US Mint 2018 Gift Sets for Newborns, Birthdays and Celebrations

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 11, 2018 · 3 comments

Three new products from United States Mint offer a gift of coins. Just released are the 2018 Birth Set, the 2018 Happy Birthday Coin Set and the 2018 Congratulations Set.

2018 Special Occasion Sets - Birth, Congratulations and Happy Birthday

2018 Special Occasion Sets – Birth, Congratulations and Happy Birthday Sets

Each special occasion set contains a selection of collector-grade proof coins attached to a themed presentation display folder. The five-coin Birth and Birthday Sets are priced at $19.95 each while the Congratulations Set is listed at $56.95.

Brief information on the three sets follows.

2018 Congratulations Set

Congratulations Sets were introduced in 2013 as an annual product suitable to be gifted for many different occasions. Minted to demand, this year’s release contains a traditional proof American Silver Eagle from the West Point Mint. This coin launched as an individual offering on Jan. 4 and posted first-day sales of 229,926.

Inside View of 2018 Congratulations Set

U.S. Mint image of the inside view of the 2018 Congratulations Set

These sets are not prone to sellouts, with the exception of last year’s edition. It included a poof American Silver Eagle from the San Francisco Mint and was limited to 75,000. Its appeal was broadened as a result and it quickly sold out.

The 2018 Congratulations Set finds the included 2018-W Proof American Silver Eagle encapsulated and attached inside a presentation folder that has room for a personalized message.

2018 Birth Set

The 2018 Birth Set is offered as an option for newborns of the year. Found inside are five proof-quality coins produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.

Inside View of 2018 Birth Set

U.S. Mint image of the inside view of the 2018 Birth Set

The coins include:

  • 2018-S Kennedy half dollar
  • 2018-S Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter — the first quarter of the year from the Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program
  • 2018-S Roosevelt dime
  • 2018-S Jefferson nickel
  • 2018-S Lincoln cent

They are attached to a presentation folder with room for the newborn’s statistics as well as a personalized message.

Once again, no limits apply to the release.

2018 Happy Birthday Set

Birthday celebrations can now include the U.S. Mint’s latest Happy Birthday Set. Inside are five San Francisco Mint proof quality coins.

Inside View of 2018 Happy Birthday Coin Set

U.S. Mint image of the inside view of the 2018 Happy Birthday Coin Set

They include:

  • 2018-S Kennedy half dollar
  • 2018-S Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter – the last of the year from the series of America the Beautiful Quarters
  • 2018-S Roosevelt dime
  • 2018-S Jefferson nickel
  • 2018-S Lincoln cent

The coins are attached to a festive display folder with space available for a personalized birthday greeting.

Like the other sets, no household, order or mintage limits apply.

Ordering

The Congratulations, Birth and Happy Birthday Sets are available from the U.S. Mint’s website via this link to its Gift Ideas section. Orders are also accepted by calling the U.S. Mint at 1-800-USA-MINT (1-800-872 6468).

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling January 12, 2018 at 3:54 am

I have always thought it is strange that the Mint calls the Congratulations Set a “set” since it has always only had one coin in it since it was first offered in 2013.

-NumisdudeTX

Mouse January 12, 2018 at 10:59 am

Good point Seth as it is far from being a set. If I would have payed better attention to last years coin and the fact that it was minted in San Francisco, I would have bought one. Its all good, many other coins to collect.

Mouse

jim January 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Mouse –
A lot of other people did notice so it sold out in minutes. If you were delayed for any reason you wouldn’t have been able to get the 2017 Congratulations “set” anyway.

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