Joint U.S. Mint-BEP 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 31, 2019 · 6 comments

Appearing today as the third of three new products aimed toward younger generations is the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set. This latest collectible is a joint collaboration between the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set

U.S. Mint image of the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set

Found within the set are five proof quarter dollars and a $2 Federal Reserve Note. Described by the Mint as its first "kid-focused coin and currency set," the product has a mintage of 25,000 units and an initial household order limit of one.

It features a tri-fold presentation folder with an outer sleeve showcasing Mighty Minters™ characters — Timothy, Lina, Alex, Eli, and Layla. Inside are the following America the Beautiful quarter dollars:

  • 2019-S Lowell National Historical Park Quarter (Massachusetts)
  • 2019-S American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands)
  • 2019-S War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam)
  • 2019-S San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas)
  • 2019-S Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho)

All are from the San Francisco Mint and struck in a collector grade proof finish. Proof coins showcase sharp reliefs and mirror-like backgrounds with frosted foregrounds giving them a special cameo effect.

The included uncirculated $2 Series 2009 note is from Federal Reserve Banks in Cleveland, the Atlanta or Chicago. The reverse of the bill depicts a scaled-down likeness of the "Signing of the Declaration of Independence" painting by John Trumbull.

Ordering

Priced at $29.95, the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set is available from the U.S. Mint via its page of products for kids. You may also call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) to place an order by phone.

Previously products designed specifically for young children include the United States Mint Rocketship™ which debuted in February and the 2019 Explore and Discover Coin Set™ which followed in March.

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Does the Mint really think most kids have $29.95 plus $4.95 S&H (total cost $34.90) to buy 5 common coins & 1 common banknote??!! Sad!

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no, they think their parents or grandparents do, however…

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They can’t put their cells down that long????

Lee
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They must have a crap load of $2 bills at the BEP since this is a series 2009 note.

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I like this set and I don’t like it. When I look at overall cost, the 5 proof clad ATB quarters are 15.95 as its own product. A single two dollar bill, I priced from the series 2013 sheet of 8 available. That would break down to 4.50 a bill. I see an additional 9.50 markup for the third youth themed set. I try not to factor shipping because some people have free shipping now, but obviously paid 17.85 to achieve free shipping. The mint also offers a free shipping code for one time use only “EARLYGIFT2019” valid through this Monday. The Rocketship had a greater appeal to a broader range of customers in my opinion and was a third of the price, albeit with different currency. I don’t know if the explore and discover set will sell out unless its available for years similar to 2014. I do believe… Read more »

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These sets, even with very, very low sales, are on the “currently unavailable” status on the Mint’s website due to very bad quality control with many of the banknotes off center in the area where they belong & damaged by the adhesive that holds the folder together. Just like what happened on the 2019 Native American Coin & Currency set offered earlier this year!

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