosed in your mailing to: United States Mint, P.O. Box 71199, Philadelphia, PA 19176-6199. To order by telephone, call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

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