Washington, D.C., April 10, 2000 – The United States Mint today announced a new Spring 2000 Catalog will be available this week, featuring the first of the Mint’s 2000 product line in addition to some favorite gift items.

“As you browse the pages of our new Spring Catalog, you will see the exciting collection of exquisitely crafted coin jewelry and unique coin collectibles for all ages, price ranges, and tastes,” said Acting U.S. Mint Director John Mitchell. “Just in time for Mother’s and Father’s Day, and graduation, these products make wonderful gifts.”

The Mint’s ultimate millenium gifts, featuring the Golden Dollar–the first dollar coin in a generation, include the pendant, bolo, and key ring. These pieces are available with either the Sacagawea obverse or the soaring eagle reverse displayed.

The feather pendant ($24.95), an exquisite nickel-plated necklace on a 20” barlink chain features two motifs from nature–a sunburst and eagle feathers. Enhancing the dangling feathers are beads of snowflake obsidian from the historic hunting grounds of the Shoshone people.

The 30” western string nickel-plated bolo tie ($19.95) has a Native American flair. The bolo slide features an oxidized background highlighting triangle accents, which surround the Golden Dollar coin.

The pewter key ring ($12.95) has the look and feel of a smooth, grey river stone. The Golden Dollar is securely embedded and ancient Native American petroglyphs from sites in Wyoming and Montana adorn the front and back.

Collectors and gift-givers interested in the products featured in the Spring 2000 Catalog, should place orders as soon as possible.

Our web site has all of these products and more, including items featuring 1999 quarters from the 50 State Quarters Program. More items with the 2000 quarters will be added to the web site as they become available. To order, visit our secure web site at www.USMINT.gov. Shipping and handling is free with online orders, otherwise you will incur a $3.95 per order fee. Order by telephone by calling 1-800-USA-MINT. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your order. To request a copy of the Spring 2000 Catalog, please call 1-800-USA-MINT.

To order by mail, send check or money order to “United States Mint.” Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted. All credit card purchases must include account number, expiration date, and signature. Mail your order to United States Mint, Customer Care Center, Lanham, MD 20706-4331, Attention: Order Processing. To place your credit card orders by fax, please fax the order form with your credit card number to (301) 344-4150, Attn: Order Processing.

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