2000 Uncirculated Set Is First to Contain P and D Mint Mark Golden Dollars

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2000 – The United States Mint announced today it will begin selling the 2000 Uncirculated Coin Set® by mail on July 19, and online at www.USMINT.gov on July 24 at noon (Eastern Time). This is the first uncirculated set of U.S. legal tender coins to be offered in the new millenium.

“The Uncirculated Coin Set is the backbone of coin collections,” said United States Mint Director Jay W. Johnson. “New collectors just starting out and experienced collectors will both want this historic set, containing the first uncirculated ‘P’ and ‘D’ Mint mark Golden Dollars.”

Each 20-coin 2000 Uncirculated Coin Set includes two of each circulating U.S. coin, bearing the Philadelphia ‘P’ and Denver mint mark ‘D’: the Lincoln cent, the Jefferson nickel, the Roosevelt dime, the Kennedy half-dollar, the new Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea , and the five States Quarters honoring Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia.

Each set is packaged in Mylar® to keep the coins pristine and includes a specification folder from the United States Mint.

“The 2000 Uncirculated Coin Set is selling this year for the same low price as last year- $14.95!,” said David Pickens, Associate Director of Numismatics. “This is quite a bargain as the U.S. Mint is including two additional Golden Dollar coins featuring Sacagawea.”

There are no household limits. Customers may order as many uncirculated sets as they wish while supplies last. The set is available for a short time, and production is strictly limited. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Customers may order the 2000 Uncirculated Coin Set directly online via the U.S. Mint secure web server at www.USMINT.gov and pay no additional shipping and handling charges. Mail, telephone and fax orders incur a shipping and handling fee of $3.95 per order. Customers who prefer to fax their orders may download an order form from the website and fax it to (301) 344-4150, ATTN: Order Processing. Customers may order by telephone by calling 1-800-USA-MINT. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take orders. Customers may also order by mail by sending a check or money order to United States Mint, P.O. Box 382602, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-8602. Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 301-344-4144.

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