Washington, DC - The United States Mint will kick off its 2016 product offerings with the release of the United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set and the Birth Set on Jan. 6 at noon Eastern Time (ET). Details about each set are below.

2016 Birth Set (product code 16RD)
A precious memento to mark a baby's arrival, this set contains the following 2016-dated proof quality coins:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • The first 2016 coin from the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Shawnee
    National Forest (Ill.)
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel
  • One Lincoln penny

All coins bear the "S" mint mark of the United States Mint at San Francisco and are mounted on an attractive folder. The frame holds a 3" x 5" photograph (not included). The set is priced at $19.95.

2016 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set (product code 16RE)
This set includes the following proof finish coins with the "S" mint mark:

  • One Kennedy half dollar
  • The last coin from the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Fort
    Moultrie (Fort Sumter National Monument) (SC)
  • One Roosevelt dime
  • One Jefferson nickel
  • One Lincoln penny

The coins are encapsulated in a festively decorated folder that allows the obverse (heads) and the reverse (tails) of each coin to be seen. The front of the outer sleeve and the front of the folder bear the United States Mint logo with the words "Happy Birthday!" and "2016 United States Mint Happy Birthday Coin Set." The packaging design includes images of gift boxes and balloons and space for a personalized message to the recipient. The set is priced at $19.95.

The Certificate of Authenticity for both sets is printed on the back of the folder, while coin specifications are printed on the back of each sleeve.

Orders are being accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information on shipping options is available at http://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The release date for the 2016 United States Mint Congratulations Set will be announced later in the year.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.