The US Mint has announced that it will begin shipping its 2009 Fall Gift Catalog on August 27th, 2009. Included in the catalog are some very collectible coins that have a deeply embedded US history.
"We are proud, as always, to offer the public a wide array of products that resonate with our Nation's rich history," states US Mint Director Ed Moy.
Take a few moments to browse the coins below which will be among those featured in the catalog.
|With a release date of January 22, 2009, the United States Mint proudly introduced the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin. In a process that spanned more than 100 years, the mint took the original designs of Augustus Saint-Gaudens from the early 1900's, and utilized modern technology to create the Ultra High Relief result he had originally desired. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)|
|The Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin in proof condition was released by the United States Mint on March 5, 2009. It is the 9th in a series (the first one for 2009) of gold coins meant as an tribute to the past first spouses of the United States. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)|
|The Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin in proof condition, available August 6, 2009 from the US Mint, is the 11th coin in the 24 carat gold First Spouse Coin Program. This series pays tribute to the first spouses of the United States and recognizes the contributions they made while their husbands served as President. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)|
|In celebration of the bicentennial of Louis Braille's birthday in 1809, the United States Mint has released for sale the Louis Braille Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof. These coins have the unique position of being the first minted by the United States to include readable Braille, a system used by the blind and visually impaired to read and write. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)|
|The 2009 Lincoln Cent Professional Life coin will be ceremoniously released by the United States Mint at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois on August 13, 2009. The cent is the third in the four coin series for the year designed to showcase the important aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life. This series was authorized as part of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145) as a way to celebrate the bicentennial of his birth in 1809. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)|
Produced by the US Mint since 2000, the 2009 Native American $1 Coin has received a bit of a facelift over its predecessors. The Native American $1 Coin Act dictates that the reverse of the coins should display images portraying the important contributions Native Americans have made to the history and development of the United States. (click on the image to the left for more information on this coin)
The 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof and Uncirculated Sets as well as some coin cover series and rolls will be highlighted in the catalog.
(For more information on the individual President's coins, click on their respective coin image to the left.)
The 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters will be available in both a proof and a silver proof set. Some first day coin covers and a coin map will also be seen.
(For more information on the individual coins, click on an image to the left.)
For reference, the entire US Mint press release for the new catalog appears below.
United States Mint 2009 Fall Gift Catalog to be Released on August 27
WASHINGTON - The United States Mint announced today that its 2009 Fall Gift Catalog will be mailed to customers beginning on August 27, 2009. This year's catalog offers an assortment of products, including the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, First Spouse Gold Coins, the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar and 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Two-Roll Set -- "Professional Life."
"We are proud, as always, to offer the public a wide array of products that resonate with our Nation's rich history," said United States Mint Director Ed Moy.
The United States Mint 2009 Fall Gift Catalog prominently features the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. A marvel of 21st century digital coin design, the .9999 fine 24-karat gold coin is accompanied by a companion book that chronicles its history and development and a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by Director Moy. The book is not sold separately.
First Spouse Gold Coins included in the United States Mint 2009 Fall Gift Catalog feature the portraits of Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler. The 24-karat gold coins, available in both proof and uncirculated conditions, are presented in a mahogany box and accompanied by a COA. Bronze medals bearing the same portraits featured on the gold coins are also available for $3.50 each.
Pricing for the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin and the First Spouse Gold Coins is based on the United States Mint's pricing structure for precious metals products. For the most current pricing information, visit http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=goldplat.
Coins marking the 200th anniversaries of the births of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system used by the blind to read and write, and President Abraham Lincoln are also included in the United States Mint 2009 Fall Gift Catalog. The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is available in proof and uncirculated versions. The uncirculated version is also available in an easy-open capsule for those who wish to experience the coin's tactile features, which include legible Braille.
A two-roll set containing the third coin released in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Program, representing Lincoln's professional life in Illinois, is also available. Each set includes one roll each of 50 coins from the United States Mints at Philadelphia and Denver. All four 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coins, in 95 percent copper versions, are also available in the annual proof and silver proof sets.
The products offered in the United States Mint 2009 Fall Gift Catalog include the following:
*2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin
*2009 First Spouse Gold Coins -- Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler
*2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar
*2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Two-Roll Set -- "Professional Life"
*2009 United States Mint Proof Set®
*2009 United States Mint Silver Proof SetTM
*United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Proof SetTM
*United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Silver Proof SetTM
*2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Official First Day Coin Cover -- District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam
*2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program Map
*2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof SetTM
*2009 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated SetTM (P & D)
*2009 United States Mint Official American Presidency $1 Coin Cover Series -- William Henry Harrison and John Tyler
*United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal SetTM -- John Tyler (Letitia Tyler), John Tyler (Julia Tyler)
*James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin Rolls
*Native American $1 Coin Rolls
*Kennedy Half-Dollar Bag and Two-Roll Set
*Collecting America's Coins: Beginner Basics
*United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Presentation Folder
*The Official United States Mint Coin Album -- Presidential $1 CoinsTM (Volumes 1 and 2)
*Collector's Box -- One-Lens
*Multi-Lens Collector's Box and Five-Pack Dividers
*Assorted Bronze Medals -- Letitia Tyler, Julia Tyler, Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Jackson's Liberty, Van Buren's Liberty, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Norman Borlaug, Byron Nelson and the Dalai Lama
The United States Mint guarantees delivery of any in-stock item anywhere in the United States by December 25, 2009, on orders received by December 7, 2009, for standard delivery, and by December 11, 2009, for expedited delivery.
Customers may order these genuine United States Mint products at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1-888-321-MINT (6468). To order by mail, complete the order form enclosed with the catalog and return it to United States Mint, P.O. Box 71199, Philadelphia, PA 19176-6199.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.