United States Mint 2010 Uncirculated Coin Set
The United States Mint will begin sales of the 2010 Uncirculated Coin Set later this week on July 15, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET. This set represents one of the US Mint's core annual offerings.
Each set includes a total of 28 coins, struck at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints with a special satin finish. The following coins are included in each set:
2010 P&D Lincoln Cents - This is the first year of the new Union Shield reverse design, which is expected to remain in use for the foreseeable future.
2010 P&D Jefferson Nickels
2010 P&D Roosevelt Dimes
2010 P&D America the Beautiful Quarters - The first year of the new 12 year program. This year's coins feature Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Mount Hood National Forest.
2010 P&D Kennedy Half Dollars
2010 P&D Presidential Dollars - Presenting the 13th to 16th Presidents of the United States, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. These coins were previously released in the separate 2010 Presidential Dollar Uncirculated Coin Set.
2010 P&D Native American Dollars - This year's design presents the theme "Government - The Great Tree of Peace" with a depiction of the Hiawatha Belt.
Based on the images included on the US Mint's product page, the 2010 Mint Set will be packaged in folders bearing the same city skyline designs that have been used since 2008. From 1984 to 2007, uniquely designed envelopes or folders had been used for each year of issue.
The 2010 Mint Set is priced at $31.95, which represents an increase of $4 compared to the price of last year's set. This price increase comes despite a reduction in the number of coins included in the set. The 2009 Mint Set included a total of 36 different coins, with the size of the set expanded by the additional quarter design and four different 2009 Lincoln Cent designs. Additionally the cents were struck in a special composition of 95% copper.
The contents of this year's Mint Set are actually comparable to the 2008 Mint Set, which included 28 coins and was priced at $22.95.
On a positive note, the 2010 Mint Set comes several months earlier than last year's offering. Due to unique tarnish issues for the cents, the release of the 2009 Mint Set had been delayed until October 1, 2009.
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