San Francisco Mint marks 50 years with special coin available July 23

San Francisco Mint marks 50 years with special coin available July 23

San Francisco Mint marks 50 years with special coin available July 23

The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2018 San Francisco Mint Silver Reverse Proof Set (product code 18XC) on July 23 at noon EDT. The Mint is issuing this set to mark the 50th anniversary of proof coin production at the San Francisco Mint.

This two-lens set contains 10 coins—all with a reverse proof finish—from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The set includes the following 2018-dated coins:

Produced and sold for collectors, silver coins produced by the U.S. Mint are beautiful pieces of art in fine silver. Coins are produced in proof and uncirculated finishes in a variety of options.

Produced and sold for collectors, silver coins produced by the U.S. Mint are beautiful pieces of art in fine silver. Coins are produced in proof and uncirculated finishes in a variety of options.

  • Five silver America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coinswith reverse proof finishes honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia), and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
  • One Native American $1 Coin with a reverse theme that commemorates the contributions of Jim Thorpe to American sports and culture. The design depicts Jim Thorpe, while the foreground highlights his achievements in football and as an Olympian. Inscriptions are “JIM THORPE,” “WA-THO-HUK,” (Thorpe’s native name), “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “$1.”
  • One silver Kennedy half dollar
  • One silver Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel
  • One Lincoln penny

The half dollar, quarters, and dime are minted in 90 percent silver. Each set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Mint priced the 2018 San Francisco Mint Silver Reverse Proof Set at $54.95. The bureau accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov/ and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html for information about shipping options.

Orders are limited to ten sets per household across all sales channels, including bulk purchases, for the first 24 hours of sales after which the Mint will remove the limit. The maximum mintage is 200,000 units.

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