WASHINGTON — Mid–November will mark the debut of three new collectible sets containing quarter–dollar coins issued under the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The new sets will feature the first five coins in the program, honoring Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona), and Mount Hood National Forest (Oregon). Here’s what collectors can expect.
* 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set™ – Hot Springs. This set contains two uncirculated quality Hot Springs National Park quarters–one each from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver–and one proof quality coin from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The coins are mounted on a durable plastic card and include a brief description of the site and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back. The set is priced at $13.95 and will be available for purchase November 17. The remaining 2010 issues of the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Sets will be released in 2011.
* 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set™. This ten–coin set contains the first five America the Beautiful Quarters® coins in circulating quality–one of each quarter from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The packaging allows the coins to be easily removed and placed into albums or other numismatic accessories. The set is priced at $9.95 and will be available for purchase November 19.
* 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™. This ten–coin set contains the first five America the Beautiful Quarters® coins in uncirculated quality–one of each quarter from the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. Each set is priced at $21.95 and will be available for purchase November 23.
Collectors may begin ordering these products at noon Eastern Time (ET) on the dates specified via the United States Mint’s secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at the toll–free number, 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders. These products are also available by subscription, in which customers can sign up to receive each new set automatically as it is released. For additional information about this convenient ordering option or the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, visit /learn/coin-and-medal-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to noon ET on the official on–sale date shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.