WASHINGTON – Spring has returned and so has the United States Mint’s Spring Gift Catalog. Available by mail and online on April 18, the 2008 Spring Gift Catalog features the Presidential $1 Coins, the American Eagle Coins and the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins.

“Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal,” said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. “And like spring, the products offered in this catalog herald the rebirth of great coin design and a renewed sense of the American spirit.”

The 2008 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof SetTM, priced at $14.95, contains coins bearing the likenesses of James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. These Presidential $1 Coins -honoring the Presidents of the United States who served from 1817 to 1841-are the second series of coins released in the Presidential $1 Coin Program.

Additional Presidential $1 Coin products include the Official United States Mint Coin Album – Presidential $1 CoinsTM, priced at $11.95, and the James Madison Presidential $1 Coin Cover-part of the United States Mint Official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series-priced at $14.95.

The 2008-dated American Eagle Gold Coin-in both the proof and the uncirculated versions-is available in one-tenth ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-half ounce and one ounce denominations. A Certificate of Authenticity, documenting the coin’s specifications, is included.

Struck on specially burnished blanks, the American Eagle Uncirculated Coins feature a finish similar to their bullion counterparts, but they carry the “W” mint mark indicating their production at the United States Mint at West Point.

For the most current pricing information for the proof and uncirculated American Eagle Gold Coins, please call 1-800-USA MINT (872-6468) or visit the United States Mint Online Catalog at www.usmint.gov.

The United States Mint 2008 Spring Gift Catalog also features the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins. Surcharges collected from sales of these coins are authorized to be paid to the American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee to further its efforts to rescue and protect our National symbol. The clad, silver and gold coins are available in various packaging options that range in price from $8.75 for the uncirculated clad half-dollar to $319.95 for the proof $5 gold coin.

The catalog also features two coin sets containing the final quarters in the United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program. Priced at $13.95, the 2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Proof SetTM and the 2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Silver Proof SetTM, priced at $25.95, both contain quarter-dollars honoring Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii. All coins in the United States Mint 50 State Quarters Silver Proof Set are struck in 90 percent silver.

Additional products featured in the United States Mint 2008 Spring Gift Catalog include the following:
> 50 State Quarters® First Day Coin Cover – Oklahoma, $14.95
> American Buffalo 2008 Celebration CoinTM*
> 2008 American Eagle Silver Coins, proof and uncirculated versions*

To order online, visit the United States Mint’s secure Web site at www.usmint.gov. To order by mail, complete and return the order form enclosed in your mailing to United States Mint, P.O. Box 71200, Philadelphia, PA 19176-6200. 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).

*Please call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or visit www.usmint.gov for current pricing information.

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