December 1st, 2001
U.S. Mint's Annual Catalog Introduces 2002 Olympic Winter Games Coins
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Available October 12, 'U.S. Mint Collection' features Holiday Ornament Set,
50 State Quarters™ Gifts, Capitol Visitor Center Commemoratives
Washington, D.C., -- The U.S. Mint today announced the 2002 Olympic Winter
Games Commemorative Coins will be available in its annual catalog - the U.S.
Mint Collection - available by mail, phone, fax, and online beginning October
12. The coins, which celebrate and support the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic
Winter Games that will take place in February, will be available at pre-issue
discount prices through February 25, ranging from $30 for the uncirculated
silver dollar, and $195 for the proof gold five dollar coin, to $440 for the
four-coin proof and uncirculated set.
"I am pleased to present the 2001 catalog, and proud to be a part of the
tradition of excellence the Mint has established since its inception in
1792," said Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore. "We value our Mint
customers, and hope that you find the same pleasure in owning and giving United
States Mint products that we find in producing them for you. Your satisfaction
is of the utmost importance to us, as is our commitment to quality and
Concluding a series started in 1996, the Mint presents the 2001 Holiday
Ornament, the last of six circulating coin ornaments featuring classic
circulating coin designs. The gold-plated, brass ornament features a 2001-dated
Lincoln cent framed by a two-dimensional image of the Lincoln Memorial. The 2001
Holiday Ornament is available separately for $18.95, or as part of the limited
edition set of six for $100.
Popular 50 State Quarter gift items include limited quantities of Coin and
Die Sets, featuring New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont or Kentucky
quarters, with a choice of either P or D Mint marks, and a completely defaced
die originally used for production runs of the state quarters ($34.95).
Collectors who have yet to order their annual coin sets may purchase the 2001
10-Coin U.S. Mint Proof Set® ($19.95), the United States Mint Silver Proof
Set® ($31.95), the United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof Set® ($13.95),
and the 2001 United States Mint Uncirculated Mint Coin Set® ($14.95).
Collectors also have another chance to purchase the Capitol Visitor Center
Commemorative Coins, to support the construction, maintenance and preservation
of the new Capitol Visitor Center. The first traditional three-coin modern
commemorative coin series released since 1995, the clad, silver and gold coins
may be ordered in various packaging options, ranging in price from $9.75 for the
encapsulated clad half-dollar to $250 for the Proof Three Coin Set.
Holiday delivery is guaranteed on any in-stock item, anywhere in the United
States, for orders received before deadline. Order deadlines are November 30,
2001, for standard delivery and December 18, 2001, for express delivery.
To order online, visit the U.S. Mint’s secure website at www.USMINT.gov. To
order by mail, simply complete and send in the order form enclosed in your
mailing to: United States Mint, P.O. Box 382610, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8610. To
order by telephone, call 1-800-USA-MINT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To
order by fax, please fax your order form with your credit card order to: (301)
918-2039, Attn: Order Processing. Hearing-and speech-impaired customers with TTY
equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-6468. A shipping and handling fee of
$3.95 per order will be added to mail, telephone and fax orders.
Contact: Michael White (202) 354-7222, U.S. Mint