The United States Mint June 4 announced release dates for several
numismatic products, including some first-time issues.
Among the products to be offered for the first time are the 2018-S
San Francisco Mint Silver Reverse Proof set, which begins sales July
23, and the Proof 2018-W American Eagle 1-ounce palladium $25 coin
which is scheduled for sale beginning Sept. 6.
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The Silver Reverse Proof set, to be offered at $54.95, will contain
the same 10 denominations as the regular Silver Proof set, but the
finish will have mirrored devices shining from frosted fields, instead
of the standard frosted devices on mirrored fields. The set marks the
50th anniversary of Proof set output in San Francisco.
The Roosevelt dime, the five America the Beautiful quarter dollars
and Kennedy half dollar will be struck in .900 fine silver.
In the September offering, the Proof 2018-W American Eagle palladium
coin has the same designs as those on the 2017 bullion version. Both
palladium coins are products of the West Point Mint but only the Proof
version will bear the W Mint mark.
The palladium coins’ designs are by sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The
obverse replicates the obverse design of the Winged Liberty Head dime,
while the reverse features Weinman’s reverse executed for the American
Institute of Architects gold medal, first awarded in 1907.
Other products on the Mint’s announced schedule are:
➤ July 12, Uncirculated 2018-W American Eagle 1-ounce gold $50 coin.
➤ Aug. 14, Proof 2018-S American Eagle silver dollar. No details
were released about the issue’s mintage.
➤ Aug. 16, George Washington and John Adams Silver Presidential
medals. The Mint released no details on mintages, silver fineness, or finish.
➤ Aug. 27, Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter dollars in
rolls and bags.
Coins are circulation-quality strikes in separate roll and bag
options from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.
➤ Aug. 30, Uncirculated 2018-P Cumberland Island National Seashore
5-ounce silver quarter dollar.
➤ Sept. 13, Cumberland Island National Seashore 2018 Quarter
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