by DARRIN LEE UNSER on JANUARY 3, 2020
New year, new decade and now new celebration sets are available from the United States Mint. The Mint’s 2020 Birth Set and 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set went on sale today at noon ET for $23 apiece.
U.S. Mint images of the 2020 Birth Set and the 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set
These products continue the U.S. Mint’s tradition of offering sets aimed at marking special occasions. Both contain five proof coins that bear an ‘S’ mint mark which designates their production at the San Francisco Mint. Proof coins have frosted foregrounds that attractively contract mirror-like backgrounds. The finish is top-tier in collector coins.
The sets offer unique presentation folders that are illustrated to celebrate newborns or birthdays. The pair share these same four coins:
- 2020-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 2020-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 2020-S Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 2020-S Proof Kennedy Half-Dollar
In addition, both sets have one 2020-S Proof America the Beautiful quarter dollar. There are five unique quarter designs for this year. The Birth Set includes a quarter celebrating the National Park of American Samoa while the Birthday Set holds a quarter commemorating Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
U.S. Mint image of an opened 2020 Birth Set
The presentation folder for the new Birth Set has room for a personalized message, a framed area suitable for a 3″x5″ photo, and a place for the baby’s vital statistics including the date and time of birth, length, and weight. The Birthday Set offers a space for a personalized message.
U.S. Mint image of an opened 2020 Happy Birthday Coin Set
Both folders include a Certificate of Authenticity on the back. Coin specifications are printed on the included sleeves.
Those specifications, as provided by the U.S. Mint, are shown below:
|Weight:||2.500 grams||5.000 grams||2.268 grams||5.670 grams||11.340 grams|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S||San Francisco – S|
The sets are available from the U.S. Mint’s Gift Ideas section, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.
No mintage, household or order limits apply for either release.