Two new holiday gift-giving ideas make their way to United States Mint online store shelves today in the form of ornaments.
An uncirculated Jefferson nickel from the Philadelphia Mint is included in each ornament making them both unique and easily identifiable as coin-related.
The two products include the 2020 United States Mint Ornament, which perhaps lends itself more towards adult, and the 2020 Mighty Minters™ Ornament touted as an excellent stocking-stuffer for kids.
Last year’s ornaments held an uncirculated Kennedy half dollar, and reintroduced the holiday-themed series following a nearly two decade hiatus.
U.S. Mint 2020 Ornament
Designed and hand-crafted completely in the U.S.A., the Mint states, the ornament is presented in the shape of a snowflake with its blue accent colors and reflective properties. At the heart of the ornament we find the reverse (tails side) of a 2020-P Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel with "2020" above it and "UNITED STATES MINT" below it.
An engraved version of the official United States Mint Seal appears on the back of the ornament. The nickel’s obverse, therefore, is not visible.
A blue ribbon is attached to the top of the ornament for display.
Each ships in a blue presentation case and comes with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Mighty Minters 2020 Ornament
A festive scene appears on the 2020 Mighty Minters Ornament with Mighty Minters Alex, Sophie, and Eli making a snowman. At the base of the snowman is the reverse of a 2020-P Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel with "2020" and "UNITED STATES MINT" below it.
Once again, the nickel’s obverse is not visible. This time it is covered by a colorful United States Mint Seal.
Each ships with a decorative presentation box along with a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity.
Ordering and Prices
The holiday products are available today at noon ET from the U.S. Mint’s online catalog page dedicated to ornaments.
The standard ornament is $29.95 while the Mighty Minters version is $27.95. Orders will be shipped beginning on Nov. 23.
U.S. Mint customer service representatives at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) can assist with any questions but are unable to accept credit card information due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19.
can the coin be rotated in the ornament if someone wished to display the obverse side?
That doesn’t appear to be the case; it sure looks like it’s in there for good.