2010 Presidential Proof Set Feb 11
by U.S. Mint
States Mint announced today that it will begin
accepting orders for its 2010 Presidential $1
Coin Proof Set on February 11, 2010, at noon
Eastern Time. The set contains four proof
versions of the circulating Presidential $1
Coins scheduled to be released this year,
bearing the portraits of Millard Fillmore,
Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Abraham
Lincoln. Each coin has a common reverse design
featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of
The term "proof" refers to a manufacturing
process in which specially treated coin blanks
are struck multiple times with specially
polished dies to create a brilliant, sharp
relief and mirror-like background. A frosted,
sculpted foreground gives the proof coin a
special "cameo" effect. The "S" mint mark,
representing production at the United States
Mint at San Francisco, is inscribed on the edge
of each coin.
The 2010 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin
Proof Set is priced at $15.95 each. Customers
may place their orders at the United States
Mint's Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog,
or at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT
(872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired
customers with TTY equipment may order at
1-888-321-MINT (6468). A shipping and handling
charge of $4.95 per order will be added to all
domestic orders. There is no household order
limit for this product.
Customers may also enroll in the United States
Mint's Online Subscription Program to receive
automatic shipments of the 2011 United States
Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set and
subsequent sets as they are released each year.
To learn more about this convenient shopping
method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
Presidential $1 Coins produced for general
circulation will be released throughout 2010.
The first coin, honoring Millard Fillmore, will
be released February 18.
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.