The United States Mint has announced that Mint Director Ventris Gibson has signed 250 Certificates of Authenticity (COA) for the Harriet Tubman Three-Coin Set. The Set, which will be released today, features a $5 Gold, $1 Silver, and Hafl Dollar Clad Proof coins. The hand-signed COA’s will be randomly inserted into unmarked sets and shipped as normal to customers who ordered the set.
The three-coin set is priced at $836.25.
Director Gibson signed the COAs on at the ceremonial first striking of the 2024 Harriet Tubman $5 Proof gold coins at the West Point Mint last November.
The Harriett Tubman Commemorative Coin Act was signed into law in July 2022 by President Biden and authorized the Mint to produce the commemoratives. Specifically, the law calls for the minting of 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 Half Dollar clad commemorative coins to be produced to honor the bicentennial of Tubman. The bill also calls for the coin’s design to “be emblematic of the legacy of Harriet Tubman as an abolitionist. At least one obverse design shall bear the image of Harriet Tubman”. The commemorative timing coincides with Tubman’s bicentennial birth in 2022. However, the legislation for the coin was not introduced until this year.
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.