The Harriet Tubman commemorative coin series, launched by the U.S. Mint on January 4, has seen a robust start with 45,839 coins sold in its first month. The series includes a diverse range of options, with the silver dollar being the most popular among buyers. This collection also features a three-coin set that has sold 3,398 units, reflecting the public’s keen interest in honoring Tubman’s legacy.
The pricing of these commemorative pieces varies, with the three-coin set retailing for $836.25 and a cap of 5,000 sets available. The distinction between proof and uncirculated coins, where proofs are regarded as the highest quality, highlights the Mint’s effort to cater to collectors’ preferences. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Harriet Tubman Home and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, underlining the program’s dual purpose of commemoration and support.
This initiative follows Congress’s 2022 authorization of the Tubman coin program, marking a significant step in commemorating historical figures through currency. The success of the Tubman coins echoes the Mint’s tradition of producing commemorative pieces that not only celebrate American history but also contribute to related causes, continuing a legacy of impactful commemoration through numismatics.
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