The United States Mint will charge $29.95 for its special set of 10 enhanced uncirculated coins. News of the price came Friday morning in the form of an updated product page. The set goes on sale Aug. 1 at noon ET.
Celebrating the Mint’s 225th anniversary, it contains the same base metal coins as those within the 2017 Proof Set. That set is $3 less at $26.95. It was released on March 29 and has sales of 312,796 through July 16.
Proof coins have frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds. The enhanced uncirculated coins of the anniversary set are distinctly different than proofs, the Mint describes, as they are created "using a combination of laser frosted areas and an unpolished field that accentuates design details." Each is made at the San Francisco and bears a ‘S’ mint mark.
The unique set will launch on the first of the month without household order limits. Its mintage is capped at 225,000, paying tribute of a sort to the Mint’s 225th anniversary.
For more information, visit the set’s product page.