The U.S. Mint’s first youth-focused coin and currency set becomes available for purchase at noon EST Oct. 31.
The 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set, comprised of five proof coins and a $2 Federal Reserve Note, is the third of three new youth-oriented products the Mint is offering in 2019 featuring the new Mighty Minters™ character: Timothy, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla. The Mint describes them as “fun, diverse and relatable ambassadors to children, parents, and gift-givers.”
The set is packaged in a tri-fold presentation folder with an outer sleeve. The coin folder contains five coins from the San Francisco Mint and a $2 Series 2009 note from one of the following Federal Reserve Banks: Cleveland, Atlanta or Chicago.
The design on the reverse of the $2 note depicts the “Signing of the Declaration of Independence,” based on John Trumbull’s painting. Aesthetic considerations required that six figures appearing on the extreme left and right borders of the original artwork be dropped for the rendition in the $2 note. The note featuring the Declaration of Independence was printed in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial of independence. This Series 2009 $2 note reflects the signatures of the former Secretary of the Treasury and the former Treasurer of the United States.
The proof coins consist of 2019 America the Beautiful quarters honoring Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands, War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
The set is priced at $29.95 with a one-per-household order limit. The product limit is capped at 25,000.
For more information or to order, visit catalog.usmint.gov or call (800) USA-MINT.