WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Three–Coin Set™ – Yellowstone beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on January 5, 2011.
The set, priced at $13.95, contains two uncirculated–quality Yellowstone 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 national park and the coin design, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity on the back.
Collectors may place their orders through the United States Mint’s Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may place their orders by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders.
The reverse of the Yellowstone National Park quarter was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Don Everhart. It features the Old Faithful geyser with a mature bull bison in the foreground. The coin’s obverse–common to all America the Beautiful Quarters® coins–features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of January 5, 2011, noon ET 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.