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Give the Gift of History this Holiday Season Limited Edition U.S. Mint's Commemorative Coins Capture America's 400th Anniversary

Give the Gift of History this Holiday Season
Limited Edition U.S. Mint’s Commemorative Coins
Capture America’s 400th Anniversary 

 Historic Commemorative Coins Are Only Available from U.S. Mint Until December 31, 2007

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.— Get a jumpstart on your 2007 holiday shopping and give that hard-to-buy-for loved one a unique reminder of this landmark American year. The United States Mint’s Jamestown commemorative coins not only make the perfect stocking stuffer, they will serve as a lasting remembrance of America’s 400th Anniversary. These special commemorative coins are available from the U.S. Mint only until December 31, 2007 or until they sell out.

The Jamestown story has captured the world’s attention. The 400th anniversary of America’s first permanent English settlement has been highlighted during the past year by visits from Queen Elizabeth II and President George W. Bush as well as high-profile signature events showcasing Jamestown’s legacies of democracy, free enterprise and cultural diversity. The Jamestown gold and silver commemorative coins beautifully depict important aspects of the Jamestown story.

The Mint is offering two Jamestown 400th anniversary commemorative coins – a $5 gold coin and a silver dollar– available in both proof and uncirculated conditions.

The front of the $5 gold coin depicts Captain John Smith conversing with a Virginia Indian. The coin’s reverse pictures the Jamestown Memorial Church—the only structure remaining from the settlement’s early years. The uncirculated gold coin sells for $245.

The front of the silver dollar depicts “Three Faces of Diversity,” representing the Indian, European and African cultures that converged at Jamestown. The reverse depicts the three ships—Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery—that brought the first settlers to Jamestown. The uncirculated silver coin sells for $35.

Congress authorized the production of up to 100,000 $5 gold coins and up to 500,000 silver dollars honoring Jamestown and America’s 400th Anniversary.

Customers may order coins online at http://catalog.usmint.gov or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).