WASHINGTON – The nation’s coin maker began accepting orders for the United States Mint Rocketship™ (product code 19XGC) on February 28 at noon EST. This is the first of three new products for kids the United States Mint (Mint) is releasing in 2019.

Priced at $9.95, the United States Mint Rocketship comes with one uncirculated 2019 Kennedy Half Dollar and one proof 2019 Native American $1 Coin whose reverse (tails) design honors American Indians in the space program. The coins are encapsulated and mounted on the Rocketship, which glows in the dark, and is held upright by two easels. A slot is available for the young collector to insert a favorite quarter.

The colorful packaging for the Rocketship features images of Mighty Minters™ Timothy and Lina, two of seven new coin-collecting ambassadors. The delightful characters—who also include Kendra, Sophie, Alex, Eli, and Layla—are designed to pique the interest of kids seven to 12 years of age.

The Mint accepts orders at www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Shipping options are available at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customerservice/shipping.html.

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