Coins - 1999 Mint Set -
The 1999 mint set included two informational inserts and two cards describing the 50 state quarters program with
one of each for Denver and for Philadelphia.
The front of both inserts in the 1999 mint set shows a partial portrait of George Washington facing
right with the title "1999 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set" in front of a partial American flag.
The Denver insert is red-toned.
The blue-toned insert is for the Philadelphia minted coins.
Inside each insert, the US Mint discusses the 1999 mint set as the "last uncirculated set of this
century" and introduces the new five state quarters being minted in 1999.
The red text notes these are "Uncirculated Versions of All U.S. Legal Tender Coins from the Denver
The blue text is the same except the coins are "from the Philadelphia Mint."
The bottom section inside the insert identifies the specifications for the five new state quarters
including their designs, artists, metal composition, weight and size.
The red font describes the quarters from Denver.
The blue text is the same but for the Philadelphia uncirculated quarters.
The back of the folded insert shows the coin specifications for the cent, nickel, dime and half dollar.
The red font represents the Denver coins.
The Philadelphia uncirculated coins are described in blue text.
The 1999 mint set is the first year for the 50 state quarters. The US Mint included a separate card announcing
the program and providing the year when each state's quarter would be released.
The red card was included in the Denver envelope.
The blue card was in the Philadelphia envelope.
On the other side of the card, the US Mint provides information about the 50 state quarters program providing
each state its own commemorative quarter coin.
Red for the Denver uncirculated coins:
Blue for the Philadelphia uncirculated coins: