While many of us have turkey on the brain, the U.S. Mint has been busy readying and taking orders for its 2020 holiday ornaments, both of which became available to collectors Nov. 20.
The 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament features Mighty Minters Alex, Sophie and Eli the fox, the Mint’s coin collecting ambassadors. This year’s ornament has a colorful winter wonderland theme with an uncirculated 2020 Jefferson nickel from the Philadelphia Mint on the front. The nickel is centered in a snowman created by the Mighty Minters, who have adorned him with a top hat, scarf, carrot nose and a coal smile. The words “2020” and “UNITED STATES MINT” are included. The back of the ornament displays a colorful United States Mint Seal with the words “Made in the U.S.A.” and “©2020 U.S. Mint.”
The Mighty Minters Ornament is made of solid brass and imitation rhodium, which casts a silver appearance. A silver-colored cord is attached. The festive cardboard packaging replicates artwork of the ornament design on the front, while information about the coin and the Mighty Minters who appear on the ornament is displayed on the back. This ornament is priced at $27.95.
The 2020 United States Mint Ornament features an intricate snowflake design in blue accent colors surrounding an uncirculated 2020 Jefferson nickel from the Philadelphia Mint. The reverse of the nickel appears on the front of the ornament, along with the words “2020” and “UNITED STATES MINT.” An engraved version of the United States Mint Seal is on the back, along with “MADE IN THE U.S.A.” and “©2020 U.S. Mint.” This ornament is housed in a blue box with blue platform. The United States Mint Seal and the words “2020 United States Mint Ornament” are hot -stamped in silver foil on the top of the lid. A separate Certificate of Authenticity is included with information about the coin and the ornament. This ornament is priced at $29.95.
The obverse side of the nickel is not visible on these ornaments.