This article was originally printed in the latest issue of Numismatic News.
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Traditionalist collectors shouldn’t go on summer vacation in July as the U.S. Mint will put the annual mint set on sale July 15 followed a week later on July 22 with the clad proof set.
Prices have not yet been released, but the 2009 proof set was $29.95. The 2010 set will contain three fewer cents and one less quarter than the 2009 set, which included four cents to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
There will be five quarters honoring National Parks and other sites this year as compared to six quarters issued in 2009 for the District of Columbia and five other U.S. territories.
The 2009 uncirculated coin set was priced at $27.95 – not much difference than the proof price, but face value of the 2009 mint set alone was $17.38.
For more information, visit the Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov.